Wed, 18 December 2013
This is the last CoopCast of the year! We expect to be back with another episode January 8th, 2014. So on with the farming updates and the bitter cold and endless snow here on the farm. We talk a little about how the pigs and chickens are doing in this brutal cold. If you haven't checked it out - visit our Facebook page and see the story of the #elfonafarm... https://www.facebook.com/chickenthistlefarm
To celebrate the holidays we have a community segment where we talk about:
In our last segment we discuss all the people and businesses who make what we do possiable.
A special thanks to Pine Creek Feeds, Joe's Meat Market, Welp Hatchery and of course Farmtek (if you listen to the episode you will get a coupon code good for $25 off $75 or more!)... and of course we thank our customers!
Finally - it's that time of the year to nomiate your favorite podcasts - so please take moment to give us your vode on Sticher Radio here - http://stitcher.promotw.com/
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thu, 12 December 2013
The Farming Updates this week are few and far between. We do celebrate the fact we got our 1st Easter egg just in time for Christmas. We talk about Belle standing or not and the challenges of a new gilt in heat as well as Kelli's plans for the farm undergoing an agricultural assessment. We also discuss some simple online accounting packages for managing our farm - from Quickbooks (bad) to Freshbooks (great).
Wed, 4 December 2013
This weeks updates talke a bit about the winter weather and the snow we had here on the farm and the impact on thep igs. We move them to the winter paddock - finally! We talk about Tahnksgiving turkeys and why we love ours so much. One farmer is getting tired of deer season so we give an update there and close with some thoughts on our pork sales.
This weeks Farmers Choice segment is sponsored by FarmTek.com. Check out the segment for a coupon code to save $25 off orders over $75!!!
We also talk about farming and farmers use of social media. There's a lot to using social media correctly and we just scratch the surface and share some examples of how it has and has not worked for our farm and others.
Then we put our feet up and head to some Close Encounters with Free Ranging Farmers on the Front Porch to discuss - raw milk. Mind you - these are our opinoons about raw milk... because so many of you have asked. Take them or leave them will all the discussion out there on this hot topic.