Practical ecology

My personal contribution to animal welfare, is breeding my own meat in form of chickens and rabbits. The added bonus is that I get a vastly superior quality of ecological meat at a much better price than the sorry, high-priced corpses I can get at the supermarket. No more medicine traces, growth hormones or genetically modified feed for me. I also keep honey bees. Fascinating creatures !

I plan on building a small worm farm. By vermicomposting (composting with worms), I will not only be able to vastly improve the composting of waste from kitchen, animals and, garden, but also to supplement the chickens need for animal protein with surplus worms.

I am also considering starting experimenting with hydroponics and aeroponics for vegetables - I know that quantities are good, but the issues I want to determine, are taste, texture and, quality. I somehow doubt the taste will be as good as vegetables grown in soil. Time will show - that is, when I get the space.

I hope, with time, to be able to purchase a small farm and expand the production with some cattle (preferably Highland) and goats. I will also be able to grow selected crops and vegetables and to have a fruit garden - but that's another story.

Good meat, beautiful warm fur, garden waste disposal, fertilizer

My rabbits

Rabbit health (work in progress)

Grass hutches for rabbits

Professional rabbit housing (work in progress)

Large scale rabbitry (work in progress)

Eggs, good meat, kitchen waste disposal, fertilizer and pest control

My chickens

Small chicken house

Worms (vermicomposting)

Chicken feed, organic waste disposal, compost

Small scale worm farm - for anglers and for wintering the worms in cold climates

Medium scale worm farm - sized for a normal garden

Larger scale worm farm - you have a LOT of waste

Other subjects

Bees - honey, improving pollination

Goats - milk, meat, clearing weeds

Barrel-potatoes - growing a lot of potatoes in a very small area


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Updated 01-10-24 at 13:27