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CFAP 2 - Covid Food Assistance Program 2
We're still here! MIke joins Spence & they catch up. There's been a lot going on since our last recording in June (!).
We talk about the CFAP 2. If you're an independent poultry farmer, there's money you can apply for to make up for Covid losses.
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Pluckers & Processing
We're moving on up pluckerwise at Across the Creek Farm. We need to upgraded our plucker & luckily we know a guy (hint: it's Mike).
We also catch up with Mike about his new tractor, and catch up about goings on here at the farm.
New Land, New Plan
We got some big news here at Across the Creek Farm, even as we adjust to life in these crazy pandemic times. Mike & Spence catch up & Spence shares the big news. We had some internet issues in this episode, so we apologize for any sound quality issues
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It's been awhile & since the last episode & the pandemic has popped up. Things have changed very quickly on the farm & the we've had to pivot - no restuarant sales but the online delivery site is booming. We start off with an update on Mike's cotton patch goose hatching project & it's time for the springtime pullet run plus more! We had some internet issues...so apologize for any gaps.
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Winter Time Catch Up
It's been a minute. Spence & Mike are back after a rest & catch up what's been going on. The USDA's made some puzzling choices over the term pasture-raised, we've been putting up fence, basketball ended with a bang, we had a bad coyote attack on our goat herd, are finalists for a goose grant, and are taking a break from the piggies.
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When Animal "Rights" Folks Don't Respect Farm Boundaries
Mike updates us on his geese empire & Spence is getting the goose fever - who knows maybe the holler will be a honking in 2020! In other news, there's been a series of run ins with "animal rights" people among our friends in the pasture poultry & independent farm community, including at our own farm with a local cat-lady. Spence talks about it - it's a little looney - and how he handled it for better or worse.
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