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Learn some great tips for raising ducks in your backyard on this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast. We join Nicole as she chats with Liz from The Cape Coop. What You’ll Learn Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them What to feed duckings Integrating new birds into the flock What to consider when choosing a mixed or same-sex flock What to feed du…
 
This week on Backyard Bounty podcast we join Nicole as she shares 7 top tips for raising backyard chickens from some of her most loved podcasts What You’ll Learn How to raise a large flock of chickens on pasture The dangers of heat lamps and safe alternatives How to use essential oils with chickens The basics of fermenting chicken feed Top tips for…
 
Periodical Cicadas are this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with Gene Kritsky What You’ll Learn What are the different types of Cicada? What is the life cycle of a periodical cicada? What role cicadas play in the environment Where and when do cicadas emerge. How you can help map the 2021 emergence of the periodic…
 
Plant Pathology and powdery mildew is this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast topic as we join Nicole as she talks with plant pathologist David Gadoury. What You’ll Learn What is Plant Pathology and what do they do? How work in plant pathology helped with the control of grapevine powdery mildew Learn how to combat plant pathogens in a backyard environm…
 
In this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast we explore the incredible world of the food soil web with Nicole and her guest Dr. Elaine Ingham. What You’ll Learn How and why Dr. Elaine became fascinated with the soil food web. What is the Soil Food Web Why the Soil Food Web is vital How to turn dead dirt into healthy living soil How healthy, living so…
 
How do pesticides affect honey bees? Find out in this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole as she chats to Reed Johnson Ph.D. What You’ll Learn How do pesticides affect honey bees? Why corn planting can lead to Honey Bee deaths What is being done to reduce Honey Bee death from pesticides Our Guest Reed is currently an Associate Prof…
 
Heather from Herbal Academy joins Nicole to discuss herbalism basics for humans and animals in this episode Backyard Bounty podcast. What You’ll Learn Where can you find research on various herbs in the Herbal Academy* platform Which herbs beginners should focus on What space you will need to get started growing herbs How to preserve your herbs Our…
 
Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research is our topic for this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Alison McAfee. What You’ll Learn How temperature fluctuations can affect queen honey bee fertility What research is currently being conducted in the Queen Honey Bee Fertility area The best place to source your Queen Bees Our Guest Aliso…
 
This week on the Backyard Bounty podcast we bring you something a little different as Nicole joins Brad from Coop Dreams TV for their Teaching Tuesday Facebook live event WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Guinea Fowl and things to things to consider you get started Fermenting feed why you should do it How Nicole got started with Heritage Acres Market What to keep …
 
Join Nicole as she answers some common backyard chicken questions from Backyard Bounty podcast listeners. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Effects of light on rearing chicks and egg production How to introduce new chickens to your flock How to water cheaply and easily OUR GUEST Nicole is a Colorado native and an outdoor enthusiast. A retired firefighter/paramedic…
 
Join Nicole and Megan from Creative Vegetable Gardener as they discuss easy food preservation in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Types of easy food preservation How to store fresh vegetables What to preserve to make preparing your dinner easier! How to plan a garden to make sure you have enough food to preserve. OUR GUEST Meg…
 
Cast iron skillets are our topic for this week's Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Stephen the pan man and Co-Founder of Field Company WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The differences between old and new cast iron How to properly use and care for cast iron regardless of age How to cook with cast Iron How to recondition old pans Some common misconcepti…
 
History of Beekeeping in North America is this week's topic on Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Dr. Tammy Horn Potter. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How honey bees made their way to North America What four inventions of the 1800’s are still used in beekeeping today How History of Beekeeping tells of using bees to defend against Vikings! OUR GUEST …
 
SHOW NOTES Join Nicole as she discusses raising pheasants with Chris of MacFarlane Pheasants in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The nutritional needs of pheasants Why you should not raise pheasants with other birds Housing needs for pheasants OUR GUEST MacFarlane Pheasant is the largest pheasant farm in North America and will…
 
In this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast we learn how to grow microgreens as Nicole chats with Pamela of Sunshine Green’s Farm. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to grow microgreens What you need to get started What are microgreens? The difference between microgreens sprouts How nutritious microgreens are The seeds you can grow into a microgreens The seeds that …
 
Pastured pigs and how to raise them on the homestead are featured in this week's podcast episode with your host Nicole and Chuck from Sheraton Park Farms. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Why pastured pigs are a great addition to your homestead. Why you need a mentor before you start to raise your own pastured pigs. What you need to get started raising pigs. Get …
 
Growing lavender is the topic of this week’s conversation as we join our host Nicole and Paola of Sage Creations Organic Farm. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Soil types lavender grows best in. Growing lavender for various usages. Diseases and pests to look out for. Suppressing weeds within your lavender crop. The life span of the lavender shrub. What to conside…
 
