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.

Happy Memorial Day. A special thanks goes out to all out troops both serving and retired. We appreciate your sacrifices in protecting our freedoms and liberties. This episode and the Pledge of Allegiance is dedicated to you.

This week’s updates around the farm and gardens:

  • The loss of Snow the piglet and what we did,
  • Snowflake the chick hatches,
  • Ollie moves to another farm,
  • Turkeys are growing in the brooder,
  • Broiler chicks arrived,
  • Planting the gardens now that's it's frost free time and 95 degrees and dry!

In the CoopCast Community:

  • Over 100 iTunes reviews - thanks "pickle kicker",
  • Toni asked about maintaining asparagus beds and controlling slugs with salt,
  • What are some general insect control methods we use,
  • Mendy asks "How do you introduce or change the pecking order of a chicken flock when you add / remove birds".
Direct download: CoopCast022.mp3
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