Wed, 17 July 2013
This week the rain has stopped and the farmers are much happier in their daily chores. We also are finished with our pastured broilers this year and introduce a visual element in this episode for you to follow along in our discussion of chicken processing. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chickenthistlefarm/9300657106/). We then talk about the day in general, the size of the chickens this year and the financials of pastured poultry. We then have a quick update on the pigs and the vegetable garden and CSA.
We then have a Rumination continuing on with last weeks whine-cast and talk about the things we have done that made the swampy weather just slightly more managable. Things like our drainage ditch, hut placement, round bales, checking during rain and how we need to improve our soil!
A new segment called the Chicken Thistle Nugget
This segment is a chance to share something small, a nugget of wisdom, if you will. And this week Kelli talks a bit about a farm blog post she found to be very interesting... http://www.thoughtfulfoodfarm.com/2/post/2013/07/money-money-money-money.html