Podcast

74: Use less stuff – how to do it, why it’s hard

74: Use less stuff – how to do it, why it’s hard

Want to use less stuff? Let’s dig into a different way to look at the issue: the actual reasons using too much stuff started, why it happens in areas of our life we’re not even aware of, and how that may be the key to […]

73: Homemade Chicken Broth — it’s easier than you think!

73: Homemade Chicken Broth — it’s easier than you think!

The great thing about raising meat chickens is that we have a lot of chickens in our freezer—which means we often having chicken for dinner! Because of that, we’ve often got chicken carcasses or frames leftover to use. We’re all about using as much of […]

72: Homestead Goal Setting – The 3 Stages

72: Homestead Goal Setting – The 3 Stages

Making plans and setting goals for the homestead can be exciting, but also overwhelming. Let’s talk about how to work through three stages of homestead goal setting to help you most effectively plan your next year of homesteading awesomeness.  (Don’t want to read all the […]

71: Christmas Traditions – a celebration of ideas

71: Christmas Traditions – a celebration of ideas

Christmas traditions can be a very special part of the holiday season. However, since Christmas traditions are often specific to a family, we’re often unaware of the great things that families outside of our own are doing to celebrate the holidays. Today we’re talking about […]

70: Homesteading with kids can be tricky – do it anyway (with Teri Page)

70: Homesteading with kids can be tricky – do it anyway (with Teri Page)

I am frequently asked questions about homesteading with kids, especially little ones. My family came to homesteading later in life—my sons were turning 8 and 9 when we moved to the farm. So while I can answer some questions of the the ins and outs […]

069: The homesteader label – how it helps, how it doesn’t

069: The homesteader label – how it helps, how it doesn’t

You’re doing a few/some/all of the homesteady things, right? Then why does your aunt/brother/neighbor think you’re not doing enough? Let’s dig into how the homesteader label can help, how it can hurt, and how to respond if someone says you’re not really a homesteader. (Don’t […]

068: How to Grow a Year’s Worth of Food (with Melissa K Norris)

068: How to Grow a Year’s Worth of Food (with Melissa K Norris)

Many people think I’m a gardener but here on the homestead, the chickens, pigs, ducks, turkeys, and other animals are really my forte. When it comes to gardening, I’m little more than a toss some seeds at the ground and hope for the best kind […]

067: Butcher Your Own Meat: 7 Reasons Why

067: Butcher Your Own Meat: 7 Reasons Why

We raise all of the meat we consume—except for beef, which a friend raises and we exchange pork and chicken for. But what surprises some people is that we also butcher all our own meat here at the farm. Is this the next skill you’re ready […]

066: Christmas Gift Giving Challenge

066: Christmas Gift Giving Challenge

Gift giving at Christmastime—or any other time—is meant to be a joyous occasion, but often ends up with a lot of chaos and stress. We hold on to traditions that no longer work and often spend more money than we should. In today’s podcast episode, […]

065: 25+ Myths about Life on a Homestead

065: 25+ Myths about Life on a Homestead

There are several myths or beliefs about homesteading that tend to persist in the mainstream. If you’ve been homesteading a while, you’ve probably heard a lot of these things—and can chuckle about the fact they aren’t true. And maybe—if you’re honest—you can maybe remember back […]