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Episode-1875- Dealing with Rodent the Natural Way – With Dogs

jreedlogoToday we are joined by Jordan Reed to discuss using dogs to control rodents.  Jordan hopes to educate and support organic and small scale farmers. His message is that a certified organic farm cannot use poisons in a food production area; A chicken coop is an egg or food production area.

The most commonly used poisons are anti-coagulants, which causes the rodents’ blood to thin, resulting in bleeding from the eyes and internal organs. As no immediate effect is felt, a rodent may consume many times the mortal dose. A dosed rodent often suffers extreme thirst, and can be found wandering aimlessly from day 3-5, which is usually how long it takes for the animal to die.

These poisons are considered one bite, one kill. As a dosed rodent wanders the landscape bleeding, what might happen? For a start, all predators prey on the sick and wounded, including owls and raptors, other land mammals follow. Bobcats are the only animal to exhibit any natural resistance to these types of poisons, and that is resistance not immunity. In short, to poison rats, you also inadvertently poison all natural and native predators along with your pets as well.

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Episode-943- Tim Ammons of Oleo Acres Farm

Curing Meat the Old Fashioned Way at Oleo Acres Farm

Curing Meat the Old Fashioned Way at Oleo Acres Farm

Tim Ammons runs Oleo Acres farm a self sustaining farm that teaches individuals the old fashioned way of being “Green”.  He joins us today to discuss self sustainable living and farming as a way to support family and community.

On his 20 acre farm in Tennessee Tim still practices many techniques and skills that have largely been lost.  Such as the growing of 7 very old heirloom varieties of sorghum which are then converted into sorghum syrup using old methods.  At one time sorghum syrup was the most common sweetener in the US, Tim is still growing it and making it the old fashioned way.

He is also a big time gardener with may tips and tricks developed over almost 40 years of gardening and farming.  He will teach us today about timing your plantings, companion and succession planting and even a great, simple and completely organic way to combat the dreaded squash bug, which is public garden enemy number one for much of the TSP audience.

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Sources for Several Varieties of Sorghum We Discussed Today and Some of My Other Favorites

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Episode-192- Pest Control for a Sustainable Survival Garden

Today’s show is about methods of organic pest control in your garden.  I am big on organic gardening and organic methods, not because I want to save the polar bears but simply because they work better and are more efficient and sustainable long term.  Sustainability is the key to long term survival.

I also have another brief swine flu update and big news, TSP has been featured by Lew Rockwell.com

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • What we can learn about organic vs. chemical from the medical world
  • Why if you don’t have healthy soil you don’t have anything long term
  • Using diatomaceous earth to kill pests with out any toxins
  • Garlic based repellent repel more then just insects
  • Neem a natural wonder are insect control but let’s not over use it
  • Soap based insecticides and combining them with other ingredients including neem
  • Orange based products handle garden pests and even fire ants
  • Nasturtiums an editable flower that does a great deal to protect your garden
  • Mint, use with caution because it is invasive but it is very effective in companion planting
  • Onions and Garlic great allies in repelling insect pests
  • French Marigolds a death sentence for bad nematodes
  • 4’Oclocks the last mean for the Japanese beetle
  • Chrysanthemums hard to spell, easy to plant great for your garden
  • The four horsemen of herbs; parsley, basil, oregano and rosemary

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