Season 1: Episode 29: Farmstead Update: Shaking the Winter Blues | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

Spring has sprung but the grass ain’t ris, and we can’t find where the flowers is. This week, Liz joins me as we shake the winter blues and share an update of what’s happening on the farm.

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Season 1: Episode 28: Why We Eat the Animals We Love | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

We love animals, so farming livestock was an easy decision for us. So how can we eat the animals we love? Today, I’ll tell you why PETA is dead wrong and why eating the “right” meat is best for people, the environment AND the animals.

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Season 1: Episode 27: 23 Questions to Ask Before Buying Rural Land | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

When you search for rural land you’ll find all sorts of places that look promising. But how do you know if you’ve found your dream property? Today, I’ll share what we’ve learned and cover the 23 questions you should answer before buying that rural property.

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Season 1: Episode 26: 10 Survival Lessons From the Great Depression | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

Many people believe that The Great Depression was a hard time for all Americans, but is that true?  This week, I’ll tackle that myth and share 10 Survival Lessons from The Great Depression era.

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10 Survival Lessons From the Great Depression

Transcript of Self-Sufficient Life, episode 26

So, we all grew up reading and hearing about The Great Depression, right?

That time in American history when times were tough, everyone was thrown out of work, food was scarce.

On top of that we had the Dust Bowl with infertile land and tremendous storms of dust blanketing the heartland of the country.

And, of course, virtually no one had money.

Sounds like a made-for-TV nightmare that’s almost beyond belief.

But—as terrible as that time was, was it really terrible for everyone?

Season 1: Episode 25: Why “Can I Make Money Homesteading?” is the Wrong Question | Homesteading | Farming [PODCAST]

A lot of folks have asked me if they can make money farming or homesteading, but is that even the right question to ask? This week, Liz and I will share why it may not be and what we’ve learned about the financial side of a self-sufficient lifestyle.

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Setting Up a Homeschool Room

This is the pictorial post of the homeschool room that Liz set up last year. We discussed this in episode 23 of Self-Sufficient Life. The slideshow will play automatically, but you can mouse over any image to pause the show.

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