Recent content by Margarita Castaneda

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    cold resistance Avocado Trees

    In Northern California a little off the bitten highway lies a town called Gerber and the only nursery for 40 miles. Gerber, has Avocado trees that handle the very cold climate. Northern California gets real cold in January, February and even up to March. These Avocado trees are specifically...
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    Introducing Myself

    Composting with Egg corn Hulls it's simple however; degradation takes longer. The benefits are wonderful. In my area on Northern California there are several species of the valley Oak trees. Some are less toxic with Turpentine Sap. The White Oak have a larger husk (shell) that when soaked for...
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    Introduce myself

    Letsgo: Hello and welcome. "Oh", Boy I can just imagine the beautiful sunsets there in Australia. My Greatgrandfather came from Australia I have just enough Native American blood to give me a toasted color. What native plant would you think is most used as a medicinal herb in your area? Here in...
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    Anyone making their own vinegar?

    Michelle: Hello, yes I got this from Heidi from Rain Country. Heidi and Pat her husband are so great...good instructors within their own rights. Look her up on you tube however; I started Pineapple vinegar. It turn out really good for the first time. Save the Pineapple when you cut it, place in...
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    Introduce myself

    Hello Stevo: Where is it that you live? You stated, sub tropical. Is it humid there and if so how are your outside plants managing. What about the bees: Is there enough nectar for them. Do you ship honey to different states, and is it OK to sell. "Yah", so many questions sorry! A bit curious, I...
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    Introduce myself

    Welcome Glenda: You sound as though you are a very busy lady. It is desert where you live? Like Kingman Arizona? My mother used clay red pots and turned them on their side then filled them with water and slowly the water would be absorbed through the clay pot, into the plants. We lived lived...
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    Introducing Myself

    Ash: Thanks, it's great to venture out of one's comfort zone. I'm not your norm California girl, mind you! I was born in Texas, and that should explain the reason! I believe in simplicity, truth, and what is right. Like most of us Americans. I'm really interested in living within my means and...
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    Introducing Myself

    Hello ClassAT: Not sure what was meant by Avatar? These are really my Bison? Anyhow, really appreciate your interest in Native American Dishes' we have several really main dishes. My favorite is Nopla's it is fine tender cactus leaves cooked with paparika and eggs filled in a hand patted rough...
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    Introducing Myself

    Darren I'm new to all this technology, computer language stuff. I tried to log in a few days ago and had problems. Anyhow, I thank you for welcoming me to the forum. Thanks. You stated, you would like to know more about the herb culture? Anything in particular? I'm not only very much into...
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    Introducing Myself

    Thank you Mark and all staff at SSC. I'm looking so forward to being a part of a Self Sufficient Culture: Rich in defercity and wisdom but most of all PASSION in what we love best. Again, thank you for welcoming me in. I have some things that I would love to share with the rest of the family. I...
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    chicken with lame leg

    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I forgot the name of the virus from these earth worms. But, it's fatal death for sure. Ask the forum or a...
  12. Margarita Castaneda

    Introducing Myself

    I'm new to this Forum, I'm Margarita and live in Cottonwood Ca. located in Northern Ca. I enjoy learning from those who have gleamed from learned experience. I have a hobby of studying the dynamics of a Herbalist living. I welcome feedback from all.