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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.
 
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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Follow me on Instagram to get daily updates on The Funky Farm Girl homestead. As always, you can email me at jenny@thefunkyfarmgirl.com with your questions and feedback. Read about the 10 best essential oil brands for 2021 here. Get the recipe and instructions for the Gardener's Hand Scrub from @scienceofessentials on Instagram here.…
 
When I first heard the word permaculture & heard that there were 12 principles it conjured up all sorts of complicated concepts that my new gardening brain just couldn’t fathom. I was flat out working out how to keep a few pots of herb alive let alone applying 12 principles to my gardening. I mean, come on!! Who has time for that? What I came to un…
 
Here in the Hunter Valley winter is definitely on it’s way. Our nights are getting down to under 10 deg c and even though the days are stunning, there is a definite chill. This means that many of our warmer loving plants have packed it up for the season. The cucumber vine died back almost overnight even though we hadn’t had a frost. The cherry and …
 
Gardeners have been saving seeds for thousands of years. First for food security, then to preserve the best varieties and more recently to ensure biodiversity. Seed saving is something that was a given for our great grandparents but is a practice that has petered out over the last few generations. Why? Because of the advent of commercialisation of …
 
You can find The Funky Farm Girl online everywhere by clicking here. Learn more about raising rabbits along with Georgia by watching Slightly Rednecked on YouTube here. Happy First Birthday to The Funky Farm Girl podcast! The best gift you can give is a five star review. It's as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Go to iTunes/Apple Podcasts and search for The Funky…
 
I am excited This week I had my very first podcast interviewee on the Podcast, and it was AWESOME. Rachelle Winter from Two Muddy Boots blog joined me and we had an amazing conversation. We went down some cool rabbit holes together, talked about the fun stuff, talked about the hard stuff and touched on some home truths. We talked about Connecting w…
 
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This episode is going to be a little bit 'Woo'. I am all about the Woo and anyone who knows me understands that I make decisions and take actions based on my intuition. If you are thinking what the hell is Woo and what the F does it have to do with growing your own food and being self-sufficient let me share. I know for many gardeners that their ga…
 
Medical herbs have been used for eons. Some now see it as outdated and others swear and even rely on the power of healing herbs. Wherever you sit on this scale there’s no denying that some plants, especially herbs have properties that can aid in the all-round treatment of ailments and injuries. Many of the common herbs that we use for flavours in t…
 
You can find The Funky Farm Girl online here. Questions? Email me at jenny@thefunkyfarmgirl.com My recommended canning lids can be ordered here. What is permaculture How to feed chickens without relying primarily on traditional feed 2 Requests for My Listeners 1. Any friends in Alaska? Share The Funky Farm Girl with them and help me get the podcast…
 
Back in episode 8 of the Self-Sufficiency Made Simple Podcast we covered the difference between perennials and annuals. If you haven’t listened to that episode yet and aren’t sure of the difference make sure you put it on your play next list. Annuals are different from perennials in many different ways. They are very vigorous growers going through …
 
Episode #16 - My Autumn Todo List In temperate zones in the southern hemisphere, we have just transitioned into autumn. It’s cooling off, the colours in nature are starting to change and the garden starts to get a really great vibe. I love this time of year. Apart from the cooling conditions and the abundance from the summer harvests still being pi…
 
Episode #15 - 8 Simple Ways To Grow Food In Your Backyard A while back I asked a gardening community what was something they wished they knew before starting their own food garden. I had many responses including when to plant, water, fertilise, what grows well in their area and how to deal with pests and diseases. These are all pretty common questi…
 
Keeping backyard chickens is one of the most rewarding things that you can do on your self-sufficiency journey. Hearing the clucks, koos and squawks of your girls talking to you and each other is something that will make you smile. There are so many beneficial reasons why keeping a few backyard chickens is something I think everyone should do. They…
 
Episode #13 Growing in Sunny & Shady Spots Working out what to grow in the prime sunny spot and what to relegate to the shady areas is something that every backyard gardener has grappled with at some point. Like us, plants have different preferences. Some love being in the full blast of the summer sun every day and others are a little more tender a…
 
Garden Planning - 7 Tips to Make Growing Food Simple Here are my top 7 considerations when planning a new garden, moving an existing garden or just giving an overhaul to a tired area. They are simple, easy and will help you have a far more productive garden in the long run. Identify your growing area and type Include compost systems/worm farms Put …
 
You can find The Funky Farm Girl on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Feel free to message me through any of the above social media platforms with questions about chickens. I'm happy to help you get started! Read about choosing chicken breeds here. Read about types of chickens that lay colorful eggs here. Discover some beautiful chicken breeds he…
 
Companion planting put simply is growing plants together that have a beneficial relationship with one another. And why is it awesome? Because we are working with mother nature rather than spraying chemicals all over her. When we work collaboratively for the mutual benefit of all the outcomes are always bigger, better and far more productive than we…
 
14 Must Have Tools for The Vegetable Garden I call these the must-have list because they make gardening life a tonne easier. Of course you don’t ‘have to have’ every item, you can adjust according to your gardening needs. If you don’t have some of these don’t feel you need to run out and buy them right away. Wait and see if you need them and then b…
 
Tomatoes are a staple in any vegetable growers summer garden. It is rewarding when you see the flowers mature into plump juicy fruit that is bursting with flavour. I want to share my top tips for getting a great crop. These are lessons from trial and error and a few that were imparted onto me from other wonderful gardeners throughout the years. And…
 
Perennial vs annual or biennial what do they mean when it comes to growing food and is one better than the other? This episode I will simplify what each means, the pros and a few considerations to growing perennials. I will also share my top 10 favourite perennials that are relatively easy for anyone to grow and why they are my faves. This is a mus…
 
I am the first to admit that I am a slacker in this department. I always seem to forget about plant labels until after I have planted my seeds, and by the time I get around to it, I have forgotten what I planted where. It’s really surprising how fast you forget what you did 4 days ago. What usually happens is that I plant 4 of the same thing (this …
 
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!! Can you believe we made it here? This episode is a little bit of a different flavour. I wanted to reflect a little on 2020 and ask you a few questions to help you decide what 2021 will look like for you. 1. What is important to you? 2. What do you want to achieve in 2021? 3. Who do you need to be to live the way …
 
Who doesn't love water-saving solutions! We are all more water-wise these days and with good cause. By implementing some smart water-saving solutions in the garden it saves you time, saves the plants from dying and helps care for mother earth. Here are my 5 top tips plus a bonus tip. #1 Water crystals #2 Drip or mini irrigation system #3 Water slow…
 
In this episode, I talk about the basics of composting and the most common composting solutions for all spaces. I also cover the 4 rules to follow to get a good compost every time. Keeping self-sufficiency simple is what it is all about. More information Show notes www.sohfarmlet.com.au/podcast Blogs - www.sohfarmlet.com.au/blog Download Free - Chi…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to apply my 5 hacks to growing strong seedlings.. well a combination of tips and hacks... Get yourself prepared Timing is everything, choosing the right time to plant Natural selection.. this really is do or die. Don't disturb the roots Tucking them in for the ultimate experience These seem so basic, and they are b…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to apply my 5 top tips on what to do in the garden in summer which are Mulch your garden beds and things to consider Giving your veggies some food including my tried and tested liquid fertiliser recipe for poo tea. Providing shade and how you can do this simply Composting and why summer is the perfect time to start…
 
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