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Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast

Chicken Thistle Farm Homestead : Farming, Gardening and Homesteading - Pasture to Plate.

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Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast

Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast

Chicken Thistle Farm Homestead : Farming, Gardening and Homesteading - Pasture to Plate.

13
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287
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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 gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, being self sufficient, permaculture, food preservation, bees, beekeeping and even fence mending.

Latest Episodes

000 What is a Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast / farmcast / farming podcast?

After producing a few episodes we wanted to offer new listeners a quick way to hear what a Coopcast sounds like: Meet Andy and Kelli, Learn why do what we do, Hear how we share our thoughts. Subscribe to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast for a weekly dose of ourinformative and sometimes irreverent take on gardening, farming, homesteading and other activites from our homestead/farmstead. Our farmcast, err, coopcast invites you into our gardens, livestock pastures, chicken coop and greenhouse to share the stories and skills from our small farm as we live - pasture to plate. Our 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 gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, permaculture, food preservation and even fence mending.

8 MIN2011 DEC 26
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000 What is a Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast / farmcast / farming podcast?

001 Meet our farmstead and hear why we are talking about gardening, farming and homesteading

Meet the farmers Andy and Kelli and learn how we got HERE on our farming adventure. We share our first thoughts on the point / audience / reason / format of these things. There's also a discussion of what’s going on around our small farm and homestead. This episode introduces our Farm U segment where we share some ruminations about a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, discuss what a consumer should look for and expect and talk about what a farmer should consider when starting out with a CSA. Since a CSA is such a popular (and growing) model to get fresh, local vegetables these conversations help both sides of the equation (farmer and consumer) understand what's involved. So welcome to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast... it's our irreverant take on the "farmcast", gardening, livestock talking, homesteading podcast.

35 MIN2011 DEC 30
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001 Meet our farmstead and hear why we are talking about gardening, farming and homesteading

002 Annual "Farm Meeting", injured chicken, and antibiotic resistance

On this coopcast: Discuss the latest happening on the 'frigid' farm, 'Weazy' the chicken, A rehashing of the annual Farm Meeting. And in this episodes Farm U segment: How to check a chickens health, Discussion about antibiotic resistance

39 MIN2012 JAN 7
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002 Annual "Farm Meeting", injured chicken, and antibiotic resistance

003 Lessons learned on the farm and being prepared on the farm

On this coopcast: A followup on “Wheezy” the chicken; An excited boar and lessons learned; Being prepared on the farm. And in this episodes Farm U segment: What products do we keep handy on the farm; Best ways to be prepared on the farm for the unexpected.

41 MIN2012 JAN 14
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003 Lessons learned on the farm and being prepared on the farm

004 Winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (heirloom and hybrids) and About Eggs

On this coopcast: Winter weather has arrived with a big windstorm, Managing a winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (where, what and how). And in this episodes Farm U segment: Eggsactly what does egg labeling mean; Brown eggs vs white eggs; What would you buy or how should you label if you sell eggs.

40 MIN2012 JAN 21
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004 Winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (heirloom and hybrids) and About Eggs

005 Farming pastured heritage turkeys, geothermal heating / cooling, rural alternative heating options

On this coopcast: A thank you to all the listeners and fans around the world (you are the best!), The FIRST geothermal heating bill, A pig with "the runs", Seed orders and annoying birds in the coop. In the Farmers Choice: Stories of our first experience with turkeys. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Alternatives to fossil fuels for heat in the country, Wood vs corn vs geothermal, Sustainable energy as an investment.

41 MIN2012 JAN 28
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005 Farming pastured heritage turkeys, geothermal heating / cooling, rural alternative heating options

006 Memorable heritage breed turkey stories, Big Game recipes from the farm, and seed starting supplies

On this coopcast: What's with this winter weather, A Pig-noucement, Super Bowl (big game) foods, Seed orders and annoying birds in the coop. In the Farmers Choice: More memorable turkey moments. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Seed starting suplies, Lighting considerations for seed starting, Soil blocking.

