EP 19: Building a New Homestead with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

From Animal Choices to Homestead Infrastructure

Moving to a new homestead you get to start with a clean slate. So how do you decide what you need? This week, Liz and I share what animals and infrastructure we settled on for our new homestead.

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EP 18: Esther Emery & The Circle of Life|Off-Grid | Homesteading [PODCAST]

Mama, I'm Coming Home to the Homestead

Welcome to Episode 18 of Self-Sufficient Life! So, if you’re the daughter of a famous homesteader, you’re destined to live off the land yourself, right? Today, you’ll find out what falls from the sky when a teenager rebels against the mother of modern homesteading.

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EP 17: Homestead Privacy with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

How can a modern homesteader expect to achieve personal privacy in the digital age? This week, Liz and I discuss the homestead we settled on and the steps we have taken to live a private, self-sufficient life.

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Podcast Survey Results

Well, it has been three months since I (Tim) launched the Self-Sufficient Life podcast. I’ve released 16 episodes, one each week, since mid-September, and I’ve used two formats for the show. The different formats are:

Format A) Episodes where I narrate stories of others who are embracing self-sufficient lifestyles. An example of this format is any of the first 12 episodes of Self-Sufficient Life. Here’s an example from episode 3:

Format B) Episodes where my wife, Liz, and I share insights into our self-sufficient lifestyle and describe why, how and what we’re doing. Here’s an example from episode 16 about moving to a new homestead.

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EP 16: Moving to a New Homestead with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

Criteria for Finding a New Modern Homestead

If you had an opportunity to opt out of the rat race and set up a modern homestead, how would you go about it? This week you’ll hear my wife Liz and I share our step-by-step process for choosing our new homestead location.

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EP 15: The Beginning Farmer [PODCAST]

Curing High Cholesterol With Natural Farm Life

Welcome to Episode 15 of Self-Sufficient Life! So, what can happen when an active youth pastor gets the results from his life insurance physical? Today, you’ll hear how those results and what the doctor ordered drove the youth pastor to become the beginning farmer.

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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.


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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