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Re: {Disarmed} Our Home-Grown Melamine Problem


Now that's funny! I can see it--that's just how they act. And they're such busy bodies while they're doing it, fussing and clucking like it's a church social.

On Nov 17, 2008, at 3:05 PM, Jesse Bell wrote:

My chickens get scratch and some cracked corn and seeds, and they free
range. They have the BEST eggs...and I have no compost pile anymore because they FOUND it and have scratched it all out looking for bugs. I rake it back up, they scratch it back out. It's a game we have going on. It's really funny to watch them. I raked up a bunch of fall leaves...they ran
over there making all kinds of noise and scratching them out in a big
pile...then, they turn around and go "HEY...LEAVES! and scratch them right back where I had them, then turn around and go "HEY...LEAVES!!" It's the
funniest thing I've ever seen.



On 11/17/08, james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net> wrote:

Last time I had chickens I fed them nothing but scratch and oyster
shell--and I let them out every now and then to eat grass, bugs, and
anything else that struck their fancy. They produced great eggs. We always fed turkeys that same diet, and they [Beltsville whites] developed just as
fast and finished just as well as the ones fed all that mysterious
high-priced stuff.

On Nov 17, 2008, at 2:33 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/ SCOSI
wrote:

You can't eat anything anymore without worrying about it I guess. We eat
lots of our own home-grown lamb. And you think, well that ought to be okay, we know what they eat - straight alfalfa grown locally - so (aside
from the whole red meat thing) it's healthy. But wait! What's in the
water they use for the alfalfa farms? Some of them are using biosolids from the sewage plants for fertilizer, and partially treated water ditto to water it...so now we have to find out where the hay comes from. Our chickens eat basically "chicken chow" and what's in that, no one knows,
now we should figure out new food sources for them too? I grow my
vegetables in soil enriched with large quantities of manure from both
those sheep and the chickens. Makes my head hurt.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 1:05 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] {Disarmed} Our Home-Grown Melamine Problem

Ooops! Sorry... try this

http://tinyurl.com/6xvhba



On Nov 17, 2008, at 12:55 PM, james singer wrote:

And you thought all you had to worry about was pet food and take-out
egg foo yung.


Begin forwarded message:

Our Home-Grown Melamine Problem
By JAMES E. McWILLIAMS
For all the outrage about Chinese melamine, what the United States
has failed to scrutinize is how much of the chemical has pervaded
our own food system.


Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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