42 MIN2012 FEB 4
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006 Memorable heritage breed turkey stories, Big Game recipes from the farm, and seed starting supplies

007 Managing chicken coops, CSA update (vegetables and tools), pasturing birds for better eggs

On this coopcast: Soil block update, CSA status, Upcoming farm stand, Our plans for a broody hen. In our Chicken Talk discussion: How we set up our chicken coop for our climate, How we pasture (range) our birds. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Chicken manure management, Carbon to Nitrogen in manure management (deep litter), Coop cleaning.

47 MIN2012 FEB 11
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007 Managing chicken coops, CSA update (vegetables and tools), pasturing birds for better eggs

008 Raising Cornish X Chickens, water for livestock (chickens), eating a Bourbon Red turkey

On this coopcast: A Bourbon Red Turkey in the oven, Soil block germination rates, Managing mice in the greenhouse, Broody hen update. In our Listener Feedback discussion: A plea for feedback and ratings on iTunes, Bucket waterer tips for chickens, Egg prices around the states, Breeds of chickens in our laying flock. And in this episodes Farm U segment: First part of our Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chicken discussion including; How do they breed a Cornish Cross broiler, A little history, Consumer demand for the Cornish Cross carcass.

45 MIN2012 FEB 18
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008 Raising Cornish X Chickens, water for livestock (chickens), eating a Bourbon Red turkey

009 General livestock updates, local feed and grains for animals, Cornish Cross chickens on pasture (part 2)

On this coopcast: Kelli managing the farm and Andy's business trip, Crazy weather (really, it never ends), General animal updates (pregnant pig and broody hen). In our Listener Feedback/Questions discussion: Great feedback and reviews this week, Questions about feed, Other discussions. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Second part of our Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chicken discussion including; Where to get the chicks (hatcheries and strains), Food, feed and feed restrictions for Cornish Cross chickens, Managing the chicks in the brooder.

46 MIN2012 FEB 26
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009 General livestock updates, local feed and grains for animals, Cornish Cross chickens on pasture (part 2)

Latest Episodes

000 What is a Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast / farmcast / farming podcast?

After producing a few episodes we wanted to offer new listeners a quick way to hear what a Coopcast sounds like: Meet Andy and Kelli, Learn why do what we do, Hear how we share our thoughts. Subscribe to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast for a weekly dose of ourinformative and sometimes irreverent take on gardening, farming, homesteading and other activites from our homestead/farmstead. Our farmcast, err, coopcast invites you into our gardens, livestock pastures, chicken coop and greenhouse to share the stories and skills from our small farm as we live - pasture to plate. Our 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 gardening, farm infrastructure, tractors, sustainable energy, permaculture, food preservation and even fence mending.

8 MIN2011 DEC 26
Comments
000 What is a Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast / farmcast / farming podcast?

001 Meet our farmstead and hear why we are talking about gardening, farming and homesteading

Meet the farmers Andy and Kelli and learn how we got HERE on our farming adventure. We share our first thoughts on the point / audience / reason / format of these things. There's also a discussion of what’s going on around our small farm and homestead. This episode introduces our Farm U segment where we share some ruminations about a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model, discuss what a consumer should look for and expect and talk about what a farmer should consider when starting out with a CSA. Since a CSA is such a popular (and growing) model to get fresh, local vegetables these conversations help both sides of the equation (farmer and consumer) understand what's involved. So welcome to the Chicken Thistle Farm CoopCast... it's our irreverant take on the "farmcast", gardening, livestock talking, homesteading podcast.

35 MIN2011 DEC 30
Comments
001 Meet our farmstead and hear why we are talking about gardening, farming and homesteading

002 Annual "Farm Meeting", injured chicken, and antibiotic resistance

On this coopcast: Discuss the latest happening on the 'frigid' farm, 'Weazy' the chicken, A rehashing of the annual Farm Meeting. And in this episodes Farm U segment: How to check a chickens health, Discussion about antibiotic resistance

39 MIN2012 JAN 7
Comments
002 Annual "Farm Meeting", injured chicken, and antibiotic resistance

003 Lessons learned on the farm and being prepared on the farm

On this coopcast: A followup on “Wheezy” the chicken; An excited boar and lessons learned; Being prepared on the farm. And in this episodes Farm U segment: What products do we keep handy on the farm; Best ways to be prepared on the farm for the unexpected.

