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Wednesday
Dec122012

050 Winter and farm fresh eggs, listeners favorite farming things, hybrid or heritage laying chicken

Updates from around the farm:

  • Chickens - they love the round bales in their area for winter
  • Lower egg production - no heat lamp
  • Pigs- not in winter paddock yet- no real snowfall
  • Cat in a hoop house
  • Snow fence is up- why do we hate doing that so much?

In the CoopCast Community

  • Gaertagang Farm- Bogs boots
  • Maple View Farm- Overalls
  • Nicole- favorite podcasts and online tools
  • Homemade gift idea- seeds or help starting a garden

This week’s Farmers Choice is a discussion on different egg layer breeds

  • What we like and don’t about: Barred Rock, Speckled Sussex, Buff Rock, California, Golden Comet, Rhode Island Red, and Tetra Tint

Wednesday
Nov282012

048 Heritage turkey from pasture to plate, vegetable gardens best tomatoes, worming pigs

This “longer than usual” CoopCast includes…

Updates from around the farm:

  • Heritage Turkey for Thanksgiving - yum!!!!
  • Losing a chicken and a farmers “instincts”
  • Prepping for winter by moving chicken fencing (poultry netting) and pig fencing

A trip to the cold Veggie Patch to discuss some HOT tomato choices:

  • Review of our top 2012 tomato varieties
  • A brief lesson on determinate and indeterminate tomato plants as well as heirloom and hybrid.

In the CoopCast Community

  • Josie asked about worming pigs?
  • Lots of people have been asking “when is sign up for X, Y or Z”?

Monday
Nov192012

047 Ordering pastured turkeys, Thanksgiving on the farm, eating healthy tastes bad

This coopcast is a bit of Thanksgiving fun with the theme of “plate” (from pasture to plate) running through the segments.  So pull up a chair, have a seat on the farm and join us for a Thanksgiving discussion!

Farm updates:

  • Customer looking for pastured turkeys the week before Thanksgiving,
  • Pig fencing takes a hit from deer, 
  • General farm updates

CoopCast Community:

  • We just talk more about food… and answer a question from Josh about our breakfasts.

Farmers Choice:

  • We discuss food… In particular how we have noticed that eating good food from the store never seems to taste very good.  Can healthy food taste good?

Tuesday
Nov132012

046 Prepping the farm for winter, poultry netting recommendations, the difference in processing turkeys

Updates this week on the farm include:

  • Winter prep continues - fencing for winter paddock and the trouble with fencing in the fall,
  • Tomatoes out of greenhouse after a really hard freeze,
  • Moved pig feeder out of the mud

In the CoopCast Community

  • Prop 37 - didn’t pass - is it all about business!
  • Mackaenzie shares a tip to make your Facebook faned pages visible
  • Question on our recipes,
  • Robert asked about our recommendations on poultry netting.

Farm U

Was inspired by a question from Stuart:

  • What are the differences in processing chickens and turkeys?

Tuesday
Nov062012

045 Farm prepping for a hurricane, a GMO documentary, eating nutrient dense foods

Farming Updates in what seems like a farming soap opera:

  • We were away from our farm when hurricane Sandy came through
  • Being prepared for disasters
  • Lessons from this event

In the CoopCast Community 

  • Response to a blog post about the cost of raising pigs 
  • GMO discussion feedback 
    • Ernest shared a link to a documentary on GMOs
  • Melanie shared her dream product - Andy’s Boar in a Bottle

In this weeks Farmers Choice : People always talk about wanting to “eat healthy” but what does that really mean?  How do you really measure healthy?

  • Eating healthy and the definition
  • Nutrient dense food and the difference

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