More Great Homesteading Podcasts and Homestead Updates



More Great Homesteading Podcasts

I just can’t seem to get enough of good homesteading podcasts, I find them to be inspiring, motivating and most of the time quite entertaining; so i’m always on the lookout for new ones to listen to and share with y’all. Here are a couple new ones I think you will enjoy.

Grass Fed Life – These are the new monday episodes from permaculture voices which is a podcast that has been around for a while hosted by Diego Footer. In these new monday episodes Diego talks with Darby Simpson for an inside view from a family farm raising cows, pigs and chickens profitably on pasture. These episodes are particularly interesting to me because Darby doesn’t live too far from me here in central Indiana. If this is something you have ever thought about doing or just want to know more about then check it out, I don’t think you will be disappointed.  http://www.permaculturevoices.com/grass-fed-life/

Homegrown Liberty Podcast – This is a fantastic podcast from Nick Ferguson where he discusses a variety of homesteading topics that will make you want to run into your backyard and get to work and accomplish good things on your homestead and in the world. I can tell that this podcast will easily become one of my new favorites as Nick continues to inspire and motivate me to keep on pursuing the self sufficient lifestyle. I think this is one every homesteader will enjoy, so check it out at http://www.homegrownliberty.com/category/homegrown-liberty-podcast/.

Also If you want to check out other podcasts I have recommended in the past then take a look at this article I wrote awhile back – My 10 Favorite Homesteading Podcasts

 


 

Homestead Updates

I’ve been getting alot done in between the raindrops around here lately but not near as much as I would like to be getting done. We welcomed several new berry bushes to the property this past week, a bunch of new blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and goji berry. I am particularly excited about the Goji because I have never had them but have been reading a lot about them and can’t wait to try them and start receiving some of the health benefits from this awesome plant.

The garden seems to be coming along just fine. I direct seeded everything this year so at first it seemed like things weren’t happening very quickly but all this rain we’ve been getting has changed that and nearly everything is growing like crazy. I say nearly everything because it seems like my peppers aren’t doing so well, I am going to have to keep an eye on those for the next few days and if things don’t start happening there I might have to purchase some plants cause I really want a good pepper crop this year, just not sure what is going on there.

I kind of made a drastic decision this year to not raise any livestock for a while. I got rid of the last of the rabbits last fall and didn’t get the quail this year I was going to get because I wanted to put my time and resources into expanding my gardens and orchards. So far that decision is paying off because I have nearly doubled everything this year although I am sure when the meat runs out I will be second guessing that decision. I do however plan to take this time off to reconfigure and construct a better cage setup for all the livestock that will be better for me and the animals. When I do bring back the rabbits and the birds I plan on it being a much larger operation and want it to be as low maintenance as possible so I will be taking my time and setting it up right this time. 

Let us know about the progress you’re making around your homestead in the comments below or send us an email. We would love to hear about all the steps you are taking toward a more self sufficient life. God Bless and Happy Homesteading.


 

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Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.

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