Introducing Children To Gardening

When I was a child I would talk to my grandparents for hours and hear the stories of how they did things “back in their day” and as I think about that it is amazing how much has changed in just a few decades and what impacts me the most is how much is forgotten. […]

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Harvesting Sunflower Seeds

What a great treat any time of the year, a mid-day snack at work, something to munch on when your out for a hike, kickin’ back relaxing by a camp fire, yep I could have a handful of sunflower seeds just about anytime. It’s even a greater satisfaction when you grow, harvest and roast your […]

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My 10 Favorite Homesteading Podcasts

Today’s question comes from Glen via email. He writes “Enjoying your podcast (The Modern Homesteading Podcast), i’m just getting started homesteading and  listen to podcasts on my daily 2 hour commute for inspiration. Do you know of any other good homesteading podcasts that I might like listening to? Thanks and keep up the good work.” First, […]

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Q & A – What Do You Use For A Safe Organic Weed Killer?

http://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/6338465/q_a_what_do_you_use_for_a_safe_organic_weed_killer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSToday’s question comes from Randy. He asks “What are you using for weed and grass killer since you don’t use any harmful chemicals in your yard?” Great question. . First I would like the explain why I don’t use products like Roundup or […]

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Using Pallets To Make Raised Garden Beds

Growing a garden in raised beds has many benefits (read more about that here) but can sometimes be a little costly depending on what you build them out of. I’m all about being frugal and using what I have or what I can get cheap or free for my homestead projects, and pallets seem to […]

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Building A Homestead, One New Thing At A Time

On today’s podcast my guest is Heather Eby. Heather and her family have a ten acre homestead in Kansas and they are building their homestead by adding one new thing at a time. Heather is a wonderful story teller and blogger with a real passion for homesteading.

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7 Homestead DIY Kits That Make It Easier To Get Started

Making your own products to use around the house is what self sufficiency and homesteading is all about. But maybe your a little like me and sometimes it’s hard to get started doing something new, well I’ve found when I try to do something for the first time it’s a little easier to buy a ready to go kit.

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5 Ways To Know If You’re A Homesteader

When many people think of homesteading they think about a cabin in the middle of a big woods completely off the grid, living off the land and this certainly can be homesteading at its finest. However these days homesteading has taken on a deeper and somewhat more inclusive meaning, it is characterized by a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and sustainability but this comes in many forms and can look different from household to household.

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DIY Rain Water Catchment Systems

The average roof collects over 600 gallons of water for every inch of rainfall so why not harvest that water and make use of it. If you live in an area that uses city water this is a much healthier source of water for your garden and much more efficient than paying high water bills in dry times. Rain water catchment systems don’t have to be complicated and depending on the size they don’t have to be expensive either. Here are just a few ideas for your very own diy rain water catchment system.

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