Saturday, September 24, 2016

Episode 183, Liberty Ridge Update Part 2

Continuing the last show's review of status and lessons learned here at Liberty Ridge, three years in:
  • Chickens--coops, runs, fencing, gates, egg production, regular chores, raising chicks, approaches for providing fresh water (including in freezing temperatures), managing the poop, bedding material, automatic coop doors, predators, lost chickens, and (finally) chickens will eat anything, so be careful what you feed them.
  • Weeds--a surprising problem on the homestead, how we handled them (and will handle them in the future).
  • Tractors--size/power, attachments, problems, safety (tractors can be dangerous)
  • Propane--homestead fuel of choice
Throw in a couple updates from Ol' Remus and Kurt Schlicter, and it all makes for a pretty nice show.  Give it a listen!

Pictured: A single day's egg production from earlier this year. The brown eggs are from our Cinnamon Queens. The blues come from our Easter Eggers. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Episode 182, Hillary News, Liberty Ridge Update

Mixed episode this time, starting with the latest pratfalls from Camp Pain 2016, also known as Americas Distraction 2016, to wit:

  • Hillary for Hospice
  • Clinton attacks Alt-Right, thereby promoting it
  • FBI = Fully Bedded In (with Clinton and other Lefties)
  • Deplorable Me (Hillary is the Basket Case)
The balance of this episode switches to much more agreeable topics (for me)--an update on life on Liberty Ridge, as we recently crossed the three-year mark.  We've learned a lot of lessons about setting up a new homestead, and there's no better time than the approaching doom of the election (which is more of an extinction-level event if you ask me) to relate them in The Shrugging Out Podcast.  Gardens and Chickens and Weeds, oh my.

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