96: Eat The Cake While You Can Still Taste It

96: Eat The Cake While You Can Still Taste It

Ever felt guilty for eating that piece of cake? Ever felt guilty for indulging in that one opportunity? Today we talk about both food and life in general as we explore the concept of eating the cake while you can still taste it.  Listen to 

95: The truth about tribes, support systems, and friends

95: The truth about tribes, support systems, and friends

Today I am deep thinkin’ about tribes, support systems, and groups of friends. Life is a process of growth and change, so let’s talk about how to find your tribe, what the actual purpose is of that tribe, and what to keep in mind when 

94: RAQs #1 — Sunburn, skirts, roosters, preserving, and vegan friends

94: RAQs #1 — Sunburn, skirts, roosters, preserving, and vegan friends

Today is the first official Random Audience Questions episode, where I answer questions that have been sent in by YOU. Today we tackle: sunburn, wearing skirts, mean roosters, preserving vegetables, and vegetarian/vegan friends. Do you have a question to submit about homesteading…or life? Email me 

93: Okay, Now What? (Keep Going)

93: Okay, Now What? (Keep Going)

When you hit a stage of life where things are ending or changing, we often ask ourselves (author included), okay, now what? And it’s easy to fall in to the trap that says there isn’t anything next because we’re too old or that season has 

92: Everyone’s normal is different

92: Everyone’s normal is different

I happened to mention in last week’s episode that my kids don’t have a bedtime, and I got a lot of questions about it. Our life here tends to go against the grain of mainstream “normal” in a lot of ways, and let me tell 

91: When it’s time to dig, dig deep.

91: When it’s time to dig, dig deep.

No podcast episodes, YouTube videos, or blog posts for a month? AMY, WHAT IS UP?? Here is my explanation of where I’ve been for the last month. Let’s dig deep about the path you’re on—not only as a homesteader, but as a person. In this 

90: when it all makes you mad, who really is in charge?

90: when it all makes you mad, who really is in charge?

**My thoughts were also recorded more in depth in a podcast episode, which you can find by pressing play on the black bar at the top of this post, or by finding episode 90 of the Farmish Kind of Life podcast in your favorite podcast 

89: Is it really worth it to raise and grow your own food?

89: Is it really worth it to raise and grow your own food?

As more people consider self-sufficiency and self-reliance, I am asked the question, “but is it worth it?” I find the question often comes when people realize it requires some money to step into this lifestyle. If you’re gonna get chickens, you need a coop. If 

88: “When You Just Want to Sit in Your Barn and Drink Beer”

88: “When You Just Want to Sit in Your Barn and Drink Beer”

Today’s episode is my answer to a reader question I received, and I thought it was so timely, I moved it ahead of some other podcast/blog post topics I had planned. (If you have a question or topic you’d like me to tackle on the 

87: A Homesteader’s Response to Everyone’s Sudden Interest in Homesteading

87: A Homesteader’s Response to Everyone’s Sudden Interest in Homesteading

I recently received this question in my inbox, and it was the perfect mash-up of many questions I’ve received in the last couple weeks regarding my thoughts on the uptick of sudden interest in homesteading and self-reliance skills due to the current health and economic