Sun, 16 September 2012
This weeks farm updates include:
In the Veggie Patch:
Farm U: Chicken Processing
This is the first part in a series of Farm U's talking about chicken processing.
Sun, 9 September 2012
037 Happy pastured pigs on the farm, vegetable garden tomato blights, pay farming forward (pasture care and seeding for feeding)
We try out a new intro on this weeks show based on a listener iTunes review...
Farming Updates this week include:
Tue, 4 September 2012
036 Farming with regulations, food safety and honey, BPA in plastics and avoiding it while preserving food from the garden
This Labor Day week we have a shorter version full of fun filled farming listener feedback!
In the CoopCast Community:
Then on the In the News Segement:
Sun, 26 August 2012
035 Farm equipment finds on craigslist, fall vegetable garden succession planting, the business of farming full time
Updates around the farm this week:
And we bundle a bunch of reviews and questions together from the community to have a conversation...
We ruminate about going full time as a farmer and answer the following questions (from James and "farmer on hiatus", amongst others):
Sun, 19 August 2012
034 Greenhouse gardening and soil fertility, growing livestock feed on your farm, preventing Botulism when canning vegetables
A update light week on the farm with:
In the Veggie Patch we talk:
In the Coopcast Community:
The bacteria lives in all soils and we talk about terms relating to it and defeating it when canning:
Mon, 13 August 2012
033 A great farm animal becomes sausage, growing potatoes in the vegetable garden, getting attached to livestock when farming
Updates this week on the farm:
In the Veggie Patch:
Questions, Conversations and Ruminations:
Thu, 29 December 2011
Meet the farmers Andy and Kelli and learn how we got HERE on our farming adventure. We share our first thoughts on the point / audience / reason / format of these things. There's also a discussion of what’s going on around our small farm and homestead.
This episode introduces our Farm U segment where we share some ruminations about a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, discuss what a consumer should look for and expect and talk about what a farmer should consider when starting out with a CSA. Since a CSA is such a popular (and growing) model to get fresh, local vegetables these conversations help both sides of the equation (farmer and consumer) understand what's involved.
So welcome to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast... it's our irreverant take on the "farmcast", gardening, livestock talking, homesteading podcast.