Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty

Welcome to the Backyard Bounty podcast by Heritage Acres Market! Join Nicole and guests as we discuss backyard chickens, beekeeping, gardening, sustainable living and more! Find us online HeritageAcresMarket.com #backyardbountypodcast #HeritageAcresMarket

Episodes

May 3, 2021 52 min

In this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast we explore the incredible world of the food soil web with Nicole and her guest Dr. Elaine Ingham.

What You’ll Learn

  • How and why Dr. Elaine became fascinated with the soil food web.
  • What is the Soil Food Web
  • Why the Soil Food Web is vital
  • How to turn dead dirt into healthy living soil
  • How healthy, living soil can lower our carbon footprint and increase the quality of produce, which in turn improv...
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    How do pesticides affect honey bees? Find out in this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole as she chats to Reed Johnson Ph.D.

    What You’ll Learn

  • How do pesticides affect honey bees?
  • Why corn planting can lead to Honey Bee deaths
  • What is being done to reduce Honey Bee death from pesticides
  • Our Guest

    Reed is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University in Wooster, Ohio. He tea...
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     Heather from Herbal Academy joins Nicole to discuss herbalism basics for humans and animals in this episode Backyard Bounty podcast.

    What You’ll Learn

  • Where can you find research on various herbs in the Herbal Academy* platform
  • Which herbs beginners should focus on
  • What space you will need to get started growing herbs
  • How to preserve your herbs
  • Our Guest
    Heather is a clinical herbalist, While she was learning her craft she made her livin...

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    Queen Honey Bee Fertility Research is our topic for this episode of Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Alison McAfee.

    What You’ll Learn

  • How temperature fluctuations can affect queen honey bee fertility
  • What research is currently being conducted in the Queen Honey Bee Fertility area
  • The best place to source your Queen Bees
  • Our Guest

    Alison has a Bachelor’s in biochemistry and did her PhD in genome science and technology at UBC....

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    This week on the Backyard Bounty podcast we bring you something a little different as Nicole joins Brad from Coop Dreams TV for their Teaching Tuesday Facebook live event

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Guinea Fowl and things to things to consider you get started
  • Fermenting feed why you should do it
  • How Nicole got started with Heritage Acres Market
  • What to keep on your chicken first aid kit
  • OUR GUEST

    Coop Dreams is a TV series for anyone that ever chas...

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    Join Nicole as she answers some common backyard chicken questions from Backyard Bounty podcast listeners.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Effects of light on rearing chicks and egg production
  • How to introduce new chickens to your flock
  • How to water cheaply and easily
  • OUR GUEST

    Nicole is a Colorado native and an outdoor enthusiast. A retired firefighter/paramedic, Heritage Acres Market, and her family are now her main focus. When not working on the far...

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    Join Nicole and Megan from Creative Vegetable Gardener as they discuss easy food preservation in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Types of easy food preservation
  • How to store fresh vegetables
  • What to preserve to make preparing your dinner easier!
  • How to plan a garden to make sure you have enough food to preserve.
  • OUR GUEST

    Megan is a garden educator, speaker, and writer and has been running The Creative Vegetable Gar...

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    March 8, 2021 27 min

    Cast iron skillets are our topic for this week's Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Stephen the pan man and Co-Founder of Field Company

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The differences between old and new cast iron
  • How to properly use and care for cast iron regardless of age
  • How to cook with cast Iron
  • How to recondition old pans
  • Some common misconceptions when it comes to using cast iron
  • OUR GUEST

    Stephen started the Field Company with his...

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    History of Beekeeping in North America is this week's topic on Backyard Bounty podcast as we join Nicole and Dr. Tammy Horn Potter.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How honey bees made their way to North America
  • What four inventions of the 1800’s are still used in beekeeping today
  • How History of Beekeeping tells of using bees to defend against Vikings!
  • OUR GUEST

    Tammy is the author of three books about honey bees: Bees in America, How the Honey Bee...

