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’s updates around the farm and gardens:

  • Piglets getting porked up;
  • getting names and getting weaned,
  • New layer chickens now in coop with the rest of the flock,
  • Cornish X chicks in the brooder had some pecking issues,
  • Managing hurt chickens and turkeys,
  • New brooder for turkeys,
  • Veggies planted, seeds planted, mulching has begun - the gardens are in,
  • CSA starting this week!

In the News:

This week on Farm U:

  • Building a chicken brooder,
  • What makes a good brooder,
  • Differences between broiler chicken / egg laying chicken and turkey brooder design,
  • Some tips for managing your brooder to make life easier for you.
Direct download: CoopCast023.mp3
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