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 

108: RAQ #5 – homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting

108: RAQ #5 – homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting

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 homesteading skills, family issues, snow removal, leaving Facebook, and crocheting. If you’d like to 

107: Deep Thoughts from the Woods

107: Deep Thoughts from the Woods

Last week I was gone for a magical week, deep in the woods of extreme northern Minnesota, a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. A week spent deep in the woods gives a person a lot of time to think and you generally come back 

106: If I May Speak Freely: Freedom of Speech

106: If I May Speak Freely: Freedom of Speech

Today we are tackling the topic of freedom of speech—it’s a huge topic that’s been on my mind lately because of things happening out in the world. Not just because I see certain things being censored online, it’s also how I’m seeing people react to 

105: Build the Life You Want by Saying No

105: Build the Life You Want by Saying No

Building the life you want is a sure step towards self-sufficiency and independence. But what if you don’t know what you want that life to look like? What if the question of “what do you want” is too big to answer? Let’s work through the 

104: RAQ #4 – podcasts, multi-generational living, friends, quitting, and Ruth Stout

104: RAQ #4 – podcasts, multi-generational living, friends, quitting, and Ruth Stout

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’s questions are about my favorite podcasts, multi-generational living, my circle of friends, quitting a side hustle, and Ruth Stout 

103: How to Have an Actual Conversation

103: How to Have an Actual Conversation

Talking to people can be difficult. Conversations in a society where people are divided and tensions are high can be especially tough. Today we are talking about why it’s hard to talk to people, and sharing tips to keep your conversations productive. Listen to the 

102: What are YOU going to do about it?

102: What are YOU going to do about it?

Ever been paralyzed with fear about a situation you’re facing? Ever been stuck in a loop of complaining about what’s happening in life? Let’s talk about an important question we can all ask ourselves that helps us live a solution based life. Listen to the