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The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.

The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.

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The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.

Language:

English


Episodes

S1E24 10 Gardening Mistakes People Make And How To Avoid Them Homestead Preparedness Pt4

3/30/2020
On this episode we talk about 10 Gardening Mistakes People Make And How To Avoid Them in my attempt to help you raise and grow as much food as possible. After all, one of the biggest ways you can become better prepared on your homestead is to raise and grown your own food. And I want to help you avoid making some of the mistakes that I have made. So, on this episode we talk about how: 1. People don't know their first and last average frost dates, why that's important, and where you can...

Duration:00:48:02

S1E23 How To Raise and Grown YOUR Own Food Homestead Preparedness Pt3 BONUS EPISODE

3/23/2020
This is a BONUS episode of the Homestead Journey Podcast as we celebrate 5000 downloads!!!! We continue our series on Homestead Preparedness as we talk about how and where to start raising and growing your own food. On this episode I mention: Our Grow Light System Our Pallet Herb Garden Cog Hill Farm's Start From Seed...

Duration:00:34:30

S1E22 Preparing DURING A Crisis Homestead Preparedness Pt. 2

3/23/2020
Yes, the best time to prepare is during the good times. But, if you haven't made preparations and you find yourself faced with a crisis (as many of us do right now), what can you do? Is it too late to prepare? How do you know what to do? Those are all great questions and things that we discuss on this episode of the...

Duration:00:37:17

S1E21 Are Homesteaders Preppers? Homestead Preparedness Pt1

3/16/2020
On this episode, we are beginning a multi part series on homestead preparedness. Current events combined with a recent episode of Jack Spirko's The Survival Podcast have caused me to think about homesteading and prepping. Are they the same thing? Many times the terms are used interchangeably. We talk about all of that and more on this podcast. I also bring you up to date on what's been going on on the homestead this...

Duration:00:36:42

S1E20 Is The American Guinea Hog The Perfect Homestead Hog?

3/9/2020
On this episode we talk about the American Guinea Hog. Is it the perfect homestead hog? No. But, could it be the perfect pig for your homestead? Maybe. On this episode I share some of the pluses and minuses of this pig and why we LOVE them as our homestead pig. Check out http://guineahogs.org for more...

Duration:00:31:30

S1E19 Chickens 101 - Part 4 Seven Chicken Raising Mistakes and Misconceptions

3/2/2020
On this episode we talk about 7 common mistakes people make or misconceptions people have about raising chickens. Hopefully, you can learn from these mistakes and misconceptions and be successful in raising your own chickens on your homestead!! As usual, I share with you a bit about what has been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead including my initial impressions of some seed starting kits I ordered from Hoss Tools....

Duration:00:37:32

S1E18 Chickens 101 - Part 3 The Homesteader's Guide To Raising Chickens For Meat

2/24/2020
In their quest for better food for their families, many homesteaders will eventually raise chickens for meat. On this episode we discuss the types of chickens you can raise for meat and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option. We also talk about some of the ways that raising broiler breeds is different from raising standard breed chickens. We wrap up the charting the course segment with our experiences raising chickens for meat and our current approach and practices. As...

Duration:00:32:59

S1E17 Chickens 101 - Part 2 The 7 Breeds of Chicken We're Getting This Year w/Special Guest: Brian Jr

2/17/2020
What should you look for in a breed? What do we look for in a breed? On this episode, I am joined by my son to talk about these topics and we reveal the 7 breeds of chickens that we will be getting on 3B Farm and Homestead this year. https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast http://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomestead https://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/ https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=en TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

Duration:00:48:24

S1E16 Chickens 101 - Part 1 So You Want To Get Chickens

2/10/2020
For many people, chickens are the quintessential homesteading animal. It is the animal most associated with homesteading and is the first livestock that many people get on their homestead. For some, it is even the gateway animal that leads them to a homesteading lifestyle. Whether you are new to chickens or you've been raising them for awhile, this episode will help you understand the basic things that chickens need. We talk about the benefits and drawbacks of that various systems available...

Duration:00:46:29

S1E15 Five Things To Consider When Adding Animals To Your Homestead

2/3/2020
The journey of almost every homesteader will eventually involve animals. Whether you are brand new to raising livestock or you're adding something new to the homestead, there are things that you should take into consideration before making that leap. On this episode, we discuss 5 things that I think should be considered when adding animals to your homestead operations. I also share with you some of thing the things we've had going on here on 3B Farm and Homestead as well as some exciting...

