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.

This episode we talk about the taking of the pigs to the processor, some updates from around the farm and about deer season... and the highly anticipated tomato round up from the vegetable garden.

Direct download: CoopCast_155.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

After posting that we were taking a pig to the processor and hurting some folks feelings...  we decided we didn't really care.  Toughen up folks.  So we make fun of them.

Then we talk about the deer season to date and update people on the honey harvest from our first year of bees.

In general - it's a bunch of farm updates.

Direct download: CoopCast_154.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

We return with pig, chicken, bee and vegetable garden updates.  We then talk a bit about a discovery about the stiffness of your arrow and the placement of a broadhead shot (yeah - giggle if you want) as it pertains to archery / bowhunting.  And the nwe conclude with some listener emails and a discussion about a sugar free diet.

Direct download: CoopCast_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

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: 6:53pm EST

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: 7:00pm EST

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: 11:07am EST

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: 7:06pm EST

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: 9:02pm EST

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: 7:04pm EST

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: 7:15pm EST