Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
Tim and Liz have asked for you to post any ideas you have that you would like them to discuss on this page. They'll address them in a podcast when there is enough content for an episode.
LOVE your podcast!! Thank you SO MUCH for spending the time to share your experiences with all of us! Between your podcasts and your book, you have been a huge inspiration to us:) We are in the process of transitioning to our farm and have a few questions for ya!
1. What exactly do you feed your livestock guardian dogs?? Do you just do table scraps, grow specific things for them, or do you prepare extra meals? Since you have several dogs are table scraps enough??
2. What specifically do you grow to feed all your chickens and other livestock that need more than grass? We are currently planting LOTS of pasture and food plots... so your guidance would be extremely valuable.
Thank you and Congrats on the new book! Just downloaded it to the ipad...can't wait to get reading:)
How do you tell when a bird isn't laying much anymore and should be a stew bird (if you have a sizeable flock and aren't sure who is laying what)?
Do you ever track how much food you have grown for your own consumption? DO you have root cellars? Do you dry any of your vegetables or make jerky from the homegrown meat?
This is just my opinion, but... I think that recycling waste is the best thing since sliced bread. You might want to consider recycling through black soldier fly bin, aquaculture or vermicomposting first. This way you can reduce the number of pathogen vectors within a system. No animal should be forced to be a cannibal. Other than that, reuse all of it, one way or the other!
Could you please cover the topic of creating your Georgia Rednecks?
I didn't have a chance to read about them on your blog before you took it down.
Is there a way to access the archive of your blog??
Also, have you made any crosses between your Large Black and Ossabow?
I really look forward to your podcast and was devastated when you stopped doing them because I get so much from listening to them. I farm alone and listening to you is like having someone to share my ideas and values with. Thank you for taking the time to share with others.
A great topic would be on the logistics of processing free range pastured heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving. From catching them in the pasture, too special processing considerations, and then to delivery and customer interactions.
Specific to us -- we have become pretty comfortable with processing chickens and the process involved there. However, Ia m especially nervous about the Turkeys -- I think because they represent such a special part of peoples holiday meal and because we have so much invested into them in time and Money We have about 100 that we will be processing. Thanks Tim and Liz -- I can't wait to hear the next podcast -- it makes my commute back home much more appealing ;)
I love, love, love this podcast and can hardly wait for more! Some topics I would be interested in learning about (perhaps through interviews?):
1) Holistic Management of a Fiber Farm (llamas, wool goats, sheep, alpacas, rabbits, silk worms, cotton, nettles, flax...etc).
2) Hedgerows vs. Electric Fences
3) Progress reports on peoples experiments with food forests, huglekulture beds, gray water systems, and rain water catchment systems.
4) Dry Farming
5) More info on prepping. :)
Thank you so much!
Adopting colonial era farming techniques to modern homesteading/urbansteading. These could be herb/medicinal gardens, growing grains, preparing for seasonal changes. Also, growing dwarf fruit trees.
Everything Lynn P mentioned and anything more about pasture development as you do it.
What happened to the farmcast? We miss it! I'm having Tim and Liz withdrawal!
Please, oh, please can you keep podcasting?