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Ep 61: Gone Cuckoo
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 61: Gone Cuckoo
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 61, Gone Cuckoo, opens with Satoyama Homestead stewards Will and Sarah rating their growing season an 8 out of 10 so far. Will details progress in the bee yard, including a modest honey harvest and first varroa treatment. Sarah describes the drama of introducing the new flock of pullets to the rooster, Jumpy, and brooder hen, Mayapple, who are the lone survivors of Will's recent cull. The edible landscape is in full swing with summer squash, greens, beans, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, and a mayapple, with promises of winter squash, peaches, persimmons, tomatoes, peppers, kiwiberries, elderberries, maypops, and the second raspberry harvest on the horizon. Sarah advises on the use of plant tags in the garden after realizing she's been erroneously harvesting her pinto soup beans as Italian green beans all season. Homestead chores were driven by hosting the recent baby shower; the homesteaders hope to make time for food preservation prior to Baby Caverly's arrival, but will not have a fall planting this season. Will shares his birding discovery of the yellow-billed cuckoo for homestead fun. Agricultural news about no-till farming, manure technology, and the future of glyphosate and Roundup conclude the episode.
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Yellow-billed cuckoo | All About Birds | Cornell Lab: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-billed_Cuckoo/overview
Compare call to wild turkey assembly call via National Wild Turkey Federation:
Ninth Circuit Rejects 'Monkey Selfie' Copyright Claim by Nicholas Iovino for Courthouse News Service:
Bayer Will Stop Selling Glyphosate to Honeowners by Philip Gruber for Lancaster Farming:
No-tiller: Farmers Should Follow Nature's Lead If They Want to Improve Soil Quality by Philip Gruber for Lancaster Farming:
Farmers Demonstrate Manure Technology by Courtney Love for Lancaster Farming:
Ep 60: Brood X
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 60: Brood X
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 60 finds Satoyama Homestead stewards Will and Sarah sharing some personal brood news of their own, and reflecting on successes and failures in the apiary, chicken coop, and edible landscape. Despite a strong spring bloom season, the bees are off to a slow start and do not have strong honey reserves. Broody hen Mayapple rejects the introduced chicks, which are instead being hand-raised in a plastic tote in the garage, confirming experiences shared by listener Wyoming Jo (https://www.instagram.com/jodhopper_g/). The stewards are enjoying decent harvests of strawberries, shell and snap peas, lettuce, and leafy greens, but Sarah is disappointed in a poor showing from her rhubarb, broccoli, and weak tomato seedlings. For homestead fun, the stewards have enjoyed citing songbird fledglings, groundhog pups, and even a pregnant whitetail doe on the property. While Brood X cicadas were a bust on the homestead, Sarah reveals she is busting her waistline at 6 months pregnant with the couple's first child. We look forward to putting Baby Caverly to work on the homestead in the coming years! For homestead chores, the stewards talk turf and path maintenance, invasives management, garden bed prep, and vegetable transplants. The show closes with four agricultural news articles on the topic of "The Law of Unintended Consequences" or, as they say on the DarkHose Podcast, "Welcome to Complex Systems" about ineffective whitetail deer controls, how a pallet shortage will impact produce distribution, new technology to detoxify beehives of insecticides, and the upside of respecting complex systems on a cattle ranch.
Periodical cicada by Greg Hoover and Michael Skvarla for Penn State Extension: https://extension.psu.edu/periodical-cicada
'Incredible Waste of Money': America's Most Ineffective Deer Management Program by Patrick Durkin for Meateater: https://www.themeateater.com/conservation/wildlife-management/incredible-waste-of-money-americas-most-ineffective-deer-management-program
Pallet Shortage Could Hinder Produce Transport from Lancaster Farming Briefs, May 29, 2021, page A10 (not found online)
Pollen-sized Technology Protects Bees from Deadly Insecticides by Krishna Ramanujan of Cornell University from Lancaster Farming:
Patience Pays for Grass-fed Beef Farmer by Tom Venesky for Lancaster Farming:
Ep 59: Meat Garden
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 59: Meat Garden
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 59 begins with a visit to the bee yard, including an update on package installations, diagnosing queenlessness, and spring feeding techniques with homestead apiarist Will. Then, Sarah reviews three varieties of spring fever in the chicken coop: broodiness, Mycoplasma flare-ups, and wantonly crossing the road. The edible landscape is back in production as Sarah manages the seedling lifecycle from seed to transplant, including challenges with germination, seed hoarding, and pest predation. Most early season crops are now planted in the garden, with hot season crops starting in the garage nursery. Elsewhere on the edible landscape, the stewards are pulling (and eating!) invasive garlic mustard, pruning berry canes and shrubs, and spraying copper fungicide for pathogen management. For homestead fun, we are hunting morels, sustainably harvesting ramps (wild leeks), and planting a meat garden. Agricultural news on what we can learn about pathogen resistance from feral honeybee colonies and native pollinators.
