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Sharing our small farm stories and skills along our farming, gardening and homesteading journey. Visit the farm for an informative and sometimes irreverent tour through our garden, livestock pastures, chicken coop, beehive and greenhouse as we live - pasture to plate. Farming topics free range around pastured heritage pigs, broiler chickens and pastured eggs, heritage breed turkeys, an heirloom vegetable CSA and garden, high tunnel / hoop house / green houses, organic and traditional gardeni ...
 
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As the year draws to a close, we share some thoughts about life that has transpired since our last episode on March 31st... Farming has been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. We have shared some of our highest highs and lowest lows as a result of our farming endeavours. We hope we have cultivated some ideas and new farmers and look forward to th…
 
This entire episode is dedicated to the 2016 Farm Meeting where we discuss the vegetable gardens, seeds, chickens, pigs, ducks and all things farm related. After deciding we were going to cut back on the farm in 2016 this meeting helped us put it all into perspective in terms of what we are and are not going to be doing. CHeck us out on social medi…
 
From the farm this week we share a few updates (but it's a slow season for a slower year). We also discuss our seed order, country of origin labeling of meats (WHO), beekeeping and review Star Wars Links that matter include : We ordered from Burpee Seed - no special link or promocode... but if you DO order from them - tell them you heard about them…
 
This episode is the last broadcast for 2015. So Merry Christmas everyone! We talk a bit about update around the farm and how it's a bit strange to not have so much "farm" to worry about. We also answer some Facebook listener questions about the trees we planted, the fields, the berry patch and other things left unsaid around the farm. Then we concl…
 
After the Thanksgiving turkey wore off we decided to get back to the farming podcast... and we talk about the most recent pork cuts we picked up. We then talk about some of the food we made for Thanksgiving and deer season and Farmer Andy shares the Thanksgiving morning story of his big buck! We wrap up the episode with Farm U on E. coli O157:H7, w…
 
After posting that we were taking a pig to the processor and hurting some folks feelings... we decided we didn't really care. Toughen up folks. So we make fun of them. Then we talk about the deer season to date and update people on the honey harvest from our first year of bees. In general - it's a bunch of farm updates.…
 
We return with pig, chicken, bee and vegetable garden updates. We then talk a bit about a discovery about the stiffness of your arrow and the placement of a broadhead shot (yeah - giggle if you want) as it pertains to archery / bowhunting. And the nwe conclude with some listener emails and a discussion about a sugar free diet.…
 
Since we are in the busy time of year it's just another update show around the farm! We talk about the process and the reasons why we castrate our piglets. We also share the history of why we are so sure to do the castrations when we do them. Then we talk about the pastured chickens, the egg layers and the vegetable gardens. We wrap up with the lat…
 
This week we walk arounf the farm and update you on all the things going on. We captured a wild honeybee swarm and talk about what the process was and how we managed things. We discuss the Cornish Cross chickens that are not being liek regualr chickens of past years. Then we talk a bit about the pig we are expecting to farrow any day now. Then we f…
 
This episode sorta wanders all over in terms of updates. Farmer Andy started a new way of eating and by cutting sugar out of his diet he's found a whole new way to live life. We discuss some of our favorite wines (from boxes) and other cocktails... then we move into the farm updates. We talk about the chickens (broilers and layers), a exciting nigh…
 
After getting our new beehive we have checked in on their progress and the hive is growing quickly. We update everyone on the status and happening in the hive. We then talk about the trees we have been planting as well as the early spring gardening efforts. The potatoes are in, the peas and asparagus is up and the greenhouse is full. Tune in to hea…
 
This is the first low qulaity audo episode we have produced as we were driving in the truck to pickup our beehive and still wanted to produce an episode. So we talk a little about bees, the seedlings for the vegetable garden and the animals. It's 15 minutes of free content recorded ina truck - it's gotta be great!…
 
We start by setting the record straight after last weeks April Fools episode. After we clean up the misinformation we move on to talking about seed starting, soil blocks, plans for the vegetable garden and greenhouse and seeding the pasture behind the chickens. We also talk a bit about a chronic infection that may be plaguing our swine herd. Then w…
 
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 …
 
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 com…
 
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 b…
 
This weeks episode shares our issues with a trio of cottontail rabbits that have been terrorizing our landscape and what we did to solve the issue. We also complain about the snow and the cold on the farm.... because... it feels good to complain. We quickly throw in a mention of wood shavings and the chicken coop as well. Then in the Veggie Patch w…
 
