UF Episode 07: What’s A Guinea Fowl?

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In this episode, we share this week’s “first”, which is that our Guinea Fowl arrived! All 20 of them came via USPS, and gave the entire post office quite an active morning! We answer some Q&A’s and Sean shares what God is teaching him through the process of soil preparation – it may be late in the evening, but we go deep and really examine how patience and laying a good foundation is essential to both farming, growing, and our own spiritual life. It’s a great episode (we think, at least!) Have a listen!

 

Neat things we mention in this episode:

*How To Grow More Vegetables

*The Urban Farmette on IG

UF Episode 06: Stop It, Chicken!

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*Shout-out to anyone who knows the reference of our post title!*

We’ve been in Virginia for a little over three weeks and are LOVING it here! We can’t believe that it’s gone by so quickly – in some ways we feel like we’ve been here forever, and in other ways, we feel like we just landed.

In Episode 6 we discuss, of course, some “farm firsts”, including our new chicks (!!!), dealing with the Southern heat, our first house guest, and rolling to Costco in filthy work clothes. We share some new projects we are working on and also answer a question from a listener in our “Q&A” segment. It’s been a fun week at the farm and we are happy you are following along!

Neat things we mention in this episode:

*Fresh Eggs Daily by Lisa Steele

*The Backyard Homestead edited by Carleen Madigan

*The Urban Farmette on Instagram

 

 

 

UF Episode 04: We are Virginians!

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In our forth episode, we are finally coming to you from our new (to us) Virginia farm!

In this episode we talk about what it was like to finally say goodbye, what the first week in our new house has been like and what things have caught us off guard. We share some exciting “firsts” that we have experienced and several things we are looking forward to. Yes, we are exhausted, but we are energized and excited for things to come. Join us, on the farm!

(and if you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes, comment!)

 

Neat things we mention on the show :

 

*Our family’s “Virginia” SPOTIFY soundtrack. These were some of the songs that remind us of driving the country roads, when we were shopping for a new home. Some picked by the kids, some picked by us…but we love them all.

*The Urban Farmette’s Instagram account is HERE.

 

UF Episode 03: Farewell Long Beach

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In our third episode, we keep it short – a mini episode, if you will – because it’s our last night in our SoCal house! We are packing up the following morning and we share a few thoughts/emotions we are going through, how we are processing, and our gratefulness for friends and loved ones. It’s short but sweet – the last time we will be outside, in the garage, talking into microphones.

On this episode we don’t have our weekly “What embarrassing thing did you not know about a farm?!” segment BUT….the next time you hear from us, we will be on our farm in Virginia and there will be PLENTY of material, trust us.

(and if you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes, comment!)

 

Neat things we forgot to mention on the show (because it’s our last night in our house and we are tired/stressed) Sorry! :

 

*The Urban Farmette’s Instagram account is HERE.

UF Episode 02: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

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On our second episode, we discuss the process of telling people you are moving, handling the goodbyes & all the emotions that accompany this huge transition. We talk about what we did well, what we would have done differently & several CAUTIONS we have for those dealing with a huge life change. We also touch on the process of breaking the news to your kiddos, and a few things to expect.

The lesson in this week’s episode? Give yourself GRACE!

As always, we have our weekly “What embarrassing thing did you not know about a farm?!” segment. This week we mention chicken sleeping habits and lettuce seeds (?!?!)

(and if you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes, comment!)

 

Neat things we mentioned on the show:

 

*The Urban Farmette’s Instagram account is HERE.

*The definition of a “farmette” found here

“A farmette is a small residential farm run by an owner who earns income from a source other than the farm. It is sometimes known as a yokelet or a farmlet. Farmette owners are typically city workers who want to own rural land without operating a full farm. A farmette often includes a large vegetable garden, the occasional barn, tractor, and even farm or domestic animals, such as goats and cats. Farmetters usually rely on their tractor to plow or snow blow their driveways during the winter. Farmettes are usually around 50 acres. They can have a small hog pen, a few chickens in a chicken coop or a kennel house for dogs.”