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

[gap size=”75px”] 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…

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

[gap size=”75px”] 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…

The Pros and Cons of On Farm Poultry Processing with Farmer John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms (GFL50x)

[gap size=”75px”] Today we’ll be going to Oxford, NC to talk to John McAuley of Healthy Hen Farms and Chicken People. John’s someone who I have interviewed in the past and I wanted to have him back on to talk about one specific subject… on farm poultry processing. John and his wife Betsie process all…

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

  [gap size=”75px”] 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,…

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

[gap size=”50px”] 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…

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

  [gap size=”75px”] 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…