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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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!


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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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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