Farmish Kind of Life Podcast

Welcome to the Farmish Kind of Life Podcast
where I get real about all things homesteading

 

 

Ever wondered if life as a homesteader is all it’s cracked up to be?

Ever wish someone would just sit down and tell you all about it?

I’m Amy Dingmann and life on our 5-acre Minnesota homestead keeps me busy. I work hard in the barn, the garden, and the kitchen.

Come hang out with me while I share a real and hilariously truthful look at what it’s REALLY like to live a farmish kind of life.

 

You can find links to all our episodes and show notes below—the list is updated as new episodes are added—but I also encourage you to subscribe to our podcast within your favorite player. You’ll be notified and able to listen to new episodes as soon as they are uploaded. You can subscribe in iTunes, StitcherGoogle Play Music, PlayerFM, as well as other popular podcast players.

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The Episodes! The Episodes!

001 — But Why Do You Call It Farmish? (8 min)

002 — 5 Reasons Your Bread Didn’t Turn Out (19 min)

003 — The Most Important Homesteading Skill Is… (13 min)

004 — Homestead Winter Projects: 7 Things to Do While Waiting for Spring (21 min)

005 — Truths About Homesteading: 7 to Know Before You Start (22 min)

006 — Does Homesteading Save Money? (27 min)

007 — Free Range Chickens: 5 Truths to Know (16 min)

008 — Fill Your Freezer on the Homestead 5 Ways (20 min)

009 — The Only Way a Garden Saves Money (22 min)

010 — Chick Starter: 3 Reasons We Don’t Use It (18 min)

011 — Raising Pheasants: 5 Things I Didn’t Know (25 min)

012 — Should You Sell Chicken Eggs? A Few Things to Consider… (25 min)

013 — Urban Homesteading: What I Really Think (17 min)

014 — Cornish Cross vs. Red Rangers: The Great Meat Bird Experiment (29 min)

015 — Keeping a Rooster: Tips You’ll Need (25 min)

016 — 10 Tips for Butchering at Home (31 min)

017 — 7 Reasons You Can’t Rehome Your Pet at My Farm (26 min)

018 — Why You Should Keep a Farm Journal (17 min)

019 — Don’t Be a Slave to the Simple Life (25 min)

020 — Death: It’s Part of Life on the Homestead (21 min)

021 — Homesteading Questions: Why There Aren’t Any Dumb Ones (24 min)

022 — Homesteading Challenges: The Three Biggest You’ll Face (23 min)

023 — Social Media Etiquette: A Farmgirl’s Guide (17 min)

024 — It’s Okay if You Don’t Free Range Your Chickens (17 min)

025 — Why YOU Are a Homestead Expert (14 min)

026 — Overwhelmed Homesteader? It’s Okay to Scale Back (19 min)

027 — 5 Things Baby Chicks Need (23 min)

028 — 5 Ways to Homestead Like Great-Grandma (23 min)

029 — How to Convince Your Spouse to Homestead (18 min)

030 — Eat Like a Homesteader in 3 Easy Steps (25 min)

031 — Homestead Menu Planning: Make it Work in Real Life (20 min)

032 — How to Keep Warm Without Turning Up The Heat (19 min)

033 — Supplemental Light for Chickens? Be Honest About THIS… (15 min)

034 — 5 Common Homesteading Mistakes to Avoid (22 min)

035 — “Doesn’t Butchering Animals Bother You?” A Homesteader’s Answer (14 min)

036 — Should You Raise Animals for a Friend (18 min)

037 — Gratitude: Why You Should Sit With Your Chickens (24 min)

038 — 10 People Who Will Struggle With Homesteading (24 min)

039 — My 5 Favorite Go-To Homemade Bread Recipes (30 min)

040 — The One Surefire Way to Keep Chickens Water From Freezing in the Winter… (21 min)

041 — Two Ways to Render Lard…and What to Use it For (19 min)

042 — Three Frugal Living Tips…that have Nothing to do with Money (16 min)

043 — Hatching Chicks? Incubator Vs. Broody Hen (22 min)

044 — My Favorite Homesteading Blogs, Podcasts, and YouTube Channels (27 min)

045 — Should You Help a Chick Hatch? (15 min)

046 — Home cured ham: How to wet-cure a ham (18 min)

047 — Old Fashioned Weather Prediction Tips (24 min)

048 — Homesteaders and Preppers: Get real. (24 min)

049 — What are the Best Animals for a New Homesteader? (22 min)

050 — Choosing Between Ducks and Chickens on your Homestead (14 min)

051 — The Simple Life: How We Screw it Up (16 min)

052 — The Handwritten Letter: 4 Reasons We Need to Bring it Back (27 min)

053 — Why We Started Homesteading…and How We Screwed it Up (42 min)

