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Episode-2846- Permaculture Property Design for The Everyday Person

I have been getting some questions about Permaculture lately and it has been specific to PDCs (permaculture design courses) in a lot of instances.  Mainly is a PDC worth taking and what do you really get out of it. This Continue reading →

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Episode-2838- The Coming Bifurcation of Society

When I talk about this concept due to modern political tribalism people instantly think democrat vs. republican.  I can’t be more clear that is not what I am talking about.   No I am talking about people who are technologically educated Continue reading →

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Episode-2817- Choosing Chicken Breeds Based on Homestead Goals and Intrinsic Characteristics

In some ways chickens are like WordPress Plugins.  What do I mean by that?  Man and chicken go back so far that no matter what you really want, someone has likely already bred a chicken breed that does that.  Different Continue reading →

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Episode-2809- Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker from TinyShinyHouse.com

Jonathan and Ashley and their 4 children traveled the country for 5 years, renovated a vintage Airstream to fit their needs for off-grid camping, and set off on an adventure that would forever change the course of their lives. To Continue reading →

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Episode-2797- Using Small Livestock to Build Fertility

Small livestock are great to have around.  They are the best way to produce protein and fat we have.  They do this with meat and eggs along with dairy in the case of things like goats.  We have talked a Continue reading →

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Episode-2766- The Pure Joy of Homesteading Combined with Lifestyle Design

Today’s episode is kind of a hybrid it is mostly the audio from a recent video I did called, The Pure Joy of Homesteading Combined with Lifestyle Design.  I am out fishing today due to a happy obligation to a Continue reading →

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Episode-2753- Building Garden Soil though the Winter

Last week we discussed a surface level few of general concepts of getting your garden ready for the coming winter months.  Today we take a deeper dive into what might be the most important and most overlooked part of the Continue reading →

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Episode-2752- Cori Bartholomay on Living the Homestead Life in all Ways

Cori is a self employed hair stylist, co owning a local hair salon as well as running her own hand dyed yarn business. Her and her husband have a small homestead in upstate NY. Cori is accomplished home cook and Continue reading →

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Episode-2733- The Case for Bantam Chickens

I put out a little video yesterday about the progress of our Bantam Chickens at Nine Mile Farm.  I just love the personality of these pint sized chickens and they are coming along nicely.  Someone asked this question in the Continue reading →

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Episode-2709- Eggs the Back Yard Protein that Fed Americans for Generations

Yesterday I had to be in my car for a bit and so I listened to part of one of Nicole Sauce’s recent podcasts on meat chicken raising.  She covered it all from getting new chicks to butchering them.  It Continue reading →

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Episode-2648- Raising Meat Chickens with Shelby DeVore

Shelby DeVore is an animal expert, avid gardener and the founder of the website Farminence. Shelby has a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Dairy science, a Master’s degree in Agriculture and Natural resources management. Before founding Farminence, Shelby taught high Continue reading →

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3 Tips: How To Start A Self-Sustaining Homestead

It is possible to be completely self-sustaining.  After all, our ancestors had this perfected over 100 years ago.  With all the tyranny in the world right now, being free and owning yourself is truly a revolutionary act.

If you’re looking for a homestead that provides the means or funds to feed your animals and your family and can take care of the running and maintenance costs and anything else that may come around too, you have a lot of decisions to make and work to do! But the freedom you will gain will be incredible!

Not depending on anyone but yourself is the best way to eliminate tyranny.  People all over the planet are awakening to the tyranny that’s been forced upon us, but one thing you can do is remove yourself from it. While creating a homestead may feel overwhelming at first, hopeful these five tips will help you at least get started!

  1. Don’t Waste Anything – most things, including the packaging, can be reused or composted. Thinking of ways to have little waste will also help your bottom line. Make “waste not, want not” your mantra. If you have more eggs than you can eat, try selling some or boiling them to feed to other animals.  Don’t just throw anything away.
  2. Turn What You Can Into An Income Stream – Be Survival explained this well using an example:

Let’s say a 50 lb bag of chicken feed in your area costs $14.

You raise 5 laying hens that eat a 50 lb bag of feed once a month and provide 2 dozen eggs every week. Your family eats all two dozen eggs every week. The cost of the feed is the price you have paid for having fresh eggs on demand, a $3.50 loss every week.

