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July 31, 2020
In this episode, we give you a sneak peek at NEXT week’s episode, discuss the difference between llamas and alpacas, tell you what to do with those mystery seeds you got from China, and invite you to join our Joy Farmer movement. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
July 29, 2020
In this minisode, we discuss a chicken that watches nature documentaries, a highly anticipated farm-themed reality show, and gardening as therapy. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
July 24, 2020
In this episode, we discuss the Burger King yodeling commercial. You know the one! There are dairy cows farting, cardboard cut-outs, gas masks, and a yodeling child cowboy…it was not received well by the farming community. We discuss what the farm and scientific community in general took issue with, what we think BK got wrong, and which portions of the ad campaign we thought were pretty neat. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
July 17, 2020
In this episode, we discuss a few of the mistakes we’ve made and what we’ve changed to handle them. Sometimes the change required action, other times we needed a mindset shift. Whatever you’re dealing with, this discussion will help you work through it and get to the other side faster. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and let us know what you’d change if you had a hot tub time machine.
July 15, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and discuss several listeners’ can’t evens , Sam tells one her own farm stories, and Bev answers a burning question. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and share your can’t evens and farm stories.
July 10, 2020
Sam discovered one of her duck hens developed a vent prolapse. So in this episode, we discuss how to recognize and handle this unfortunate situation so you can be ready if this happens on your farm Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
July 1, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and discuss several listeners’ can’t evens and answer questions you sent in about keeping your animals cool in the summer, how to choose your goat fencing, and arranging all the things in your farm space. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and share your can’t evens and farm stories.
June 26, 2020
In this episode, we discuss a superpower you totally have but might not have all the tools at the ready to utilize — Giving Zero Clucks. We answer what giving zero clucks means to us and why we relate it to the farming community. And why giving zero clucks in certain situations can protect your mental and physical health. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
June 19, 2020
In this episode, we celebrate dairy month by discussing how to get ready for having a milking goat and all the things you need to know to safely milk your doe, maintain her health, and store your sweet milk goodness. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
June 17, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and discuss several listeners’ can’t evens, enjoy a farm story, and answer a question received by voicemail.
June 12, 2020
In this episode, we discuss a mindset shift Bev’s making when it comes to farm projects, a huge win Sam made on one of her projects, and what all we’re currently working on. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
June 5, 2020
Ever heard the phrase, “sweat like a pig” and wonder how much pigs really sweat? In this episode, we smash some common farm animal stereotypes and have some fun while we do it. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
May 29, 2020
In this episode, we dive into the popular youtube trick of hypnotizing chickens. Is it hypnosis or something else? Listen and find out!
May 27, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and discuss several listeners’ can’t evens and enjoy a couple of listener voicemails. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and share your can’t evens and farm stories.
May 22, 2020
Have you been wondering what the heck a greenhouse is for, which style will fit your needs, and how to get the ideal conditions for your plants in one? Wonder no more and join us on this fabulous greenhouse journey! In this episode, we talk about all things greenhouses and cover everything you need to know to decide if one is right for you and how to get the most out of it.
May 15, 2020
In this episode, we discuss how to recognize if a goat in milk is having udder issues and what to do about it. We cover how to recognize, test for, and treat mastitis, managing the breeding and drying off of your does in milk, and weaning goat kids. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
May 8, 2020
We’re SO excited about this episode, you guys! We interviewed Jessica from First Saturday Lime all about our favorite farm product, how their company has grown, what it was like being on Shark Tank, an Oklahoma native’s thoughts on Joe Exotic, and how to get chickens on TV in Hollywood. That last one is a GREAT story you don’t want to miss! But really the whole thing is fabulous. We love First Saturday Lime and Jessica.
May 1, 2020
You guys asked and we delivered. This episode is all about compost! Learn about some of the different methods, how to get the ratios right, what to compost, and what to leave out. Spoiler alert, there is a method that can work for everyone. We also discuss more new farm additions of the quacking variety. Apparently neither of us can turn our incubators off.
April 29, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and awwww over several listeners’ can’t evens and enjoy a listener farm story about twins!
