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.

  • Fertilizing the lawn with pastured turkeys,
  • We have the barn back and are busy drying garlic,
  • 9 weeks and less than .25" of rain, TOTAL,
  • Nugget, Snowflake and nameless are growing up,
  • Hermione is in heat again and piglets are ready for a move,
  • We eat good: Bruschetta recipe
    • 1 loaf fresh baguette or Italian bread
    • 2-3 different fresh picked tomatoes
    • 2-3 T good olive oil
    • 2-3 cloves garlic (mashed)
    • 3-4 springs each of fresh oregano, basil and parsley all chopped fine
    • Fresh cracked black pepper and salt to taste
    • (optional) fresh grated hard Italian cheese (your choice)

In a bowl combine all ingredients and stir together. Cut bread into slices. Spray with olive oil and place on a medium hot grill until grill marks appear. Spray exposed side of bread with more olive oil and flip.  Immediately place heaping spoonfuls of tomato mixture on the bread and close the grill cover for about 2-3 minutes.  Remove and consume with beer, wine or cold ice tea!

In the CoopCast community:

  • Lisa asks about managing problems with raccoons in corn,
  • Austin is interested in our methods of marketing and growing our small farm,
  • Melanie has a BUNCH of farm business questions which we touch on but will cover more of in the future,
  • Another question about starting a CSA.

On this episodes Farm U:

  • Building your very own root cellar is a lot easier than you think
    • Building
    • Location, location, location
    • Humidity
    • Temperature
    • Storage Options
Direct download: CoopCast030.mp3
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