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 week:

  • Locally acquired chickens (support a local business), 
  • Around the farm updates, 
  • Preparations for pig farrowing, 
  • Limping Andy and animals on concrete, 
  • Pasture to Plate simple dishes.

 In the The Coopcast Community:

  • Chicks in a brooder - Use a red bulb in your brooder, 
  • What is the best breed of pig? 
  • A gift book and visit, 
  • A listener "uses" his broody hen. 

This Week, In The News:

  • The FDA decided to "recommend" that no on farm antibiotics be used without a vets prescription. 
  • While this sounds like a great thing, with less than 10000 large animal vets in the country, what's the real impact to small farms? (CoopCast 002 discusses antibiotic resistance in the Farm U segment)
Direct download: CoopCast016.mp3
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