We kick off this podcast with a couple quick updates about our goats and new ducks. We then discuss our satisfying weekend of chicken processing and the results: a chest freezer full of 87lbs of chicken. We also share what worked better for us this year and how the kids joined in.
In this episode we go over farm updates and the projects that have been taking up most of our time. We finally put our Cornish Cross chicks on pasture and have decided the chickshaw is superior to the pasture pen. Our food forest survived the weird hail storm in May and we continued to add plants. We also purchased three show quality Ameraucanas to add to our breeding stock. Closing out the show is an overview of the chicken coop and barn electricity projects.
This week we give a quick update on our Cornish Cross chicks, the food forest, and how the rain has been affecting everything. We then have our first homesteading segment all about Mother’s Day and everything Miriam does for us. We finish it off with an in-depth review of the chicken butchering class Dan went to at The Smiley Farm (https://www.facebook.com/TheSmileyFarm/).
Tune into this episode to find out about selling our Boer goats, getting our Livestock Guardian Dog named Zane, and what we’ve been planting in the food forest. In our farm school segment we go in-depth on how to raise baby chicks, and then wrap up with a discussion of hunting and eating wild game.
In this episode we focus on farm updates and discuss everything going on in early spring. We bought Boer goats, Nigerian goats, and Dan’s favorite goat a mini-Nubian named Marilyn Monroe. Miriam has been starting most of our annual veggies outdoors and a few inside as well. We also added some rare edible perennials to the food forest.
We made it to our second year and haven’t “podfaded” yet. In this episode we discuss the birth our son Charles, give a brief overview of what’s been going on around the farm over the past seven months, and discuss our disappointment with hydroponics being allowed by the USDA Organic standard.
This is part 2 of our “Guns, Farms, and Birth” episode. Part 2 is mostly a summary of our plans for the birth of our son with a quick farm update at the beginning. We will return to podcasting soon with a jam-packed holiday episode.
Taking care of our newborn son delayed this a bit, but we finally got another episode of our podcast posted. This recording ended up going long so we split it up into two parts. In Part 1 our discussion is mainly focused on guns, Part 2 will be a farm update and birth discussion.
In this episode we discuss processing our remaining broilers, how we prepped our garden soil, and our first date in the country.
In this episode we get more organized with two show segments: country life and farm updates. We talk about the difficulties we had trying to catch and process our first rooster, our long but successful day processing broilers, and the satisfaction of eating our first broiler.