Elizabeth James
  • 49, Female
  • Foxton
  • New Zealand
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Suburb
Foxton
Post / Zip Code
4891
I am a...
Farmer
I can offer
Poultry sitting, Food from my garden
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Learning, Gardening on others Land
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
Eggs - free range, organic
Fertile hatching eggs - purebred Orpingtons, Blue leghorns, Corronations Sussex, Wyandotts, Barnvelders, and Dorkings
Day old chicks
Pullets
chicken and duck meat

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Buidling soil and increasing fertility with chickens

When we first moved onto our little plot of land, we thought we were going to raise specialty vegetable and healing herbs for the local whole foods community. I was excited about gardening on a large scale. It didn't take me long to figure out that our little plot of land was completely infertile. I knew we were somewhat coastal but I never imagined how bad it could be.

We moved in just before summer. The first thing that we realized was that our rain water catchment was not…

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Posted on August 7, 2016 at 7:30am

Raising chickens for eggs and meat

There are environmental and animal rights groups constantly talking about the horrors of conventionally farmed chicken. After years of being a blind consumer, I opened my eyes and realized that there was a problem. I have approached the problem in a way that is pretty unique among my peers.

The vegans want me to give up meat. Unfortunately, I would starve. I am allergic to just about every plant based protein you can name. I also become violently ill when I eat seafood and…

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Posted on July 31, 2016 at 9:35am

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At 2:13pm on September 19, 2015, Julie Smith said…

Hi Elizabeth :)

I'm new to Ooooby. Also in Foxton. Keen to be a gardening buddy. From a similar background to you, except haven't added chickens to our menagerie... YET, lol. If you need/want some horse manure though... I have two four-footed equines who can oblige on request...

 
 
 

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