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.

Around the farm and gardens:
  • Hermione's standing heat and hormones,
  • Piglets are bigger than piglets now,
  • Predator attack on the Cornish X birds in the pasture,
    • Lost 3 birds and now the defense plan
  • Preparing for 1st chicken processing event next weekend

Coopcast Community / Farm U:

  • Susan I. asked: why wean piglets and not just let mama do it?
  • Holly wanted to know what we feed our pigs?
  • Scout wants to know about the low tunnels we use in the garden: Which type of Agribon do you use? Are you primarily using it for pest control or do you have the type that provides frost protection as well? Do you use the manufactured hoops to support it above your plants or are you using some other method? 
Direct download: CoopCast028.mp3
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