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Welcome to Cog Hill Farm. We do a weekly podcast where we talk about our experience here on the farm and dive into homesteading, gardening, poultry, and other farm livestock topics.

Cog Hill Farm | Life On a Homestead Jason Smith

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 111 Ratings

Welcome to Cog Hill Farm. We do a weekly podcast where we talk about our experience here on the farm and dive into homesteading, gardening, poultry, and other farm livestock topics.

    Starting Onions From Seed - Cogcast Podcast #70

    Starting Onions From Seed - Cogcast Podcast #70

    In today's home gardening episode we are talking about starting onions from seed.
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    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer)

    • 16 min
    How We Handle WEEDS In The Garden (The Magical Tarp) - Cogcast Podcast #69

    How We Handle WEEDS In The Garden (The Magical Tarp) - Cogcast Podcast #69

    In today's home gardening episode we are going to go in depth on the few small steps we do here on the homestead to control weeds in the garden.  Weeds are something we all battle in the garden, but I have found an easy method that really helps keep the weed pressure down in my garden.  I love doing this in between each crop cycle or between gardening seasons, and so I'm prepping our backyard garden for the upcoming fall planting season by tilling and tarping and also I am planting warm weather cover crops as well which also smother out weeds and improve my garden's soil. Also a quick homestead update on all the livestock, including the new baby goats.
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    Check out our MAIN YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CogHillFarmJasonSmith  
    Best Planter We Have Ever Had! GreenStalk Vertical Planter: https://lddy.no/7s1k (Promo Code COGHILLFARM for $10 off)
    For all your Cog Hill Farm Merchandise go to https://www.thecoghillfarm.com
    SHOP our Favorite Homestead & Farm Products on AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2PrGVWV 
    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer)

    • 28 min
    The Time Is NOW For Your Fall Garden In Your Backyard or Homestead - Cogcast Podcast #67

    The Time Is NOW For Your Fall Garden In Your Backyard or Homestead - Cogcast Podcast #67

    On today's homesteading podcast we are getting into starting your fall garden, and what seeds and vegetables we are actually growing in our fall garden, and also talk more about cool season cover crops for your backyard garden on your own homestead. 
    Best garden supplies & seeds around:  Hoss Tools: https://shrsl.com/11a6g (Promo Code coghill for FREE seeds!)
    Best Planter We Have Ever Had! GreenStalk Vertical Planter: https://lddy.no/7s1k (Promo Code COGHILLFARM for $10 off)
    For all your Cog Hill Farm Merchandise go to https://www.thecoghillfarm.com
    SHOP our Favorite Homestead & Farm Products on AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2PrGVWV 
    Check out our MAIN YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CogHillFarmJasonSmith  
    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer)

    • 31 min
    The WINNERS and LOSERS In The Garden This Year - Cogcast Podcast #66

    The WINNERS and LOSERS In The Garden This Year - Cogcast Podcast #66

    This was by far our best Summer garden ever.  The tomatoes were unreal, the squash was relentless, the cucumbers went crazy, the cantaloupe surprised me, and the flower garden was spectacular.  All that being said, we had some losers in the garden as well.  So in this garden podcast episode, we go into depth about what vegetables worked and which veggies did not work in our home garden this year, or at least for the Spring and Summer. 
    For any of these tomato seeds go check out Hoss Tools: https://shrsl.com/11a6g (Promo Code coghill for FREE seeds!)
    Best Planter We Have Ever Had! GreenStalk Vertical Planter: https://lddy.no/7s1k (Promo Code COGHILLFARM for $10 off)
    For all your Cog Hill Farm Merchandise go to https://www.thecoghillfarm.com
    SHOP our Favorite Homestead & Farm Products on AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2PrGVWV 
    Check out our MAIN YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CogHillFarmJasonSmith  
    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer)

    • 34 min
    How We Handle Sick Chickens and Poultry On Our Homestead - Cogcast Podcast #65

    How We Handle Sick Chickens and Poultry On Our Homestead - Cogcast Podcast #65

    We get asked a lot about how do we handle sick chickens or poultry, especially here recently with this hot summer weather.  It is the prime environment for respiratory infections on your farm or homestead. So today we talk about what we do if a chicken or turkey or even duck were to get sick on our homestead, and what types of poultry medicines do we have in our farm animal medicine cabinet. 
     
    For all your Cog Hill Farm Merchandise go to https://www.thecoghillfarm.com
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    Check out our MAIN YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CogHillFarmJasonSmith  
    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer

    • 19 min
    The BEST Tomato We Grew This Year -- Cogcast Podcast #64

    The BEST Tomato We Grew This Year -- Cogcast Podcast #64

    This was by far the BEST tomato year ever in our garden here on the homestead.  We grew 4 varieties of tomatoes, the Bella Rosa, The Red Snapper, The Tachi, and Sungolds.  Two of these types of tomatoes we have grown in the past and they are the bella rosa determinant tomato, which is a slicer, and the sungold, indeterminate tomato, which is a cherry.  The two new varieties were the Red Snapper, determinant tomato, which is a slicer, and the Tachi tomato, which is a paste tomato.  All of these varieties of tomatoes by far exceeded my expectations. We already knew the sungolds and the bella rosa were going to be awesome, but the Tachi and the red snapper really blew me away, in different wasy.  I have struggled in the past with growing your paste style tomato like a roma or Amish paste, and actually stopped growing them, but until Travis over at Hoss Tools talked me into trying the Tachis, and they were unreal.  They are a short plant but the fruit production was unreal.  I literally had more tomatoes on one plant than I did tomato leaves.  I mean slap loaded down!  The red snapper was the most vigorous tomato plant of the bunch.  It came out the gate like gang busters and also was the healthiest plant of them all.  Showing unbelievable disease resistance and also pest resistance.  I had no issues with any blight or fungus with them, but what was the most impressive thing of the red snapper mater, was the size of the fruit it producers.  These tomatoes are the size of softballs or bigger, and lots of them.  The flavor is not as good as the bella rosa in my opinion, but it is not way off either.  So going forward, I will continue growing my favorite tomato, the bella rosa and my favorite cherry tomato, the sun gold, but I am going to keep growing these Red Snappers, and depending on how canned tomatoes I have left, the Tachi, and I am also thinking about trying a another one for next year called the Brickyard tomato.  Y'all keep gardening and growing!!
    Y'all be good!!
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    For all your Cog Hill Farm Merchandise go to https://www.thecoghillfarm.com
    SHOP our Favorite Homestead & Farm Products on AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2PrGVWV 
    Check out our MAIN YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CogHillFarmJasonSmith  
    Best Planter We Have Ever Had! GreenStalk Vertical Planter: https://lddy.no/7s1k (Promo Code COGHILLFARM for $10 off)
    Thanks for listening & hope y'all have the best day ever!
    Jason Smith (The Dancing Farmer)

    • 27 min

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