Do you know the greatest thing about The Beginning Farmer Podcast/Blog? It is YOU of course! Two episodes ago I flipped the tables, and instead of doing my typical “question and answer” show where I attempt to answer listener questions I asked the questions. The responses you sent in and shared on concrete, turkeys, walk-in freezers, pig pastures, and show content were AWESOME and full of great knowledge. If you typically just scan the blog post and check out the links I really encourage you to take a listen to the episode this time because it is full of knowledge and experience from farmers that are out there doing it. I’ve also gathered together some links that helped me dig a little deeper in to the advice that came in from you, the listeners!
:: The Beginning Farmer’s Research ::
- My Very First Blog Post on Boots
- My Original Post on Pig Pastures
- ‘New Farm’ Article on Grazing Pigs
- ‘On Pasture’ Pig Grazing Article
- Penn State Extension Swine Forage
- Missouri Extension Swine Forage
- University of Illinois Pastured Turkey Video
- Smith Meadows Farm “Pastured Turkey Basics”
- Walk-in Freezer Pictorial Essay
And, The New Boots! (picture above)
One other thing I mentioned in this episode was the new pair of boots that I have been running through the paces that came from LaCrosse Boots. I received a pair of Alpha Range Boots (that’s the link to the LaCrosse website) … you can even pick them up on Amazon (affiliate link)! They are by far the most comfortable mud boots that I have ever owned. I love the gusseted back because I like to tuck my insulated bibs into the boots, and did I mention the are super comfortable! Check out the links if you are looking for some good boots this winter, and I’ll share more as I see how they stand up to to the life of an Iowa pig farmer.
As always, I want to thank you so much for listening and supporting the show with your encouragement and reviews on iTunes! I am continually working to produce a better show, and I’m thankful for all of the listeners sticking with me as I learn.
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