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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.

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English


Episodes

S1E104 Ethical Meat and Pure Charcuterie With Meredith Leigh

10/11/2021
On this podcast, I am joined by Meredith Leigh, the person who ran the charcuterie workshop that Jack and I talked about last week. We talk about her journey into teaching (which may surprise you) as well as why ethical meat is so important. Information about the upcoming charcuterie class in Maryland can be found here. http://www.mereleighfood.com/ https://www.fermentationschool.com Links to her two books: The Ethical Meat Handbook Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing...

Duration:01:13:40

S1E103 Charcuterie Intensive Conversation With Jack Pollner From The Mindful Homestead

10/4/2021
Last weekend, I attended with Jack Pollner a charcuterie intensive course in Massachusetts. I also was privileged to spend a few nights with Jack, Jackie and Emma at The Mindful Homestead. And so, on this episode Jack and I talk about what we learned and enjoyed about the course that was taught by Meredith Leigh. We talk about two of her books: The Ethical Meat Handbook Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at...

Duration:01:03:07

S1E102 Interview With Carl From The Self Sufficient Hub

9/27/2021
On this episode I am honored to be joined by Carl from The Self Sufficient Hub Podcast. Carl is a homesteader living in the UK with his wife and young family. He hosts the self sufficient hub podcast and YouTube channel and is 3 years into working towards self sufficiency. This September he is undertaking a self sufficient challenge where he is only eating things he can procure himself - right down to salt and...

Duration:00:57:44

S1E101 Lessons I Learned From This Year's Garden

9/20/2021
Back on episode 46, I shared with you 10 things you can do now to set yourself up for success with next year's garden. Using those thoughts as a springboard, I share with you on this episode some of the lessons I've learned this year and things I'll be doing next year to achieve an even more abundant...

Duration:00:27:19

S1E100 Lacto-fermentation As A Means of Food Preservation

9/13/2021
On today's episode we talk about lacto-fermentation. Can you believe that I am 100 episodes in, and I haven't dedicated an episode to this topic? I couldn't believe it myself. So, today we talk about what it is, it's benefits, and how easy it is to get started doing...

Duration:00:23:00

S1E99 I Almost Made A Huge Mistake - Homesteading Ain't The Most Important Thing

9/6/2021
Sometimes I can get so focused on raising and growing food that I lose sight of other things. On this episode I talk about a big mistake I almost made and why sometimes, the homestead needs to take second fiddle to other things in your...

Duration:00:16:45

S1E98 Talk On Modern Homesteading Given At The Washington County Fair 2021

8/30/2021
This week was our county fair . And, for us, when it's fair time, nothing else matters..... And this year I was honored to be asked to speak once again on the topic of modern homesteading. And so this week's episode is all about our time at the fair and includes the talk I gave. Because this was recorded at the fair, the audio isn't as good as it usually is, but my hope is that it still...

Duration:00:35:00

S1E97 When Dreams Don't Come True........ It's All Good

8/23/2021
Sometimes we have a dream. It's something that you seemingly can't shake. It can start to consume you. You share it with other people. Instead of thinking you're crazy, they see the vision. And they buy into it. And it starts to consume them. And then it doesn't work out. That can be soul crushing. It can be demoralizing. And I think many, many homesteaders have been there. They found the perfect piece of property. They dream of all of the things they could do on that land. And then for...

Duration:00:21:29

S1E96 Review of The All American 921 and 930 Canners

8/16/2021
On today's episode we talk about All-American canners. I have two (a 921 and a 930). On this episode I give my thoughts on both of them. I also mention Mirro and Presto canners. It is my opinion, that if you go that route, you should upgrade the "jiggler" from the generic one to one that can be set to different lbs of pressure. Here is the Presto...

Duration:00:27:33

S1E95 Five Mistakes People New To Canning Make

8/9/2021
Back on episode 39, I talked about the fact that you CAN can. Many people are afraid to try. But, some people also don't fully understand the risks. On this episode I talk about 5 of the most common mistakes I see people new to canning make. My goal isn't to scold you; so if you've made this mistakes please don't take it that way. My goal is to help you can safely so that you can enjoy the bountiful harvest and others can as well. Enjoy!! Brian Here is a link to the National Center for...