April 24, 2020
This pandemic hasn't afforded either of us much in the way of spare time. But the time we have gained we're using wisely on the farm! In this episode, we catch you up on how all the projects are coming along. Sam hatched goslings, has a new surprise baby goat, so many cute tiny seedlings, and is building a fence. Bev hatched chicks, is raising meat chickens, and is impatiently waiting to finish her greenhouse. And they both built the CUTEST coops ever! Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and let us know what you’re working on at your farm.
April 17, 2020
Since Herc’s first donkiversary just passed, we thought it was a great time to discuss annual equine care like conducting a Coggin’s test and floating teeth. Learn why a Coggin’s test is performed on equines annually and what disease it detects, and why equines require their teeth being floated and how it’s done! Spoiler alert, teeth floating is not putting water in your equine’s mouth so their teeth float and arrange themselves for optimal placement. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
April 15, 2020
In this minisode, we laugh and awwww over several listeners’ can’t evens, Bev pretends to be drunk Martha Stewart, we listen to a sweet listener story, and discuss how you can reduce the amount of stress being caused by social media during this pandemic.
April 10, 2020
In this episode, we talk about all things external parasites on goats! Including lice, mites, and ticks… don’t you feel a little itchy now too? We cover the signs you may have an external parasite problem, how to handle it, and how to measure your goat for dosing of proper medicines to treat it. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
April 3, 2020
In this episode we chat with Belinda and Venise from Simple Goodness Sisters all about craft cocktails, creating a fun and funky cocktail garden, the biggest mistakes we’ve made while gardening, and some super valuable tips to start a garden and grow from seed for our new friends digging in the dirt for the first time. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and let us know what gardening advice you need!
April 1, 2020
In this minisode we have several fabulous can’t evens, a funny farm story, and an excellent listener question about hens with serial killer tendencies! Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
March 27, 2020
It’s been a while since we’ve done casual farm updates. So in this episode, Sam shares how the goslings are progressing and what happens when a bunny decides she doesn’t want to care for her kits. Bev is inspired by Sam’s hatching, shares how she procured a 2nd donkey and where her roosters went. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
March 20, 2020
Who needs a project to get their minds off this whole pandemic thing? We do! Which is why Sam is hatching gosling eggs. While similar to hatching chicks and ducks there are some important differences. So listen in and get started on something new that’ll bring something fun and adorable to your farm. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
March 17, 2020
It’s good to know you’re not alone when things are uncertain, so in this special minisode, we share our thoughts and feelings on the coronavirus outbreak and how we’re currently coping. This episode was recorded on Monday 3/16/2020 at 3p EDT. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
March 13, 2020
In this episode, we cover the driveway breeding of Tonks the goat! Learn what to expect when your goat has a hot stud waiting in a driveway for her. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
March 11, 2020
In this minisode, we read you your “can’t evens” and farm stories! There’s a cop getting kicked by a cow, a mayoral race with animals as the front runners, a llama in a tuxedo, an accidental farm sanctuary, cow poop in the mouth, and tattle-telling donkeys. You guys REALLY delivered again this week.
March 6, 2020
Spring is coming and if you have animals you’ve likely noticed the hormonal surge in the males….especially the roosters. In this episode, we discuss why roosters are the way they are, some best management practices if you want to raise roosters on your farm, and the experiences we’ve had raising roosters. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and tell us about your rooster experiences.
February 28, 2020
In this episode, we discuss the history of barn quilts. Don’t know what a barn quilt is? That’s ok, you’re definitely not alone! Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and let us know if you have a barn quilt or are inspired to create one.
February 26, 2020
In this miniaturesode we discuss your “Cant Evens” that include the cute way emus dance, a ghost cow, a valentines tradition that involves goats, and read a farm story about brightly colored chicks! Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and share with us what you can’t even about.
February 21, 2020
Holy cow, guys…it’s episode 100! In this special episode, we share 100 things we love about our farm lives. We hope it inspires a bit of self-reflection and helps you remember your “farm why” like it did for us.
