On episode number five I sit down with a good friend and uncle Ken Shook. He knows a fair amount about dirt, and I try and learn as much as I can in our 45 minute conversation. We talk about his study in soil, talk to him a little about his garden, also about his travels to South America and their farming practices there. We touch a bit on what I should look for in a farm and how to work on soil reclamation. I hope you enjoy! And remember look me up on facebook and follow me on twitter at Farmer_Patrick.
In this short episode I touch base and talk about my plan with the garden for the fall. We plan to go crazy with lettuce! I also talk a short bit on a possible plan to plant one low maintenance crop next year on a piece of family land a hour from my home. If …View full post
In this episode we celebrate the 4th of July with some brews and cheese curse from a recent trip to Wisconsin I talk about. I also talk about my trip to Texas and how instead of farming I may want to pursue my new dream of becoming a cattle rustler. Forgive me it was the …View full post
In this episode, I go over a few of the topics that came up in our interview with Brian Hazlett in the last episode. I will be doing shorter episodes between my interview episodes to give you an idea of where I in my path. I will talk about the things I’ve done since the last episode to work towards my dream of becoming a farmer and I’ll let you know what I have coming up.
I’ve been looking at more land and I’ve found a few parcels that interest me. Next up, my wife and I will be meeting with a financial planner and I hope to get some information from him.
On the next episode, my plan is to interview a man that knows a lot about soil, Ken Shook. If you start a farm from the ground up, it doesn’t get anymore ground level than soil!
On this episode, I bring a real-life micro farmer, Brian Hazlett, in to the studio. Brian tells us about his land, soil, crops and livestock. Listen as I pick his brain and use his knowledge and experiences to help me decide if this is what I want for me and my family.
I do have to admit that towards the end of this episode, I learn some information that makes me question if this is a realistic career goal for me. But I also learn a lot from Brian in this hour that makes me want to grab a spade and break into the soil right now! Speaking of soil, in the next episode, I will have on a soil expert to talk about the different types of soil in this area, what would be best to grow on and what I could do to improve soil conditions.
I’d like to hear from you, if you have advice, questions for me or questions for anyone I interview, e-mail me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey folks, I’m back with my second episode. As the title of the episode indicates, there are more questions than answers. I’ll tell you the main questions that I have for the experts in the upcoming interviews. I should do my first interview on Episode #3, so hopefully we can start to get some of these questions answered.
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Welcome to Patrick’s Path to Sustainable Farming. In this first episode, I introduce myself to you and tell you the direction of this podcast. I will tell you the reasons I am considering being a sustainable farmer, and I’ll also give you a few reasons that I might not decide to “go down that path”.
It’d be my pleasure to have you come along on this journey with me.