In this episode Aaron is joined by Jen Pitino of the Urban Chicken Podcast. She shares with us the pleasures of rubbing down chickens with silk scarves and all things urban chicken. Listen now.
In this episode hosts Aaron and Jason share their single biggest mistake on the farm. Listen now...
Hosts Aaron and Jason give an update to the urban farm project and discuss the debut of a huge new project. Listen now...
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 [...]
Host Aaron and Jonathan are joined by Jason and Jeep to discuss lessons learned from the past year and what to expect going forward...
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 [...]
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 [...]
Self Sufficiency is a topic of paramount importance amongst Preppers and Survivalists. Nothing represents self-sufficiency and self-reliance 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]