Continuing To Turn An Old, Run-Down Appalachian Property Into A Functional Farm

In this episode, guest hosts Troy and Kelly McClung discuss their eager anticipation of warmer weather on their homestead in central West Virginia. Their to-do list is long  and the excitement is building to see what can be accomplished this season.

Some details discussed are:

Pastured Pig Plans

Getting ready for a February farrowing of piglets

Dealing with copious amounts of mud

Reseeding and Rotating pigs on Pastures

Chicken Plans

Raising meat chickens

comparing Cornish X to a heritage breed

dealing with non-egg laying chickens

trying to get the egg flock to 100

Garden Plans

building a new garden space

investigating a hoop house structure for the garden

Marriage Retreat Plans

using the back of the property to build a rustic retreat for married couples

homestead skills needed to build this small retreat

off grid details needed for the retreat

Irrigation and Water Management

Using natural springs and gravity to provide water to the homestead

IBC totes for water storage

Taking advantage of waste water from the house

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