Homesteading

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 […]

Chicken Butchering Set Up: 7 Things You Need

Chicken Butchering Set Up: 7 Things You Need

Chicken butchering day is quite an event here at Clucky Dickens Farm. When we butcher, it’s usually no less than 50 birds at a time. I’d like to share with you the open air chicken butchering set up that we’ve come to use after several […]

055: Smart Homesteaders Fix the Problem

055: Smart Homesteaders Fix the Problem

To be a successful homesteader, you also need to be a fixer. But I’m not just referring to hands-on fixing, I’m also talking about the ability to move past just complaining towards taking action on the issues we’re dealing with. And believe me—there’s a reason […]

The Handwritten Letter: 4 Reasons We Need to Bring it Back

The Handwritten Letter: 4 Reasons We Need to Bring it Back

Someone give me a pen and a paper. I’m gonna sit down and write a handwritten letter. (Well, I mean, after I finish this blog post.) (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also a podcast—just press the triangle play button […]