Growing potatoes in hay: Ruth Stout gardening

Growing potatoes in hay: Ruth Stout gardening

I’m a big fan of the Ruth Stout method. The hay/organic mulch keeps the weeds down, fertilizes the soil, keeps things moist, and cuts work for you by a LOT.

274: Clucking Controversy! 5 Chicken Raising “Rules” We’ve Challenged

274: Clucking Controversy! 5 Chicken Raising “Rules” We’ve Challenged

Today I take you through the nitty-gritty of raising chickens and why it’s important to question conventional wisdom. From chick starter to incubators to butchering, this episode is packed with some feather rufflin’ questions and insights.

273: Gasp, we’re skipping meat birds this year. But why?

273: Gasp, we’re skipping meat birds this year. But why?

Hang out with me today for a candid discussion on adapting your farm plans, embracing change, and doing what makes sense for your homestead.

272: 5 SHTF Survival Strategies You Shouldn’t Rely On

272: 5 SHTF Survival Strategies You Shouldn’t Rely On

Have you ever wondered if you’re truly ready for a crisis? This week I dig into the five most common – and wildly inaccurate – survival strategies that people believe will save them if “society collapses.”

271: The Unexciting Secret to Homestead Success

271: The Unexciting Secret to Homestead Success

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I want that life”? After 13 years on our homestead, I’m here to tell you that the life you desire is a result of consistent, heart-driven decisions made over time.

270: What you actually need in tough times

270: What you actually need in tough times

Our ancestors didn’t have access to the endless supplies we do today; they thrived on creativity and the ability to adapt. I think we need a reminder about what it truly means to be resilient, and that perhaps the best tool for surviving tough times can’t be bought or sold.

269: The World is Ending. Again.

269: The World is Ending. Again.

Don’t get caught up in the fear frenzy – instead, focus on building a life that’s both resilient and enjoyable, no matter what headlines scream.

256: Take on the skills that suck

256: Take on the skills that suck

Listen in on a funny story about me, a tractor, and how we all need a reminder to take on the skills that suck.

254: The Monetization of Everything

254: The Monetization of Everything

Let’s talk about the slippery slope of monetizing everything we do, think, or say. When a potential dollar hangs over everything, at what point is enough, enough?

253: What if you have enough?

253: What if you have enough?

What do you need that you don’t already have right now? Do the things you’ve crammed in fit with where you actually want to be? Tough questions…