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.

We try out a new intro on this weeks show based on a listener iTunes review...

Farming Updates this week include:
  • Pigs on new pasture was an easy move,
  • Making a swale for their wallow,
  • New hog feeder feeder in use,
  • Update on O2's limp,
  • Selecting a gilt to keep - what is good conformation?
  • Pork cut sheet designed,
  • Turkey processing dates picked,
  • Turkey ordering form sent out,
  • CSA is ending in 2 weeks.
In the Veggie Patch:
  • We talk tomatoes and blight.  What is it, how do you identify it and what can you do about it?
In Farm U:
  • We discuss what we are doing to manage pasture spaces after moving pigs off of them.
Direct download: CoopCast037.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 7:49am EST