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    February 22, 2021 19 min

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    Join Nicole as she discusses raising pheasants with Chris of MacFarlane Pheasants in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The nutritional needs of pheasants
  • Why you should not raise pheasants with other birds
  • Housing needs for pheasants
  • OUR GUEST

    MacFarlane Pheasant is the largest pheasant farm in North America and will hatch over 2 million chicks each year. They raise 400,000 pheasants for release, 180k for f...

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    In this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast we learn how to grow microgreens as Nicole chats with Pamela of Sunshine Green’s Farm.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to grow microgreens 
  • What you need to get started
  • What are microgreens?
  • The difference between microgreens sprouts
  • How nutritious microgreens are
  • The seeds you can grow into a microgreens
  • The  seeds that are good for beginners
  • OUR GUEST

    Sunshine Green’s Farm is a small, indoor vertical urban farm...

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    Pastured pigs and how to raise them on the homestead are featured in this week's podcast episode with your host Nicole and Chuck from Sheraton Park Farms.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why pastured pigs are a great addition to your homestead.
  • Why you need a mentor before you start to raise your own pastured pigs.
  • What you need to get started raising pigs.
  • Get some great tips on getting started with raising pastured pigs.
  • Are pigs really aggressi...
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    Growing lavender is the topic of this week’s conversation as we join our host Nicole and Paola of Sage Creations Organic Farm.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Soil types lavender grows best in.
  • Growing lavender for various usages.
  • Diseases and pests to look out for.
  • Suppressing weeds within your lavender crop.
  • The life span of the lavender shrub.
  • What to consider before growing lavender.
  • OUR GUEST

    Paola has worked in organic farming and marketing for the...

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    How to make money homesteading is this week’s topic of conversation as we join Nicole and Joel Salatin, farmer and author of many books including the new title soon be published; Homestead Animal Happiness.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How To Make Money Homesteading even on a small acreage.
  • How a solarium and rainwater catchment lower your overheads and help your homestead be more profitable.
  • How to make money homesteading with the powe...
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    The basics of raising goats is our topic this week as join Nicole and Deborah Niemann of Thrifty Homesteader.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Goats are browsers, not grazers, and what that means to your homestead.
  • Why learning the basics of raising goats before you bring them home is essential to their health.
  • Steps to complete before you get goats.
  • What to look and tests that need to be performed on goats before you purchase.
  • The basics of ...
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    This week planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the topic of discussion between our host Nicole and Dr. Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How planting habitat for bees and other pollinators is the best way to help them
  • What flowers to include when planting habitat for bees and other pollinators
  • How everyone can help bees and other pollinators
  • What is a bee lawn
  • OUR GUEST

    Dr. Marla Spivak, McArthur ...

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    Growing mushrooms at home is the topic of conversation this week as we join Nicole and her guests Megan and Josh of Megan's Mushrooms.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How easy it is to get started growing mushrooms at home.
  • Different ways to grow mushrooms at home.
  • The health benefits of growing mushrooms at home.
  • The process of growing mushrooms on a larger scale in a dry environment.
  • Some basic mushroom cooking techniques
  • OUR GUEST

    Megan and her h...

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    The prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators is the topic being discussed this week as we join Nicole and Dr. Matt Springer of the University of Kentucky.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn which are the most common predators of your backyard chickens.
  • Techniques for the prevention and management of common backyard chicken predators.
  • How securing your flock and their food supply will be one of the best tools in the preventio...
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    December 21, 2020 35 min

    Join Nicole and Dr. Reid Redden, sheep & goat specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife extension as they chat about goat and sheep health.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The importance of good nutrition for goat and sheep health.
  • How coccidia affects goats, it’s symptoms, and when to treat.
  • Why a Google search of plants toxic to goats and sheep shouldn’t cause panic!
  • Why internal parasites are a concern for goat and sheep health, how to treat and ...
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    Join Nicole and Dr. Merlin Tuttle and Theresa of the Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation as they discuss much-maligned bats.

    WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Overcoming your fear.
  • Did bats really cause COVID-19?
  • How & Why to attract bats.
  • How intelligent are bats?
  • Effects on crop pollination and pest control.
  • How to select and locate your own bat house.
  • OUR GUEST

    Merlin Tuttle, renowned bat expert, educator, and wildlife photographer, has studied and pho...

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