Homesteading The Permaculture Way

A few years ago when I started homesteading I had no idea what permaculture was, I was simply growing a few vegetables in some raised beds, planting a couple fruit trees and raising a few rabbits.  Then permaculture came into my life and it changed everything about the way I was homesteading.

The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 94 – June 25, 2018 – The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo.

I Discuss:

The benefits of bamboo. Construction material, privacy screens, culinary, medicinal.
The problems with growing bamboo.
Different types of bamboo. Over 1500 varieties. Running and Clumping.
Who might want to grow it. Those who have space and a purpose.
Who definitely wants to avoid growing it.

Laying Down A Strong Foundation For A New Homestead

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 93 – June 20, 2018 – Laying Down A Strong Foundation For A New Homestead.
I discuss:
Evaluation of your new homestead
Education through reputable sources.
Emulating great examples of those who are doing what you want to do.
Establish the right infrastructure for your homestead.
Evolve gradually, because you won’t get everything right the first time.
Enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 92 – June 18, 2018 – Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems.
I Discuss:
The advantages to having a small backyard pond. Wildlife (frogs, snakes and pollinators), growing water plants, microclimates, emergency water, and enjoyment.
Different ways to install small ponds. Hard liner, rubber liner, plastic, bentonite clay.
Other pond components. Pumps, filters, pipes.
Beneficial features. Waterfalls, streams, bridges.
Mosquito issues and solutions. Moving water, fish.
Other potential issues. Moss, algae, unwanted wildlife, safety concerns.

Setting Up A Rabbitry

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 91 – June 14, 2018 – Setting Up A Rabbitry.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

Ty Asks – What are some best ways to set up a rabbitry? I have three does and a buck in separate outdoor hutches at this time. I have been receiving large amounts of request for rabbit meat. So in order to capitalize I want to expand my operation. I was thinking of building a small rabbit specific barn but i have no clue were to start. What should the dimensions be, what type of ventilation should i use, what kind of watering system works best, should I make it climate controlled, etc. And how to do all of this without breaking the bank?

What Is Homesteading?

In this podcast episode we will dive into what homesteading is and what it means to pursue a life of self sufficiency and sustainability.