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.

Even though it's early Autumn we have still been busy farming this week!

Updates from around the farm this week include:

  • Taking the last of the pastured pigs to processor and deciding who was going to stay with us!
  • We touch again on the difficulty of sending respected animals to the processor,
  • Getting ready for pork pickup with customers as the meat comes back from the processor,
  • Dealing with turkeys - everywhere.

We take a muddy stroll through the veggie patch:

  • CSA is done but still harvesting,
  • Late planting reviews and opinions: zucchini, beans, lettuce, bok choy,
  • Dried bean update,
  • Greenhouse plantings update.

In the CoopCast community:

  • Jennifer asked about feeding candy to cows,
  • Constance wanted an update on the poison ivy drops (Oral Ivy),
  • Chad was wondering what we do to winterize farm (waterer, shelter bedding) right now: coop, winter paddock for pigs
Direct download: CoopCast040.mp3
Category:farming podcast -- posted at: 8:37am EDT