KYF #069: Blue Yurt Farms with Erin Kelly

KYF #069: Blue Yurt Farms | Living in a blue yurt on 22 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they share their homestead with sheep, geese, chickens, pigs and dogs Loki and Eva. Who are they? Mike and Erin from Blue Yurt Farms. And today, you get to meet Erin. She talks about their yurt living experience and advice, as well as homesteading lessons and all about fermented chicken feed. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/69

Living in a blue yurt on 22 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they share their homestead with sheep, geese, chickens, pigs and dogs Loki and Eva. Who are they? Mike and Erin from Blue Yurt Farms. And today, you get to meet Erin. She talks about their yurt living experience and advice, as well as homesteading lessons and all about fermented chicken feed. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #067: The Urban Farm with Greg Peterson

KYF #067: The Urban Farm with Greg Peterson | For the last 25 years, Greg Peterson has been urban farming on 1/3 acre city lot in Phoenix, Arizona. His home, The Urban Farm, is a showcase of beautiful and productive permaculture -- a chicken run, gardens, 85 fruit trees including apple and citrus hedges, and much more! Get to know Greg and The Urban Farm in today's podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/67

For the last 25 years, Greg Peterson has been urban farming on 1/3 acre city lot in Phoenix, Arizona. His home, The Urban Farm, is a showcase of beautiful and productive permaculture — a chicken run, gardens, 85 fruit trees including apple and citrus hedges, and much more! Get to know Greg and The Urban Farm in today’s podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots with Melissa Norris

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots | Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn't know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she's on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/66

Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn’t know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she’s on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow

How to Homestead Without 100 Acres and A Cow | When I hear the following comment: "I really want to homestead, but we're waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage." I usually respond with this: "If you have a home, you have a homestead." Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don't have). | GNOWFGLINS.com

When I hear the following comment: “I really want to homestead, but we’re waiting until we can afford to buy an acreage.” I usually respond with this: “If you have a home, you have a homestead.” Today I will share ways you can create a homestead, regardless of where you live or the resources you have (or don’t have). [by Jenny Cazzola]

Raw Cat Feeding (Plus Cat Food Recipe)

Raw Cat Feeding (Plus Cat Food Recipe) | I don't believe in spending exorbitant amounts of money to keep an ailing animal alive, but I do believe in humane treatment and loving care as much as possible. When our cat Ezra’s kidneys were ailing, I researched good diets that could help her. Over the recent years I had not given much attention to the type of diet a cat should eat: rather than Friskies, a diet fitted to the feline nature. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I don’t believe in spending exorbitant amounts of money to keep an ailing animal alive, but I do believe in humane treatment and loving care as much as possible. When our cat Ezra’s kidneys were ailing, I researched good diets that could help her. Over the recent years I had not given much attention to the type of diet a cat should eat: rather than Friskies, a diet fitted to the feline nature. [by Tracey Vierra]

KYF #063: Wild Nutrient-Dense Protein with Alderspring Ranch

KYF #063: Wild Nutrient-Dense Protein with Alderspring Ranch | Wild nutrient-dense protein. It's what Glenn Alzinga and his family raise on pristine, highly mineralized range-land at Alderspring Ranch in May, Idaho. In today's podcast, I visit with Glenn about his ranch, his family (he and his wife have 7 daughters), the concept of "wild" protein, resources for anyone else who wants to produce pastured meat, and much more! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/63

Wild nutrient-dense protein. It’s what Glenn Elzinga and his family raise on pristine, highly mineralized range-land at Alderspring Ranch in May, Idaho. In today’s podcast, I visit with Glenn about his ranch, his family (he and his wife have 7 daughters), the concept of “wild” protein, resources for anyone else who wants to produce pastured meat, and much more! Plus… find out how to save nearly 24% on wild salmon plus the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]