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e.78: Affordable Farm Sensors | Layers vs Broilers

 Bob Siegfried of MidAtlantic Farm Sensors on wiring up your farm for better management, plus John McCauley of Chicken People returns to recommend the best bird to start with if you're new to pasturing livestock.

e74: Green Garlic, Easy Cut-Flowers, Keeping Birds Dry When It's Wet

This week: over-wintered crops like green garlic, some easy-peasy cut flowers to try out, and a tip for keeping pastured poultry dry and warm when it's wet and cold.

e.52: Mob Grazing: Shifting the Workload to your Livestock

Meg Grzeskiewicz on her no-nonsense approach to livestock breeding and
management. Does mob grazing really lead to healthier livestock management?

e.49 Regenerative Pasture Cropping with Colin Seis

This episode: Australian farmer Colin Seis talks about the system of no-till pasture cropping he helped develop that allowed him to resurrect a 3000 acre farm on the edge of destruction and turn it into a thriving example of truly regenerative agriculture.

e.48 Farm Fencing Done Well with Randy Cutler

This episode, Wisconsin farmer and fencing wizard Randy Cutler joins me to dish on the finer points of fencing your livestock for less stress and happier animals. 

Farm Glance: Yummy Yards' Chicken Coop

This post: Emi Do of Yummy Yards shares a few ideas for reducing labour in the chicken coop.

Farm Glance: Paul Slomp on Intensive Rotational Grazing

This post: Paul Slomp of Grazing Days Grass Fed Beef shares his knowledge about intensive rotational grazing.

Farm Glance: Yummy Yards' chick brooder/greenhouse bench

This post: Yummy Yards Farmer Emi Do conserves space by brooding chicks under her greenhouse bench

Another take on a hay feeder

This post: Jackie Lamb's hay feeder. Check it out!

Farm Glance: Claremont Ranch Organics' mobile chicken coops

This post: yet another approach to mobile chicken coops.

Sarah Flood's salad bar approach to poultry-rearing

This post: integrate chickens into your garden's fertility maintenance with the salad bar approach!

Farm Glance: Abundant Acres' light yet sturdy mobile chicken coop

This post: Abundant Acres' very mobile, very Russian chicken coop

Farm Glance: Blackbird Organics' Mobile Chicken Fortress

This post: Corey Brown of Blackbird Organics shares his Gimli-approved mobile chicken coop design

Farm Glance: When Livestock Goes Camping

An unplanned camping theme permeates this post, which features a couple of farmers' approaches to housing their animals.

Farm Glance: Animal Feeders

This post: a couple of readers share photos of their home-built livestock feeders and techniques

Farm Glance: Herrick Kimball's Whizbang Chicken Plucker

Herrick Kimball's inexpensive build-it-yourself chicken plucker will change your life if your life involves slaughtering chickens on the farm. 

Farm Glance: Susan Nelson's Hay Tractor

Susan Nelson took an old trailer and turned it into an easy way to move her hay feeder around the pasture

Farm Glance: JJ Homestead’s bale-twine vanquisher

This post:  an easy-to-make tool that Joe Klein built for cutting hay strings in a jiffy

Farm Glance: Susan and Vivi's small-scale milking system

Susan Nelson and Vivi Curuchet have developed a milking system for their small-scale dairy that is clean, efficient, and affordable to build.  The best part? The tracking they use to avoid lugging 60 pounds of milk around.