February 14, 2020
There are way worse things you could put in your mouth than microgreens, which is why in this episode we teach you how to grow them in the dead of winter! Listen to learn why you should want to grow microgreens, what you need to be successful, and step-by-step instructions to go from container of soil and seeds to delicious vegetable confetti.
February 12, 2020
In this minisode we read and discuss two listener’s “Can’t Evens” and read a couple of farm stories. There’s a chicken handbag, a pig that doesn’t know his beer limit, a pig with a lot of sass, and a dad vs. a snowman. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then send us your can’t evens and farm stories! We’ll read them on the podcast.
February 7, 2020
Medical, recreational, and edible cannabis, along with CBD are all in uncharted territory in the US thanks to new legislation and recent election results. In this episode, we discuss the subject as told by the Netflix Rotten Documentary episode, High On Edibles. Learn how consumers have found themselves confused about the proper use and application of the products, several issues that are faced by this new green industry, and how some pioneering individuals are working to make these products safer and better understood by consumers. By the end of the episode, your head will be spinning, but we swear there’s no THC in this MP3. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
January 31, 2020
In the mid-1800s a strange fever traveled from England to the United States. Side effects included an insatiable appetite for filling your chicken flock with all the glorious feather colors and patterns imaginable, spending your life savings on poultry shipped from all over the world, and a desire to enjoy afternoon tea in your chicken coop. We’re talking about Hen Fever. Yes! Hen Fever is a thing! And if we aren’t mistaken history just may be repeating itself. Listen to the fascinating history of this old-timey infliction here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and let us know if you’ve been infected. We hear the doctor’s orders are to let it rage!
January 29, 2020
In this minisode, we tell you your farm stories! There’s a little something about hop farming, a lesson on finding the right hole, a turkey amputation, and a chicken escape.
January 24, 2020
Chocolate is a delectable, melt in your mouth treat…so what could possibly be scary about it? It turns out, a lot. But don’t despair. There really is light at the end of the dark, long cocoa industry tunnel. This week you’ll learn all the dirty details about how and where cocoa is grown, the steps required to turn those beans into chocolate, the supply chain, and most importantly — what’s being done within the region and by entrepreneurs with heart to make chocolate not just taste good, but feel good to enjoy. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
January 17, 2020
This week we follow up on how we’re kicking ass in 2020! Sam’s working on her financial goal and Bev’s taken hers in a new direction. Listen to hear some simple advice on starting a farm emergency fund, how to weigh and track a year's worth of food waste, moving physical and emotional barns together, hiking with donkeys, and how to NOT kick your own ass this year.
January 10, 2020
Immerse yourself in all things sugar with us this week as we dive into the Rotten documentary episode about the sweet stuff. It’s a tad sticky in here. Learn how sugar is grown, harvested, and processed, and what it really takes to get it from the farm to your table. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
January 3, 2020
When you think of bottled spring water what comes to mind? Is it gloriously pristine cool water gurgling from a natural spring? Well, get that picture outta your head because sometime in the ’90s the very definition of “spring water” was changed to better serve a bottled water company’s bottom line. Shocking? Buckle up ‘cause that’s just one of the not-so-fun facts about bottled water we discuss on this episode where we dive face-first into the cold, wet, Rotten Season 2 Episode — Troubled Water. Listen here or your fave podcast app, then join our Facebook Community and continue the discussion.
December 31, 2019
In this minisode we answer more of your burning questions. Hear all about what we envision our future farms to be like, why we don’t visit each other more often, what a typical day in the life entails, why Bev is afraid of auctions of all types, all about our chicken flocks, and much much more.
December 27, 2019
It’s the end of another year and a great time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re heading. So in this episode, we share our biggest accomplishments and lessons from 2019, and what 2020 has in store for us and our farms. And we want to know how your year finished out and what your goals for the new year are! Which why we created a free download to help you on your way to kick ass in the year to come. Whether you set new years resolutions, an intention or word for the year, or typically wing it, our free guide with support from our Facebook community will have you crushing whatever it is you want to accomplish. So listen here or your favorite podcast app, then join the community and download your guide to kick ass in 2020. It’s going to be a great decade, friend. We can feel it.
