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073 Hog heritage on the farm, starting the CSA, managing ...

073 Hog heritage on the farm, starting the CSA, managing the garden and succession planting
4 years, 1 month ago Updates this week include a discussion about the new piglets and the genetics / lineage in them and what decisions we migth be making in the comming months.  We talk about the Cornish X broilers and the efforts to line up chicken helpers for the July ... Updates this

072 Piglet mania! (and turkeys and chickens too), Memorial ...

072 Piglet mania! (and turkeys and chickens too), Memorial Day pistol range time, row covers in the garden
4 years, 1 month ago With the farrowing behind us this week we can talk about the 17 piglets running around the pasture and the mayhem that ensues!  Mama pigs are doing great and we also share the final castration update for the season as we finish off that chore.  We also ... With the f

071 A sow in distress while farrowing on the farm, piglet ...

071 A sow in distress while farrowing on the farm, piglet castration and temperature extremes in the vegetable garden
4 years, 2 months ago This has been a week of extreme conditions on the farm physically as well as one of the most emotionally challenging weeks of farming yet.  The vegetables have had to deal with a freeze of 28F one day and 90+ a few days later... any way you look at that, ... This has

070 A discussion about pastured pig farrowing and an ...

070 A discussion about pastured pig farrowing and an agressive sow
4 years, 2 months ago This was a busy week on the farm.  In fact, we don't even have time to talk about the vegetable gardening this week!  Our gilt, Katniss, farrowed her first litter of pigs and we take you through the experience from noticing her first signs of farrowing ... This was a

069 Preparing for hog farrowing, farm interns, GMO's that ...

069 Preparing for hog farrowing, farm interns, GMO\u0027s that are good for you
4 years, 2 months ago This week we talk about our new YouTube series we will be publishing over the next several months called "Five Minutes on the Farm".  We set up some new fencing for the pigs and Andy longs for more permanent fences on the farm. We are getting ready for ... This week

068 Vegetable Gardening begins, a top secret farming ...

068 Vegetable Gardening begins, a top secret farming project, how to find GMO\u0027s in your food
4 years, 2 months ago Things around the farm have been getting busy as the vegetable gardening season is off to is start.  Finally we have the peas planted - sugar snap and snow so far.  We have also been picking from the asparagus patch and enjoying some fresh spring ... Things around t

067 Worm Worshiping Hippies, vegetable gardening and soil ...

067 Worm Worshiping Hippies, vegetable gardening and soil blocks, farm transparency vs the farmers privacy
4 years, 3 months ago This weeks farming updates show that things are quickly picking up speed as spring marches on.  We started last week offering our pastured broilers up for sale and had them all accounted for in 2 days.  We also have been fixing some of our permanent ... This weeks fa

066 Pasture chicken orders, Diagnosing a sick pig, Disease ...

066 Pasture chicken orders, Diagnosing a sick pig, Disease resistance and breeding
4 years, 3 months ago This weeks farming updates include a lot of rain and finally a little warmth.  We were about to get the snow fence down and watch the pastures start to turn a little green.  We started allowing customers to pre-order pastured chickens this week and we are ... This

065 Benefits of a mobile chicken coop, seedlings in the ...

065 Benefits of a mobile chicken coop, seedlings in the greenhouse, a case study on sick pigs
4 years, 3 months ago Our farming updates this week suggest that maybe just a little Spring is on the way here at Chicken Thistle Farm. We took some time to clean out the chick wagon. We have also spent some time cleaning up the asparagus patch and getting the greenhouse ready ... Our farmin

064 Puppy on the farm, April Fools Farming, Pastured ...

064 Puppy on the farm, April Fools Farming, Pastured Chicken Pricing and the Monsanto Protection Act
4 years, 3 months ago Our farming updates this week include several things.  Like the new animal on the farm, our new Border Terrier puppy Cricket.  The Brother to Watson. (get it?).  Kelli shares her adventures from last week while Andy was away on business and the "while ... Our farmin