Eight Acres - the blog — minerals

Biological farming - mineral management

Aug 27 2012 0 Comments Tags: biological farming, minerals

As I said last week, I recently spent a week studying biological agriculture.  On the first day we learnt about mineral management.  I have prepared a table with a summary of the signs of mineral deficiencies, which you can download here, as it doesn't fit on a blog page!

First a paradigm shift….
For decades NPK (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) have been regarded as the essential ingredients...

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Healthy, chemical-free dogs

Dec 14 2011 0 Comments Tags: chemicals, dog, dogs, minerals, natural cattle care

We stopped using chemicals with the cattle, but we were still giving the dogs flea and worm treatments!  Here is what we changed after reading a book by Vet Pat Coleby.

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How to stop hens from eating eggs

Dec 09 2011 0 Comments Tags: chickens, eggs, minerals

Recently we had a serious case of egg eating with all our hens.  We caught them in the act a few times, and they also left tell-tale signs of egg yolk around the nesting box.  For a few days we had no eggs from nine hens in two separate cages, so it was time to sort it out.

eight acres: how to stop hens from eating their eggs

Considering how long humans have been keeping chickens, the collective knowledge about egg eating is surprisingly...

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