Category Archives: Homesteading

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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