Now let’s say you make an investment into a flock of 20 laying hens that eat a 50 lb bag of feed per week and provide 8 dozen eggs every week. Your family eats two dozen eggs a week. You sell 6 dozen eggs per week for $3.00 per dozen, making you $18 per week in egg money. This covers the $14 cost of the 50 lb bag of feed plus $4 profit in your pocket.

In the future, you make a one-time investment in extra fencing and a little wood so your hens can now free range most of the day. This cuts your feed costs in half. Now you’re profiting an additional $7 every week, for a total $11 profit every week for something that used to cost you $3.50 every week. –Be Survival

3.  Grow Whatever You Can, Indoors and Outdoors – we don’t all live in a tropical paradise where fresh fruits and vegetables can be grown year-round.  But this shouldn’t stop you! I know plenty of people who use greenhouses to extend their growing season, save and preserve their crops for winter eating, and even have small indoor gardens during the winter months.

Preparedness: How To Begin “Square Foot” Gardening

You will need to figure out how you can grow fresh produce all the time. As mentioned above, nothing should be wasted.  If you have extra, consider bartering or selling what you cannot eat, store, or feed to animals.

Learn to save your seeds so you have a constant supply of seeds to plant at all times, meaning you will have food when you need it.

4 Reasons To Choose Heirloom Seeds For Your Garden

 

 

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Episode-2631- A New Look at Back Yard Livestock

Yesterday we talked about keeping a dairy cow.  Not gonna lie, just for the butter and cheese, I’d love to but it is not in the cards for me.  I am thinking about a neighbor that raises beef and wondering Continue reading →

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Episode-2630- Keeping a Family Cow and Still Having a Life

I have a very important update on CoVid and possible treatments today then we get into our main much happier topic, keeping a family cow. Aust and K Martin have been homesteading with their family of 7 for the past Continue reading →

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Episode-2624- Now is the Time to Grow Your Own Food

I am going to say a bit more on the concept of treating CoVid with hydroxychloroquine today and play a patient testimonial as well.  Doing this because I feel we 100% need to educate people about this.  Doctors are still Continue reading →

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Episode-2613- Why Homesteading is one of the best “Preps” you can Make

We have talked a lot about homesteading over the years, in fact one of my biggest early hit shows was called “From Home to Homestead” first published all the way back in July of 2008.  To make the point of Continue reading →

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Episode-2586- Small House – Big Land Living with Beau Brotherton

Beau and his wife Kelly are the kind of people who see what could be and don’t hesitate to make it happen. With their four kids, they sold their 2000 sqft suburban home to do this crazy thing of converting Continue reading →

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Episode-2563- Thirty New Plants from Baker Creek to Grow in 2020

Well the dang Baker Creek catalog showed up and I got sucked in.  As I paged though it thinking about all the new grow space I will have in the coming season I started dog-earing pages.  As I did so Continue reading →

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Episode-2560- Raised Bed Gardening for Dummies

I got an email recently that said… I have not had much success the past few years in growing food. I tried Mel Bartholomew’s square foot gardening last year without luck, problems with bugs, too little or too much water Continue reading →

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Episode-2547- More on Hydroponics

Just so guys there is a method to my madness here, two hydro shows in one week?  Yep so here is the reasoning.  As many of you know I consider myself a polymath and encourage you guys to work at Continue reading →

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Episode-2545- An Introduction to Kratky Hydroponics

A few weeks ago a caller asked me about something called Kratky Hydroponics.  Now when you guys ask about something I have not yet heard about I look into it.  I will admit though I was highly skeptical.  It feels Continue reading →

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Episode-2541- Off Grid Tiny Home Life in the Wilderness

Ariel lives off grid in a tiny house nestled into the western mountains of Wyoming, a little over 6000 feet above sea level. She splits her own wood for heat, carries water by hand, uses a composting toilet, and attempts Continue reading →

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Episode-2535- 20 Unique Garden Plants to Consider Growing

Long ago, we are talking 2008 here I started this podcast.  I wanted to talk about all things modern survival related.  To me nothing is more rooted in our survival than the ability to feed ourselves so I started talking Continue reading →

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Episode-2526- Time To Plan Winter Garden and Homestead Projects

The Summer of 2019 seemed to go on forever, September was no relief for much of the nation, it sure wasn’t here.  That said the last two nights were in the 50s and nights in the 40s are soon on Continue reading →

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