Seed catalogs are great to have as you think about and plan your garden. There are a few great companies out there that send beautiful and information packed and best of all FREE catalogs right to your door.
In this podcast episode I just wanted to chat with you about what has been going on around the homestead. I talk about why I took a short break and some of the things I've been doing in the garden and with the livestock. I also talk about a few changes I'm thinking of making around the homestead.
It is great to grow your own food, harvest that food and then in some form or another preserve that food to make it available year round. What is even better though is having something fresh from the garden you can eat year round. On this podcast episode I answer a listener question about how I grow lettuce for fresh salads year round in a four season climate.
Have you ever thought about homesteading with a tiny house but don't know where to begin? Is it even something that's right for you? Is homesteading while living in a tiny house even practical? On today's podcast episode I have a conversation with Ryan Mitchell from TheTinyLife.com and he answers questions like these and others.
On this podcast episode I answer a listener question about prepping a coop for winter, specifically about ventilation requirements in a coop. This is an often underestimated feature in a coop but a very important one.
On this podcast episode I answer a question from a listener by sharing my thoughts on how to clear underbrush from a piece of land using goats to make it useful for other livestock or anything else he might want to do with it.
Do you want to start homesteading someday but don't live on your "forever homestead" and don't plan on staying at your current location too long? What can you do right now, right where you are even if it's a temporary situation? On this podcast episode I tackle those questions.
On this episode I am celebrating 100 episodes by taking a few minutes and looking at why I started this podcast, what I've learned along the way, what I believe this podcast has accomplished so far and where I think it's heading in the future.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 97 – July 12, 2018 – Eating Healthy From The Homestead. In this podcast episode I answer a question about what I believe caused my past health issues and the diet that helped me turn it all around. I discuss healthy eating from the homestead and things like organic, paleo, ketogenic and Weston A. Price.
On this podcast episode I have a conversation with homesteader and Author Michele Nutter. Michele started homesteading for frugal living reasons but soon started down many other paths such as pursuing healthy eating of ethically raised meats, herbal remedies and even a preparedness lifestyle as well as many other paths.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 95 – June 29, 2018 – 5 Great Ways To Use Coffee Grounds On The Homestead. I Discuss: Coffee grounds in compost. How to balance a hot compost pile. Using coffee grounds in vermicomposting. Other ways to use coffee grounds on the homestead. Where to use unused coffee. Where to get more coffee grounds.
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.
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.
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....