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17 Comments to "Contact Laura Childs"

  1. charmaine's Gravatar charmaine
    July 18, 2009 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi there, i am wondering if one of your readers might consider this…

    My name is Charmaine Buchholz I am a South African living in San Berardino California at the moment
    I was raised on a farm in South Africa and are truly longing to have that again.
    I am in need of help.

    I want to know if you will be in a position to assist me. I am looking for a ranch, farm, acreages that I can take over or just live on and help look after manage or run. I am very responsible, trustworthy, loyal, hardworking and l can do almost anything. Sew, garden organic, milk cows, raise horses, train horses, sheer sheep, spin, restoration
    almost anything. All I need in return for my work is a home to live in on the property.

    Please let me know if you by any chance know of any one that I can assist and in return assist me. Even an abandon farm will do. Like I have said, I am almost ready to do anything to get away from the city.

    Your assistance is truly appreciated
    Charmaine Buchholz

  2. Laurie Rynd's Gravatar Laurie Rynd
    October 11, 2009 - 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I have read your book and many other books on raising chickens. I am having trouble finding out whether my planned space will be big enough for 25 laying chickens. I have an old horse stall that measures 11’7″ by 9’5″. I will be converting it into a chicken coop in the spring. In your book you said 2sq ft for meat chickens. Is that the same for layers? Thank you for your time and I loved your book. It was very easy to down load.
    Take care Laurie

  3. Bahia Barry's Gravatar Bahia Barry
    November 6, 2009 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I am trying to help a local producer locate a couple of items for their new goat dairy… Used items are preferable, but would be interested in any ideas you may have.

    Any chance you could help us find:

    100 gallon bulk tank – this is a stock tank that cools the milk and has an agitator
    50 – 75 gallon pasteurizer with agitator and leak detector valve

    I appreciate your help, thank you.

  4. Trina's Gravatar Trina
    November 13, 2009 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    This is a wonderful site! As an extreme primitive artist I love coming across others who share my passion. I have recently tried to branch out from the usual craft fair type circut and sell my work online. It seems a very hard market to break into online. I thought perhaps you would kindly have some ideas as to where and how to market my items. They are very unique, primitive and completely one of a kind. I use reclaimed vintage barn wood as a canvas for simple, whimsical folksy type subjects, and complete them with antique barbed wire hangers. It’s art, from my heart. Any thoughts you may be able to share on marketing my work would be so very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

  5. Nelson's Gravatar Nelson
    January 3, 2010 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Let me get in touch with any pig farmer(s) who would like to share with me views and experiences in pig farming.
    For faster reply call me on +256 752 183262
    Am happy with what you do.
    Nelson +256 752 183262

  6. Nelson's Gravatar Nelson
    January 3, 2010 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    Am In Uganda I look For a Partner in pig farming from any where call
    +256 752 183262
    Best regards

  7. Renee Ross's Gravatar Renee Ross
    February 13, 2010 - 12:07 am | Permalink

    I need some help. We live in a very rural area, and are about to embark on raising our own pigs for slaughter. We are planning on raising two pigs a year. We are doing our research, and believe we have just about everything figured out (shelter, feeding, watering, etc.); however, we are trying to figure out one minor (with the potential for becoming a major) detail. MANURE! I had intitially planned to compost the waste collected from their pen, and then use that compost on our garden; however, I just read that pig waste should NOT be used in composting because of the potential bacteria and disease which could be passed from the manure to my family by eating the crops.

    As I said, this is a rural area; however, we do have several neighbors, and some of those neighbors do have water wells..and we are certainly not looking to contaminate any water supplies!

    Any advice out there?
    Thank you!

  8. Lisa Colins's Gravatar Lisa Colins
    March 15, 2010 - 1:33 am | Permalink

    Hi Laura I’d like a copy of you book, but this last year my husband and I decided to rid ourselves of credit cards. Any chance I can send a money order and get one? If so please provide address and whether it should be made in Canadian or US dollars.

    Thanks for your time!

  9. Georgia Farrior's Gravatar Georgia Farrior
    March 23, 2010 - 3:25 pm | Permalink


    I teach kindergarten here in N.C. We are ready to hatch chickens and are wondering if you can help us. I want to buy some eggs, but need to be specific on the ship dates due to the school schedule and planning around spring break. Can I order without going through Ebay? We are not picky about breed, but it might be cool to have a variety of eggs (size and color) for the children to see, if they can all be incubated for the same time, temp, and humidity. Plesae let me know how much it would be to purchase 12 eggs (we only have room for that many).

    Thank you,
    Mrs. Farrior’s Kindergarten Class

  10. MY name is Nontando Gaba's Gravatar MY name is Nontando Gaba
    May 11, 2010 - 3:51 pm | Permalink

    HI i AM INTERESTED IN THE RAISING OF CHICKENS AND DO HATCHING, i AM CURRENTLY HAVING FEW CHICKS AT HOME IN THE RURAL VILLAGE, I need to start this asasmy business soon as possible I have no knowledge of chickens but I happen to love them, I wonder if you can assist me with your book Raising chickens and other information please and give me your contact details
    nontando Gaba

  11. judy's Gravatar judy
    July 13, 2010 - 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I would like a newsletter subscription from you. i am thoroughly in love with your stuff and the articles.

  12. Sharon Burwell's Gravatar Sharon Burwell
    October 25, 2010 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I use to get your news letter and havent for about a year now would love to recive them again.I look on web site so I could sign up but not on your web sit.

    Thanke you

  13. Dana Green's Gravatar Dana Green
    November 9, 2010 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I will be starting a farm for business & pleasure from the ground up & will be located in Georgia. I have been all over the internet for the last few weeks & came across this website this morning. I just want to know really, how rewarding it is to be an organic farmer & the results of raising children in the country. Thanks for the info!

  14. Nontando's Gravatar Nontando
    November 18, 2010 - 3:25 am | Permalink

    Just want to find out from Charmaine does she have a specific place to be in South Africa, I am staying in my rural home where I am starting small projects, Its an old home near Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall.

  15. alex popov's Gravatar alex popov
    October 28, 2011 - 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi Laura,
    just finished your “keeping goats” book – enjoyed it a lot as we are having plans for getting some goats in near future.
    Question: all along your book your goats look super cute, except the ones shown in the “breeds” chapter – they also look good, but not cute :). Could you please tell me, to the best of your knowledge, what kind of goats are shown on page 61, 64, 105, 124-125.
    Thanks, and once more – congrats on the book – well written and enjoyable.
    Alex from Calgary

  16. Janet's Gravatar Janet
    April 11, 2012 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Laura
    My husband and I live in Onatrio Just north of Toronto. We are considering buying some property and having a few goats. My true love is for pigs but they do get very large! I purchased your book called the joys of keeping farm animals and I now have way more questions:) Your story is so exciting and I have learned so much. I was also wondering about the goat milk soap and I’m a little afarid to try. Also I was wondering if you had any advice for us to do with the goats, soap making (I thought that might be a way for us to make a little exra $) or how you have become so successful. I have tried to do some online research but I’m overwhelmed! Thanks so much for your time.

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