Farmstead Update: Shaking the Winter Blues | Homesteading | Farming
Published March 24, 2017
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    Welcome to Episode 29! First off, we've received 70 reviews on iTunes, and Liz and I would like to thank each of you for leaving a review. This podcast is a labor of love for us and we greatly appreciate you showing us that it's not a waste of energy.

    This week Liz is back on the podcast, and she shares a surprising challenge that we've had to deal with in recent months. And that challenge is, boredom.

    The climate in our new homestead means winter is longer and spring arrives later, so we've really had to adjust to having more time off from garden and farmstead chores. Sounds like a good thing...but it it'll drive you stir crazy.

    Still, we've got a lot going on, and in this episode we discuss:

    our recent cruise vacation and how these crazy preppers prepared to spend a week on the ocean
    clearing land for pasture and putting in a one-acre pond
    getting laying hens and building a micro-eggmobile
    a new Dexter calf
    building a milking parlor for our Jersey cow
    home milking procedures and raw milk quality
    hugelkultur and adding compost
    to raise or not to raise meat rabbits
    our Tamworth pigs
    top bar bee hives and adding bees
    permaculture, plantings and installing a vineyard of Norton grapes
    expanding the medicinal garden
    Grab some coffee or tea, pull up a chair and listen in as we invite you into our world of modern homesteading.
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