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.

On this coopcast:

  • Listener feedback on YOUR farming projects (cool!), 
  • Chicken coop chicks updates, 
  • Pastured chicken pre-orders have started, 
  • Status of the gardens and seeds, 
  • The peas are in - must mean spring in NY, 
  • Knitted farm animals (Indigo Moon's Chicken Thistle Farm Collection), 
  • Sugar Mountain Farm's Kickstarter Project - here, 
  • Prepping for piglets in 21 days! 

On Farm U:

  • What is High Tensile fencing, 
  • Basic fencing design, 
  • Electric fence energizer basics. 

Other notes: Up until now we have been publishing the coopcast/farmcast/podcast every week in both m4a (Apple's format) and mp3 (the worlds format). The challenge is only one version can be included in the "feed" and recently we have had several requests for the mp3 to be in the feed. Given that, we are switching to mp3 and unless anyone speaks up we will be dropping m4a altogether starting with this coopcast.

Direct download: CoopCast015.mp3
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