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Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour set for Saturday » My Ballard

This Saturday locals will have the chance to visit Seattle’s “Top 25″ urban farms during the 13th Annual Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farming Tour. The tour is self guided and will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.For the very first time in the tour’s history the event will be juried. Seattle Tilth has put together a panel of local experts to select the best 25 sites, representing all parts of the city. This year’s judges include Seattle Tilth educators, Jessi Bloom from NW Bloom, Rachel Duthler from Danny Woo Community Garden, Jake Harris from Stone Soup Gardens, Charmaine Slaven from Seattle Farm Co-op, and Kevin Scott-Vanderberg from Portage Bay Grange.

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Mo. Company Seeks Horse Slaughter Permit – Later dogs and cats?

He also said their facility would not use a controversial captive-bolt gun to euthanize the horses, instead using a .410 shotgun.

Horses are “an extremely high quality protein source that’s been used in other countries for a long, long time,” Rains said. “It’s a waste not to use it.”

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Same argument applies to slaughtering dogs, cats and rats for export – They should focus on making jerky since…

Natural Fruit Fly Trap | Eat Drink Better

This is a simple, inexpensive fruit fly trap that will get those suckers our of your kitchen without harsh chemicals!

Have you been a little bit slack about taking out your kitchen compost lately? If you’re anything like me, emptying the compost bin is pretty low on the ol’ to do list, and chances are it sits on the counter for a bit longer than it ought to. In the summertime, that means one nasty side effect: fruit flies.

We had been dealing with fruit flies for over a week before I finally got fed up and decided to do something about it. The last straw was when I brought some food to a potluck, and when I opened the bag to pull out my container, a fruit fly zoomed out of it. GROSS!

I shared this tip on our Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, but it’s been so effective, I thought I’d share it here for you guys! Here’s how to make an effective, all-natural fruit fly trap:

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