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.

On this coopcast:

  • A thank you to all the listeners and fans around the world (you are the best!),
  • The FIRST geothermal heating bill, 
  • A pig with "the runs", 
  • Seed orders and annoying birds in the coop.

In the Farmers Choice:

  • Stories of our first experience with turkeys. 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Alternatives to fossil fuels for heat in the country,
  • Wood vs corn vs geothermal,
  • Sustainable energy as an investment.
Direct download: CoopCast005.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

On this coopcast:

  • Winter weather has arrived with a big windstorm,
  • Managing a winter hoophouse, 
  • Ordering seeds (where, what and how). 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Eggsactly what does egg labeling mean; 
  • Brown eggs vs white eggs; 
  • What would you buy or how should you label if you sell eggs.
Direct download: CoopCast004.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

On this coopcast:

  • A followup on “Wheezy” the chicken; 
  • An excited boar and lessons learned; 
  • Being prepared on the farm. 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • What products do we keep handy on the farm; 
  • Best ways to be prepared on the farm for the unexpected.
Direct download: CoopCast003.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

On this coopcast:

  • Discuss the latest happening on the 'frigid' farm,
  • 'Weazy' the chicken,
  • A rehashing of the annual Farm Meeting. 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • How to check a chickens health, 
  • Discussion about antibiotic resistance
Direct download: CoopCast002.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

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