First we had a small microwaveable container with some Azolla, compliments of Edel.
We were so excited as we saw it multiply in a plastic pond. Next we transferred to a small netted area in one of the ponds. Oh boy, do they love the sun, the space and the indigenous microorganisms lurking around them. You can't stop them from coughing themselves around...maybe by the second!
|Azolla, as alternative feeds|
We harvest a lot of Azolla to feed the three (3) batches of Sunshine Chicken we now have in the farm. They are fed pails and pails of it daily....the pond just gets thicker with Azolla :) You feel you have to harvest more to give more space to them to multiply.
|All ages love Azolla, this batch was tested from almost day1 and the chicks were really excited every time it is offered to them|
This batch is next in line for harvest. While most opt to play outside, some prefer to wait for their meals in pen.
Very good as alternative feeds. Now that we are so into natural farming, we threw some Azolla in our Pangasius and Tilapia ponds. If only you can see the video, the ponds are in constant movement. The fishes just love eating Azolla. Now, can you understand why food on our tables taste good? :)
Now we need trolleys to transport the pails of Azolla to the different pens. Cut down feeds, cut down manual labor...welcome problems to natural farming :)
We saw some floating in the water way on the road. We had to get them even if we had a lot already. Why? We can't allow the farmer next to them spray it with herbicide! It was a gift to us, so let us natural farmers take care of it.