• Planting cover crop using cows not a seed drill - Duration: 5 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    Use a cow not a Deere.
    1. Spread Cover Crop
    2. Feed hay over the crop
    3. Move cows off
  • Taking of brooders... every day - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    Brooder setup and care is the part of pastured poultry that gets over looked. Pen design, feed and processing tend to get the focus which is unfortunate because good brooding is essential to succes...
  • Pastured Hog Corral Setup - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    The last stage of raising pastured or forested pork can be the trickiest. In this video I show our mobile setup for corralling. We use a regular portable cattle corral panels reinforced with hog pa...
  • Making a Better Brooder Light - Duration: 8 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    For the last couple years I've used the Ohio hover for heating the brooder. This year I'm switching to a four bulb heat lamp. I took apart my hovers and used them to make the new lights. I bought o...
  • Natural Multiflora Rose Removal from Pasture - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This weed is a pain. In this video I talk about our natural way of getting rid of it. We mowed it with a tractor mounted brush hog for two years to get the stand to a height that sheep could eat it...
  • Fresh feed at the push of a button! - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Two years ago we decided to start making our own feed. This video shows the system we created. It takes the work out of making feed. No more mixing by hand. This setup uses motors and augers to pul...
  • Moving Pasture Raised Pigs - Duration: 111 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Pigs are the smartest animal on the farm and can also be the most stubborn. Moving pigs between paddocks can be a stressful event. It takes patience and training to make it easy. In this video I ta...
  • Mobile Coolbot Cooler - Duration: 107 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    I'm very excited about the latest technological innovation on the farm. Our mobile cooler is a DIY solution for cold storage and transportation. We made the box from insulation, plywood and hardwar...
  • Spring 2017 - Farm Update - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Things are starting to get going on the farm. Here is what we've been up to. I show off the new quick collection nest boxes we built. We also got 30+ pigs we're raising over this summer. They go ou...
  • Farm Update #20 - Cows out on pasture and forklift fixed - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Hey, it's another farm update that I filmed a couple weeks ago and finally got around to editing and uploading. We're busy getting ready for the coming summer growing season. In this update I talk ...
  • Farm Update Winter 2015 - Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Winter feels like it will never end. I stayed hard at work over the winter, I just didn't film much. Some of the projects I did film (so they are in the video) include a chip drop area by the barn,...
  • Fall Farm Update #2 - Getting Ready for Winter - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Since the last update the summer pigs went off to the butcher and I cleaned up their fencing in the woods. Then we got a new (old) tractor. It's a 1976 John Deere 2240. It's newer, bigger and more ...
  • Fall Farm Update #1 - What happened this summer... - Duration: 8 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Hey, I'm back after a busy summer. This update gives an overview of our summer. We brought in our hay way back in July. I fixed the tractor steering box and have been spreading lots of compost. Big...
  • Farm Friday #18 - Pigs on pasture, cattle in the corral and fixing the tractor - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Here is a quick update on some of what's been happening on the farm in the last couple weeks. Three weeks ago the pigs went out on pasture and immediately started eating grass and digging up b...
  • Farm Friday #17 - Gardening and Building Broiler Pens - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Plants are starting to pop up in the garden. The potatoes, radishes and onions are taking off as we keep planting the rest of the garden. We got trellises up for beans and cucumbers and planted our...
  • Farm Friday #16 - Chicken Crates, Truck Brakes and Project Updates - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week we got our chicken crates which we'll use for transporting meat birds out to their pasture pens and when their ready we'll use the crates to take them to slaughter. Also, this week I foun...
  • Farm Friday #15 - Cows, Layers & Meat Birds - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week the laying hens started following our beef herd in their mobile coop. The hens clean up after the cows. They eat up the bugs and scratch out the cow patties going after fly larvae. I also...
  • Farm Friday #14 - Meat birds on Pasture - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week the mobile chicken coop that broke got fixed. I put a new frame on the trailer with new roosts. Our first batch of Cornish Cross meat birds went out on pasture in their movable floor-less...
  • Farm Friday #13 - Training Laying Hens & Garden Planting - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week the youngest flock of laying hens went out on pasture in their mobile chicken coop. We have to train them to go into their coop at night. To do this we go out near sundown and keep the c...
  • Farm Friday #12 - Moving Animals & Greenhouses - Duration: 105 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    We're finally getting good weather so all of the animals are now out on pasture. Only the pigs and one flock of young layers are still in hoop houses. This flock is being trained to go into their n...
  • Farm Friday #11 - Spring Farm Babies and Projects - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Spring is here and with it comes new life to the farm. We've got babies everywhere! We've got farm kittens, chicks, bunnies, lambs and calves. So cute! As far as projects the mobile chicken coop go...
  • Farm Friday #10 - Cows on Pasture, Pigs making Compost, & Broiler Chicks Arrive - Duration: 118 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week was crazy busy. Our grazing season started Saturday with the cow leaving the barn and going out on pasture. Then on Monday I put white plastic over the new mobile chicken coop (eggmobile)...
  • Farm Friday #9 - Building an Eggmobile - Duration: 106 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week I finished the last big grain bin and got a lot done on the new mobile chicken coop. This will hold 300 of our pastured laying hens. It's built on a boat trailer that I converted to a wag...
  • Farm Friday #8 - Spring Tour and Grain Auger - Duration: 112 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week's highlights were a spring farm tour on Monday, finishing the grain auger which I used to fill one grain bin with 2 tons of wheat. The auger took a little work to get going but now it can...
  • Farm Friday #7 - I meet Joel Salatin, buy pigs and pick up chicks - Duration: 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Another busy week on the farm. I got 10 Tamworth pigs which will make up half of our summer forested pork. The layer chicks finally arrived and are now in the brooder. I finished converting the boa...
  • Farm Friday #6 - Chickens on Wheels, Lambs and More... - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week I bought a boat trailer which I'll use as the frame of mobile chicken coop. Our ewes started lambing. We've got two so far and expect a bunch more. Also got one of the hoop houses ready f...
  • Farm Friday #5 - Duration: 67 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    I cleaned out the brooder and made progress on the feed storage and grinding system.

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  • Farm Friday #4 - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Our milk cow Dolly gave birth to a little bull calf. I also made great progress on the feed grinding system. The first grain bin is up and the second one is nearly finished. Thanks for watching!

  • Farm Friday #3 - Duration: 45 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    This week the farm gets a hammer mill for grinding feed. I worked on the new feed setup. One grain bin is near completion. Also, spent time spreading bedding for cows and chickens.

    To find out mo...
  • Farm Friday #2 - Clean up, a Broken Truck & Grain Bins - Duration: 82 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Another weekend update... This week we cleaned up the shop. I fixed the starter motor on the farm truck and got started on our latest project. Grain bins for holding feed ingredients. More info on ...
  • Farm Friday #1 - Winter Cows, Pigs and Layer Pullets - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    First Video! I talk about what we've been doing this past week. Topics include cows and bedding pack, moving pigs and using them as rototillers and then a quick update on winter housing of layer pu...
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