Homestead Podcasts


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

Podcast 473 - Permaculture Technology Jamboree - Part 1 Paul Wheaton, Jen Richardson and Josiah Kobernik talk about the upcoming Jamboree, formerly called the Appropriate Technology Course, at Wheaton Labs. Homesteading and Permaculture
Growing Great Microgreens Starts with the Great Soil Microgreen grower Chris Thoreau joins me to talk about the importance of soil in growing microgreens. Permaculture Voices
LIVESTOCK - The 10 Golden Rules CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE WHOLE START HOMESTEADING TODAY COURSE FOR FREE I feel one of the best things you can do for yourself, and especially for your children, is to raise some livestock, even if only for a short time. The connection you and your family will form to these animals that are so dependent on you is powerful. Homesteady
Podcast 472 - Berm Shed - Part 3 Paul Wheaton and Josiah Kobernik round off their discussion of the design and construction of the roundwood timber-frame earth sheltered berm shed at Wheaton labs. They focus on the tractor mounted gin pole, electric tools, refinements in bracing and joinery techniques, and lessons learned which will help them optimize future builds. Homesteading and Permaculture
Tips on How to Declutter Your Home & Keep It That Way Tips on how to declutter and organize your home. A homestead has more moving parts than most homes and without systems in place, it can quickly become a jumbled mess. Today TracyLynn gives tips on how to start with room resets and creating systems that work based on your habits and triggers so you can get more done with less stress. Pioneering Today
Podcast 471 - Berm Shed - Part 2 Paul Wheaton and Josiah Kobernik continue their discussion about the earth sheltered berm shed on Wheaton Labs. They discuss cost versus work and time to build out of homegrown or intercepted materials, the development of the design, and the value of experimentation. Homesteading and Permaculture
Where to Buy Whole Grains in Bulk - My Favorite Sources Learn where to buy whole grains in bulk, my favorite sources, and which grains I buy in bulk. I'll dive into how I use each of those grains in my baking and cooking to help you create a well-stocked pantry. Pioneering Today
Podcast 470 - Berm Shed - Part 1 Paul Wheaton and Josiah Kobernik talk about the earth sheltered Berm shed. It is a roundwood timber-framed structure used as storage on Wheaton Labs. Ben Law and Sepp Holtzer were inspirations in the creation of the Berm Shed using cheap, locally sourced materials. Homesteading and Permaculture
Cattle Grazing - The Rule of Thirds Darby answers about grazing cattle with the rule of thirds. Permaculture Voices
Tips for Buying and Growing ln High Tunnels This week we talk about high tunnels with Nicolas Donck who owns 28! He’s not going for high tech, he goes for low tech, a minimum viable product. He’s going to share a lot about his winter growing techniques. If you have any sort of protected culture on your farm, or are interested in experimenting with some, this episode is for you. Permaculture Voices
Chickens, Ducks, Peacocks and Emus, HATCHING ALL KINDS of HOMESTEAD POULTRY featuring White House on the Hill Want to hear the extended version of this podcast? Today we are joined by Jake and Becky of White House on the Hill to talk poultry! YouTubers and homesteaders in NW Missouri that are interested in growing their own food, hatching and raising birds, and starting a farm from scratch. Homesteady
Ep 51 Resisting the Urge to Prune The Original Transplants Podcast Episode 51: "Resisting the Urge to Prune" Will and Sarah respond to listener feedback about sharing bad news by sharing more bad news: the beehives are deadouts. The chickens are laying again and Will recounts a recent hawk attack and close call for hen Kentucky. Original Transplants
Small Space Vegetable Gardening Urban Gardening Tips Small space vegetable gardening is doable and Kevin Espiritu from Epic Gardening shares how he grows a TON of food in a small urban environment and how these tips will help you grow more no matter how much or little space you have. Plus, he walks me through growing herbs indoors with hydroponics during the winter months! Pioneering Today
SEp: 074 Gardening & Cooking with Kids to Encourage Healthy Eating with Leah Webb from Deep Rooted Wellness Including our Kids in our Gardening and Cooking allows us to teach them SO many important life skills, including encouraging healthy eating! While most of us want our kids in the Garden and in the Kitchen, the reality of doing so can sometimes feel impossible. Sow Edible Permaculture Podcast
How to Improve Soil for Gardening - 3 Easy Tips Not blessed with great gardening soil? No worries, these 3 easy tips on how to improve soil for gardening will help you out, especially if you have clay, compacted, hard, or sandy soil. We have good soil and I still use these tips every year in the garden. Pioneering Today
Using The Winter for Planning Your Farm Season Darby discusses how to take advantage of the winter break to plan out your farm season so you can hit the ground running in the spring. Interested in starting your own farm? Not sure where to start? Want to take your farm to the next level? Permaculture Voices
