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


More information on our guest hosts can be found by visiting redtoolhouse.com or on the youtube channel at

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYznkvWJsClVckj0Xu85_9g


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