Homestead Podcasts


Listen to some great podcasts for tips and advice for your homestead.

How to Design a Cottage Garden Learn how to design a cottage garden or pull elements of one into your own yard. Melissa interviews Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family for a close up look of creating a cottage garden with plants that have forgotten medicinal and edible properties. Pioneering Today
10 Factors to Growing a PROFITABLE HOMESTEAD - with Accountant Mike CLICK HERE TO BECOME A PIONEER FOR NEW LOW PRICE Homesteading roots began with people trying to turn their life around by making a profit. Signed into law in May 1862, the Homestead Act opened up settlement in the western United States, allowing any American, including freed slaves, to put in a claim for up to 160 free acres of federal land. Homesteady
7 Habits of Successful Farm Marketers So what's the secret to marketing farm and local food products? Today, I'll tell you, and set you on a solid foundation for marketing your farm and/or food products. Because, if we produce great food and farm products and there's no one to buy it, what's the point? Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
Ep 46: Inderdependence Day The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 46: "Interdependence Day" Celebrating American Independence Day, Will and Sarah talk about the importance of recognizing interdependence and Will gives a history lesson on what it was like to live in the 18th century in America. Original Transplants
Podcast 444 - PDC Wrapup Paul talks with several of the students from the 2019 PDC for Scientists, Engineers, and Educators. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This podcast was made possible thanks to: Dr. Homesteading and Permaculture
How to Tackle Farm Price Objections: Farm Podcast Free farm marketing training at smallfarmnation.com We all know that sustainably produced food is more expensive than supermarket food, so how do we explain that when challenged? This week I want to discuss a challenge that many small farmers face. It's one that they seem to all dread and it puts them on the defensive. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
How to Store Home Canned Food Safely Learn how to store you home canned foods safely, what the official sources actually say about storing jars with the canning rings on or off and what you need to know about jar stacking. Which practices Melissa uses on her canning of 600+ jars a year. What it means if you remove the bands and your lose your seal and more. Pioneering Today
Chatting About Elderberry With Guest John Moody The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 124 – June 23, 2019 – Chatting About Elderberry With Guest John Moody. On today's podcast episode I have a chat with author, speaker and homesteader John Moody about growing and using Elderberry and his new book on the subject. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
How to Grow Your Farm's Email List: Farm Podcast An email list is your most important communication asset, and email marketing is a great way to sell your farm products. But how do you build a list in the first place? In this episode I walk you through the four not-so-simple steps of email list building for your farm business. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
Tips for Home Food Preservation - Seasonal Preserving Each Month Use these pro tips for home food preservation so you know which foods are ready seasonally by the month and the best ways to handle and preserve them so you aren't overwhelmed with all the summer produce coming on, either from your garden or purchased from u-picks or farmer's markets. Pioneering Today
SEp 066; Simple Irrigation Systems, May Spring Garden Update, & Listener Questions In this episode we share how to set up a simple irrigation system run off of timers as well as an update on all the happenings around the farm. It is also listener question time, where we answer questions on soil building, mulch, caring and planting in food forests and orchards, and much more! Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
Why Small Farms Fail: Farm Podcast Small businesses routinely fail in every industry segment, but what causes small farms to fail? In this episode I share 7 reasons why small farms fail, so you learn what not to do so that your farm thrives. I'll walk you through seven reasons why small farms fail. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
Off Grid Living - What You Need to Know Before Starting What it's really like to live off grid, tips you can take and use now, even if you're not off grid, and if you're planning to go that way, what you need to know before starting. Melissa interviews Doug and Stacy, a couple of self-proclaimed city slickers, who moved completely off-grid eight years ago. Pioneering Today
Is your farm a money-sucking hobby or a profitable business? Free marketing course at smallfarmnation.com The phrase hobby farm is cute and all, but what's the difference between a hobby farm and a farming business? In this episode, I'm going to tell you why you might have a farm hobby that costs you money rather than a thriving farm business that earns you money. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
Ep 45: Walking Stick The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 45: "Walking Stick" 6/9/19 Sarah and Will tackle the beginning of summer and discuss plant migration. Yep, you read that right, they talk about plants moving over time. The bees are going along swimmingly and Will's swarm catching and splitting is paying off. Original Transplants
8 Medicinal Herbs & Their Uses Learn how to use and grow these 8 medicinal herbs and their uses for an easy herbal tea garden. Harvesting tips, medicinal uses and preparations, cautions to be aware of and best growing tips. Know which do best in containers, location, and growing habits. Pioneering Today
Feel Better, Farm Better Live Better - A Farmer Wellness Episode with Scott Hebert Scott Hebert and I talk about how Scott has created a functional balance in life between business and non-business. He also talks about some of the changes he has made to improve his life on farm and off-farm including getting more fit so he can think and farm better. Permaculture Voices
How to Start a Farm Business: Farming Podcast Free video ecourse at smallfarmnation.com Many people dream of starting a sustainable family farm, but what are the keys to having a successful farm business? In this episode, I share my 11 business rules for starting and running a successful farm business. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
Sell More Flowers - The Different Market Streams for Cut Flowers Benny and Courtney Pino from Loblolly Farm join me to talk about all of the different potential market streams for small scale cut flower growers. From selling to distributors to florists to designers there are a lot of potential outlets to sell to as a grower. Permaculture Voices
5 Tips to Maximize Your Garden Yield Use these 5 tips to maximize your garden yield and beat overwhelm. How to ensure you have a continual harvest of fresh vegetables rather than a huge glut all at once for your non-preserving crops, how to make sure you don't miss crucial planting times, and how to increase the harvest of your existing plants so you don't have to plant as many. Pioneering Today
