Category Archives: Homesteady Live

Earthworks on the Farm

Earthworks on the Farm
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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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Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

Raising  Dogs for Hunting and Farm life
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Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm lifeDO you want a dog for your farm that will not chase and kill chickens, and that will still retrieve birds and track wild game for you? Find out how to get that in this episode of Homesteady Live. Continue reading Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

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Tales from the Turkey Woods

Tales from the Turkey Woods
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Tales from the Turkey WoodsThis week I spent some time chasing turkeys through the woods and fields. The last eight years I have been on a mission, to kill a turkey. The last eight years I have failed.

Eight years ago I started hunting. After watching Food Inc. and learning all about where our meat at the supermarket comes from, I decided Continue reading Tales from the Turkey Woods

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How to do an On-Farm Workshop

How to do a On-Farm Workshop
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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!
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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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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!
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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!Last year i was super excited when my wife came inside and told me that she thought she found a patch of Morell Mushrooms in our backyard. I ran outside to look, and yes! There were lots of little mushrooms poking up through the ground. Continue reading How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

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Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year!

Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year On the Homestead
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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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How to catch fish!

How to catch fish!
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How to catch… How to catch fish!Like actually catch fish the next time you go fishing.

Fishing is one of my favorite past times. It gets you outside with friend and family. It lets you enjoy the beauty and peace of spending time on the water. And if you do a good job fishing, you can even bring home some dinner. Continue reading How to catch fish!

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We are talking pigs!

We are talking pigs
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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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Preparing For Your Personal Disaster!

Preparing for your personal disaster!
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Preparing for your personal disasterSometimes we find ourselves playing a game of “what if” in the world of homesteading and prepping. What if the grid went down or If there was another world war?  What if there was a pandemic? Continue reading Preparing For Your Personal Disaster!

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Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?

Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?
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Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?Owning a family cow is a huge responsibility. A recent guest on the Homesteady show (here) compared it to marriage. A cow requires daily care and attention. A family that wants to own a cow will need to be able to feed and water the cow every day, year round. Then, if the cow is in milk, every day (sometimes 2x per day) the cow needs milked. That milk then needs attended to, stored, and equipment washed. The chores associated with the family cow never stop. Continue reading Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?

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Raising Meat Chickens

Raising Meat Chickens
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Should you raise meat chickens on your homestead?

Raising Meat ChickensChickens are commonly called the “Gateway Animal”, and so it makes sense that Chickens are a great way to get started with raising your own meat. But raising meat birds is not the same as raising egg laying chickens. When the goal of raising your chickens is to put meat in the freezer, you need to consider the breeds, feed, and equipment that you will need to get your birds from the pasture to the plate. Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens

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