December 20, 2019
Running a legit reindeer farm is not all reindeer games, it’s serious business. In this episode, we cover what it takes to keep reindeer on your farm and how to turn it into a profitable enterprise. There’s more to it than you’d expect. Listen to learn the different ways to utilize reindeer on a farm, how to legally set up a business and find funding for it, and how to market your new reindeer farm for success. Don’t forget to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts! When you leave a review and we read it on the show, you’re automatically entered to win an exclusive coffee mug that is not and will never be in our shop!
December 18, 2019
Are you fancy enough to decorate for the holidays with live components of the prettiest plants you can get your hands on in the winter? You’re in good company with Bev! In this minisode, we discuss a handy graphic created by Poultry DVM of plants commonly used for live holiday decor that are poisonous for your chickens. So grab a drink, and tune in to receive some practical advice on what not to throw to your precious birds once the holiday is over and how to safely create a festive coop.
December 13, 2019
Are you a caribou or a reindeer? Oh, you didn’t realize you could choose which common name of Rangifer tarandus you self identify with? Well well well, we have got some fun in store for you! While scientifically the same species there are physical differences between reindeer and caribou and this week we discuss what those are. Listen to learn a TON of fun facts about these creatures you’ll be able to whip out at awkward social gatherings and we dive into the history of how reindeer became the creatures that pull Santa’s sleigh instead of, say, moose. After you listen, let us know what you found neat about this topic and be sure to share a screenshot of you listening to this week’s episode on Instagram and tag us in it! We’ll send you a sweet promo code to use in our shop.
December 6, 2019
Think starting a Christmas tree farm is as easy as plopping trees in the ground and waiting? Think again! It’s never that easy to farm anything, is it? In this episode, we discuss what it really takes to start and maintain a Christmas tree farm and dive into aspects of biz many don’t consider when getting started — like the sales and marketing side of such a venture. We also can’t even get over a new wellness fad and a strange use for goat intestines.
November 29, 2019
In this week’s episode, we answer a burning question you didn’t know you asked. Why don’t we eat turkey eggs? The answers will make you laugh, roll your eyes, and nod in consigned acceptance all at the same time. We hope this topic will give you something fun to discuss with family and friends now that the food coma is subsiding. We also discuss the turkey’s gobble, why a turkey would be attracted to a mail truck, and of course several reasons we feel extra grateful at the moment.
November 22, 2019
In this week’s episode, we dive into all things winter. Not by choice, it was foisted on us by Mother Nature’s decision to skip Fall and go straight to the cold stuff! The sudden change in the weather forced us both to evaluate how we winterize the farm, and a few things needed an update or it was going to be a much harsher winter than it needs to be.
November 15, 2019
In this episode, we discuss how raising backyard chickens is allowing rural women to gain independence by resolving poverty and malnutrition issues in India. We always knew chickens could change the world — listen to learn how one country is making that happen one flock at a time. We also get into a tiger and goat "bromance," the result of accidentally purchasing 1,000 chickens on the internet, and read a listener farm story that is the stuff of our nightmares.
November 13, 2019
n this minisode, we chat with Forest, the creative genius behind all things social media at My Pet Chicken. Yes, THAT My Pet Chicken. The one that makes all your crazy chicken lady dreams come true! My Pet Chicken not only offers a huge variety of chicks and hatching eggs, they also have everything you need for your feathered friends and offer free advice and insights for both novice and advanced chicken keepers. In this interview, we discuss some of what MPC offers, their dedication to your chicken journey success, a few of their exclusive breeds, AND get a sneak peek at what’s new for chick season 2020. You don’t want to miss this one!
November 8, 2019
In this episode we discuss how keeping ALL the goats born on your farm may not fit in your farm goals, using our new handy dandy project planning PDF (download it below!), and dig into a recent study that was published regarding whether or not to blanket donkeys for the winter.
