Karen Lynn is so excited to interview her good blogging friend Heidi Gonzales from Tres Rios Farm……Heidi is someone many of you can relate to and be inspired by she is a 40+ housewife, mother, grandma, goat, chicken, and cow wrangler, gardener, quilter, blogger and all around busy bee. She was born in the city, grew up in the burbs, and she has longed to live rural for much of my life. As retirement grew close her and her husband began looking for a homestead to call our own. We found it, and I have been LIVING my farm girl dreams ever since. Continue reading Goat Farming & Farm Living!→
Pasture raised pork, chicken, and beef… The Surreal News
Host: Doug Carlston “GoatHollow”
Join us on GoatHollow and the Surreal news this Wednesday (11-05-14) for a special guest!!! Chad Stamps produces pasture raised pork, chicken, and beef on his farm In Iowa. He’s a Certified Permaculture Designer, having trained under Geoff Lawton. He’s also trained in “Advanced Farm and Homestead Design”, and will soon be hosting classes in Homesteading at his farm. He hosts the “Midwest Homesteading and Permaculture” group on Facebook, and heads the Central Iowa Permaculture Guild. Continue reading Pasture raised pork, chicken, and beef…→
In this week’s episode, Mike talks with P. Allen Smith. Listen in as P. Allen Smith gives us some great tips if you grow veggies in a container as well as an in depth discussion on using manure in the garden as a source of nitrogen for your plants.
With the cost of eggs and chicken in the stores, and the uncertainty of exactly where they came from or what they have been fed, I’d like to start raising my own chickens. But unlike gardening, I know very little about chickens. I know barbecue wings with ranch dressing make a great snack. And I know that I don’t like my yolks runny. Beyond that, I’m clueless. I have so many questions. What breed is best for egg layers? What breed is best for meat? What is the best method for raising them…free range or a coop? How well do the chicken tractors work? Are there any foods that a chicken shouldn’t eat? How do you take care of them in the winter? I could do some research online and maybe get some answers. But I’d prefer to hear from someone with first-hand experience.
Well, help has arrived! To get questions to these answers and many more, I have enlisted the help of Paul Wheaton. Many of you may know Paul from his extensive list of YouTube videos about rocket stoves. Here is his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/paulwheaton12 others may know him from his permaculture forum… http://www.permies.com/ where they discuss everything from vermicomposting, greenhouses, hugelkultur, to rocket mass heaters and chickens. Paul has years of experience in raising chickens of many breeds, and has a wealth of knowledge that should be of benefit to anyone considering raising their own chickens. Join us on this edition of “Preparing to Provide” for what promises to be a very informative and entertaining discussion about all things pertaining to chickens.
Thanks to Parker of Berkey Water Filters, we were able to discuss in-depth water purification last week. This week, we’ll finish the rest of the story: how to filter water after a nuclear event, and the water boiling purification method. Next…watch out! Grain, beef, Pork and chicken prices are about to skyrocket. A lot of good talk on hunting and different methods. Find out how to combat the rising price of food storage all on Off Grid Preppers. Listen to this show in player below.
Are you chicken? With the continuing drought in the Mid-West, corn prices have hit an all time high on the commodities markets. Beef and pork prices are primed to soar! Join GoatHollow this Wednesday 8/1/2012 at 8:00 p.m. Central time, for a discussion on keeping a few backyard chickens, the advantages, pitfalls, and gaining permission from your city. (maybe we’ll talk about goats / rabbits etc., too lol) Listen to this show in player below!