CBD Hemp for Small Farms - CBDo or CBDon't? CBD hemp - the what, the why, the how, and the economics of raising hemp on a small scale farm? Rand Gifford grew a crop of CBD hemp on his farm in NC this year. He learned a ton along the way. He sells to 5 different locations and is starting to make value-added products through his own brand. Permaculture Voices
OUR BIG HOMESTEAD PLANS for 2020 Join myself and a special guest for a live discussion on planning a great year on the homestead! Homesteady
Herbal Medicinal Tea Guide How to Make & Blend Your Own Using herbs medicinally isn't something I was raised with, but over the years, I turn to my natural medicine cabinet first but one needs to understand how to brew a medicinal cup of tea differently than just a regular cup of tea. Learn choosing the correct herb, medicinal herb sourcing, and how to brew your tea medicinally and growing your own. Pioneering Today
Best Location for a Vegetable Garden - Choose the Best Position Pick the best location for a vegetable garden, herbs, or fruit trees based on your growing climate and land. The steps I take when putting in any new plants, beds, or moving ones that haven't been thriving to choose the best position for your garden using 4 basic microclimates. Pioneering Today
Thoughts on Differents Cattle Breed Crosses Darby answers a question about which chicken tractor design is the best? Permaculture Voices
What Should a Market Farmer's Fair Annual Income Be? How much should you be making as an owner / operator of a small scale farm? Of course, context is important - but where should the center of the bell curve lay? Heath Emerson recently made an Instagram posing this question. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 469 - Gaia's Garden Chapter 12 - Part 3 Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker do a book review of the 12th and final chapter of Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. Part 3 of 3. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
Breeding Chickens Naturally: Selective Breeding for Eggs & Chicks for a Homestead Income Breeding chickens naturally using selective breeding for eggs and chicks, either to build up your own flock or create a homestead income. What you need to know about heritage breeds, picking a breeder, getting started with your flock, and creating your breeding plan, best tips for pricing, shipping and more! Pioneering Today
Podcast 468 - Gaia's Garden Chapter 12 - Part 2 Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker do a book review of the 12th and final chapter of Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. Part 2 of 3. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
Easy Crop Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families Crop rotation is one of the easiest ways to make a big difference in your garden's health and decreasing disease, but people often get confused on how to implement it. I walk you through the 4 main vegetable families so you can easily use crop rotation either yearly or seasonal, based on your garden space and crops. Pioneering Today
Can You Make a Living on a Small Farm? What does running a small farm really look like from a business perspective? How much money can you make, how much work is it, and what does your lifestyle look like? This episode was inspired by an Instagram post put up by Taylor Mendell who talks to us about answering these questions. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 467 - Gaia's Garden Chapter 12 - Part 1 Paul Wheaton and Alan Booker do a book review of the 12th and final chapter of Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway. Part 1 of 3. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. Homesteading and Permaculture
START HOMESTEADING TODAY We are going to help you start homesteading this year! BUT I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START!" If that sounds familiar, you are not alone. Over the last 2 years we have been doing a survey at our website. We found most of our followers are either new homesteaders, or are homestead dreamers. Homesteady
No Till Gardening benefit's & Getting Started + Growing Tomatoes in Containers Learn how to get started with no till gardening with Jo Lamp'l. Why you should consider no till gardening methods for healthier soil, including less weeds, and easy tips to transition existing beds to this method. Pioneering Today
Podcast 466 - Even more about WWOOF Paul, Jennifer, and Ron finish their discussion about WWOOF. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
How to Plan Your Homestead Year with Budget & Time Restrictions I share how we plan our homestead year based on what we need to produce from the homestead and how that works into the calendar year. How we evaluate what and how much to raise for meat and adding in or adjusting infrastructure to make sure that happens, including how we phase things when budget and time is an issue. Pioneering Today
