124: a different kind of spring cleaning

124: a different kind of spring cleaning

When spring finally rolls around, it’s time to do some deep cleaning of the house and the barn. But what I’ve recently considered is that spring is also a time to do some deep cleaning of your life and your self. Read on for more 

123: RAQ #9 – self reliant “enough”, homeschooling, homesteading books, frozen eggs, self-publishing

123: RAQ #9 – self reliant “enough”, homeschooling, homesteading books, frozen eggs, self-publishing

Today I answer your questions about: being self-reliant enough, hard times in homeschooling, favorite non-fiction homesteading books, frozen eggs in the winter, and self-publishing.

120: RAQ #8 – who should cook dinner, the future, death on the homestead, competitive frugal living, and buying baby chicks

120: RAQ #8 – who should cook dinner, the future, death on the homestead, competitive frugal living, and buying baby chicks

Today I answer your questions about who should cook dinner, a teen worried about the future, death on the homestead, competition in frugal living, and buying baby chicks.

118: RAQ #7 – missing the city, working fulltime, too many roos, meat bird terms, life is nuts

118: RAQ #7 – missing the city, working fulltime, too many roos, meat bird terms, life is nuts

It’s another random audience questions podcast episode (and blog post) where I pull five questions from my giant mason jar of topics you’ve sent in. Today I answer your questions about: a significant other struggling with country living, suggestions for getting things done when working 

111: RAQ #6 – feeder pigs, ghost stories, kid chores, teaching butchering, and Facebook

111: RAQ #6 – feeder pigs, ghost stories, kid chores, teaching butchering, and Facebook

It’s another random audience questions podcast episode (and blog post) where I pull five questions from my giant mason jar of topics you’ve sent in. Today I answer your questions about feeder pigs vs raising piglets, ghost stories, people’s opinions about kids and farm work, 

108: RAQ #5 – homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting

108: RAQ #5 – homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting

It’s another random audience questions podcast episode (and blog post) where I pull five questions from my giant mason jar of topics you’ve sent in. Today I answer your questions about homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting. If you’d like to 

107: Deep Thoughts from the Woods

107: Deep Thoughts from the Woods

Last week I was gone for a magical week, deep in the woods of extreme northern Minnesota, a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. A week spent deep in the woods gives a person a lot of time to think and you generally come back 

106: If I May Speak Freely: Freedom of Speech

106: If I May Speak Freely: Freedom of Speech

Today we are tackling the topic of freedom of speech—it’s a huge topic that’s been on my mind lately because of things happening out in the world. Not just because I see certain things being censored online, it’s also how I’m seeing people react to 

105: Build the Life You Want by Saying No

105: Build the Life You Want by Saying No

Building the life you want is a sure step towards self-sufficiency and independence. But what if you don’t know what you want that life to look like? What if the question of “what do you want” is too big to answer? Let’s work through the 

104: RAQ #4 – podcasts, multi-generational living, friends, quitting, and Ruth Stout

104: RAQ #4 – podcasts, multi-generational living, friends, quitting, and Ruth Stout

It’s another random audience questions podcast episode (and blog post) where I pull five questions from my giant mason jar of topics you’ve sent in. Today’s questions are about my favorite podcasts, multi-generational living, my circle of friends, quitting a side hustle, and Ruth Stout