We’re a little behind on podcasts at the moment, this was recorded back in mid-August. We should be back soon with another episode to discuss our transition into Fall on the farm. In the meantime we hope you enjoy hearing about rotational goat grazing, our plans for raising broilers in Fall, and the great food we’ve been eatin’ at home.
We finally started using our goats to clear the brush beyond our deck and let you know how it’s going, discuss poor Alice getting bit in the face by a rattlesnake, and go over our project to restore a broken down generator.
We just got two new Kiko does from Unfinished Acres farm and let you all know how they’re settling in. Following that we discuss Miriam’s patio furniture project and the quarter cow we purchased from Lewis Cattle Company.
This time we tell everyone how we’ve been dealing with broody hens and share how our pullets are growing up. We also have a big announcement: a lot of our family is moving to El Dorado County. We close out the show with a story about Dan and a rattlesnake.
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.