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Have you ever dreamt of starting a farm or homesteading? Do you love foraging for wild edibles? Is your perfect afternoon spent drifting downriver, fishing for that nights dinner? Or do love to spend a crisp fall morning hunting for wild game to share with your family? Or perhaps you spend all your free time digging in your garden, collecting herbs, vegetables, and fruits to enjoy. Homesteady is a show that focuses on living a more sustainable life. We talk about all the ways a modern Homsteader can put food on the table, from the fields, streams, gardens and woodlands. Our roads may be rocky, but with the right skills and knowledge we can make Homesteady.

Have you ever dreamt of starting a farm or homesteading? Do you love foraging for wild edibles? Is your perfect afternoon spent drifting downriver, fishing for that nights dinner? Or do love to spend a crisp fall morning hunting for wild game to share with your family? Or perhaps you spend all your free time digging in your garden, collecting herbs, vegetables, and fruits to enjoy. Homesteady is a show that focuses on living a more sustainable life. We talk about all the ways a modern Homsteader can put food on the table, from the fields, streams, gardens and woodlands. Our roads may be rocky, but with the right skills and knowledge we can make Homesteady.
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Have you ever dreamt of starting a farm or homesteading? Do you love foraging for wild edibles? Is your perfect afternoon spent drifting downriver, fishing for that nights dinner? Or do love to spend a crisp fall morning hunting for wild game to share with your family? Or perhaps you spend all your free time digging in your garden, collecting herbs, vegetables, and fruits to enjoy. Homesteady is a show that focuses on living a more sustainable life. We talk about all the ways a modern Homsteader can put food on the table, from the fields, streams, gardens and woodlands. Our roads may be rocky, but with the right skills and knowledge we can make Homesteady.

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Episodes

We Are Leaving Our Homestead...

3/12/2018
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A very big announcement on todays episode of the podcast! K and Aust sit down and share with you some very big news that you don't want to miss out on... Sign up to our email list so you don't miss any of our videos here - https://www.thisishomesteady.com/join-homesteady-movement/ In Friday’s Video we announced our big move. https://youtu.be/pMufdfVZN-A You had a lot of questions, so we address those, and hopefully more, in todays episode! SUBSCRIBE to our PODCAST HERE...

Duration:00:27:13

Goats - Evil Gremlins or Big Money Makers?

2/26/2018
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On this episode of Homesteady, we continue our Homestead Business Side Hustle Series and interview Dan Arms, of the Arms Family Homestead (Find him here and here). Dan's successful business? Goats. Would you believe that a goat solved the problems of an entire country? Believe it, and learn all about it here. We meet Dan through the story of the loss of his mom. He cites it as a strong influence in his first career as a state trooper. He was raised by his dad on a homestead with a small...

Duration:00:59:15

How To Make $10,000 From Your Homestead This Year

2/4/2018
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On this episode of Homesteady, we meet Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas. Elaine's journey to her purpose began on 9/11. A college student at the time, She felt the right thing for her to do was the join the army and serve her country. Now, she's an alpaca farmer. Wait, what? Let's back up. We met Elaine in the Homesteady Launchpad business course hosted by Aust and Accountant Mike. Elaine is currently finding success in agrotourism- giving tourists an "on-farm" experience that...

Duration:01:02:48

Using a Homestead Business to Design the Life You Want

1/14/2018
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Sometimes the most obvious way of solving a problem is not the best way. On this episode of Homesteady, we explore our most valuable non-renewable resource: time. Beginning with the story of the Village on the Hill, we see that looking outside the box for a different solution may be the best way for us to achieve our goals. In part two of our ten part Homestead Business Series (miss part one? Listen here ) we head to North Idaho to meet Dan Ohmann on his grassfed homestead. How did this...