Fiefdoms - A Great or Terrible Idea for Getting More Farm Businesses Darby and I talk about his actual experience trying to set up several fiefdoms on his farm and managing one. Are they a great or terrible idea? Darby will share his thoughts on what worked, what didn't and what he wished he did better. Interested in starting your own farm? Permaculture Voices
Podcast 465 - More about WWOOF Paul, Jennifer, and Ron continue their discussion about WWOOF. Josiah is out on holiday. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
What Exactly is "No-Till"? Is no-till farming actually worth it? Is the amount of compost required worth the investment, and do the results actually stack up in comparison to tilling? At the end of the day, where does no-till fit within the market-gardening realm? In this episode, we put these questions to Jesse Frost of the No-Till podcast and Rough Draft Farmstead. Permaculture Voices
Podcast 464 - PEP-Skip Foraging - Part2 Mike Haasl and Paul Wheaton talk about PEP and SKIP programs, focusing on Foraging. Part 2 of 2. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
How Many Fruit & Berry Plants Per Person Do You Need for a Year's Worth of Food Just how many fruit and berry plants do you need to grow a year's worth per person in your family? I break down how many fruit and berry plants we have per person, how to choose which options are best for you based on your climate and space, and average yield amounts. Pioneering Today
List of Heirloom Varieties to Grow in the Garden This Year The exact list of heirloom varieties I grow in our garden each year. These are my tried and true must-have every year. I also share how much of each variety I plant to take us through an entire year. Pioneering Today
Which Chicken Tractor Should I Use? Darby answers a question about which chicken tractor design is the best? Permaculture Voices
Podcast 463 - PEP-Skip Foraging - Part1 Mike Haasl and Paul Wheaton talk about PEP and SKIP programs, focusing on Foraging. Part 1 of 2. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
NEAR BANKRUPTCY to OWNING 4 FARMS - Greg Judy talks Making a Living Farming Greg Judy was on the brink of bankruptcy. 3 Yeas later he had paid off his house, 200 acre farm, and went on to buy 3 more farms and lease 12. How did he earn enough money from grazing livestock? Find out in this video. Homesteady
Podcast 462 - WWOOF - Part3 Paul, Josiah, Jennifer, and Ron talk about being a WWOOF Host. Part 3 of 3. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
Tips and Advice for Selling Microgreens to Grocery Stores with Vincent Cuneo Today's episode is a BEST OF episode, which is a replay of a previously aired episode. Enjoy! Vincent Cuneo talks about what has made him successful selling microgreens to small independent grocery stores. He discusses giving samples, shelf placement, packaging, and credit for unsold product. Permaculture Voices
Where I Buy Heirloom Seeds & Why You Should Use Heirloom Seeds Too Find out where I buy heirloom seeds and why you should be using some heirloom seeds in your garden if you're not. I also break down the difference in heirloom, hybrid and what GMO means for backyard gardeners as I still see a lot of WRONG info on what GMO seeds actually are. Pioneering Today
Seed Packet Information - How to Read Seed Packets for Gardening Success Learn how to read seed packet information to help you pick the best varieties for your garden. What you must know about days to harvest and germination, spacing, and descriptions that turn in to your secret weapon to growing more food for your family in the same amount of space! Pioneering Today
10 Life Changing Lessons to Live Your Best 2020 Today I will be sharing some of what I learned as Javan and I each go through our top 5 lessons from 2019. In total 10 simple ways of looking at life, approaching life, and thinking about life that can change your life tomorrow. I look at a lot of these lessons as base principles in an approach to life that very much contradicts the status quo. Permaculture Voices
Biggest Garden Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them The biggest garden planning mistakes and how to avoid them. Common advice is to start planning your garden with where you're going to put your plants but that is NOT where your gardening should start. I walk you through how to plan your garden strategically based on 20+ years of gardening and raising a year's worth of food for my family. Pioneering Today
Podcast 461 - WWOOF - Part2 Paul, Josiah, Jennifer, and Ron talk about being a WWOOF Host. Part 2 of 3. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies. This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog. Homesteading and Permaculture
Ep 50 Short Days, Long Nights Original Transplants Episode 50: "Short Days, Long Nights" Original Transplants, special solstice 2019 edition, begins with Will and Sarah discussing tools they've worn out, replaced, upgraded, and can't live without after six years on the homestead. Original Transplants
SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS - LEARN TO BUTCHER YOUR OWN MEAT You can save THOUSANDS of dollars every year by raising your own meat or buying farm fresh meat in bulk and removing the expense of butchering that meat by learning to butcher yourself! In this video we are joined by Butcher and Educator Jamie Waldron. Homesteady