Duration:00:39:57

FMF14 Don't Be A Jerk

8/6/2021
This episode is a bit of a follow up to last week's episode. Last week I talked about a recent interaction I had with "a jerk" in the homesteading community. And it got me to thinking. If we're not careful, sometimes we can end up being "that jerk". And so today's episode is just a friendly reminder..... don't be "that guy (or...

Duration:00:05:21

S1E94 Homesteading With Special Needs Children - With Holly Stockley from Vintage Americana Podcast

8/2/2021
On this episode I am joined by Holly Stockley from the Vintage Americana podcast. We talk about how having 2 special needs daughters lead them towards the homesteading lifestyle. We talk about how homesteading and animals have benefited them and how they are gradually moving from a suburban lifestyle to a homestead that they are building in the country. We also discuss Holly's podcast and in part we touch on something called "Cottage Core" that Holly refers to as the "Pretty Pretty Princess"...

Duration:00:57:52

FMF13 Keep Asking Questions

7/30/2021
Today as I was scrolling through Facebook, I ran across a post in a meat rabbits group where someone was asking for some information. Instead of answering the question, someone else decided to make fun and belittle the person asking the question. And it got me to thinking; jerks are everywhere. And, if you're not careful, you can allow them to kill your curiosity. On today's episode I challenge you to ignore them. And to keep asking questions and growing in your knowledge of...

Duration:00:05:19

S1E93 Product Review: Winstrip Trays

7/26/2021
On this episode I give my thoughts on the Winstrip trays I trialed this spring. I tell you what I liked, what I didn't like and I give my recommendation on whether or not homesteaders should purchase them. If you're interested in checking them out, you can visit the Neversink Farm...

Duration:00:28:32

FMF12 What Am I Gonna Do With All That Zucchini??!!

7/23/2021
On episode 92 of the podcast, I shared with you the fact that I am FINALLY able to grow zucchini after several years of not being able to. But, with great power, comes great responsibility. And I'm sure that I'm not the only one who wonders what to do with all of the abundance I am seeing. Now, I could turn it into eggs or bacon by feeding it to my chickens and pigs. Or I could annoy my neighbors by sneaking it onto their porches. Or, I can eat it. On this episode I share with you some of...

Duration:00:07:35

S1E92 My Dirty Little Secret

7/19/2021
A couple of weeks ago I ran into a friend from church. I don't think I had seen him since before the pandemic and if I had, it hadn't been for long. As we stood there catching up, he was asking me about some of the the things we had been doing on the farm that he had seen on Facebook. And then he asked me this question; "Brian, how do you get it all done????" And then, I had to share with him my dirty little secret..... I don't. Many times it is easy for us to get either an incomplete or...

Duration:00:21:59

FMF11 The Importance Of Understanding Your "Why"

7/16/2021
Do you remember "why" you started your homestead journey? Sometimes we need to reminder ourselves of that to help us keep putting one foot in front of the...

Duration:00:06:02

S1E91 Homestead Community

7/12/2021
This week I spent camping with my son's Boy Scout troop. While there, I was able to dive into Cathy R. Payne's book, Saving the Guinea Hogs. As I was reading the book, I was struck by the fact that the policies that lead to the near extinction of the American Guinea Hog were also responsible for the near extinction of homestead community. These are my thoughts on that. And here is a link to Cathy's wonderful...

Duration:00:24:26

FMF10 5 Homestead One Hit Wonders

7/9/2021
On FMF7 and FMF9 we talked about 9 items that are useful and versatile on the homestead. But, there are some products that while super useful, just don't seem to have more than their intended use. And that's ok. What they do, they do REALLY well. So, here are 5 of my...

Duration:00:06:32

S1E90 Homestead Independence

7/5/2021
This week, leading up to the Fourth of July, I was thinking about perhaps the most famous words from our Declaration of Independence. "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I think for many people in 2020 homesteading epitomized those words. I think there were a lot of people who woke up in 2020 to the fact that our food...

Duration:00:23:33