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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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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Weekly Web Roundup 8-24-17

The weekly post where I share with you homestead relevant items from all around the web that have caught my eye in the last week. Kick back and enjoy this smorgasbord of internet variety.

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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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Creating and Utilizing Microclimates

Getting the most from your garden depends on a lot of things including the right climate conditions for each specific plant. On today’s podcast episode I discuss how to locate or create microclimates for your garden and how best to use those microclimates.

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Homesteading Saved My Life!

Someone recently asked me to write an article answering the question “Homesteading is important to me because…” This was easy for me to answer because I believe I’m still walking this earth today because of homesteading. Here’s my story.

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Homesteads Aren’t Fueled by Rainbows and Unicorn Farts

Homesteading Is hard work! I’m writing this right now at night because I’m tired and am quite often tired at the end of the day.

So why do it? Is it worth it? These are the questions I often ponder and constantly make me consider why I’m doing this.

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