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Podcast #271 – A Few More Longleafs Every Year

We love longleaf pines. We love the soothing sound of a gentle breeze rustling through a longleaf stand; we love that they do most of their early growing below ground where it counts; and we love that they live many times longer than other pine trees in the south. (more)

Podcast #270 – The Gritty Realities of Heating with Wood

We’ll continue to be glad we heat with wood here at Longleaf Breeze. It’s reliable, it’s cheap, it warms us more deeply than a heat pump ever could, and we just love the aesthetics of it. But – yeah, you knew there was a but coming . . . (more)

Podcast #269 – Getting Through a Wicked Freeze

We’ve been knowing about this one for nearly a week, so we had plenty of time to prepare. And it delivered all the cold and wind it had promised. (more)

Podcast #268 – As We Begin 2015 . . .

Just as last week’s Christmas Day podcast was a rare one, so this week’s New Year’s podcast falls on the very day. (more)

Podcast #267 – Limping Into Christmas

It’s rare for us to have a podcast on the very day of Christmas. Here’s hoping it’s a wonderful holiday for you, as it is for us. (more)

No Podcast This Week

The Longleaf Breeze Weekly Podcast is taking a break this week. We’ll be back Christmas Eve with a fresh episode. Thanks for your patience!

Podcast #266 – Vinegar on the Farm

When my friend Chuck Till posted about vinegar, it reminded us of how much we have used vinegar in just the past few days here on the farm. So we decided to use today’s podcast to think through all the good things vinegar does for us. (more)

Podcast #265 – Slaughtering Chickens

We’ve talked about this day for months now, the day we usher aged laying hens from the coop to the dinner table. Yesterday was a milestone for us. (more)

Podcast #264 – We Are Thankful for . . .

We take the opportunity this time each year to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to stop and celebrate all the blessings for which we are thankful. And this year we have a full list. (more)

Podcast #263 – January in November

Here in central Alabama, November is traditionally a quiet, cool, pleasant month, when a light first frost nips the heat-loving veg, and then maybe a second one brings them down. November is also when we look forward to our first taste of frost-kissed brassicas like collards. (more)