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The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.
 
Welcome to the podcast, Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function hosted by Sucheta Kamath. Executive Function is a core set of cognitive skills that allow humans to focus attention, block out distractions, plan ahead, stay engaged, temper emotions, and think flexibly while creatively solving problems to fulfill personal and social goals. The prefrontal cortex region of the brain, which governs Executive Function, is often compared to an air traffic control system at a bu ...
 
For everything, there's water! From discovering life on other planets and traveling through time, to balancing a healthy environment and sustaining life on our planet, water is part of the equation, if not the answer. Do you need to rant? Grab a glass of water, or your favorite adult beverage, and let's discuss, sound off, and contemplate this crazy human existence.
 
The Preparedness Podcast focuses on preparing for disasters, emergencies and survival strategies for becoming more self-reliant. Every podcast is filled with useful information and personal experience on how you can improve your preps so you can get your family ready to survive what ever crisis might come your way.Common topics are food storage, the economy, natural and technological disasters, bug out bags and evacuation, communications, emergency supplies, water filtering and purification, ...
 
I firmly believe homesteading is more about lifestyle than location. Anyone can homestead anywhere, because it's really just about reconnecting to where our food comes from and the old fashioned skills and values of our grandparents. I'm here to teach you how to garden, preserve food, cook from scratch, minimize your stuff to maximize your life, and embrace a life of learning traditional homemaking arts.
 
Pioneering Today is all about getting back to basics, simple living, and self-sufficiency with old-fashioned skills and wisdom in a modern world. With heirloom gardening, canning, preserving the harvest, from scratch cooking, raising your own food, including livestock (backyard chickens, pigs, and cattle), natural medicine, herbs, DIY like soap making along with living a simple self-sufficient life, no matter where you live. Hosted by 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, author of ...
 
Self-Sufficiency Made Simple podcast is here to share practical tips and hacks helping you overcome confusion about how to grow your own yummy food, keep healthy and happy chickens and even venture into the world of bees. And do it all in your own backyard. Your host Jo Flintham from SoH Farmlet is all about making things simple, fun and easy in the garden. With over 10 years of food growing experience and lessons, Jo shares how to start where you are with what you have to create your own se ...
 
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Seed saving is a way to preserve the work of first farmers, ensure biodiversity, heritage, and locally adapted cultivars. Learn more about seed saving and sharing from Bevin Cohen. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farmi…
 
Chris Colby walks you through the basics of plant breeding so that you can make informed choices about the long-term future of your garden cultivars. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.Gr…
 
Mulberries (Morus Rubra) are purple deliciousness every summer. Learn more about the tress and berries along with some great recipes. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.grit.com. If you’r…
 
Poitou Donkeys have a long history in Europe as sturdy and good-tempered draft animals. They are now an endangered breed, with a few breeders working to preserve these strong, shaggy donkeys. This is the audio version of an article from the July/August 2021 issue of Grit magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and …
 
If you’re an entrepreneur or a homesteader looking to make an income from your time, skills, or physical products, this podcast is for you! Join me and Anne Briggs (from Anne of All Trades) as we discuss the realities behind owning your own business, and how to properly price products to make a profit. For more information and related links from th…
 
I love things on the homestead that are useful. But, I also love things that are versatile. And I really enjoy repurposing things. So, today I talk about 5 of the most versatile and useful items on our homestead. Enjoy!! Brian http://www.thehomesteadjourney.net/shop http://www.thehomesteadjourney.net https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodc…
 
“You stupid idiot!” Most of us in the civilized world would refrain from using such hurtful and aggressive language when addressing others. However, if someone were to be a fly on our mind’s wall and hear the things we say to ourselves, they might be horrified. When individuals face challenges, encounter failures, and make fools of themselves, the …
 
We sometimes have to treat our chickens for illness and injury. In this podcast, Elizabeth Mack talks about splay leg and bumblefoot. Articles by Elizabeth Diane Mack Newcastle Disease: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Backyard Flock Eggshell Problems: Causes and Cures Parasite Prevention: Reducing Risk To see more podcasts, visit our “Mother …
 
This week Basil had a litter of piglets. On Saturday, I did my initial evaluation and thought that it might be helpful for me to explain what I look for in a pig. So, on this episode I talk about the things that are important to me as a breeder. Here is a link to this week's Five Minute Friday. I also mention The Livestock Conservancy and The Ameri…
 
Sit down with Joel Salatin and me as we discuss methods for increasing the profits from your homestead, different methods for earning a living from your homestead, and ways to increase production (even on a small homestead). We also discuss the best animals and practices for regenerative agriculture and improving the land WITH your animals for both…
 
Every year, my goal is a weed free garden. And every year, I fail. This year, I have a plan. 3 easy steps that I am going to follow that I think you can follow too!! Japanese Sickle Hoe: https://amzn.to/3a53tH7 Wire Hoe from Never Sink Farm: https://www.neversinktools.com/collections/wire-hoes/products/proletariat-hoe-without-wood-handle Enjoy! Bri…
 
Kofi Annan once said, "Education is a human right with an immense power to transform. On its foundation rests the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development." The question is, how do we help developing minds gain the knowledge of the self-evident or the invisible structural oppression that creates and sustains inequity so …
 
Have you ever felt like nothing is going right? That nothing is going according to plan? This spring has felt that way on our homestead. Starting with the leaky window sills that led to a mold issue in the master bedroom up through this past week where I had a visit to the ER, it has been a struggle to get things headed the right way on the homeste…
 
