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:

  • 5 on farm hatched chicks in the coop now,
  • Soil blocks and seeding in the hoophouse,
  • The new farmstand,
  • some general small farm / farming updates.

A new segment called The Coopcast Community:

  • What is that picture on Facebook?, 
  • Do you know the breed of your chickens?, 
  • What do coop hatched chicks eat?, 
  • A Small Farm Kickstarter Project worth supporting. 

Questions, Conversations and Rumination:

  • Visiting a pasture pig farm, 
  • Managing our pig herd in the future, 
  • Analysis Paralysis by "Expert" Input, 
  • A plan for farm fencing.
Direct download: CoopCast014.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

On this coopcast:

  • An update of Nugget and other incubating eggs, 
  • Managing pigs in unexpected heat, 
  • Warm spring and it's effects on the gardens, 
  • Soil block frustrations (again)! 

A new segment called Questions, Conversations and Rumination:

  • What is a farm? 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Portable pasture netting for poultry, 
  • Management of netting, 
  • Energizing the netting, 
  • Where to find the netting.
Direct download: CoopCast013.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

On this coopcast:

  • Managing a farm while you are on vacation, 
  • Buying produce from the store (gross), 
  • General farm updates, 
  • The adventures of "Nugget". 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Buying / selling meat chickens, 
  • The importance of good "forms", 
  • Pricing of chickens.
Direct download: CoopCast012.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

On this coopcast:

  • Updates on the coop hatched chicken named "Nugget", 
  • Grade School Science Fair, 
  • Some good listener questions. 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Small farm tractors, 
  • Brands and dealers that matter, 
  • Types of tractor tires, 
  • Size and selection.
Direct download: CoopCast011.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

On this coopcast:

  • Thanks for all the reviews and feedback - keep it coming - a great community of listeners, 
  • Andy is losing the guinea discussions, 
  • A soil block love affair, 
  • Good eats with pork steak and preserved vegetable stir-fry, 
  • A new firearm comes to live with us, 
  • Hatched in the coop chickens. 

And in this episodes Farm U segment:

  • Final part of our Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chicken discussion, 
  • Putting the birds on pasture (tricks and tips), 
  • Pasture pens, Water, feed and other considerations for the pastured Cornish X birds, 
  • A consumer's perspective on pastured chicken.
Direct download: CoopCast010.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EDT

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