Urban Livestock

Episode 97: Guns N Bunnies

February 25, 2013
Episode 97

In today’s episode hosts Aaron and Jason share their single biggest mistake on the farm. And what it’s cost them. But they also share the new found joy over when a farm finally becomes productive. It’s the joyous moment when you realize your production levels are are a point of surplus. The hosts also do […]

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Episode 95: ITRH Farm Update & New Project

January 16, 2013
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Hosts Aaron and Jason give an update to the urban farm project and discuss the debut of a huge new project. After two years of gaffs, mistakes, and lots of folly, Aaron and Jason have suddenly reached the completion of the livestock portion of their urban farm. Now they look to the future for perfecting […]

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Chicken Egg Incubator: Brinsea Mini Advanced

May 25, 2012

Meet the Brinsea Mini Advanced Egg Incubator. An incubator the takes almost all of the work and guessing out of chicken egg incubation. What Urban Farm is complete without a few chickens? If you’re fortunate enough to have a Rooster in your flock you will at some point want to try your hand at hatching […]

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Episode 51: 1 Year Anniversary

January 16, 2012
Episode 51: 1 Year Anniversary

Host Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Jason and Jeep to discuss lessons learned from the past year and what to expect going forward…

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How To Build a Rabbit Hutch

November 3, 2011

Nearly 8 months ago I embarked on an urban self sufficiency project. While the last few months have been rather quiet, the start was busy. Among the first tasks Jason McConniel and I tackled was building a suspended rabbit hutch complete with automatic watering system. Using a modified version of the plans from Storey’s Guid […]

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Rabbit Health: Keeping Your Bunny Cool

August 4, 2011

Keeping rabbits cool during Summer’s brutal heat can be a challenge. Rabbits don’t possess a natural cooling system like people – they do not sweat. In the wild, they retire to the relative cool of their burrow during the day. Since keeping rabbits outside is the only option for many owners, they are likely to […]

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Episode 28: Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen on The Urban Homestead

August 1, 2011
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Self Sufficiency is a topic of paramount importance amongst Preppers and Survivalists. Nothing represents self sufficiency more than Homesteading. But what is Urban Homesteading? What’s possible for city farmers? How long does it take? How much work does it take? Hosts Aaron and Jonathan interview Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen – Authors of The Urban […]

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The Urban Homestead Review

June 22, 2011
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The Urban Homestead is hands-down a fantastic book that should be on every Urban Survivalist’s bookshelf or eBook reader. Authored by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, The Urban Homestead is written in a light and conversational tone, with an “it’s easy” attitude that make readers feel like they are getting advice from an old friend. […]

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Eight Maybe Enough

June 14, 2011
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The original four Araucans were nice, but it just didn’t seem like enough. I have all this space and this big new coup that can fit 12 nesting boxes. Why not at least bump it up a notch. Thursday (June 9, 2011) afternoon I put in a call to Kathy – owner of Boling Bunny Farm, […]

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Urban Chickens

June 7, 2011

I said I was not going to do it any time soon when talking to friends about my Self Sufficiency project, but it happened anyway. Chickens. Yes, chickens. Painfully dumb, yet adorably entertaining chickens. But, they couldn’t be just any urban chickens, oh no. Being the dazzling urbanite farmers we are, we had to get […]

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