SHOW NOTES How to make money homesteading is this week’s topic of conversation as we join Nicole and Joel Salatin, farmer and author of many books including the new title soon be published; Homestead Animal Happiness. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How To Make Money Homesteading even on a small acreage. How a solarium and rainwater catchment lower your overhead…
 
SHOW NOTES The basics of raising goats is our topic this week as join Nicole and Deborah Niemann of Thrifty Homesteader. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Goats are browsers, not grazers, and what that means to your homestead. Why learning the basics of raising goats before you bring them home is essential to their health. Steps to complete before you get goats. W…
 
This week planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the topic of discussion between our host Nicole and Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the best way to help them What flowers to include when planting habitat for bees and other pollinators How everyone …
 
Growing mushrooms at home is the topic of conversation this week as we join Nicole and her guests Megan and Josh of Megan's Mushrooms. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How easy it is to get started growing mushrooms at home. Different ways to grow mushrooms at home. The health benefits of growing mushrooms at home. The process of growing mushrooms on a larger sca…
 
The prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators is the topic being discussed this week as we join Nicole and Dr. Matt Springer of the University of Kentucky. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Learn which are the most common predators of your backyard chickens. Techniques for the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators. How…
 
Join Nicole and Dr. Reid Redden, sheep & goat specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife extension as they chat about goat and sheep health. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The importance of good nutrition for goat and sheep health. How coccidia affects goats, it’s symptoms, and when to treat. Why a Google search of plants toxic to goats and sheep shouldn’t cause panic!…
 
Join Nicole and Dr. Merlin Tuttle and Theresa of the Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation as they discuss much-maligned bats. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Overcoming your fear. Did bats really cause COVID-19? How & Why to attract bats. How intelligent are bats? Effects on crop pollination and pest control. How to select and locate your own bat house. OUR GUEST Me…
 
Join Nicole and Farmer Fred Hoffman as they chat about how growing popcorn in your own backyard is possible. Also, hear Farmer Fred’s tips for beginning gardeners. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Growing popcorn in your own backyard! Growing popcorn is possible even for the beginning gardener! How to harvest and strip kernels from the corn ears. Where to find a …
 
Join Nicole and Amber Bristow whose family has been growing cranberries for the Ocean Spray Coop for generations. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Growing cranberries in their preferred conditions How to tell when a cranberry is ripe How cranberries taste and preferences have changed Learn where cranberries got their name Common cranberry misconceptions OUR GUEST…
 
Join Nicole and Charlotte of Carolina Honey Bees as they discuss how the information overwhelm can be a problem for beekeeping beginners. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Where to find reputable online sources for the beekeeping beginner. Common mistakes made by beekeeping beginners and how to overcome them. The importance of learning beekeeping basics. Why it is…
 
Join Nicole and Dana from Sugar Water Manor as they discuss Agritourism. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is Agritourism? What are the biggest challenges in opening an Agritourism business? Tips to help you open your own Agritourism business How Agritourism can help people reconnect to the food that they eat. OUR GUEST Sugar Water Manor is an Agritourism far…
 
Sign up for new episode alerts, access behind the scenes, and leave a question for the show and more by texting PODCAST to (719) 292- 3207 Join Nicole and Cassie as they take an in-depth look at the Asian Giant Hornet or Murder Hornet as it has recently been dubbed. What You'll Learn What you'll learn: Asian Giant Hornets native environment, behavi…
 
This week we join Patrick Gennetta as we turn the spotlight onto Nicole Gennetta who is your Backyard Bounty Podcast host, purveyor of Chicken Nipples, owner of Heritage Acres Market, and chief disseminator of extremely useful information at the Heritage Acres Market Blog! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to treat a bee sting. How Nicole deals with setbacks o…
 
This week, Nicole is joined by Orion of Forage Colorado to discuss foraging for mushrooms and other wild edibles. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Foraging for mushrooms and what to look for What other edibles you can forage for How to forage safely Why foraging in your backyard is a great place to get started OUR GUEST Orion was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. …
 
Sustainable bison ranching and how private ranchers helped save the bison from extinction is the topic for this week's Backyard Bounty Podcast with Nicole and her guest Pierre of Bison du Nord. What You'll Learn How sustainable bison ranching is done. How Pierre and his family began their journey as bison ranchers. The difference between sustainabl…
 
Join Nicole and Joe Komperda AKA “Average Joe Beekeeper” as they chat about how to become a beekeeper and the Denver Broncos! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How the Denver Broncos are helping bees Tried and tested resources on how to become a beekeeper Why we need bees How becoming a beekeeper helps bees The importance of learning how to become a beekeeper from…
 
Show Notes Join Nicole as she revisits gardening tips and tricks from some of her favorite gardening episodes from the Backyard Bounty Podcast. What You'll Learn Tips for what to plant. How to get started with a garden. Gardening tips and tricks for natural pest control. Our Guest Check out the show notes for each of the episodes to find out more a…
 
