Don't you love it when people say something exciting, positive, motivational and then... add in the BUT! We just announced last week that new episodes are on the table - here's the BUT.
The beginning of the end - join us as we start to close the coopcast forever.
As the year draws to a close, we share some thoughts about life that has transpired since our last episode on March 31st... Farming has been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. We have shared some of our highest highs and lowest lows as a result of our farming endeavours. We hope we have cultivated some ideas and new farmers and look forward to the unknowns a offers!
Dec 31, 2016
1 hr 4 min
The fine legslative geniuses in MD keep the bees safe - Soon your bacon will be genetically engineered - And we review the piece of movie garbage known as Batman vs Superman
Mar 31, 2016
Want to get people fired up and yelling for no reason - mention raw milk... which we did and this episode dissects the fun that follows. But before we got to that conversation we talked about spring planting plans and the beehives!
Mar 17, 2016
This episode is mostly listener questions that we answer about our hoop house, construction methods, and gardening inside the hoop house. We also touch on garden planning and winter beekeeping. Hoop house hoop bender - http://www.lostcreek.net/ Hoophouse book -
Feb 18, 2016
This entire episode is dedicated to the 2016 Farm Meeting where we discuss the vegetable gardens, seeds, chickens, pigs, ducks and all things farm related. After deciding we were going to cut back on the farm in 2016 this meeting helped us put it all into perspective in terms of what we are and are not going to be doing. CHeck us out on social media to join in the conversation - facebook.com/chickenthistlefarm, @chickenthistle on Twitter...Or - follow Farmer Andy @farmerandyman on Twitter and Instagram!
Jan 21, 2016
1 hr 1 min
From the farm this week we share a few updates (but it's a slow season for a slower year). We also discuss our seed order, country of origin labeling of meats (WHO), beekeeping and review Star Wars Links that matter include : We ordered from Burpee Seed - no special link or promocode... but if you DO order from them - tell them you heard about them on our show - we put our name in the link to maybe get some attention from their web people!!! (at this time looks like new visits get 20% off!) Forbes (Teeve Torbs) link about the change in country of origin labeling of imported meats Local Harvest: Kelli's StichFix signup link - do it - she appreciates it!
Jan 7, 2016
This episode is the last broadcast for 2015. So Merry Christmas everyone! We talk a bit about update around the farm and how it's a bit strange to not have so much "farm" to worry about. We also answer some Facebook listener questions about the trees we planted, the fields, the berry patch and other things left unsaid around the farm. Then we conclude with a mention of a few of our favorite things - things for the farm, things in our personal life and favorite wines and spirits. Farmer Kelli's list includes offering this signup referral to any and all listeners who want to try out her new favorite service -
Dec 17, 2015
After the Thanksgiving turkey wore off we decided to get back to the farming podcast... and we talk about the most recent pork cuts we picked up. We then talk about some of the food we made for Thanksgiving and deer season and Farmer Andy shares the Thanksgiving morning story of his big buck! We wrap up the episode with Farm U on E. coli O157:H7, what it is, where it comes from and Dr. Farmer Kelli shares a resource (cdc.gov) to learn more about infectious diseases and foodborne diseases.
Dec 3, 2015