The updates this week are short as the cold weather has mostly kept the farming inside. It's also hard to do much with over 3 feet (that's a meter for our international listeners) of snow on the ground. We do take some time ot tell the story of Farmer Andy and his boxed wine tho! In this episodes Farm U we talk about the hard and factual science be…
 
This weeks updates include our struggles with a new gilt and artificial insemination this winter. We also talk about the other challenges of the deep snow and our chickens. We then look forward to warmer days in the Veggie Patch segment where we talk about the process we go through ordering seeds for the vegetable garden. Who we have ordered seeds …
 
** There's one bad word - so for the kids ears this is marked "EXPLICIT" ** This weeks episode was a tough one as we talked about the loss of one of our first pigs ever - our favorite sow Hermione. We talk about the stuff that led up to her passing and then how we managed things after she was gone. That includes how our one lone pig Snow White is d…
 
In this episode we review the happenings on the farm (and gardens) over the last few weeks. We talk about the chickens finally starting to lay eggs again (and the impact of extending their days with lights). We talk about some of the food we ate and made of the holidays and we discuss the missed opportunity with artificial insemination and our pigs…
 
Our final episode of 2014 is dedicated to our listeners and fans around the globe this holiday season. It's our huge thank you for making us the #1 farming podcast on the planet! We talk about emails, tweets, Face book comments and posts as well as personal interactions and phone calls we haven't gotten to but have most deffinately read! Thanks to …
 
This episode brings us back from a few weeks off and updates about the events we had around here on the farm that kept us from coopcasting last week. We talk a little bit about farming and health care in proximity to the farm (given the recent events). We also discuss our sick pig and the course of treatment we underwent to get her back to being a …
 
We are calling this the "We eat good episode" since we are talking about simple, fast and delicious farm recipes including: Pressure cooker chicken Frozen veggies in chili Pre-made frozen cookie rounds Easy ways to help you can / freeze more food. In the Veggie Patch we climb on board the Rowboat of Goodness and discuss a few winter squash varietie…
 
This weeks updates are around the pick up of the smoked pork (and we have customers coming as we are recording). Farmer Andy shares a bit of a bow season update and we talk a little about the status of the hoop house. We close with a review of the local fruit CSA we were enrolled in and all the goodness and a little of the stuff they could have imp…
 
This weeks updates include a hunting season short session. We talk about bo season so far and the only arrow this season to miss its mark thus far. We also talk about the pork that's back from the butcher and the impact of the seasonal reduction in eggs. In Farmer Kelli's Choice, we take a trip down memory lane. Visit our Facebookpage (login not ne…
 
This week's update is really an episode discussion around the end of the pork season for us - the moving of the pigs to the USDA processor. We talk through what we did to get the pigs comfortable wit hthe trailer, how we use sorting borads to move the pigs on pasture into the trailer, our holding pen strategy, fencing and dropoff. It's really a ret…
 
In this episode the Updates include Farmer Andy's pants free romp becasue of the warm weather, Hermione moving back to pasture with the piglets and preparations for taking the pigs for processing. Then in the Veggie Patch we discuss an overview of our tomato varieties for 2014- what will stay on the rowboat of goodness and what gets tossed overboar…
 
This week's updates include our prep work in getting ready to move the pigs to the processor this year. We also put the vegetable garden to bed for the season and talk about the process and some of the suprise veggiesthis year. And of course, we have to talk about hunting season. In the Coopcast Community we respond to questions about black fly far…
 
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 f…
 
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 Ruminatio…
 
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.…
 
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 t…
 
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 / freezin…
 
This episode won't go down as one of the most exciting or passionate - but we do talk about the status of things mid-summer around the farm. We continue to prep the pasture for the piglet weaning, the layers are laying and the vegetable garden and green house is producing LOTS of fresh produce this time of year. In the We Eat Good segment Farmer Ke…
 
This weeks farming updatesinclude our experience this week processing chickens on anotehr farm as helpers. We also moved the pigs to fresh pasture and are getting ready for weaning. Finally the vegetable garden and the greenhouse are producing all sorts of fresh veggies... so Farmer Kelli takes us through what they are and what she has been doing w…
 
This episode discusses the setup and work that goes into chicken processng BEFORE the actual chicken processing event. There's a lot more than just catching and plucking involved on a well run chicken processing event and we thought it might be worth while sharing those stories and preps as well. We then share a bit of a retrospective on the actual…
 
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