118: RAQ #7 – missing the city, working fulltime, too many roos, meat bird terms, life is nuts

118: RAQ #7 – missing the city, working fulltime, too many roos, meat bird terms, life is nuts

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 I answer your questions about: a significant other struggling with country living, suggestions for getting things done when working 

117: 25+ tips to help you get through winter

117: 25+ tips to help you get through winter

After the buzz and energy of the winter holidays are over, people can sometimes fall into a slump and get stuck in the darkness of the season. Here are 25+ tips from myself as well as readers/listeners of A Farmish Kind of Life to hopefully 

116: The 7 Gifts You Forgot

116: The 7 Gifts You Forgot

As we spend time finalizing gifts for the holidays, I got to thinking about seven gifts we should imagine are wrapped up under the tree. Gifts we probably already have, but sometimes forget about in the hustle and bustle of a hectic holiday. Listen to 

115: Sometimes you have to wait

115: Sometimes you have to wait

There is a balance to be struck between striving to do all the things, and realizing when you’re at a stage in your life that you’re already busy doing other things. While it’s important to dream, make goals, and draw up plans, today I want 

114: I Worry and I Forget

114: I Worry and I Forget

Today’s podcast episode is a mash up of two previous itty bitty thoughts, as well as a continuation of them. I hope you find today’s thoughts inspiring and motivational as we maneuver our way through 2020 and beyond. There’s also some homework, if you’d like 

113: And I Hope

113: And I Hope

As a homesteader, a lot of my audience is conservative. As a fiction author in an artist community, most of the people surrounding me are liberal. I have friends and family all over the political spectrum so from both a professional and a personal perspective, 

112: The Chickens Still Need to Be Fed

112: The Chickens Still Need to Be Fed

If you are someone dealing with big emotions (anger, fear, frustration) regarding what’s happening out there in the big wide world or what might be coming around the bend, today’s writing is for you. You can read it below as an itty bitty thought or 

111: RAQ #6 – feeder pigs, ghost stories, kid chores, teaching butchering, and Facebook

111: RAQ #6 – feeder pigs, ghost stories, kid chores, teaching butchering, and Facebook

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 I answer your questions about feeder pigs vs raising piglets, ghost stories, people’s opinions about kids and farm work, 

110: NaNoWriMo

110: NaNoWriMo

I think most of you know that I’m a writer. Like, not just a gal who writes blog posts, but a real live fiction author (under a pen name) as well. So, today we’re talking about NaNoWrimo (Nano…what?), why writer-type-folk should consider taking part in 

109: lessons, tiny farms, and other stuff

109: lessons, tiny farms, and other stuff

Earlier this week I went down a rabbit hole that we will call Something Doesn’t Quite Line Up Here which lead me to a bunch of question-asking and research. And because that rabbit hole was so deep, Cinderella didn’t get her work done to make