Overcoming New Farm Challenges and Refining Fodder Economics with Tim Bork of Brush Arbor Farmstead – Grass Fed Life (GFL60x)

Pastured poultry. What is that? Poultry raised on grass. Outside, on the pasture, eat some grass, but also eating a lot of grain. What if you want to raise pastured poultry, but you don’t have any grass? You have pasture, but it’s not green, or the pasture is just an area outside. In many cases if it was cattle, you …

Beyond Homesteading with farmers and authors of The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty (GFL51x)

Today show will take another look at the topic of farmsteading, when I talk to farmers and authors of the book The Independent Farmstead Shawn and Beth Dougherty. Their journey into farmsteading started out romantic and then got real. In their words… “When we bought the Sow’s Ear in 1996 and began the process of turning it into a family …

Starting a Farm and Staying Married – A Couple’s Farm Start-Up Experience – Grass Fed Life – Episode 24

  Last week we heard from Brandy Simpson, Darby’s wife, on what starting a farm was like on the other side, the non-entrepreneur side, the spouse side. Today we’ll continue to round out that view, because this week Brandy is back, and joined by Darby, as they talk more about startup, their relationship, and holding it all together. How did …

Crushing It and Failing – The Tale of Two Pastured Poultry Businesses Run by the Same Farmer with John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms (PVP134)

Imagine it’s your first year in college and you get an offer to go be an apprentice on farm. You’ve never farmed before. And you’ve never really thought about farming before. Taking the offer means that you would need to drop out of college to commit to the apprenticeship. And so would you future wife, because you’re also engaged. She …

It’s Your Dream, Not Mine – Farm Transition – The View from the Farmer’s Wife with Brandy Simpson – Grass Fed Life – Episode 23

  Today’s episode is a special one. It is part one of a mini-series focusing on farm start up, but from the other side- not the side of the farmer, instead from the side of the farmer’s wife. It’s a conversation with Darby’s wife Brandy and what it was like to be the farmer’s wife and transition into farming in …