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Episode-1113- Fodder Systems and Small Scale Farming with Teresa Hord

quartzridgeTeresa Hord runs Quartz Ridge Ranch along with her husband and children.  Quartz Ridge is a small heritage breed ranch located in Georgetown, California. The property is 100% off-grid. They raise dairy goats, American Guinea Hogs, Muscovy Ducks, Chickens and Geese.

Teresa and here family are able to feed their animals between 70-100% of their diet using a fodder system tehy designed.   Teresa’s Jeremy works as a city firefighter and Teresa is a stay-at-home Mom. Together they have three children ages 9, 4 and 20 months.

Teresa joins us today to discuss DIY Fodder Systems and using them for small scale livestock production.  Including why they choose to start feeding fodder and how you can grow your own feed for about 6 cents a pound!

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • What are the basic requirements for a successful fodder system
  • What are the components of the fodder system
  • What can you sprout and how long does it take
  • What animals can you feed  on fodder
  • The proper ways to supplement when feeding fodder to some animals
  • What they would we do differently the second time around
  • Why they are now using rain gutters as grow beds
  • Advice for land seekers who want a small ranch/farm
  • Thoughts on a farm that provides for your vs provides for your entire income

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Episode-571- Marjory Wildcraft of Back Yard Food Production

Today Marjory Wildcraft of Back Yard Food Production joins us to discuss taking control of your own food supply with home growing, small livestock and community building.

Not long ago humans fed themselves, provided for their on needs and were largely self sufficient. They knew how to feed themselves, how to take care of animals, what to plant and what to do when something went wrong. Marjory’s DVD, “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge.

Join us today as we discuss…

  • Making the move from the corporate world to the rural one
  • Seeing the coming crash was easy if you were looking for it
  • Replacing fear and panic with power and action
  • What is in our food today, why take control
  • Keeping live stock with out living off the feed store
  • The truth about meat, meat isn’t the problem it is what’s in the meat
  • How to deal with killing and butchering your own animals
  • The link between hunting and gratitude during slaughter
  • A free book to identify and harvest wild invasive edible plants (this rocks)
  • Thoughts on GMOs and the risk they represent
  • A differing view on “invasive plant species”
  • The concept of natural succession

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Episode-263- An Interview with Matt Hundley aka Trioxin

Today while I am off in the San Bernardino National Forest at Dirt Time 09 I am airing an interview with Matt Hundley I did a bit over a week ago.  Matt goes by the forum handle Trioxin on our forum.  Matt is a really great guy and a proud member of our forum and serves on our moderator squad as well.

Join me today as Matt and I discuss things like…

  • The forum hits 3000 real members and the moderators rack up almost 3300 confirmed spammer kills
  • A bit on gardening and an introduction to the ground cherry
  • Using a cheap incubator to sprout seeds (a like duh moment)
  • How to build a small scale back up power box
  • Moving into a small scale solar back up system
  • How to get free solar panels, yes it really works
  • Learning to see what is right in front of your face
  • A shot cut for dehydrating veggies, cheap and no blanching required
  • A bit about small live stock and the symbiosis between chickens, dogs and rabbits
  • Why you may want a rooster even if you don’t want meat chickens right now
  • Lessons from Detroit and New Orleans when there was not disaster in either
  • How to get out of the rat race

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Episode-31- Small Livestock and Wild Protein Sources

Today we discuss 3 different options for keeping small livestock and several different sources of wild game and fish. I also do a brief rant about the nonsense coming out of both campaigns in reference to “off shore drilling” just to keep things interesting. Tune in today to learn…

  • About keeping chickens for meat or even just for eggs
  • The importance of keeping your animals protected from predators
  • A new idea for a portable chicken coop that works with raised bed gardening
  • Thoughts about keeping rabbits
  • A few ideas on small scale aquaculture
  • Methods of fishing that are actually profitable
  • Where the humble squirrel fits into homestead protein needs
  • Thoughts on the whitetail deer and its’ extensive range
  • Where do groundhogs, opossums and raccoons fit in the mix
  • Trotlining and Jug Fishing for more productive catfish harvests
  • A bit about white bass as an everyday high volume fishing option

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