Category Archives: Homesteading

Off Grid Living!

Off Grid Living
Romance vs Reality
Contributed by Dakota

Off Grid LivingOff grid living implies that it’s all about no power, but that is the smallest factor to those of us that live this lifestyle. It’s a choice to live simpler, live among nature, consume less, appreciate time, and have quality time. No more tread mill, making due and living within financial means, feeling as free as possible in this hectic world. Now if you have tons of money then off grid may simply mean you substituted solar for electric power and still have the modern world at your fingertips. The reality to off grid living is perseverance, ingenuity, tenacity, and self-motivation as well self-reliance. Continue reading Off Grid Living!

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EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your HomesteadIf you’re lucky enough to have a homestead, you’ve no doubt discovered the peace of mind that comes with being more self-sufficient. Providing for your family through homesteading can be extremely rewarding even in normal times. It can be empowering to grow food, raise your own livestock, and provide for the needs of your family without depending completely on outside resources. And the good thing about building your homestead now is that whenever SHTF, you will be that much farther ahead than everyone else. Continue reading EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

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Got Homestead Land? What to Do Next

Got Homestead Land? What to Do Next

Got Homestead Land? What to Do NextIf you own land whether it be a quarter acre or one hundred acres, you can create your own homestead. The essence of homesteading is to focus on increasing what you’re able to produce yourself and reducing the number of store-bought things you consume. How you do this, to what extent, and in what order, is totally up to you and will depend on your long-term vision for your homestead. Once you have your land, here’s what to do next to use your homestead efficiently without blowing a hole in your savings account. Continue reading Got Homestead Land? What to Do Next

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Earthworks on the Farm

Earthworks on the Farm
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Earthworks on the FarmOver the winter and spring, a huge earthworks project was underway here at the farm. Just last week the big excavator was picked up, and now our farm earthworks for the year is complete! The new Homesteady farm now has new roads, 3 times as much pasture as before, beautiful views, and tons of firewood! Continue reading Earthworks on the Farm

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How to do an On-Farm Workshop

How to do a On-Farm Workshop
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

How to do a On-Farm WorkshopOn the farm this week we successfully planted an entire orchard in just a few hours! How did we get so much work done in so little time? With an on-farm workshop! On-farm workshops are a great way to help a farmer get a lot of work done in a timely manner, and a great way for farm dreamers and homesteady types looking to spend some time living the farm life get some real hands on experience. Continue reading How to do an On-Farm Workshop

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Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!

Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!On this show we catch up with you all! It has been a busy spring on our homestead. Usually, winter leaves us all sitting inside our homes, by a fire, dreaming of all the new things we want to try on our homesteads in the following spring. We always spend that time talking together about big plans for the season. This year was no different! And in no time we had a few big ideas. Continue reading Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!

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Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year!

Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year On the Homestead
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Why You Should Plant Fruit This YearGoing on 6 years of homesteading, I have learned some big lessons. Don’t get goats. Infrastructure is king. Don’t buy livestock on craigslist. But of all the lessons learned, one of the biggest regrets I have… Spending so much time on annual based gardens, and not focusing on planting fruit trees, bushes, and other perennials. Continue reading Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year!

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We are talking pigs!

We are talking pigs
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

We are talking pigs!Raising pastured pigs can be a fantastic way to put some meat on the table, and even have some product to sell your local community. But raising pigs isn’t right for every homestead. Should you raise pastured pigs on your homestead? What will it cost you to raise pastured pork? How much work are pigs? Continue reading We are talking pigs!

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Cooking Alternatives Off Grid!

Cooking Alternatives Off Grid!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian”

Cooking Alternatives Off GridOver the last couple of years, I have had the chance to try a lot of different off grid cooking options. From home made solar ovens to open fire methods and everything in between, I found out a lot about what works and what doesn’t. Actually, almost everything I have tried, does have a use, but there is no one appliance or trick that will work for everything…at least not well. Continue reading Cooking Alternatives Off Grid!

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A True Homesteader!

A True Homesteader!
Host: Bobby “MHP Gardner

A True HomesteaderThere is a lot of interest in being self-sufficient these days. People are looking for information on how to grow and store their own food, provide their own meats, go off-grid with solar setups… get out of the system so to speak. We see a lot of these things in videos and on TV, and it all looks so cool. It seems like such an enjoyable Continue reading A True Homesteader!

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Gman “Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile!

“Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile!
Host: Glen aka “Gman”

GmanFor the first time in over 5 years Gman picks up the mic. With a lot to unload on this show, topics include what is it truly like to live “off grid”? Rants and raves on several prepper related topics will be on the agenda. The media, friend or foe? Learn first hand from experience with interviews from the Washington Post, German television, and radio interviews. Continue reading Gman “Off Grid” Grumpy with a smile!

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The Road Less Traveled!

The Road Less Traveled!
Host: Noreen “The Homestead Honey Hour”

roadSome of you may know the popular poem of the same name, penned by American Icon Robert Frost. It is a beautiful piece of prose that always makes me think. It really is a fine prescription for how to live your life.

On this episode of the Homestead Honey Hour join me, Noreen for an hour of introspection. A metaphoric journey on the road less traveled and how it relates to the lives that we choose to live. In this chosen lifestyle, no matter what you like to call it, prepping, homesteading, preparedness, survivalism, we are all choosing the road less traveled Continue reading The Road Less Traveled!

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Steven Bird On Prepping -Homesteading

Steven Bird On Prepping -Homesteading
Richard McGrath “Finding Freedom” Audio in player below!

Steven Bird On Prepping -HomesteadingOn this Episode of Finding Freedom we interview Steven Bird Author, Homesteader, Pilot, and Veteran. I’m excited to talk to Steven as I enjoy his books starting with The Homefront series and then The Shepherd. Continue reading Steven Bird On Prepping -Homesteading

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