The Homestead Radio Hour - Backyard Chickens, April 2012

Date 27 April 2012

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this episode of the Homestead Radio Hour: tune in to learn all about the joys of Backyard Chicken-Keeping! How do you get started? What do you need to know before you bring home those chicks? What should you consider when building a coop? And what is life with chickens really like? Find out why urban homesteaders everywhere, in city and country alike, are keeping chickens in their backyards — and why you should too! Plus, we take calls and questions from Homestead listeners.

See resources below for more info on getting started with backyard chicken-keeping…




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The Homestead Radio Hour - All About Chickens, April 2011

Date 16 April 2011

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

In this episode: The joys of Backyard Chicken-Keeping! Learn all about the little critters, and why you should have them. How do you get started? What do you need to know before you bring home those chicks? What should you consider when building a coop? And what is life with chickens really like? Find out why urban homesteaders everywhere, in city and country alike, are keeping chickens in their backyards — and why you should too!




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Backyard Beekeeping, March 2011

Date 31 March 2011

In this episode: Put on your party hats, light the handmade beeswax candles, and join in the fun as The Homestead Radio Hour celebrates its first birthday! Join your hosts Phyllis and Julia and special guests Rob Slay, president of the Nevada County Beekeepers’ Association, and his 11-year-old niece Brighten, for a look at backyard beekeeping — the why’s, the how’s, and the rewards of having your own hive.




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Homestead Radio Hour - Home Orchards, January 2011

Date 21 January 2011

with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this episode: It’s January, and that means it’s time for new resolutions, new projects, and new additions to your homestead. On this month’s Homestead Radio Hour, find out how to start and grow an orchard to fit any space – even the smallest backyard. From evaluating your site to picking out and planting trees, learn how to get started with a project that will bring rewarding harvests for years to come! Our special guest on this episode is Tom Harper, of the B H Ranch orchards in Auburn.





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