Duration:01:06:06

3 Reasons Why Your Homestead Business Will Fail

1/1/2018
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On this episode of Homesteady, Aust further explores the dream vs. the reality of homesteading, by explaining the harshest reality of them all: why your homestead business WILL fail. Through video, Aust's brother-in-law parodies the overt optimism that brings us into the homesteading world in the first place: the beauty of vegetables, the imagined ease of "working at home" now that you have a farm. REALITY CHECK: It is RARE to make more money than you spend on your homestead. But does...

Duration:01:02:19

We Were Going to Quit Homesteading... Then This Happened...

12/11/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, Aunt, Kendra, and the family update us on the changes on the farm throughout 2017. A year ago, Aust and Kendra were going to sell the farm and go on a road trip. Instead, they have had the most productive year on the homestead yet! They updated with major infrastructure improvements and even got a cow (check out our family cow episode here- you may be convinced to get one a well.) What happened? With small children who don't travel well, and a re-discovered...

Duration:01:09:59

The BIGGEST HOMESTEADY ANNOUNCEMENT EVER

11/26/2017
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It was WAY BACK! May 16, 2014.... The very first episode of the Homesteady Podcast was released.... Since then we have released 55 episodes of the podcast286 Youtube videosblog postscoursesswag! I didn't start this thinking I would ever go full time with it. I didn't think content creation could be a career... But the world has changed! Back in Feb, 2015 we launched the Pioneer Program... It consisted of Bonus videos and podcasts Courses I taught to local schools Discounts from...

Duration:00:21:51

I was an ANTI HUNTER - What changed me?

11/6/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, we explore the lifestyle of the modern hunter. We will be examining both the facts and the feelings that come into play when decided whether hunting is an ethical option for feeding one's family. With scenes from Bambi resonating within the formative memories of Aust's childhood, we are going to re-examine the discussion on hunting: Is it wrong? With such easy access to food, do we need to head into the woods with a gun? This episode is for those of you who...

Duration:00:58:35

Grow Farm Fresh Food All Year Long with Hydroponic Gardening!

8/28/2017
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Hydroponic Gardening. Some people have no clue what it is at all. Others (My Wife) may picture a creepy basement filled with bright white LED lighting, plants growing from tubes... When a hydroponicist... (is that even a real word?) thinks of hydroponics, they think of gardening with no bugs, in a controlled environment, year round, with perfect yields in half the time as a conventional garden. Sounds pretty good... right? Learn all about Hydroponics, and how you can grow farm fresh...

Duration:01:09:30

Foraging - A great way to feed your family... Or a easy way to kill yourself?

6/30/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, we are exploring the delights and dangers of foraging, or looking for and gathering wild foods. After a scare gathering mushrooms on the Homestead, Aust shares with us information on how to safely start your own foraging hobby. ******* Disclaimer: this blog and podcast are NOT a source for identifying wild plants************************************ Our guest, Jared White, is an extreme foraging enthusiast and hobbyist of The Foraging Beard on Instagram and...

Duration:01:01:46

How To Run Profitable Farm Workshops

5/30/2017
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Take the Epic Homesteady Survey Here On the farm this week we successfully planted an entire orchard in just a few hours! How did we get so much work done in so little time? With an on-farm workshop! On-farm workshops are a great way to help a farmer get a lot of work done in a timely manner, and a great way for farm dreamers and homesteady types looking to spend some time living the farm life get some real hands on experience. But workshops can be tricky… How do you make sure they give...

Duration:01:00:39

Spring on the Homestead

5/4/2017
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Today we catch up with you all! It has been a busy spring on our homestead. Usually, winter leaves us all sitting inside our homes, by a fire, dreaming of all the new things we want to try on our homesteads in the following spring. We always spend that time talking together about big plans for the season. This year was no different! And in no time we had a few big ideas. Early in February, the weather got nice, and so we decided to jump start our season! It began with a serious upgrade to...

