Homesteading Teaches Family Values

We often hear people say that they want to move out of the city because they want to raise their children in the country. Homesteading has taught us many lessons and strengthened our moral resolve more than I ever thought it could.

We were completely disconnected to things as basic as where our food came from or the changing of the seasons. It may seem strange to someone used to the fast pace of city life, but the quiet peace “out here” and the repetition of each day as we care for ourselves, our land and our animals creates a full life. It has taught us that there is no need for shopping, the latest video games, vacations, or fancy dinners out. Instead, we never want to leave the farm!

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EP.14: Encore Episode | From Investment Banker & Fashion Designer to Sustainable Farmers [PODCAST]

Welcome to Episode 14 of Self-Sufficient Life! In this episode you’ll hear the story of how an investment banker and a fashion designer traded the glamour of Manhattan for goats and brambles in Tennessee.

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Imagine being a young couple living the good life in New York. One’s an investment banker, the other’s a fashion designer and both are on their way to the top. Then, they get this wild idea–“Hey, let’s quit our jobs and move to the country to milk cows and make artisan cheese.” Only when they find their farm, it’s not what they imagined.

This is the story of starting an artisan goat soap business. Actually, the dream was to start an artisan farmstead cheese business, but one obstacle led to another and forced James and Eileen Ray down a different path as they struggled to give birth to Little Seed Farm.

If you’re into modern homesteading, self-reliance, preparedness or self-sufficiency, grab some coffee and pull up a chair!

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EP 13: The Accidental Farmers with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

The Journey From Suburbia to Farm to Homestead

So, what can happen when a suburban couple living on a golf course decides to take a horseback riding trip? Turns out they decide to chuck the house, buy 100 acres in the country and become the accidental farmers.

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EP 12: Pastured Pork | Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

So, what happens when a Harvard educated lawyer trades in the bright lights of the city for rural farm life? Well, when he stops bringing home the bacon he learns to actually make award-winning bacon and sausage. That’s what!

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EP 11: Abundant Permaculture with Justin Rhodes| Backyard Chickens | Homesteading [PODCAST]

Whatta ya get when you combine a drunken homeless man, a deer tick and the Internet? Today, you’ll find out how those three ingredients, along with a determined entrepreneur, add up to Abundant Permaculture.

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EP 10: The Hot Dog Who Started a Lavender Farm After His Owner Lost Everything | Homesteading [PODCAST]

Everyone wants to be a millionaire, but where do you turn when you strike it rich then lose it all in a real estate meltdown? In this episode I share the story of a hot dog who rescued a couple of corporate drop-outs who lost everything in the Great Recession.

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EP 9: Chris Martenson | Crash Course | Economic Collapse | Homesteading [PODCAST]

The Mad Scientist Turned Homesteader Who Discovered We’re on a Crash Course With Economic Collapse

So what would cause a trained scientist and big pharma executive to sell everything he owns and move to the country? Well, find out as I share the story of, not a mad scientist, but a scientist who got mad when he discovered we’re on a Crash Course with economic collapse.

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EP 8: Artisan Cheese | Raising Goats | Homesteading [PODCAST]

The Prodigal Daughter Returns Home, has 185 Kids and Makes Artisan Cheese

If you think it’s tough trying to raise a kid, try raising 185 hungry kids. Today, I’ll share the story of a New York lawyer and a high-end builder who decided to ditch their demanding clients so they could herd goats and make artisan cheese.

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