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Ben Boynton and Rachel Firak are now friends
Oct 7, 2011
Ben Boynton joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Fruits n' Nuts

Orchardists and nut growers gather here.
Oct 2, 2011
Ben Boynton replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"Here is a report on the predation issue that was a concern of many of you. I worked on with people in the Danby Land Bank building two of these chicken tractors. We raised about forty Rock Cornish Cross chickens. We lost no birds to predators. From…"
Oct 2, 2011
Krys Cail replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"Oh, guess I just can't see the chicken wire in the photo. Yeah, we have had both the experience of the racoons tearing through the chicken wire (the woven wire, too, is a good plan to prevent that), and also, I swear, they work in teams. …"
May 9, 2011
Elizabeth Delaney replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"We've had coons, mink, possums, hawks and owls (that we know of!) get our chickens.  Haven't lost any in the tractor though!  The rest of ours free-range - bantams and smaller chickens have been most susceptible to predators here."
May 6, 2011
Ben Boynton replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"There is chicken wire around the whole thing. What is your experience? Do chickens not sense a raccoon and move out of reach? Predators are a big concern I'm hearing about and am finding out about both by listening and hanging around people…"
May 6, 2011
Krys Cail replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"Hi, Ben.   How do you keep the racoons from reaching in and tearing the birds apart with this design?  Are you planning to bring them into a barn at night?"
May 6, 2011
Ben Boynton joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Canning

Canning topics: water bath, pressure canning, supplies, etc.
May 6, 2011
Elizabeth Delaney replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"HI Nancy... How many are you raising?  We keep about 25 in ours, and move it daily to fresh grass, it's about 8 feet long, with cover at one end.  Works great!  I made it out of scrap lumber and chicken wire.  Old mower…"
May 5, 2011
IthacaNancy replied to Ben Boynton's discussion Chicken tractor in the group Livestock
"Hi Ben,   This looks great.  I hope you'll be able to make the plans and photos available.    We don't have much level land at our house, so rather than build a chicken tractor, Buzz is planning on enclosing an area for…"
May 4, 2011
Ben Boynton added a discussion to the group Livestock
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Chicken tractor

I had the pleasure of facilitating a community chicken tractor build day last Saturday. It was sponsored by Danby Land Bank. And you can see information with a few photos at danbylandbank.comPart of what we were out to accomplish was to have our experience contribute to others interested in this way of raising chickens.There are photos, drawings, anecdotes, material and tool lists being compiled.I invite anyone interested in this to contact me. I plan to have the first set of drawing/plans and…See More
May 3, 2011
Ben Boynton joined Katie Quinn-Jacobs's group
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Livestock

Whether we're in it for the meat, milk, eggs or manure, livestock (as the word itself suggests) is a way not only to produce food, but also preserve it.
May 3, 2011
persephone doliner left a comment for Ben Boynton
"Yes, people would like this. Ben, you can initiate the event; click on "Events" to see how."
Feb 23, 2011
Annemarie Zwack left a comment for Ben Boynton
"Sounds good to me! : )"
Jul 9, 2010
Ben Boynton left a comment for Annemarie Zwack
"Hi Annmarie, It's so great to have you pop up in my life again! How about we talk sauerkraut and yogurt someday soon. Maybe pickles."
Jul 8, 2010
Ben Boynton and Annemarie Zwack are now friends
Jul 8, 2010

Profile Information

Township
Caroline
Telephone
607 539 7675
What type of food preserving do you want to do with others?
Cellaring, Lacto-Fermentation, Pickling, Smoking
What do you hope to achieve by joining IthaCan?
Lots of delicious food available to lots of hungry people.
Contribute and be contributed to in the area of causing health, vitality and connectedness.
Do you have any expertise or resources that you can offer to the IthaCan community?
I'm getting pretty good at lacto-fermenting-sauerkraut and pickles. I make yoghurt and whey from local raw milk. I'm the beloved boss of the gardens and fields and forests where I am.
What is your favorite home-preserved food?
Sauerkraut! lacto-fermented pickles and yoghurt

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At 3:28pm on February 23, 2011, persephone doliner said…
Yes, people would like this. Ben, you can initiate the event; click on "Events" to see how.
At 1:19pm on July 9, 2010, Annemarie Zwack said…
Sounds good to me! : )
 
 
 

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