Q & A Episode: Mistakes, Regrets, Farm Sitters, Soil Tests and More


On this Podcast episode I answer a few questions from listeners. I talk about what to get started with on a new homestead, mistakes I’ve made and what I’d do different, getting away from the homestead and farm sitters, what to look for on a new homestead, guest rules on my homestead, what i’ve decided to stop doing and making use of a leach field area.


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The Underappreciated Mulberry Tree


When someone asks me what my favorite most useful tree on the homestead is I’m quick to answer, The Mulberry Tree! This usually surprises the person asking the question as this tree is considered a burden to many homeowners. In this podcast episode I’ll talk about why I believe it is one of the best trees you can have on your homestead.


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Pioneer Roots: Interview with Melissa K. Norris


On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by homesteader, blogger, author and podcaster Melissa K. Norris. Melissa and her family homestead 15 acres in Washington where they raise cattle, chickens, pigs, grow heirloom vegetables and put a lot of emphasis on cooking from scratch. She has written two books and she is the host of the “Pioneering Today” Podcast. 


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5 Reasons You Might Fail As A Homesteader


Getting started homesteading is easy, all you have to do is just start. But to keep homesteading, well that might be a little tougher. In this podcast episode I discuss 5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader and what you can do to prevent it from happening.


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Container Gardening


It has never been more important for you to grow at least some of your own healthy food. The good news is anyone can do it no matter where they live. One great way is to garden using containers. On today’s podcast episode I discuss the pros and cons of container vegetable gardening


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Seed Saving for Self Sufficiency


A big step toward self sufficiency is knowing how to collect and store seeds from your garden. On today’s podcast episode I discuss all the basics of seed saving and all the reasons you may want to start doing it.

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