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 week:

  • An aerial assault by a Harrier Hawk on the chickens, 
  • Moving pigs to new pasture, 
  • Gardening update in the greenhouse, 
  • A system for planting the right seeds, 
  • Observations about what engages people with regards to farming. 

In the The Coopcast Community:

  • Preventing foxes and other predators from getting into a chicken pasture pen, 
  • Growing your own pineapple, 
  • Listener recommendations for great movies to watch about the food movement, 
  • When it comes to food, "Does voting with my wallet work?". 

On Farm U:

  • Moving livestock and chute design, 
    • What NOT to do, 
  • Types of chutes and materials for construction.
Direct download: CoopCast017.mp3
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