November 1, 2019
Learn how to take the anxiety out of getting things done, like winterizing the farm, by using a project management method both Sam & Bev use at their big kid jobs
October 30, 2019
We recap and discuss the Netflix series Rotten season two episode two, Reign of Terroir. Wine doesn’t typically invoke visions of burning tires and exploding grocery stores, but it just might after listening to this episode.
October 25, 2019
It’s spooky Halloween time, so we're discussing chicken cannibalism this week. Dun dun duuuuunnn! Learn what causes cannibalism within a flock, and how to treat and prevent it should it happen on your farm.
October 23, 2019
We recap and discuss the Netflix series Rotten season two episode one, The Avocado War. This seemingly benign fruit has a hilarious backstory we know you’ll appreciate, and its boon in popularity has caused unexpected chaos throughout the regions it grows and thrives in.
October 18, 2019
Have you heard that animal agriculture has a larger carbon footprint than transportation? This week we discuss the results of the scientific study that contributed to that misconception, and dip our toes in the research of one scientist that works to accurately measure how animal agriculture contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and studies ways to continue the trend of increasing efficiencies and reducing emissions while feeding more people.
October 11, 2019
This week we discuss the controversial new study that counters all prior nutritional research on the health effects of red meat consumption. Don’t tune out our vegetarian and vegan friends! While we discuss a meat study specifically, our discussion is really centered on how nutrition research works and the changes these researchers made to the process they used to analyze the data.
October 4, 2019
This week we’re shedding some light on how various farming activities and spending time in nature can be good for mental health, specifically PTSD, anxiety, stress, and depression. We discuss a few of the great organizations that are making a difference in the lives of soldiers returning from combat as well as homeless individuals, and how participants leave these programs armed with valuable farming skills and knowledge.
September 30, 2019
Rotten Season 2 is being released October 4th! So this minisode is a recap of season 1, and we discuss what’s in store for season 2. Rotten is a “true food crime” series produced and released by Netflix.
September 27, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss rolling with the punches on the farm! They both share a recent event that happened on their farms, and how those experiences can help us deal with situations that arise off the farm.
September 25, 2019
Bev & Sam share a brief and buzzed history of Agriculture. They stay super high level and go from cave drawings to advanced gene editing technology!
September 20, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss what to do with the body after an animal dies on your farm. It’s not fun to think about, but after this episode you’ll know what some of the options are, and have the info you need to plan ahead so you won’t be left scrambling when the time comes.
September 13, 2019
Sam moved Hamlet the mini-pig from the house to the barn! She and Bev discuss how Sam knew it was time, deep dive into normal mini-pig behavior, how they communicate, their mannerisms, and go through the steps recommended to make the move from indoor pig to barn pig without causing trauma. They also discuss a crowing roosting that was sued, avian leukosis, a murderous rooster, and a vegan that sued her neighbor for barbecuing.
September 6, 2019
Sam shares a simple recipe for jalapeno simple syrup and teaches you how to make a spicy margarita, Bev gets covered in vent gleet and they discuss how to recognize and treat vent gleet in your chicken flock, and they both share how they deal with death on their farms.
August 30, 2019
Sam & Bev chat with Katelyn Duban host of The Rural Woman Podcast! They discuss how Katelyn got into AG, why she made the decision to farm full time, how providing food to the world has impacted her personally, and of course her incredibly inspiring podcast. They dive a bit deep into why your farm’s stories and experiences should be shared, and Katelyn tells them a hilarious farm story of her own! Be sure and listen to the latest episode of The Rural Woman Podcast because this episode has a 2nd half over there! Katelyn interviews Sam & Bev and it’s a lot of fun.
August 28, 2019
Bev and Sam chat with Amy Dingmann, host of the podcast A Farmish Kind of Life and author of the popular blog by the same name, all about MONEY! Prepare to sweat, or not! Amy published a wonderful book called “It’s Not About Money…Except When It Is”. Her book has some tips and tricks you can use to save a few bucks, but it's more about the mindset of spending, and it’s delivered in her funny, friendly, no-nonsense tone. They discuss the different types of people who consider themselves to be frugal, why some frugal living tips may not work for you, how to shift your focus when the belt has to be extra tight, and some of the hidden costs in living your dream farmish kind of life,
August 23, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss Herc the donk’s new attitude problem, photosensitivity in goats, an amazing new farm docudrama, a cow teat with some bling, and read a listener story about that one time a pig really did fly on her farm.
