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Episode-1087- Taking “Mob Grazing” to the Small Piece of Land

The Toulouse Goose, a Great Homestead Grazing Animal.

The Toulouse Goose, a Great Homestead Grazing Animal.

We have discussed at brief quite a bit on “mob grazing” lately, specificlly the work of people like Alan Savory and Greg Judy and the amazing results they have had.

This has resulted in a large number of questions to me about  how we can replicate this in smaller permaculture systems.

The reality is it isn’t that difficult and simply by using smaller animals and understanding their behaviors we can gain similar results anywhere from a suburban yard to a small holding of a few acres.

My hope today is that the entire concept of mob grazing is understood for what it actually is.  Simply animals moving through a system they way they naturally would in nature.  Along with why our current livestock need management to behave “naturally”.  This is based both on land size limitations and the loss of the animals normal instincts due to centuries of domestication.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • What is “mob grazing”
  • Why is mob grazing natural
  • Why does mob grazing work
  • Paddock shift and tractoring (advantages and disadvantages of each)
  • Thoughts on different animals and their roles in paddock shift/tractoring
    • Chickens
    • Rabbits
    • Quail
    • Ducks
    • Guineas
    • Goats and Sheep
    • Pigs
    • Geese
  • Understanding animal needs and making husbandry easy
  • Developing systems that others can run for you (when traveling)
  • Thinking differently about your land, it is all a garden

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-1066- Paul Wheaton on Paddock Shift Chicken Management

Paul Wheaton of RichSoil.com

Strap yourself in today folks for a great episode of TSP. Paul Wheaton is such an awesome source of knowledge on so many great topics.

Today we discuss raising chickens in a paddock shift system and why Paul considers it to be the ultimate method for raising chickens.

Make sure to check out Paul’s two awesome websites Permies.com and Richsoil.com. You can also connect with Paul on Facebook.

Today we also discuss ducks vs. chicken.  Our differing views on irrigation and using tanks in a permaculute system.

We also provide an update on the Holzer designed permaculture system in Montana and discuss why some big names in permaculture seem to turn into jerks.

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.