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Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

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United States

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Mother Earth News and Friends shares the stories of the leaders in sustainable and rural living. We’re passionate about helping people learn more about natural health, homesteading, and sustainability.

Language:

English

Contact:

7852744444


Episodes

Hank's Hacks, Ep. 3 - Sheep!

3/1/2021
Welcome to this episode of Hack’s Hacks, a series of podcasts with Oscar “Hank” Will III, a man of many talents and a lifelong love of farming, animal husbandry, science, and DIY. Hank and Carla chat about Hank’s adventures with sheep, hairy sheep, cute sheep, fascinating sheep. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS...

Duration:00:45:21

Audio Article - Black Soldier Flies

2/17/2021
Learn how to build a black soldier fly bin to supplement your chicken feed with healthy, protein-rich food. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Grit magazine. Music is "Golly Gosh" by Les Hayden.

Duration:00:11:00

Ep. 104 Raising Chicks

2/15/2021
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Queren King-Orozco, known as Q, shares piles of information for beginners on how to get started with chicks. Learn how to prepare for them and what to do once they arrive; how to house them; and lots about their health and behavior. Queren King-Orozco lives on a homestead with her family in the Kansas prairie with a free-range flock of 45 hens. This is their fourth year selling eggs to their community. You might recognize her from previous...

Duration:00:34:30

Audio Article: Forest Restoration

2/10/2021
Return neglected forest to balanced, healthy state with restoration forestry and mitigate wildfires on your land. This is the audio version of an article from the March/April 2021 issue of Grit magazine.

Duration:00:12:54

Ep 103 What's In An Egg

2/9/2021
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Dr. Jacquie Jacob and editor Jessica Mitchell chat about chicken eggs – how they develop, what’s in them, and how to address incubation challenges so that you hatch healthy chicks.

Duration:00:46:48

Hank's Hacks, Ep. 2 - Why Homestead

2/3/2021
In this episode of Hank's Hack, Hank and Carla chat about “why homestead”, all sorts of different ways to be happy in the land and as self-sufficient as you want. Hank Will has farmed since childhood and been involved in innovative crop management, as well as earning a PhD in the bio-sciences. He now runs Prairie Turnip Farm, a diversified livestock operation, with his wife Joanne in Osage County, Kansas. Hank is and Editor-at-Large for Ogden Publications, former Editorial Director, and the...

Duration:00:46:59

Populate Your Property with Pomegranates

1/22/2021
This tasty fruit has powerful medicinal qualities and is easy to grow, whether in home gardens or market farms.

Duration:00:12:10

The Right Chickens for You

1/21/2021
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends podcasts: Tom Watkins from Murray McMurray Hatchery talks about determining how many chickens you should buy to fit your needs, and how to select the right birds from the many different breeds available.

Duration:00:36:54

Finding Chicks

1/15/2021
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Dalia Monterroso shares how to prepare for the arrival of your chicks, where and how to find and purchase them, and the factors you can check to make sure you’re purchasing healthy, quality chicks for your first flock.

Duration:00:41:20

Virginia Free Farm

1/7/2021
Virginia Free Farm, founded by Amyrose Foll provides nutritious food for local communities and promotes cultivating food justice.

Duration:00:14:18

Handcrafted Soaps

12/31/2020
In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," Joanna Will of Prairie Turnip Farm shares about her soap-making business, what she learned through the business this year, and what she looks forward to for the future. Prairie Turnip Farm Follow Prairie Turnip Farm on Facebook and Instagram Joanna’s Recommended Soap-Making Books: Simple and Natural Soapmaking by Jan Berry Milk Soaps by Anne-Marie Faiola Additional Resources: Did you know the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair has moved...

Duration:00:24:51

Hank's Hacks

12/17/2020
Welcome to this first episode of Hack’s Hacks, a series of podcasts with Oscar “Hank” Will III, a man of many talents and a lifelong love of farming, animal husbandry, science, and DIY. Hank Will has farmed since childhood and been involved in innovative crop management, as well as earning a PhD in the bio-sciences. He now runs Prairie Turnip Farm, a diversified livestock operation, with his wife Joanne in Osage County, Kansas. Hank is and Editor-at-Large for Ogden Publications, former...

Duration:00:35:05

Protecting the Prairie Chicken

12/4/2020
In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," we learn about the lesser prairie chicken, a beloved bird in the southern Plains of the United States whose population has dwindled over the years. But the good news is that people are working to save both the lesser prairie chicken and the delicate habitat it lives in. We chat with Mike Ford of The Conservation Fund and Dirac Twidwell of the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative to learn more. Check out Brinsea and their leading incubation...

Duration:00:53:47

Turkeys on the Farmstead

11/6/2020
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Sherry and Mike Spivey share their experiences with raising turkeys. They cover how they got started, what strategies have worked for them, and all the ups and downs that come with raising these birds on a small farmstead. Check out Brinsea and their leading incubation technology. Additional Resources: Did you know the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair has moved online? Learn more about our courses and webinars, ranging from food preservation to...

Duration:01:18:21

Starting a Farmer's Market

10/30/2020
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we speak with April Jones who worked with local farmers to start a farmers market in her community when local grocery stores closed. April Jones advocates for her community as part of the food justice and food sovereignty movement. She’s passionate about community, gardens, and farmers markets. Learn more at www.Facebook.com/PinehurstFarmersMarket.

Duration:00:28:15

Geese 101

10/23/2020
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we chat with Hank Will, editor-at-large for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. He covers what you need to know to successfully raise your own gaggle of geese, such as habitat, disposition, and safety, and he also shares his own experience with raising these birds. Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest: Check out Brinsea and their leading incubation technology. Do you know that the MOTHER EARTH...

Duration:00:51:10

Raising Pheasants

10/8/2020
In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," we chat with Bill MacFarlane of MacFarlane Pheasants. He shares how his family established their pheasant farm, how he joined the business, and what MacFarlane Pheasants does today. And for those raising pheasants now, or those who are considering them for their backyard or farmstead, Bill provides plenty of tips and instruction on how to keep these birds healthy, safe, and ultimately acclimated to the wild if they’re released. Follow...

Duration:00:29:37

Find Your Flock

9/25/2020
In this episode of "Mother Earth News and Friends," Cindy Gibson of Guinea Fowl International presents at the Belton, Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair about establishing and caring for your poultry. She shares the benefits and disadvantages of raising mixed flocks, as well as the pros and cons of several types of birds, with an emphasis on guinea fowl. Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest: Check out Brinsea and their leading incubation...

Duration:00:40:08

Caring for Quail

9/10/2020
In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, we tackle quail—their personality, how to raise them, and all the enjoyments and challenges that come with this small but hardy fowl. Editor Jessica Mitchell chats remotely with Kelly Bohling, who has been raising quail in her backyard within Lawrence, Kansas city limits. Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest: Check out Brinsea and their leading incubation technology. Follow Three...

Duration:00:52:18

Living Well & Wise, Episode 4 – Profit From Your Property

7/16/2020
We’re revisiting past episodes that revolve around sustainable and can-do lifestyles, in a four-part series we’re calling “Living Well & Wise.” In our fourth and final episode, Hank Will and Becky Tipton discuss making a living from small acreage. Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest: New Society Publishers’ Homegrown City Life Series Glass Gem Corn University of Minnesota Bee Project Urban Bees Keep Dallas in Zip Code...

Duration:00:37:52