Homesteading

066: Christmas Gift Giving Challenge

066: Christmas Gift Giving Challenge

Gift giving at Christmastime—or any other time—is meant to be a joyous occasion, but often ends up with a lot of chaos and stress. We hold on to traditions that no longer work and often spend more money than we should. In today’s podcast episode, […]

065: 25+ Myths about Life on a Homestead

065: 25+ Myths about Life on a Homestead

There are several myths or beliefs about homesteading that tend to persist in the mainstream. If you’ve been homesteading a while, you’ve probably heard a lot of these things—and can chuckle about the fact they aren’t true. And maybe—if you’re honest—you can maybe remember back […]

064: Homestead Decluttering — the why and how

064: Homestead Decluttering — the why and how

Decluttering as a homeowner is important, homesteader or not! But homesteaders are a tricky bunch—as frugal people, we tend to save a lot of stuff so we can reuse as much as possible. In today’s episode, we tackle the topic of stuff and how it […]

5 Things Smart Homesteaders Do

5 Things Smart Homesteaders Do

We all want to run successful homesteads, right? Here are five things that I think smart homesteaders should do in order to run their homestead in the most effective way. Smart homesteaders manage their time Every season on the homestead is busy—they’re just busy in […]

063: The One Thing that Hurts the Homesteading Community Most

063: The One Thing that Hurts the Homesteading Community Most

The homesteading community is so important, right? Sure. But do we understand why it’s important? Or what the biggest threat to it is? In today’s episode, we talk about the one thing I think hurts the homesteading community most, and could be the death of […]

Good Year, Bad Year: Homestead Failure

Good Year, Bad Year: Homestead Failure

In a perfect homesteading world, gardens would always flourish, barns would always be full of thriving animals, and the kitchen would always kick out a steady supply of wonderful goods to keep everyone going. But since we all know there is no such thing as […]

061: Time Management for Smart Homesteaders

061: Time Management for Smart Homesteaders

Homesteading will definitely keep you busy! But in order to run an effective homestead, you need to manage your time effectively. So let’s dig into some tips about homestead time management. (Did you check out the first part of this episode about time assessment? It’s […]

060: Homesteading time assessment

060: Homesteading time assessment

Time management is definitely important on the homestead. But before we can talk about how to manage our time, we have to assess how much time we realistically have to manage. That’s what I’m talking about in today’s episode. (Listen to today’s podcast by clicking […]

059: Homeschooling – Our Journey with Self Reliant Education

059: Homeschooling – Our Journey with Self Reliant Education

Homeschooling is sometimes considered the self reliant way to go about education. We’ve been a homeschooling family since 2007 and are often asked about our journey of homeschooling on the homestead. Why did we decide to homeschool? How did it work for us? What were […]

058: Smart Homesteaders Pay Attention…and Prepare Accordingly

058: Smart Homesteaders Pay Attention…and Prepare Accordingly

To be an efficient homesteader, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you…and then prepare accordingly. But what exactly should you be paying attention to? What should you ignore? And how do you use that information to prepare accordingly? That’s what I’m […]