Join Nicole and Brad Lancaster as they discuss harvesting rainwater. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How harvesting rainwater is done. Is harvested rainwater safe to drink? Ways to use collected rainwater. How one farmer made a thriving oasis in Africa from rainwater collection! OUR GUEST Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerat…
 
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Which trees syrup can be made from? How to process syrup Michelle’s favorite ways to use maple syrup What are the benefits of syrup? How to cut the cost of syrup making through reverse osmosis OUR GUEST Michelle lives in New England with her husband and two daughters (another two daughters are grown) on a 14-acre homestead. She is…
 
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Supplies needed for soapmaking The different techniques used for soap making Lye and soapmaking safety How to Make Soap class with follow-along videos OUR GUEST Axe & Root Homestead is a six-acre homestead based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. What started as a family initiative to grow their own produce has turned into a small…
 
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN The basics of raising chickens The best breeds for beginner chicken keepers What predators to look out for Get to know Cornish Cross Learn about Chicken class OUR GUEST Annette was raised in Kansas City, MO, and moved to the Azure farm almost 4 years ago, where she fell in love with country life. Azure Farm is about a way of life,…
 
Join Nicole and Julie of Old Truck Flower Farm as they discuss how to start your own backyard flower farm! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to start a flower farm How to chose which flowers to grow How to market and sell flowers OUR GUEST Julie loves being creative, making things with her hands & getting them dirty. Her husband is her biggest supporter and is…
 
Join Nicole and Sandra Knauf as they discuss how self publishing books works, the cost of self publishing and the best companies for self publishing. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Is it better to self publish a book? How much does it cost to self publish a book? What are some self publishing companies? OUR GUEST Sandra Knauf is an Earth-lover, mother, gardener…
 
Join Nicole and Matt of Carolina Coops as they discuss how to build the best DIY chicken coop, prevention against predators and the deep litter method. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How big to build a coop Run, nest boxes and roosts Traits of an ideal coop Preventing predators What about prefab coops What is the deep litter method OUR GUEST Matt DuBoise is the…
 
Join Nicole and Mark of of Bee Squad as they talk about Bee Squad, varroa mite treatment options and the mite check program. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is bee squad How the Honeybee Health Coalition works What are the Varroa Mite treatment options Mite Check Program OUR GUEST Mark Dykes is the extension and Bee Squad coordinator for the vanEngelsdorp B…
 
Join Nicole and Ben of the BIP Tech Team as they talk about Colony Collapse Disorder, current beekeeping trends, and what is the BIP Tech Team. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is the BIP Tech Team What is the Sentential Hive program What is Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Current Beekeeping Trends OUR GUEST Ben is the Honey Bee Health Field Specialist for th…
 
Join Nicole and Stu Anderson as they talk all about the Flow Hive, including some of the common complaints found online! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What are the benefits of the flow hive Get to know Stu’s beekeeping experience Why Stu and his son made the Flow Hive Beekeeping in Australia vs the US Stu addresses common complaints about the Flow Hive OUR GUE…
 
Join Nicole and Renee as they discuss everything you ever wanted to know about Livestock Guardian Dogs! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What breeds of dogs Renee has on her farm Choosing LGDs for beginners Raising livestock guardian puppies Training livestock guardian dogs to protect livestock from predators Fencing dogs in the property OUR GUEST Renee is a firs…
 
Join Nicole as she talks to Rebekah and Justin Rhodes about permaculture and stories from their Abundant Permaculture Homestead! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is permaculture 5 permaculture tips for beginners Honduras chicken experience Justin & Rebekah’s successes and failures OUR GUEST Justin and Rebekah are a family working together to grow most of the…
 
Join Nicole and Dr Dennis vanEngelsdorp as they talk about ways to improve honey bee health and learn more about varroa mite treatment. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to keep our colonies healthy Choosing the best varroa mite treatment Integrated Pest Management practices OUR GUEST Dr Dennis vanEngelsdorp is the Associate Professor of Entomology and honey b…
 
Join Nicole and Justin as they teach you how to agriscape, what microclimates are, and how to use them for the best garden yet! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN What is Agriscaping What are microclimates and why they matter How you can use microclimates to optimize your gardening How one family in Canada grows banana trees outdoors- year-round! OUR GUEST Justin R…
 
Join Nicole and Randy Oliver of Scientific Beekeeping as they talk about updates on Randy’s research on oxalic acid for bees, selective bee breeding, unpublished research, and more! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Randy’s unpublished research His thoughts on treatment free beekeeping Organic mite treatments Beekeeping and the almond orchards Honey bees are intro…
 
Join Nicole and Douglas Buffington of the Peacocks Only Facebook Group as they talk about incubating peafowl and raising chicks. OUR GUEST With 80 birds and several decades of experience raising peafowl, Douglas is quick to help those in need on his Facebook groups. RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED Nurture Right 360 Incubator* Splayed leg, crooked toe, …
 
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