054 — Smart Homesteaders Keep Learning (36 min)

055 — Smart Homesteaders Fix the Problem (34 min)

056 — Our Chicken Butchering Set Up (32 min)

057 — Feeding Cornish Cross Chickens: How Much Should They Eat? (33 min)

058 — Smart Homesteaders Pay Attention…and Prepare Accordingly (41 min)

059 — Homeschooling: Our Journey with Self Reliant Education (53 min)

060 — How Much Time Do You Actually Have for Homesteading? Time Assessment (37 min)

061 — Time Management for Smart Homesteaders (47 min)

062 — Homestead Failure: It’s Part of the Game (22 min)

063 — The One Thing that Hurts the Homesteading Community Most (31 min)

064 — Homestead Decluttering: The Why and How (43 min)

065 — 25+ Myths About Life on a Homestead (53 min)

066 — A Christmas Gift Giving Challenge for You (47 min)

067 — Butcher Your Own Meat: 7 Reasons Why (32 min)

068 — How to Grow a Year’s Worth of Food (39 min)

069 — The “Homesteader” Label: How it Helps, How it Doesn’t (30 min)

070 — Homesteading with Kids (49 min)

071 — Christmas Traditions (from the Farmish Folk Community) (29 min)

072 — 3 Stages of Homestead Goal Setting and Planning for the New Year (20 min)

073 — How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth (20 min)

074 — Use Less Stuff: How to do it, why it’s hard (20 min)

075 — How to make homemade bacon (21 min)

076 — Starting Over as a Homesteader (32 min)

077 — Because Winter is Hard: Mental Health for Homesteaders (35 min)

078 — 9 Lists You Need for Homestead Organization (27 min)

079 — How to Brine and Smoke a Chicken (21 min)

080 — 5 Reasons Homesteaders Need to be Brave (21 min)

081 — DIY Your Pantry (43 mins)

082 — Keeping a Pantry Journal Helps You Prepare for Emergencies (24 min)

083 — 9 Ways to Use Technology to Ward Off Isolation (33 min)

084 — 10 Lessons to be Learned in a Crisis (38 min)

085 — 5 Common Mistakes When Choosing Egg Bird Breeds (26 min)

086 — When Everyone Needs Help, Take Care of Yourself First (27 min)

087 — A Homesteader’s Response to Everyone’s Sudden Interest in Homesteading (32 min)

088 — “When You Just Want to Sit in Your Barn and Drink Beer (28 min)

089 — Is it Really Worth it to Grow and Raise Your Own Food? (25 min)

090 — When It All Makes You Mad, Who is Really in Charge? (23 min)

091 — When it’s Time to Dig, Dig Deep. (32 min)

092 — Everyone’s Normal is Different (28 min)

093 — Okay, Now What (Keep Going) (28 min)

094 — Random Audience Questions #1 Sunburn, skirts, roosters, preserving, and vegan friends (29 min)

095 — The Truth About Tribes (38 min)

096 — Eat The Cake While You Can Still Taste It (29 min)

097 — Random Audience Questions #2 Meat Birds, Keeping Up, Firearms, Turkeys, and Guilty Pleasures (31 min)

098 — You Can Be Both (26 min)

099 — Being a Gray Man: What It Means, Why It Matters (24 min)

100 — Safety Tips for the Homestead and Beyond (60 min)

101 — Random Audience Questions #3 Packaging Chicken, The Gym, Homeschooling, State of the World, & Nails (37 min)

102 — What are YOU Going to Do About It? (38 min)

103 —How to Have an Actual Conversation (41 min)

104 — RAQ #4 Podcasts, Multi-Generational Living, Quitting, Circle of Friends, Ruth Stout (47 min)

105 — Build the Life You Want by Saying No (32 min)

106 — If I May Speak Freely: Freedom of Speech (36 min)

107 — Deep Thoughts from the Woods (39 min)

108 — RAQ #5 Homesteading Skills, Family Issues, Snow Removal, Leaving Facebook, Crocheting (38 min)

109 — Lessons, Tiny Farms, and Other Stuff (30 min)

110 — NaNoWriMo: Life Lessons while writing 50k words in 30 days (34 min)

111 — RAQ #6 Feeder Pigs, Ghost Stories, Kid Chores, Teaching Butchering, and (more) Facebook (40 min)

112 — The Chickens Still Need to Be Fed (14 min)

113 — And I Hope (11 min)

114 — I Worry and I Forget. (And Then I Do It) (40 min)

115 — Sometimes You Have to Wait (40 min)

New episodes are uploaded weekly.

I welcome your questions, comments or suggestions—feel free to leave them in the comments below, or you can email me at amy(at)afarmishkindoflife(dot)com.

Looking for some real talk about homesteading? Join me at the Farmish Kind of Life podcast!