Spring 2019 State Of The Homestead On this podcast episode I chat all about the progress and plans as well as the successes and failures at our little Small Town Homestead. I will also go beyond the homestead and talk about the Modern Homesteading Podcast and the Homestead Front Porch Facebook Group and the Membership Community. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Be You - Everyone Doesn't Need to Be A Farm or Land Designer with Javan Bernakevitch Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about following your interests, making shifts in what you do over time, and writing your best life story. Permaculture Voices
Critical Questions to Answer Before Buying Your Farm or Homestead: Farming Podcast Free training at smallfarmnation.com When you search for rural land you'll find all sorts of places that look promising. But how do you know if you've found your dream property? Today, I'll share what we've learned and cover the 23 questions you should answer before buying that rural property. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
10 Tomato Growing Tips for Disease Free Harvest In this podcast, Melissa shares 10 tomato growing tips from planting, what your leaves are telling you your tomato plants are low on, how to avoid blight and blossom end rot, crop rotation, if indeterminate or determinate tomato varieties are best for you, trellising, and more. Pioneering Today
The Farmer's Office - The Business of Farming with Emma Hendel Emma Hendel of Fair Share Farm gives us a look at the work that happens behind the scenes to support and enable field production. She cover’s what she does in the office on a weekly basis for their farm. Tasks include book keeping, market, and communicating with customers. Permaculture Voices
How Farmers Use Coolbots to Keep Products Cool: Farm Podcast Smallfarmnation.com Whether you're selling market vegetables, pastured meats or raw milk and farmstead cheese, one thing's for certain. You gotta keep your products cool to preserve shelf life. In this episode, we learn how farmers use Coolbots to do just that. Small Farm Nation: Farming & Homesteading
How to Start Beekeeping Learn how to start beekeeping with in depth guide on choosing the right place for your hives, types of hives, where to buy bees, how to choose the best bees based on your climate, what supplies you must have to get started, what to look for when performing hive checks, how much honey to expect, and how much setting up a backyard hive costs. Pioneering Today
One Essential Trait You Might Not Have with Javan Bernakevitch Javan Bernakevitch and I talk about the importance of compassion. Why it might not come easily for some people, and why we all should look to try to use more of it. Permaculture Voices
SEp 065; Digital Homesteading with Jason from Sow the Land Today we chat with Jason from Sow the Land about Digital Homesteading. Jason and his lovely wife Loraine share their adventures of leaving the city life in search for a more minimal and intentional life on You Tube, instagram, and Sow the Land podcast. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
Choosing the Right Crops for Your Farm with Ben Hartman Today farmer Ben Hartman of Clay Bottom Farm joins me to talk about choosing the right crops for your farm’s context. He goes through some of the most profitable small farm crops, and why you should consider growing them. He also gets into choosing the right customers for those crops and how to make sure those crops are a fit for the customers. Permaculture Voices
SEp 064; Mushrooms in Soil Building with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain Today we chat with Tradd Cotter from Mushroom Mountain about Mushrooms in Soil Building. They are involved in all areas of fungi including fungal solutions for pest control, disease, plant health, restoring degraded land, and increasing fertility to the soil. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
Homesteading and Market Gardening With Guest Jason Smith The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 122 – May 12, 2019 - Homesteading and Market Gardening With Guest Jason Smith On this podcast episode I'm joined by Homesteader and Market Gardener Jason Smith to talk about his homesteading journey and a little about the ins and outs of establishing and running a market garden. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Townhouse Homesteading With Guest Ashley Dempster The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 119 – April 7, 2019 - Townhouse Homesteading with Guest Ashley Dempster. On this podcast episode I'm joined by homesteader and blogger Ashley Dempster of Townhouse Homestead as we discuss the many things she is doing to homestead even though she has very little space. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Homesteading and Heritage Cooking With Guest Jill Winger Homestead Updates: * Finally got all the trees pruned. * Helped my homesteading friends finish up their cattle panel greenhouse. * Planting even more tomatoes. * Replacing deck boards, building another garden bed and general repair and maintenance. * Just purchased another compost bin. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Homesteading and Chicken Chat With Guest Alyssa Olson The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 117 – March 17, 2019 - Homesteading and Chicken Chat With Guest Alyssa Olson On this podcast episode i'm joined by homesteader and blogger Alyssa Olson from thesheepshedmn.com as we talk about her homestead and starting a chicken flock. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Heating Your Home With Firewood With Guest Kerry Brown The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 116 – March 02, 2019 - Heating Your Home With Firewood With Guest Kerry Brown On this podcast episode I'm joined by guest Kerry Brown to discuss the basics of getting started heating your home with firewood even if your home doesn't currently have a woodstove. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
All The Dirt On Living The Good Life With Guest Kirsten Lie-Nielsen On this podcast episode I have a chat with homesteader and author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen from hostilevalleyliving.com about her homesteading journey and her book "So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader: All The Dirt On Living The Good Life" The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Family Homesteading With Guest Teri Page On today's podcast episode I'm joined by Teri Page to discuss her new book "Family Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family" and her family's journey into homesteading and what that has been like with and for her kids. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
Building Your Own Organic Garden Oasis With Guest Jackie Beyer On today's podcast episode I have a chat with Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast about her journey into organic gardening, her podcast and building an organic gardening oasis. The Modern Homesteading Podcast
A Discussion With John Moody, Author Of The Frugal Homesteader The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 112 – January 27, 2019 – A Discussion With John Moody, Author Of The Frugal Homesteader. On today's podcast episode I have a chat with John Moody. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was killing him, with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems. The Modern Homesteading Podcast