Sharing our small farm stories and skills along our farming, gardening and homesteading journey. Visit the farm for an informative and sometimes irreverent tour through our garden, livestock pastures, chicken coop and greenhouse as we live - pasture to plate. Farming topics free range around pastured heritage pigs, broiler chickens and pastured eggs, heritage breed turkeys, an heirloom vegetable CSA and garden, high tunnel / hoop house / green houses, organic and traditional gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, permaculture, food preservation and even fence mending.

Farming stories and skills from our small farm, gardening and homesteading journey -

pasture to plate.

In this episode we just shae some udpates and clarification about the fate and future of the farm.  We also talk a bit about some of the veggies we discovered still thriving in the gardens.

Direct download: CoopCast_152.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 10:53 PM

In this episode we return to the coopcast to discuss the future of our farm and all the different enterprises we have in play.

 

Direct download: CoopCast_151.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 11:00 PM

In the first ever solo recorded Coopcast Farmer Andy shares the events of the last month that have put our farm and future plans on hold.  This is a candid and honest monologue about where we are and what decisions we have ahead about the farm.

Direct download: CoopCast_150.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 3:07 PM

Since we are in the busy time of year it's just another update show around the farm!

We talk about the process and the reasons why we castrate our piglets.  We also share the history of why we are so sure to do the castrations when we do them.  Then we talk about the pastured chickens, the egg layers and the vegetable gardens.  We wrap up with the latest beekeeping / bee swarm update.

Direct download: CoopCast_149.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 11:06 PM

This weeks episode is a short "SPROUTCAST" where we just tell the story of pig farrowing and the outcome of pigs on the farm this year.  It's recorded in the truck - but even lor fidelity is better than nofidelity, right?

Direct download: CoopCast_148.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 1:02 AM

This week we walk arounf the farm and update you on all the things going on.

We captured a wild honeybee swarm and talk about what the process was and how we managed things.  We discuss the Cornish Cross chickens that are not being liek regualr chickens of past years. Then we talk a bit about the pig we are expecting to farrow any day now.  Then we finish up in the vegetable garden discussing some of what's been going on there!

Busy time of year and a lot going on.

Direct download: CoopCast_147.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 11:04 PM

This episode sorta wanders all over in terms of updates.  Farmer Andy started a new way of eating and by cutting sugar out of his diet he's found a whole new way to live life.  We discuss some of our favorite wines (from boxes) and other cocktails...  then we move into the farm updates.  We talk about the chickens (broilers and layers), a exciting night with a critter in the coop, the pig getting ready to farrow, the greenhouse, beekeeping and more.

It's a lot of updates - but we have a log of farming activites to update you about!

Direct download: CoopCast_146.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 11:15 PM

I this episode we talk about where we have been the last 2 weeks and why we haven't coopcasted.  We share the story of the chickens arriving early this year and their bad attitudes.  We talk about the moved pig, planting the vegetable garden and what's going on in the greenhouse (like fresh strawberries).

Direct download: CoopCast_145.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 12:42 AM

After getting our new beehive we have checked in on their progress and the hive is growing quickly.  We update everyone on the status and happening in the hive.  We then talk about the trees we have been planting as well as the early spring gardening efforts.  The potatoes are in, the peas and asparagus is up and the greenhouse is full.  Tune in to hear all the latest updates!

Direct download: CoopCast_144.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 12:16 AM

This is the first low qulaity audo episode we have produced as we were driving in the truck to pickup our beehive and still wanted to produce an episode.  So we talk a little about bees, the seedlings for the vegetable garden and the animals.

It's 15 minutes of free content recorded ina truck - it's gotta be great!

Direct download: CoopCast_143.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 11:43 PM