Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Food Forest Gardening And Chickens

I'm unpacking Christmas decorations today and finding out that some of them are missing. So, instead of posting photos of my finished Christmas decor, I'm going to share and put up some YouTube videos about Food Forest Gardening and chickens.

I found the first video by accident when I was looking for more videos like Victorian Farm. I'm going to watch these videos again just because I enjoy seeing the beautiful farm land and animals, but they also have good ideas for the future.

There are 5 parts to this video. I just watched them all again and was impressed once more by the lovely British country side.

Chickens and gardening seem to belong together... at least some of the time. This last short video shows chickens doing exactly what our chickens do in the forest and in their pen. I wish we had a food forest. Well, we kind of do... acorns! I should learn how and when to collect them, wash the tannin out, store, grind and cook them and take advantage of all the oak trees around here. 

I searched around a bit looking for mature Food Forests and found a few commercial sites. I think the term permaculture is used here more than food forest. It will be interesting to see how things develop. I really need to get back to working on my garden.


DevonMaid said...

I remember watching the programme - it's filmed not too far from where I live - very special. I'm so glad you found it.

LindaG said...

Have a great day!

Michaele said...

This is really interesting and well made.