Wild Oak Family Farm is a small family farm located in Coloma, California. The guiding philosophy for our farm, what we’re calling beyond organic, is based on permaculture principles and techniques. We’re going to design sustainable plant and animal systems that mimic the wild as much as possible. We started our farm in February 2018 and are podcasting to share our transition from a metropolitan life in Silicon Valley to a country life running a small farm. For the first few years we’ll be focused on establishing a permaculture food forest, vegetable garden, and livestock systems to produce all of our own food. Our plans for livestock include chickens, pigs, cattle, and hopefully a llama or donkey. You can listen to our bi-weekly podcasts and check us out on social media; the details are on our website http://www.wildoakfamilyfarm.com
Thank you to Jason Shaw for our background music, tracks can be found at audionautix.com.
S2E14: The Finale
We finally got around to editing our last podcast of 2019! Tune in to hear some of our highlights from Fall through Winter. It was recorded between Christmas and New Years so hopefully you’re in the holiday spirit. We share our unusual egg hunt story, talk about the wonders of azolla, and go on record with our plans for the veggie garden.
S2E13: Fall Broiler Roundup
In our second to last episode of 2019 we discuss our recent cooking escapades with bone broth and lard. We then dive into an analysis of how raising the Fall batch of broilers went and what changes we’ll be making for 2020.
S2E12: Winter Harvest
This is our second episode in two weeks! Dan finished up the floor and Miriam is ecstatic. The family also really enjoyed a long visit with our new nephew Alton at home in Folsom. We harvested some of our winter veggies and were able to share them with all our animals, and have also been accommodating our spoiled goats because of the rain.
S2E11: Gobble Gobble
We’ve gotten back to podcasting after a few months lapse so we’re doing a big update. We share how our Thanksgiving went with a new nephew, a wild turkey, and lots of food. We also give a quick overview of our fall round of broiler chickens, mention what’s been going on with our goats, and tell you how the garden is bedding down for the winter.
S2E10: Good Eatin’
We’re a little behind on podcasts at the moment, this was recorded back in mid-August. We should be back soon with another episode to discuss our transition into Fall on the farm. In the meantime we hope you enjoy hearing about rotational goat grazing, our plans for raising broilers in Fall, and the great food we’ve been eatin’ at home.
S2E9: Hey Rattlesnake, Don’t Bite My Face!
We finally started using our goats to clear the brush beyond our deck and let you know how it’s going, discuss poor Alice getting bit in the face by a rattlesnake, and go over our project to restore a broken down generator.
Great podcast about starting an organic sustainable farm
Dan & Miriam are my brother-in-law & sister-in-law. Even though my wife & I visit The Hannig Farm regularly, I still learn a lot about modern organic farm life on every episode. Great podcast!