August 16, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss Facebook’s crackdown on animal buying and selling. They also chat about Facebook’s newest shareholder, seagulls living it up, and the wine and cheese pairing we’ve all been waiting for.
August 9, 2019
Sam and Bev discuss starting a Fall garden! Think it’s too late? Think again! Listen in and find out what plants thrive as the temp drops, what to do with the awesome things you harvest, and learn some fun facts and garden terminology. They also discuss a special corn maze theme, Bev’s new barn cats, a singing donkey, a potential farm murder, and read a hilarious listener story about riding bareback!
August 2, 2019
This episode is lovingly dedicated to Darby the goat. Bev shares everything she learned and witnessed while treating Darby for pneumonia. They lighten the mood by discussing a chicken breast that crawled off a plate in a restaurant, and a woman that saved a rooster from the Appalachian Trail.
July 31, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss how much fun they had at the Naperville Ale Fest, and give you their favorite tips to survive and thrive drinking at a beer festival.
July 26, 2019
Sam & Bev share what was in their Henny & Roo box, discuss everyone’s FAVORITE thing to find in their got herd - diarrhea, and have a great farm story starring raccoons!
July 24, 2019
Bev & Sam answer your burning questions! Some are farm related, some are not, and one made us ugly cry.
July 19, 2019
Who's Twain you ask? He has THE COOLEST job in the world as the small flock poultry consultant for Nutrena Feeds and he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to chickens and helping small flock owners be successful raising them. We discuss why chicken nutrition matters for your laying hens and meat birds, why straight run isn’t a worthwhile way to order chickens unless you really want roosters, how to find the perfect meat bird breed for the taste you are looking for, and what to expect when raising some of the different types of meat birds. Whether you eat meat, raise meat birds, or not, we think you'll find much of the knowledge shared by Twain super interesting!
July 12, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss Herc the donk’s healing issues, goat aprons, a rooster being sued, sheep tails, and read a wonderful listener saga about a baby donkey birth.
July 5, 2019
Bev & Sam revisit how to handle a feisty roo, Sam shares about her awesome new Omlet coop and gave it a racy name, and shares an update on the Coop Dreams hatching eggs and finally gets answers about the issue Herc the donkey is having from his original gelding surgery.
July 3, 2019
Sam & Bev chat with Jay Hill, co-owner of Chaffhaye and so much more! This is not just a long commercial for Chaffhaye, though you will learn about this premium feed and why Bev is obsessed with it. Also hear how Jay went from farming 10 acres at 16 years old to over 1,800 acres, why he’s a large scale production farmer and how myths about large farms are so wrong, and what his sustainable farming model means to him, the earth, and those that consume his products.
June 28, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss how the recent flooding is affecting farmers’ mental health, what’s being done to help, and who you should call when you’re in crisis. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In the UK the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.
June 21, 2019
Sam & Bev chat about Herc the donk’s gelding complication, hatching the Coop Dreams eggs, and the ins and outs of crop insurance.
June 19, 2019
Bev & Sam share their experiences from day 3 of Coop Camp 2019 in this special minisode. They discuss some of the fascinating things they learned from the presenters, and share what aspects of Coop Camp 2019 are the most memorable.
June 14, 2019
Sam & Bev went to Coop Camp! Whoop-Whoop! In this special episode they discuss the first two days of Coop Camp in their entirety and what it was like getting ready to leave their farms for 4 days, the stress they felt putting a presentation together, finding the nerve to speak in front of an audience, and the topics discussed during the first day of presentations and their favorite nugget of info from each speaker. Day 3 of Coop Camp will be covered in the next minisode!