Duration:01:02:24

Why You Should Be Planting Fruit Trees and Bushes On Your Homestead

4/25/2017
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Trees are a generational gift. There is significant symbolism associated with trees. Trees have signified wealth throughout history. Having your own tree meant prosperity. On this episode of Homesteady, we are focusing on fruit trees. In focusing on fruit trees, and planting fruits, we are expanding upon the idea of "bearing fruit" to a discussion of assets and liabilities. Assets put money in your pocket; liabilities take money out of your pocket. Making connections between wealth, a...

Duration:00:52:06

Escape The Rat Race

4/17/2017
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What do you think about when you hear, "The Rat Race?" On this episode of Homesteady, we will explore the idea of the "rat race." What is it? And, most importantly, how do you escape it? We will explore these ideas, and give you some steps on how to escape it and live your idea of your ideal life. The term "the rat race" finds its origins in a series of experiments where rats, motivated first by hunger, and then by avoiding pain (behaviorism's operant and classical conditioning for you...

Duration:00:51:41

How To ACTUALLY Catch Fish

4/9/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, Aust will reveal the secrets to actually catch fish when you go fishing. As fishing is something best done with your buddies, Aust has his fishing buddies, Uncle Bourbon, who is a fly fishing guide (find him here), and James, or "Pickles," as his guests on this show to share tips, tricks, and strategy. While there are many types of fish, this episode focuses on fresh water "panfish", specifically bass and trout. ***The Suburban Escapee here: New to fishing?...

Duration:00:56:32

Should You Raise Pastured Pigs On Your Homestead?

4/3/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, we examine the question: Should you get pigs on your Homestead? Aust brings us through history, recounting the trials of General Peter Stuyvesant in New Amsterdam to keeping pigs from destroying the Dutch fort with their rooting. Known as "mortgage lifters" for their dependable moneymaking attributes, Aust has been raising pigs on his homestead for five years, and sells them for his most profitable homestead business. We've discussed pigs many times before, on...

Duration:00:47:11

Practical Preparedness - Being ready for survival through the everyday emergencies that we are most likely to face.

3/26/2017
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Sometimes we find ourselves playing a game of “what if” in the world of homesteading and prepping. What if the grid went down? What if there was another world war? What if there was a pandemic? These games of what if can be a fun mental exercise. But the reality is that these disasters will probably not ever happen to us. BUT… That does not mean we will not experience disasters in our life. We absolutely will experience disasters. The disasters that will happen to us may not harm as...

Duration:01:23:05

Is owning a Family Cow "Worth It?"

3/19/2017
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Since the very first episode of Homesteady, we have been asking the question: IS THIS WORTH IT? Will the investment of your time, money, and energy into your latest homesteading endeavor give you a return? And how do we measure these returns: financially, emotionally, in terms of gains in personal health and nutrition, or more broadly in relation to overall environmental sustainability? On this episode of Homesteady, we take an in-depth look on our LIVE YouTube stream to examine, even more...

Duration:00:48:00

Raising Meat Chickens - Pastured Poultry... Is it Profitable?

3/13/2017
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Meat Chickens are a great gateway animal into raising your own meat and becoming, overall, more sustainable. On this episode of Homesteady, we revisit chicken ownership. As we examine homestead chickens closer, we have to wonder: are chickens a "gateway animal?" Does buying chickens lead to more chickens, then to pigs, goats, sheep, and even (perhaps) a cow? John Suscovich from the Growings Farms Podcast and Farm Marketing Solutions became a full-time farmer. But First: We've got some...

Duration:01:00:25

The Family Cow - Should We Get One?

3/6/2017
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On this episode of Homesteady, Kendra and Aust pack up the family and record on location at Local Farm-, a dairy farm in Cornwall, Connecticut. The reason for the trip? Kendra and Aust are interviewing cows and farmers to figure out for themselves: Is a family cow a good fit for our homestead? Debra Tyler, the dairy farmer of Local Farm, compares a relationship with a cow to a marriage. "Somebody I used to milk with said milking cows is worse than being married...and I say, there are good...

Duration:01:17:10