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.

This weeks updates include more cold weather and some updates about the animals around the farm. The pigs and chickens are doing well but all of us are done with this cold weather. We also talk a bit about the business of farming and what we still need to do on that said with regards to customer emails and notifications.

In the Coopcast Community we have a breif tutorial on searching old coopcast episodes so you can find things you might have missed or are interested in.

  • Brent had a question about worming pigs and we answer it and point to Coopcast 091
  • There was a listener who asked about deer fencing and food plots to keep the deer out of his garden.
  • Rebecca had a question about turkey feed and turkey poults
  • Gail blew in with a question about finding half a pig to purchase and what goes into that decision
Direct download: CoopCast_105.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

This episode was recorded live during the Vulcan Blizzard event!

THe updates of course revlove around the blizzard and how we prepared for it. We also talk about the coldest day ever recorded in March and the frozen pipe it casued.  Farmer Kelli talks about these events and her CSA decision.

In the CoopCast Community we talk about some iTunes reviews, listener emails and some general questions we received.

Direct download: CoopCast_104.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

As the bitter cold continues to make #farmerandy rage, we discuss the weather... We also talk about a "major award", a new Tractor Supply store and living life on a frozen farm.

Actually we detail a day in the life of the farm in the middle of winter around here.  It's not overly exciting but it's honest.

Then this week we have a Farmers Choice segment talking about what we are eating and why this time of year.  We discuss the balance of food we have put up vs what we buy from the store and what is still left in the root cellar.

Then #farmerandy regails the episode with tales of calorie counting using Lose It on his iPhone and how crazy the notion of barcoded food strikes him.

Direct download: CoopCast_103.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

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