Wed, 25 March 2015
Back from vacation in Florida, Farmer And puts his pants back on and sits down to talk with Farmer Kelli about the long list of springtime tasks ahead. We refer to our community and how great almost all our listeners are... and how cool it is to watch them smack down the weeds that crop up!
Still waiting for the snow to melt we talk a little about beekeeping and a local supplier we came up with for our frames, gear and starter hive (Nuc).
In the Community we share our thoughts on a small farm in NY that has been in the news for some not so positive reasons. We also talk about how changing the food system is achievable when you vote with your wallet.
Wed, 11 March 2015
This week spring appears to have made an appearance and the snows are slowly receeding! Still things are slow on the farm and in the vegetable gardens so we talk a little about the tough decisions of a small business when it comes to firing a customer. We also celebrated the fact that our AI was successful and our gilt is with pigs!
Then in the community we talk about the farms newset adventure - raising bees. Beekeeping was somethign we had thought about but the kind gift from a listener of ours has started us down the path to our first hive (and likely trip to the ER). So we talk a little about the process we are taking to start up bees on the farm. We are also excited about the impact on the vegetable gardens the added polenators should have!
Finally in the community we talk about a great question a listener posted on our Facebook page about treated seeds and what that means and what our thoughts and practices are on using treated seeds in our vegetable gardens.
Wed, 4 March 2015
In this episode we discuss the crazy weather around the world and give our hopefull update on the AI situation with our gilt.
In the Coopcast Community we discuss a new tractor and what implemnts we reccomend for that tractor. Frontend loader, tiller and rotarty mower come to the top of the list... but that's not it.
In the Veggie Patch we circle back around to the Rowboat of Goodness from our listeners and list off some of the explicit varites we have selected.