Wed, 24 September 2014
This week the CoopCast becomes a HoopCast! We spend the episode looking at photos of our greenhouse / hoophouse / high tunnel and talk through the design and the how nad the why. We both share our thoughts and opinions on the evolution of our enclosed vegetable garden area and what we like about gardening inside a controlled structure.
If you are following along all the images can be found on our Flickr page in the album How We Do It : Hoophouse
Also an indepth discussion when we built it is on our farm blog as well.
Wed, 17 September 2014
This week our farm updates are simple as the season is slowing down to just the basics. We talk about the plantings in the gardens in the greenhouse since frost is now in our area. We are hoping to extend the season and keep harvesting vegetables and herbs for several more months. There's also updates about pigs in pasture as well.
In the Ruminations discussion this week we talk about businesses and how so many let opportunity slip through their fingers. We share the details of a cheese making class we took at a local winery and the missed opportunities that were everywhere. There's lessons to be learned in bad expereinces and this one was rife with them. Although - making your own cheese is cool!
We also talk about a business that asked us for input and HOPED we might mention them - FlexTrailers. It's a cool concept on modular trailers. It's a much better approach to a business than the first one (they asked us clearly for feedback and hoped we would mention them). There are still some lessons to be learned here as well.
The final business we talk about is Adams Holsters - the makers of the BEST leather holsters you have ever seen - Adams Holsters - and one of the best gifts we have ever received from a coopcast listener!
Wed, 10 September 2014
Back from a break we talk aboutthe pigs in the pasture and how well they are growing, the late blight that got the tomatoes, the success we had with straw based potatoes and a whole lot more.
We also go over the 500th iTunes review and answer some listener feedback on topics ranging from keeping stock tanks fresh to predators to game cameras.