UF Episode 10: Purposefully Killing Wasps

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In this episode, we cover all the normal “happenings” around the farm – some “farm firsts” like cutting our first beds for our eventual vegetable/fruit/flower garden & mapping out our fruit orchard. Rachel makes bone broth, and we chat about those darn guinea fowl!

We also take some time and discuss the intersection of our plans/goals/dreams and God’s bigger picture. How do those two things collide and how do we dream big while making sure the Lord is in control and leading us? And what does all this have to do with killing wasps?!! Have a listen and find out!

Neat things we mention in this show:

*How To Grow More Vegetables // 9th Edition

*Ox-Cart Man // (Not mentioned but a wonderful book for children, to introduce them to seasons, the farm and the idea of sustainability)

UF Episode 01: What Have We Done?

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Welcome to “The Urban Farmette” – we are so glad you’ve found us!

On our very first episode, we (Sean + Rachel) talk about why we are moving from city life in Southern California, all the way across the country, to live on a farm in Virginia. We answer the question, “what is a farmette?!”, share our hopes for farm life, talk about a few reasons why we are taking this leap, and start a segment where we share the most embarrassing thing we didn’t know about farm life (for now.)

Join us as we hop on a plane in June and start a totally new adventure!

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

 

Neat things we mentioned on the show:

 

*Joel Salatin’s book (BUY THIS!)

*Under A Tin Roof’s awesome post about composting

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.”