Our second installment of the continuing drama that is food preservation and out eternal fight against microbes. RIP Louis Pasteur - 1822 to 1895. But seriously, we jump in to canning this episode. Fun fact (spoilers) Napoleon funded it.
2017 was a crazy year for Fiberton...we moved 5 sheep, 4 rabbits, 2 cats, a dog and 2 humans across the country to re-establish farm life in our old home of San Miguel, California. We had some happy times, and some some sad, too. We share these in this episode along with our special guest from Rio Salinas Ranch, Miranda! Then we talk about some goals for the new year, and encourage all our listeners to do the same!
This week we begin our mostly coherent ramblings on food preservation! We start off old school with some of the earliest methods, while Ashley discovers that one of her food preserving books from the 1970's is published by an oil company. (That's a thing I guess?!) Check out this first part of our food preservation series and help us answer the age old question... crispy or brittle?
Hmmm hmmm Where Have All the Shepherds Goooone? This episode we dive into not only what is new here at Fiberton Acres, but also talk about the decline of raising sheep in the US. Was it WWII? Is it predators? Is it the loss of the family farm? Was it that goats got better branding? (Are we getting a bit defensive?) Probably the answer is yes to all these things and more! Tune in the learn more and don't forget to share!
This week we welcome a new special guest to our podcast! Join the three of us while we tell you about updates (including explosions!) on the farm, as well knitting through the ages....interjected with our patented brand of tangents.
This episode is sure gonna "stick" with you! This week we explore one of our more recent nuisances, the foxtail. This prolific weed actually has some good sides, and plenty of bad sides. And some associated terminology that we probably should have looked up.
In this episode we wrap up our travels back to Cali with all our animals, through floods, car issues, people approaching us about something called Planet X, and much, much more. Oh, and listen for our new tshirt design. It's a winner.
In our first of several Mini Episodes (AKA Minisodes) we will be sharing our big news of our move. The Traveling Menagerie is about to share it's comeback! Learn even more by becoming a Patreon Supporter at www.patreon.com/fibertonacres or follow us at blog.fibertonacres.com
This week we talk coyotes. Ric may have been a little confused on the subject matter, but as we have had some coyotes close by on the farm as of late, Ashley wanted to learn more about them. They say the key to assuaging fear is to learn more about it. But not 100% sure that worked in this case.
As we wrap up 2016, we thought we would share a little review of Fiberton Acres and how we moved it all across the country...or attempted to. If you ever thought you had car troubles...well...we feel ya. Check out part one of our crazy story and be on the lookout for part two soon!
This week we talk about some produce we are missing in this cold, cold weather....the tomato! In addition to giving you some true, but silly, facts about the tomato, we fill you in a little on this week on the farm, including a few recipes we tried this week. And, we are announcing the release of our Patreon page! Check it out at https://www.patreon.com/Fibertonacres!
In Episode 3, we talk about those critters that can drive anyone that tries to garden, farm, raise animals, etc totally bananas. Our take at best ways to deal with critters like, opossums, trash pandas, jackalopes and more, as well as some of our humorous run ins with these critters.
This week on Fiberton Acres Ric chooses the subject to cover...of fences! We know, we know...but we share stories of fences in a new light (the only light?) and include some fun facts and tales from our experiences...especially with electric fencing.