|Giant Homer Pigeons|
Good thing pigeons eat so little... I have 23 total now... I know this sounds weird but I am so excited to clean out their pens and get their poop in my compost ..heres a little on why: http://www.farmersweekly.co.za/article.aspx?id=29174&h=Go-green!
Seems pigeon poop is equal to the most prized fertilizer of all, Bat guano ...without the health risk and creepiness of having to go in a bat cave to gather it!
Look up the nutrients in this stuff... its garden gold!!!!! Even if their meat wasn't so amazingly tasty and nutrient dense, I would want pigeons just for that alone.. good fertilizer is a high priority here! Not to mention they are super low input livestock and just so pleasant to be around.
|Pilgrim Geese chopping on some greens from the winter/fall garden|
Since I am no longer going to raise fiber animals, I will be buying all the fiber for my handspun yarns and crochet fashions from fiber farms in the USA.
In order to keep up with our subsistence farm goals our livestock had to change to low input animals, that left out fiber animals... fiber animals take extra time and care... I'm happy to support others who want to focus on growing excellent fibers!Lots of work goes into making beautiful locks like these! I can't wait to spin them!