Ghost Fawn Podcast

Building a Homestead from Scratch in Connecticut's Quiet Corner

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Episode 15 – October in Review

Another month gone, another review episode.  This week, we talk about everything we accomplished in October, from killing frosts to fisher cats.

If you missed our Halloween episode, you can listen to it here.

If you missed the Potager Garden episode, you can listen to it here.

Calypso beans can be seen here.

Vermont Cranberry beans are here.

Fisher Cats:

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Fisher cats attack humans!  It’s true!

People, these things HUNT PORCUPINE.  Think about THAT.

Ghost Fawn Homestead post on how to put up 140 lbs. of apples without losing your mind is here.

I can’t take a picture of the finished kitchen wall right now, because I’m busy processing the tomatoes (more on that later), and the kitchen is a WRECK.  Here’s my parents hard at work halfway through:

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Cari on Fountains of Carrots

Our episode on the Catholic Exchange podcast hasn’t been published yet, but check back here when it is.

Next week we’ll be talking with Daniel Stewart about World Hunger Relief, Inc., but if you can’t wait that long for more farm fresh content, you can follow us here:

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Episode Ten – September in Review

So this is October, and what have we done?  Another month over, and a new one just begun.

(sorry.  I loathe that “Christmas” song so very, very much.  I have no idea what possessed me to reference it here)

Anyway, our first September here on the farm is behind us, we sat down and assessed what we accomplished, what still needs to be done, what went well, and what didn’t.  So settle in to your commute/grab a load of laundry to fold, and come hang out with us for the next 30 minutes to see what homesteady things we got done in September.

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We launched our podcast!  You can find all of them here.

Tomatoes in the freezer.  This picture doesn’t convey the overwhelming amount of tomatoes in there, but they’re there.  And they’re patiently waiting for the first annual Great Sauce Making Day here at Ghost Fawn.  Details sure to follow on the farm’s website.

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Can we talk about food mills for a moment?  I just bought this one off Amazon, but I would love love love to hear your recommendations.

We realized that we had not one, but two Welsummer roosters.  Whoops.  Oh well.  Once we get rid of the hamburg roo, the two Welsummers should be ok together.  With a flock of 28 hens, two roosters can co-exist peacefully.

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Which brings us to the problem of Sherlock Homes.  What do we do with him?  Look at him- he’s beautiful!  but so scrawny!

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Ken wants to eat him.  I say there’s not enough meat there.  Send us your ideas, be they recipes or leads on nice places to rehome our Silver Spangled Hamburg rooster.

Ken hacked his hand.

The dogs are some mice.

The fly bag.  Oh, the fly bag.  If you at all have a fly problem (no judgements here, friend, this is a safe place), then check out the fly bag.

Next week we’ll be talking turkey and announce the winners to the giveaway, but if you can’t wait that long for more farm fresh content, you can follow us here:

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And if you enjoy listening to us, we would be so grateful if you left us a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher.

 

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