Homesteady - Stories of homesteading farming hunting and fishing
About This Show
Have you ever dreamt of starting a farm? Do you picture living on a homestead, gardening and raising chickens? Do you love foraging for wild edibles? Do you spent the fall season, in the crisp autumn wood hunting for wild game? Is your perfect morning spent drifting downriver, fishing for the night's dinner?
Homesteady is a show that focuses on living a more sustainable life. We talk about all the ways a modern Homesteader can put food on the table, from the fields, streams, gardens and woodlands. Our roads may be rocky, but with the right skills and knowledge we can make Homesteady.
Most Recent Episode
How To Run Profitable Farm Workshops
Take the Epic Homesteady Survey Here On 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. But workshops can be tricky… How do you make sure they give both parties, the farmer, and the visitors, the experience they need? We have been running workshops on the farm for years, most of them have been great. Over this time we have learned a lot about how to do a successful on-farm workshop. Here are some of the lessons we have learned… Make sure you prepared for non farmers on the farm… People who come to workshops are not farmers, and not familiar with the risks, dangers, and responsibilities of a farmer. They may want to bring children, go places they don't belong, hurt themselves… If you're going to do workshops protect yourself legally and inform your guests. The visitors are not the same as hired help… When you host a workshop you are getting additional hands on the farm. And this can be incredibly helpful for a small farm to get a big project accomplished…. BUT these are not hired workers. You will need to make sure your students enjoy the workshop, learn a lot (because that is why they are there) and feel like they enjoyed their day on the farm. Sometimes you will get more done than you normally could. SOMETIMES… Less… It is OK to charge money, but consider what your getting from your workers…. Some workshops that you may plan give more to the students than to you. We used to do a chicken butcher workshop, this was only to teach others, it didn't do anything for us as far as production goes, so this we charged a lot for. Our Orchard workshop, however, was very cheap, as we were paid in work done on the farm. The little bit of money from tickets was given to the instructor. Sometimes you as the farmer get paid in work, sometimes in money… Everyone can get something from a good workshop… If you plan ahead, treat your guests well, you can get a lot of work done and enjoy time with your local community!
Rated 5 out of
Inspirational and fun!
Love the stories from the homestead! It's fun to hear about farming, and all things outdoors and the stories shared are great!
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 5 out of
Super interesting and entertaining show
I enjoy listening to Aust talk about different things he does on his homestead how he makes a living so he can homestead. All of the topics he covers usually make you think and get a better understand the journey to own your own homestead. Keep up the great work!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of
I've enjoyed the podcast. Went back and I've listened to all the episodes. Can't wait till the next one! Keep them coming!
Date published: 2015-02-04