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Laura Weldon
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Started this conversation. Last reply by Laura Weldon Oct 7, 2009.

 

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Save Ron's Farm: Please share!

I'm trying to save my neighbor's farm using crowdfunding. Every day as I walk my dogs, I pass Ron’s farm, down the street from us in Litchfield (about 45 minutes from…See More
Mar 25, 2013
Laura Weldon commented on Jocelyn Kirkwood's group Chicken keepers
"In reponse to Mellisa Bencivengo and feed. No matter how much your chickens free range, you'll need to supply them with food as well. Our 55 chickens range over many acres and get regular treats of food scraps including whey from…"
Feb 9, 2012
Laura Weldon replied to Toni Rozsahegyi's discussion I have a PROBLEM - What should I do? in the group Chicken keepers
"I'm SO sorry Toni! We once had a neighbor's dog kill 14 of our free ranging chickens in one afternoon.   Around here, it's possible to buy year old hens from the Amish and other farm folks who tend to keep them for a year, then…"
Oct 14, 2011
Laura Weldon commented on Jocelyn Kirkwood's group Chicken keepers
"Responding to the message from Lorrie Rice: "Does anyone know of a local farm supply store where I can get coop supplies? I neeed a feeder, waterer, pine shavings and straw. I planned on going to Meyer Hatchery, but am not going to be able…"
May 1, 2011
Laura Weldon replied to Alex Oster's discussion Searching for Ameraucana's in the group Chicken keepers
"Hi Alex, We've raised Ameraucanas as well as Araucanas for years in our flock of 60-80 chickens. Just a head's up. These breeds seem less winter hardy. Even young hens lay very little during the colder and darker months. Colorful eggs are…"
Mar 13, 2011
Laura Weldon replied to Toni Rozsahegyi's discussion Local Feed Supplier in the group Chicken keepers
"Update on Spencer Feed. They're interested in working with folks who set up co-ops. They sell anything an urban farmer might want including straw, building supplies, pullets, as well as local grain custom ground into livestock feed.…"
Jan 20, 2011
Laura Weldon replied to Kathryn Harlow's discussion Source for Straw in the group Chicken keepers
"Spencer Feed, in Spencer OH sells straw, building supplies, pullets, as well as local grain custom ground into livestock feed. They're eager to work with people who set up ordering co-ops (will offer discounts for large orders) and will…"
Jan 20, 2011
Laura Weldon replied to Toni Rozsahegyi's discussion Local Feed Supplier in the group Chicken keepers
"We get our feed, locally grown and locally ground, in one of the last remaining grain mills in NE Ohio. It's Spencer Feed & Supply in Spencer OH. http://www.spencerfeed.com/ It's due south of Wellington. I tried to set up a cooperative…"
Nov 2, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"Tracey, Plum Creek Farm did the butchering and processing of our turkeys last year. Nice people. Here's contact info http://www.sustainlane.com/reviews/plum-creek-poultry/4YZIVYQULUPB3NZT7ODOOXDW4VYD and here's their Local Food Clev page…"
Aug 10, 2010
Laura Weldon replied to Matt Wilson's discussion Processing meat birds in the group Chicken keepers
"We raised turkeys last year and had them processed by Amy and Don at Plum Creek Farm in Valley City. We won't be doing turkeys again (and have a custom moveable coop for sale!) but I can highly recommend Plum Creek…"
Apr 18, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"I'd love to take you up on that Richard, but would have to barter rather than pay. How about emailing me at laura.euphoria@gmail.com?"
Apr 17, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"Hi Jocelyn, Our farm is willing to be the connector from rural providers to urban agriculture. We have gathered prices from local Amish farmers who raise chicks (turkey and chickens) and rabbits. We have designs and prices for coops, rabbit…"
Apr 16, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Jocelyn Kirkwood's group Chicken keepers
"For Sale. Huge 10' x 10' x 4' tall chicken or turkey tractor. Custom made from galvanized tubing welded into panels and covered with galvanized fencing. This unit is designed to break down into individual panels for easier storage.…"
Mar 22, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"Perhaps open this up to the larger group or, if interest is waning, make it part of the Clev Farmers Buying Club. After all, out here we're hoping to connect you with farmers who grow feed for animals, make coops and top bar hives, spin out…"
Mar 4, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"Concerned that we haven't locked this in yet. Would it be better to pick a convenient date from the doodle calendar next week, pick a location and time, then announce it to the whole group?"
Mar 3, 2010
Laura Weldon commented on Richard Schulte's group Cleveland/Akron Small Farm Animal Keeper's Cooperative
"If Strongsville is hard for folks to get to, would North Olmsted or Fairview be better? I'm pretty sure mass transit is easier to get. Tried googling independant places in that area. Independent coffee shops like Russo Espresso close early (by…"
Mar 1, 2010

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Your business, organization or project:
farmer, writer, freelance educator
Your website:
http://www.bitofearthfarm.com/
Tell us about yourself:
I live with my family on a small farm where we raise animals, veggies and the occasional ruckus. My book Free Range Learning will be published by Hohm Press in spring 2010. I teach classes in such things as conflict resolution and spiritual artmaking. I'm endlessly optimistic.
What gifts can you give to Cleveland's local food community?
organic beekeeping hints, chicken wrangling ideas, a love of cows,
What knowledge and practices do you want to learn?
ways to link up with others, fostering exchange of ideas
What about local food makes you most excited?
reclaiming the connection between earth and humanity

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Save Ron's Farm: Please share!

I'm trying to save my neighbor's farm using crowdfunding

Every day as I walk my dogs, I pass Ron’s farm, down the street…

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Posted on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm

How to Celebrate a Cow's Birthday

Isabelle shows gratitude with copious drool. It’s her birthday today. She takes pieces of carrot, apple, broccoli and rutabaga from my fingers gently, her large lips careful and delicate against my skin. She gives each mouthful a few bites before eagerly selecting another morsel. She and I have our own hand-feeding ritual. When she sees me come up the path she waits patiently while I spend time with the chickens and pet the cats. She knows her turn is… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

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At 2:54pm on May 14, 2009, Persa said…
I also got around to checking out your farm's site and read the articles on bees and their disappearance and the benefits of honey -- and boy did I learn a lot! Thanks for such great resources! So many more reasons to support local beekeepers than just buying local food. :)
 
 
 

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