Wed, 20 August 2014
This weeks updates start with the pigs scheduled for butcher, their pasture and their rapid weight gains after worming. We moved the chicken netting fencing for the layers and have been busy in the vegetable gardens and kitchen. Farmer Kelli has been canning and freezing all sorts of fresh veggies as well as baked, roasted, blanched and parboiled treats!
The vegetable garden is producing and we are expecting be offer an end of summer share full of goodness - including a pasture raised chicken.
The Farm U is part of a series we are starting called How We Do It - where we take things that have had lots of questions from listeners and do our best to show with pictures and explanations how we do things around the farm.
This weeks episode is all about "Containment" - our fencing setup and why we made the decisions we did.
To follow along with the images we are discussing - visit our flicker page and the album How We Do It : Containment
Good ole Flickr link - https://www.flickr.com/photos/chickenthistlefarm/
We are off for 2 weeks over Labor Day - so enjoy your celebrations and be safe.
Wed, 13 August 2014
After taking a week off for a trip to Empire Farm Days, we return with an update from the farm show. We also share the story of a sick pig on the farm who contracted weaning swine meningitis and what we did to get Mr Green Beans back to health.
We tour the Veggie Patch to talk about all the harvested and put up foods Kelli has been making / freezing / canning as she's enjoying a greate vegetable garden season this year. The homestead is certainly going to be prepared for the polar vortex this winter!
There's also a bit of fun discussions around the farm this week too!