There may be no sick days on the homestead, but there must have been for podcast production. We had almost a month off to deal with first The Great Blizzard of 2015 and then Farmer Jason’s relapse of his adrenal adenoma — that very same issue that partially drove the decision to live a more active and healthy lifestyle in the first place.
We talk about some of the ways living and working on a homestead or farmstead are different from working in corporate America. The chickens don’t care — AT ALL — if you don’t feel well enough to go out and feed them. So you have a choice: feel bad laying in bed or feel bad doing your chores.
We also talk about the lessons learned from the Great Blizzard of 2015. We didn’t get all that much snow here at GAF, but we had ALL THE WINDS. It was blowing well into the 70 mph handle sustained, with 80-85 gusts. Did Barn 2.0 survive? You’ll have to listen to find out?
Also there’s an important announcement:
So often people ask “how do we give you money so you can continue being totally awesome, build more infrastructure and take more time planting and raising animals so later we can give you even MORE money buying stuff from you?”
Okay, so maybe it doesn’t happen so often. Or… ever. But if could.
Therefore… introducing the GrayArea Farm Patreon account! You can give us money to help continue making awesome podcast and blog content, put in more raised beds and irrigation, and buy more chicks! Because…. reasons!
Hey, it works for PBS.
Check out our GrayArea Farm Patreon account and please consider donating even a dollar or two. Every bit helps to support the local food movement and homesteading around the country. Even another patron at $1 a month shows that people care about this issue.