166 episodes

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.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

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.

    New Episodes Coming... BUT...

    New Episodes Coming... BUT...

    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.

    • 2 min
    CoopCast - Episode X

    CoopCast - Episode X

    The beginning of the end - join us as we start to close the coopcast forever.

    • 7 min
    CoopCast 0163 - A reflection on the year & Auld Lang Syne

    CoopCast 0163 - A reflection on the year & Auld Lang Syne

    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!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    0162 Bees in Maryland, Bacon Genetic Engineering and Batman v Superman

    0162 Bees in Maryland, Bacon Genetic Engineering and Batman v Superman

    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

    • 47 min
    0161 Spring updates, beehives and a conversation about raw milk

    0161 Spring updates, beehives and a conversation about raw milk

    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!

    • 53 min
    0160 Hoophouse construction, winter bees and garden planning

    0160 Hoophouse construction, winter bees and garden planning

    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 - 
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Davefromaustralia ,

Best Podcast ever

What a fantastic Podcast. I discovered you in August 2019 and listened to a couple of CoopCasts per day on my daily commute. You have been great traveling companions for a few months. You hit a magic formula just by being yourselves. Great information - you convinced me not to farm pigs, great sense of humour, straight shooting, intelligence and passion. Chooks, Turkeys, Pigs, Dogs, Guns, Tractors, slugs with shells, tricycle riders and bunny meat. What else could you want in a podcast. I feel so lonely on my drives now. How about a quarterly update?.....

hungaryformaltesers ,

Fingers crossed

Really hope you guys make more pods xx
(From the 24 year old garden/farm chick in syd)

ladyroxanne ,

Love it

Just discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and started listening from the beginning, was so sad when I realized you guys are not putting out any new episodes. But, love it so much I’m going to stick with it and listen to all of them.

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