Food plots guides by National Deer Association:
Feral colonies provide clues to enhancing honey bee tolerance to pathogens from Penn State News:
Study: Bumble bees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads from Penn State News:
Nesting resources [for pollinators] by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation:
Plant lists & collections from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center:
Ep 58: Spring Forward
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 58: Spring Forward
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 58, Daylight Saving Time edition, opens with small livestock winter survival observations from the apiary and chicken coop with homestead stewards Will and Sarah. The edible landscape is going back into production as Sarah breaks ground for the early season, planting peas, carrots, radishes, turnips, and baby lettuce. The garlic planted in November 2020 is sprouting. Sarah also discusses starting lettuce, spinach, and rainbow swiss chard transplants in the indoor nursery. For homestead fun, we visit the snow geese migration at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, and invite you to check out Will's game camera exploits at the homestead instagram, https://www.instagram.com/spreadcasts/ Homestead chores include dormant pruning in the orchard, rejuvenation pruning the native woody perennials, and spring clean-up of perennial wildflowers in the pocket meadows. Agricultural news celebrates "doing good in the neighborhood" with stories on food waste, helping fight food insecurity, and the multiplier effect of the success of Weaver poultry company.
Lawn people: How grasses, weeds, and chemicals make us who we are by Paul Robbins http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/873737558
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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Migration Update https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/ContactInformation/Southeast/MiddleCreekWildlifeManagementArea/Pages/MigrationUpdate.aspx
17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates | Candace Choi for the Associated Press (as seen in Lancaster Farming)
How You Can Help Fight Food Insecurity | Richard Kralj | Lancaster Farming
Family Living Focus | March, 13, 2021 | p. B3 (not found online)
17 Dressed Chickens Built a Living Legacy | Dick Wanner for Lancaster Farming
Ep 57: Heinz-sight is 2020
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 57: Heinz-sight is 2020
The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 57 opens with beeyard winterizing tips from homestead steward and resident apiarist Will - combine hives, ensure adequate honey supply, and wrap with tar paper for insulation. Sarah gives a molting status update from the chicken coop, explains weird chicken behavior, and advises increased dietary protein as supportive therapy for feather growth. The edible landscape is cleaned up from potentially infected plant matter and mulched with leafmould compost, while cabbage, chard, collards, kale, mustard, and sorrel are still producing. Seasonal homestead fun / chores including canning preserves, running biomass through the chipper/shredder, hunting, and measuring specimens for PA Big Trees. Our 2020 homestead holiday gift guide includes a 1-gallon garden chemical sprayer, Indian pump, and freezer-safe canning jars. We share agriculture news from Morgan Irons, Cornell graduate student, who is sending the first organic Earth soil to space - for science!
Chicken behavior during molting - or, why have my chickens gone crazy?!
Chapin 1-gallon Home & Garden Sprayer
Smith Indian Fire Pumps
Take the guesswork out of jar selection
PA Big Trees
Striking pay dirt: Cornell soil soars to the space station
Ep 56: Take the (ethical) shot!
Ep 56: Take the (ethical) shot!
Original Transplants Podcast episode 56 Take the (Ethical) Shot! begins with questions from new Pennsylvanians [at]theroadstead via Instagram about PA homesteading and composting, and from a new homestead friend via email to satoyamahs[at]gmail[dot]com about rain barrels. Shout out to Camels Hump Rain Barrels in Phoenixville, PA! Will recounts his archery season opening day experience, and Will and Sarah share perspectives on how to prepare to be a successful ethical hunter. We then return to our normal podcast programming, with a visit to the late season beeyard, where Will is combining hives and delivering a final formic acid varroa treatment, and to the chicken coop, where Sarah is providing supportive therapy for molting chickens. The edible landscape enters its third growing season with a light frost days before the fall equinox, and Sarah is still pulling in kiwiberries, leafy greens, soup beans, and tomatoes and peppers from the dedicated chiles rellenos garden. Satoyama stewards prepare for winter by polishing the woodstove and chipping this season's weeds, including stilt grass, to make room for fall leaf drop. Will shares news from Entomology Today about ticks' sixth sense.
Camels Hump Rain Barrles http://www.camels-hump.com/
Entomology Today - An Up-Close Look at the Tiny Sensory Pits That Ticks Use to Smell
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Sarah and Will are informative and I really enjoy the show. I like that they cover the successes and failures that they’ve had and how they are adapting their plans as they go. This show is a good soundtrack to my own Homestead Chores/Fun.
Great stories! Great Conversation!
Y’all are great. I love the relaxed conversation it really makes the listener feel like we are sitting around the table with you.
I especially love hearing updates from your homestead because I am trying to get to where I’ll be doing all the things you are doing there.
Please keep up the good work it is greatly appreciated!
Honest commentary on there own homestead journey
Listening to this pod cast is like watching the history channel, in that it is both entertaining and informative. Sarah and Will go into great detail on there own homestead experience, and I love the agg news section they do near the end of each episode:)