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.

  • It finally rained some,
  • Turkeys enjoying life on the lawn / pasture,
  • A successful pig move
    • Building a holding paddock / corral in pasture,
    • using the livestock trailer correctly,
    • ready with food to distract and lure, 
    • singing the praises of homemade sorting boards!

In the CoopCast Community:

  • Dive_wombat - emailed a very interesting article along from down under about chicken prices as a result of the US drought
  • Email and package from Steve in VA with a nifty system to monitor water bucket levels buckets
  • The Stewart Homestead had a bit of their homesteading inspired by our talk of Cornish X chickens and pigs.

The Farmers Choice - We had a pig with a problem.  What do we do?

  • What is it the issue when a pig hold it's head to the side and shakes it and what to do and when to do it?
  • Judging and transparency in the natural farm community leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Hear our discussions about what our choices was and why, as well as the details about how we managed the situation and administered antibiotics orally to a pig.
Direct download: CoopCast031.mp3
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