June 7, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss the Midwest flooding and how it’s cause crop planting delays and erosion of topsoil. They deep dive into what topsoil is, how flooding really effects it, and the steps farmers may decide to take to repair the damage. Bev has fun with some goat larping, Sam is dreaming about a Civil War era farm that’s for sale, and they share why your don’t need to panic if your goat eats Bluekote.
May 31, 2019
Sam & Bev follow up on putting fish in the livestock water tank, discuss what the heck garlic scapes are and why you should harvest them, everybody’s favorite rooster weapons - SPURS, and how Game of Thrones saved a farm.
May 24, 2019
Bev and Sam discuss the lesser known 4th sister in the three sisters gardening method and toss in a 5th sister for the fun of it, what happens when you build an electric garden fence without doing any research whatsoever, and have horrifying and heartwarming can’t evens.
May 17, 2019
Sam & Bev follow up on the girl scout garden and giving yourself some mom credit, open and discuss their May Henny & Roo boxes, gender roles on the farm, the other podcasts they are listening to, and what happened when activists showed up at a farm.
May 15, 2019
Bev & Sam have an AMAZING chat with Venise from The Simple Goodness Sisters all about the garden to glass cocktail movement. Learn about how these sisters started their simple syrup business, farm and locally source their ingredients, come up with seasonal flavors and develop cocktail recipes, what goes into manufacturing their simple syrups, growing edible flowers and herbs at home and use them in your own drinks, how some herbs are extremely difficult to grow from seed at home, and kid friendly ways to use their simple syrups.
May 10, 2019
Sam’s goslings arrived and they are just too dang cute! Bev started a community garden for her daughter’s girl scout troop and talks about how reality was so different than what she pictured, but has some sage advice for those who want to give something similar a try. They both share the struggles they’ve had as a mom and stepmom to include the kids in the farm thing and why we should all feel less mom and stepmom shame, and discuss the new TV show Bless This Mess.
May 3, 2019
Bev & Sam follow up on the donkey’s cross, Sam’s expectant bunnies, and growing hemp in Michigan. They also discuss Herc’s gelding surgery, and some fun things they can’t even get over from the internet.
April 26, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss Herc the donk’s bad biting manners, putting fish in livestock water tanks to keep them clean, and how science, religion, and pop culture collide with donkeys.
April 19, 2019
Bev realizes she doesn’t know proper equine terms (still doesn’t apparently) and she discusses how Herc is getting along famously at her farm, they open and chat about their Henny & Roo April boxes, and Sam shares part II of prepping for goslings dropping more knowledge on raising waterfowl and what you can expect to be ALL over your farm when you have ducks.
April 12, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss Herc the donk arriving home, how to prep for raising goslings and ducklings and how it is different from chicks, and they read a listener farm story.
April 9, 2019
Bev & Sam had SO much fun and learned a ton in this interview with Lindsey from Chickens Matter, a rescue for chickens. They discuss chicken yoga, how much work baby chicks really are, her secret to successfully deal with an aggressive rooster, humanely dispatching roos that are not able to be rehabilitated, dealing with bio-security when taking in new birds all the time, the problem with egg carton labels when you buy eggs, how she tries to make the lives of commercial chickens better, some candid advice for those wishing to start their own chicken rescue, and ways you can help show that chickens really do matter.
April 5, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss gelding a donkey, breeding bunnies, what to expect when your rabbit is expecting, tell a story about potatoes, and talk about how Bev has totally turned into a crazy plant lady.
March 29, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss Ohio byways, Donkey 101, food news, and Joanna Gaines’ cookbook.
March 22, 2019
Sam & Bev discuss something you should be aware of if feeding goats alfalfa, the great famine, growing sprouting potatoes. and a fun farm story from the news!
March 15, 2019
Bev & Sam discuss getting prepped BEFORE you start germinating seeds, the awesome things in their Henny & Roo boxes, what to do when you run out of hay, The Littlest Big Farm movie, and read a listener story that makes them both cry.
March 8, 2019
Sam & Bev celebrate one year of Drink & Farm, discuss supernumerarey teats, sheet mulch, and the hows and whys of a three sisters garden.
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