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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 […]

Feeding Cornish Cross Chickens: How Much Should They Eat?

Feeding Cornish Cross Chickens: How Much Should They Eat?

Feeding Cornish Cross chickens the right way is so important. If you overfeed them, you will end up with leg issues, heart attacks, and early death. So how much food should they eat? What does it cost to raise a Cornish Cross from day old […]

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 […]

Episode 54: Smart Homesteaders Keep Learning

Episode 54: Smart Homesteaders Keep Learning

There’s something that smart homesteaders continue to do, and that’s learn. This revelation came about the other day when I made sun tea—for the very first time. I can hear you now, asking Amy, you’ve seriously never made sun tea before? True story. And the […]

Why We Started Homesteading: Episode 53

Why We Started Homesteading: Episode 53

A new friend asked the other day, “do you have an blog post or a podcast episode on why you decided to be a homesteader?” As it turns out, while there are a lot of things I’ve talked about in this blog and on my […]

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 […]