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 

103: How to Have an Actual Conversation

103: How to Have an Actual Conversation

Talking to people can be difficult. Conversations in a society where people are divided and tensions are high can be especially tough. Today we are talking about why it’s hard to talk to people, and sharing tips to keep your conversations productive. Listen to the 

102: What are YOU going to do about it?

102: What are YOU going to do about it?

Ever been paralyzed with fear about a situation you’re facing? Ever been stuck in a loop of complaining about what’s happening in life? Let’s talk about an important question we can all ask ourselves that helps us live a solution based life. Listen to the 

101: RAQ #3: packaging chicken, the gym vs. the farm, homeschooling, state of the world, nails

101: RAQ #3: packaging chicken, the gym vs. the farm, homeschooling, state of the world, nails

It’s another random audience question episodes/blog posts where I answer the questions you send me. Today’s topics (which are discussed more in depth in the podcast episode) include packaging chicken, the gym vs. the farm, homeschooling, the state of the world (August 2020), and “nice 

100: Safety Tips for the Homestead and Beyond

100: Safety Tips for the Homestead and Beyond

Keeping yourself safe on the homestead is important! Today we’re giving lots of homestead safety tips, and also some tips for safety when you’re away from the homestead. I hope you find them helpful. If you have any others to suggest, please leave them in 

99: Being a Gray Man: What it is, Why it Matters

99: Being a Gray Man: What it is, Why it Matters

Have you heard about the concept of being a gray man? As originally explained to me, “being a gray man” was for a SHTF situation. A gray man is the prepper who doesn’t go around telling everyone how much ammo and food they have stored. 

98: You Can Be Both

98: You Can Be Both

  “It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.” Today we talk about the importance of being both peaceful and a warrior…because you CAN be both. Listen to the podcast by pressing the play button on the