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Scott Berndt
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Hitchhiking Bird!
I ordered some day old ducks and geese and when I received the box and removed them, there was a little bird in the bottom of the box.    I wasn't sure what it was.   Looked like a pheasant, but was too small for a pheasant.   I called the hatchery which sh...
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Pilgrim Geese - New Addition to the farm!
I purchased some pilgrim goslings from Metzer's hatchery in Northern California.   I also purchased some ducklings and they all arrived in the same box. Pilgrim geese are an old breed that is listed as threatened by the Livestock Conservancy.    They are a ...
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Pest Control on the farm - Preying Mantis Egg Case
I was walking through the orchard the other day and noticed something on the branches of a young apricot tree.   I stopped to take a closer look and also take some pictures of it.   I then searched under insect egg cases and realized its a preying mantis eg...
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Planting Update - Carioca Lettuce
I have started planting all the seedlings that I have started.    Today I planted a 50 foot row of carioca lettuce.   This variety is a red lettuce that forms loose heads.     I plant 3 rows within each row that is about 3.5 feet wide.   The seedlings were ...
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The Battle of the Rabbits
I have been having an awful problem with rabbits.    As anyone who grows vegetables will tell you, rabbits love to eat and will eat everything if not kept in check.   I plants 1000 lettuce plants and they ate them all over a week.   They also ate 200 feets ...
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Rain and Drought Update - More Rain is helping!
We had a series of 3 rainstorms over the last 5 days.   The last one was the strongest which left 2-4 inches of rain in Southern California.   2-4 inches of rain is what some cities receive in a month during the rainy season.      I haven't had to water on ...
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