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’s updates on:

  • "Limpy" the piglet is getting better, 
  • Ollie or AI discussions continue,
  •  Turkeys have arrived!, 
  • Gardens going in under row covers, 
  • Roadside stand seems to be a success!

In the Farmers Choice:

  • “What are your thoughts on alternative energy / sustainable farm solutions?”: 
    • Why we selected geothermal over solar or wind, 
    • Rain water collection systems, 
    • Making sustainable decisions for your farm - slowly.

In the CoopCast Community:

  • Shelby from TX asked about pigs and what they do to a pasture, 
  • Amber asked about controlling worms in a flock of chickens,
  • We discuss some of the fun reviews and other feedback, 
  • Melanie wanted to know if when we go out to eat, are we difficult?, 
  • And Mike was inspired by Nugget and used his own broody hen to hatch out his own clutch of 7 chicks!
Direct download: CoopCast021.mp3
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