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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 […]

86: When everyone needs help, take care of yourself first

86: When everyone needs help, take care of yourself first

When it feels like the world is crumbling around you, and so many people need help, how do you know who to help first? Who is the most important person to take care of?  You might be surprised to find out it’s not anyone out […]

85: 5 Common Mistakes When Choosing Egg Bird Breeds

85: 5 Common Mistakes When Choosing Egg Bird Breeds

I think we can all agree that chickens are great. And while some people get chickens simply because chickens are awesome, today I want to talk specifically about getting chickens for the purpose of laying eggs. There are several things to consider when choosing what […]

84: 10 Lessons You Can Learn in Times of Crisis

84: 10 Lessons You Can Learn in Times of Crisis

Although it’s never enjoyable to go through hard times or times of crisis, they hold many lessons for us to learn. The trick is to find something useful about the tough times and not waste the potential lessons. Today we’re talking about 10 lessons that […]

83: 9 ways to use technology to ward off isolation

83: 9 ways to use technology to ward off isolation

Life can toss many situations at us that will force us to be stuck at home. It could be a long term illness, the weather, the choice to stay home more in order to save money, or many other things. Today I’ll share 9 ways […]