What is common between a middle school teacher during the pandemic, a three-generation family living together with a terminally-ill child, and an employee who just lost their job? They all are stretched to the max and stressed to the limit. These individuals and the rest of America is stressed! Studies shows that when asked, close to 80% of doctor …
 
There are several different methods for food preservation, and in this episode of the Pioneering Today Podcast, we are going to cover what mechanisms are at play for nine of these methods. Not all forms of food preservation are appropriate for every food, so it’s important to have a good understanding of what is happening during food preservation i…
 
On this week's 5 Minute Friday, I encourage you to move beyond fruits when making jams and jellies. Did you know you can use flowers, herbs, veggies and even corn cobs to make jams and jellies? If you're new to all of this, you may want to start with the more standard fruit based jams and jellies (and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. The…
 
A lot of times, as we think about being a homesteader, we think about the short term. We think about raising and growing food. We think about preserving food. We think about raising animals and putting meat in the freezer and that's certainly important, but many times I think we lose sight of the fact that what we are doing is far more important th…
 
A ticking bomb, an empty room with a hanger from the dry-cleaners, a radiator, two in captivity with their hands tied behind their backs, and that’s it. With less than 60 seconds left on the clock, only MacGyver can stay focused and optimistic, get himself untied, get his companion freed and flip the trick back on the assailant at the speed of ligh…
 
When we’re dreaming of an ideal homestead, it’s true that many of us picture acreage with a beautiful log cabin tucked in the treeline, or a huge farmhouse with every upgrade imaginable. But does that mean without those things you can’t homestead? Absolutely not! I’m dispelling the most commonly believed homesteading myths in today’s podcast. To re…
 
Many people would like to start canning but they aren't sure where or how to get started. Making jams and jellies is an easy way try it out. You can get started in many cases with things you already having in your kitchen (you'll need to buy jelly jars/lids/rings). But, if you have a stock pot, you have all you need to get started. Most jelly/jam r…
 
Esmerelda Kent of Kinkaraco Green Burial Products talks with us about the state of green burial options for natural death. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources that may interest you. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for an opportunity to see our podcast guest live. The Mother Earth News and Friends Podcasts are a produc…
 
If you are considering relocation (in particular from an urban area to a rural area) there are 7 things you NEED to know to ensure you have success. 1. You ARE an outsider 2. No one cares about how great where you came from is 3. Leave the city in the city 4. You don't know as much as you think you do 5. There are local customs, foods, celebrations…
 
We’re talking about how to grow food year-round using covers. Most often, people think of growing under cover for colder climates, but this method actually works for helping grow your garden in the heat of summer, too. Niki Jabbour, author of Year Round Gardening: Growing Under Cover and SavvyGardener.com and I are discussing all things gardening a…
 
Don't ever give up. Don't stop trying. Don't give up. Push harder. Don't quit. These are things that we are told from a young age. But, sometimes the best thing we can do is be a quitter. I'm not talking about just turning tail and running when adversity comes. We are certainly going to face adversity on the homestead. But, there are some times whe…
 
In the 1830s, Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet’s method of teaching reading to deaf children was evolutionary and became inviting enough that the then secretary of education, Horace Munn, adopted to teaching it to neurotypical children; the logic being, if the teaching strategy works for the deaf it must work wonders for all. It wasn’t until much late…
 
On this episode we talk about when you may want to NOT do some homesteading things and instead, hire someone else to do them; in essence, trading dollars for hours. I also mention the Livestock Conservancy and the fact that this week is International Heritage Breeds Week. Episode with Cathy Payne https://www.livestockconservancy.org/ I also mention…
 
In this episode, Queren King-Orozco shares her experience with keeping chickens in and around her garden. Learn how a chicken flock can benefit your garden beds and vice versa, as well as how to address challenges that come from having these poultry pecking around your plants. Resources: Follow Queren on Instagram @AmongTheThistle Learn about Brins…
 
In today's episode, I'm talking with Jessica Soward from Roots & Refuge Farm and we're discussing foolproof methods that you need to build into your gardening plan. When gardening overwhelm sets in, having these methods available means there's less stress to be had! Grab the show notes and links mentioned at melissaknorris.com/304.…
 
On this episode of Five Minute Fridays, we talk about trellising. We talk about it's benefits and my favorite way to trellis vegetables. Enjoy, Brian http://support.thehomesteadjourney.net http://www.thehomesteadjourney.net/shop http://www.thehomesteadjourney.net https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast http://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmand…
 
America’s struggle with equity was unveiled in a 2011 Department of Education study which showed that 45% of high-poverty schools received less state and local funding than what was typical for other schools in their district. The funding disparities were further brought to light through a 2019 Ed Build report that showed that majority-white distri…
 
Pasturized waterfowl is rewarding and a frugal endeavor that lets your ducks and geese mow down pesky weeds with gusto. This is the audio version of an article from the Jun/July 2021 issue of Mother Earth News magazine. For more great articles on livestock and land management, large and small farming, and even bees, go to www.motherearthnew.com If …
 
On this episode I am pleased to be joined by two wonderful guests. My lovely wife Bonnie joins me as we talk to Deborah Niemann from thriftyhomesteader.com. Deborah is the author of several books, including Homegrown and Homemade and Raising Goats Naturally. She is also the host of the podcast, "For the Love of Goats". We talk about how goats can b…
 
If you’re considering buying land and starting a homestead, or even moving an existing homestead to a new property, this podcast is one you'll want to tune into to learn what to look for and things to be aware of BEFORE you buy. Today's episode is with Cathy Paine, who I interviewed all about raising American Guinea Hogs, and she's chatting with me…
 
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