Duration:00:38:58

S1E13 7 Homesteading Myths and Misconceptions

1/20/2020
Unfortunately, I think too many people who are interested in homesteading have a romantic, idealistic view of homesteading that isn't realistic. On this episode we talk about 7 Myths and Misconceptions people have about homesteading. Everything from "free land" to "full time homesteading" and everything in between. The episode of SSL Family Dad that I reference:...

Duration:00:37:16

S1E12 Dream, Decide, Do.... 3 Steps To Help You Have Your Best Homestead Ever

1/13/2020
On this episode we talk about how Dreaming, Deciding, and Doing can help you set goals that could help you have your best homestead ever. We apply the SMART goal setting methodology to homesteading and talk about some other things we should think about when setting our goals for 2020. I also review Gardening Without Work by Ruth Stout and give my initial thoughts on Up Tunket Road by Philiop...

Duration:00:38:59

S1E14 How To Homestead When Working A Fulltime Job

1/6/2020
Finding balance in life in general can be hard. Trying to homestead while working a fulltime job adds a level of complication that many people don't face. If you're just new to the homestead journey, there's a good chance that you're working a full-time off farm job. And let's face it, many of us will always work a full time off farm/homestead job. But, whether you are working on farm or off farm, finding balance can be tough. This episode focuses on 5 steps you can take to successfully...

Duration:00:27:58

S1E11 Ten Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Your Homestead Goals for 2020

1/6/2020
On this episode of the Homestead Journey Podcast, we talk about 10 common mistakes people make when setting goals for their homestead. https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast http://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomestead https://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/ TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

Duration:00:33:26

S1E10 You've Come A Long Way, Baby - A Year and Decade In Review

12/30/2019
On this special episode of the podcast, we take a look back at our journey this year on 3B Farm and Homestead. We started out the year with some pretty ambitious goals. Did we meet them? And what else happened this year on our homestead? We also look back at our journey this past decade as we have built our homestead and skill set. As the old Virginia Slims Commercial used to say, "You've come a long way,...

Duration:00:42:37

S1E9 The War Against Weeds, Pests and Varmints

12/23/2019
This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the fifth and final in our series on gardening. We talk about the weapons we have at our disposal as we fight weeds, pests and varmints in our gardens. My goal is for you to do the best with what you've got and grow as much food as you can!!! In our community corner segment we talk about giving gifts of things that we have produced and/or processed on our homesteads. . We round out the episode with a great homesteading hack that will help...

Duration:00:37:57

S1E8 Should I Buy Or Start My Own Transplants

12/16/2019
This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the fourth in our series on gardening. We talk about starting things from seed. In particular, we talk about transplants and the benefits/drawbacks of buying them as well as starting your own. In this episode's community corner, we spend some time talking about documenting your journey and how it can serve as an inspiration to others. We round out the episode with a great homesteading hack that will help you setup grids on your square foot...

Duration:00:30:52

S1E7 Where Should I Get My Seeds?

12/9/2019
This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the third in our series on gardening. We explore ways that you can get seeds to plant in your garden. I share with you some of the places I have used as well as 2 places I DON'T recommend. I also provide you with an update on what's been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead this week and share with you some wisdom I learned from a college football coach that I think applies to homesteading. We round out the segment with a great homesteading hack...

Duration:00:41:33

S1E6 Preparing For The Harvest

12/2/2019
This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the second in our series on gardening. We talk about why you should prepare for the harvest before you ever buy a single seed or transplant. We talk about some of the ways you can handle your harvest and how you can begin investing in the necessary tools RIGHT NOW!! I also provide you with an update on what's been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead this week and share with you the ways that the online homesteading community can be an...

Duration:00:37:27

S1E5 What Gardening Method Should I Use?

11/25/2019
On this episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast, we are starting a series on gardening by talking about gardening methods. My goal is to help you answer the question; what gardening method should I use? . I also update you on things happening on 3B Farm and Homestead and we talk about dealing with the haters!! We round out the show with another great homestead hack, giving you some tips and tricks to help you render lard. The list of methods that I reference can be found...

Duration:00:34:31