41 MIN2012 JAN 14
Comments
003 Lessons learned on the farm and being prepared on the farm

004 Winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (heirloom and hybrids) and About Eggs

On this coopcast: Winter weather has arrived with a big windstorm, Managing a winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (where, what and how). And in this episodes Farm U segment: Eggsactly what does egg labeling mean; Brown eggs vs white eggs; What would you buy or how should you label if you sell eggs.

40 MIN2012 JAN 21
Comments
004 Winter hoophouse, Ordering seeds (heirloom and hybrids) and About Eggs

005 Farming pastured heritage turkeys, geothermal heating / cooling, rural alternative heating options

On this coopcast: A thank you to all the listeners and fans around the world (you are the best!), The FIRST geothermal heating bill, A pig with "the runs", Seed orders and annoying birds in the coop. In the Farmers Choice: Stories of our first experience with turkeys. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Alternatives to fossil fuels for heat in the country, Wood vs corn vs geothermal, Sustainable energy as an investment.

41 MIN2012 JAN 28
Comments
005 Farming pastured heritage turkeys, geothermal heating / cooling, rural alternative heating options

006 Memorable heritage breed turkey stories, Big Game recipes from the farm, and seed starting supplies

On this coopcast: What's with this winter weather, A Pig-noucement, Super Bowl (big game) foods, Seed orders and annoying birds in the coop. In the Farmers Choice: More memorable turkey moments. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Seed starting suplies, Lighting considerations for seed starting, Soil blocking.

42 MIN2012 FEB 4
Comments
006 Memorable heritage breed turkey stories, Big Game recipes from the farm, and seed starting supplies

007 Managing chicken coops, CSA update (vegetables and tools), pasturing birds for better eggs

On this coopcast: Soil block update, CSA status, Upcoming farm stand, Our plans for a broody hen. In our Chicken Talk discussion: How we set up our chicken coop for our climate, How we pasture (range) our birds. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Chicken manure management, Carbon to Nitrogen in manure management (deep litter), Coop cleaning.

47 MIN2012 FEB 11
Comments
007 Managing chicken coops, CSA update (vegetables and tools), pasturing birds for better eggs

008 Raising Cornish X Chickens, water for livestock (chickens), eating a Bourbon Red turkey

On this coopcast: A Bourbon Red Turkey in the oven, Soil block germination rates, Managing mice in the greenhouse, Broody hen update. In our Listener Feedback discussion: A plea for feedback and ratings on iTunes, Bucket waterer tips for chickens, Egg prices around the states, Breeds of chickens in our laying flock. And in this episodes Farm U segment: First part of our Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chicken discussion including; How do they breed a Cornish Cross broiler, A little history, Consumer demand for the Cornish Cross carcass.

45 MIN2012 FEB 18
Comments
008 Raising Cornish X Chickens, water for livestock (chickens), eating a Bourbon Red turkey

009 General livestock updates, local feed and grains for animals, Cornish Cross chickens on pasture (part 2)

On this coopcast: Kelli managing the farm and Andy's business trip, Crazy weather (really, it never ends), General animal updates (pregnant pig and broody hen). In our Listener Feedback/Questions discussion: Great feedback and reviews this week, Questions about feed, Other discussions. And in this episodes Farm U segment: Second part of our Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chicken discussion including; Where to get the chicks (hatcheries and strains), Food, feed and feed restrictions for Cornish Cross chickens, Managing the chicks in the brooder.

46 MIN2012 FEB 26
Comments
009 General livestock updates, local feed and grains for animals, Cornish Cross chickens on pasture (part 2)
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