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 start by setting the record straight after last weeks April Fools episode.  After we clean up the misinformation we move on to talking about seed starting, soil blocks, plans for the vegetable garden and greenhouse and seeding the pasture behind the chickens.  We also talk a bit about a chronic infection that may be plaguing our swine herd.

Then we move to the Front Porch to discuss the "real" farm meeting for 2015 and what changes and plans we have in store for the farm.  This leads into a discussion about the work / life balance that is a real challenge when working a full time job and trying to run a full time farm.
Direct download: CoopCast_141.mp3
Category:what is a coopcast -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

After producing a few episodes we wanted to offer new listeners a quick way to hear what a Coopcast sounds like: Meet Andy and Kelli, Learn why do what we do, Hear how we share our thoughts.

Subscribe to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast for a weekly dose of our informative and sometimes irreverent take on gardening, farming, homesteading and other activites from our homestead/farmstead. Our farmcast, err, coopcast invites you into our gardens, livestock pastures, chicken coop and greenhouse to share the stories and skills from our small farm as we live - pasture to plate. Our 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.

Direct download: CoopCast000.m4a
Category:what is a coopcast -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

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