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
Goats - Should you bring these animals onto your farm or homestead? Part 1
Goats can be hard to resist. So much so that the buyer can choose not to see the warning signs of a possibly problematic goat. Aust learned this lesson the hard way when he bought his first LaMancha goat, Hops. An escape artist extraordinaire, Hops taught Aust that goats bring with them inevitable stories of their shenanigans. How do you find a goat with no name? Aust relays the story of how he lost his first goat, the day after he brought her home. Before he even had a chance to give her the name she now carries. Turns out Hops didn't want to be alone, and would travel wherever the scent of goat playmates would bring her. Goats need playmates! With this in mind, Aust and Kendra bought Yo-Yo, an Angora Nigerian Dwarf Alpine mix. Regardless, Hops didn't work out. And Hops got posted on Craigslist. Next up, Aust and Kendra bought Nigerian Dwarf goats from Marianne (remember Marianne? She's in the archives!) But still, the goats weren't making enough milk. So next up: a Saanen. Which, allegedly, gives a gallon of milk per day! So, besides trolling Craigslist for rejected animals, how do you buy a goat? Are goats even worth having? According to Aust, goats are the WORST. They run away, they destroy property. However, there are two sides to every story. Mike and Lauren have a fantastic YouTube Channel where they discuss their adventures in together- DIY Projects, Chickens, Goats, and Budgeting. Yup, you read it- GOATS. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel to see all of Mike and Lauren's diverse content. Mike and Lauren are High School Sweethearts with "creative solutions to expensive problems." From newlyweds in New York City, to backpacking across Europe, and back to home in Florida, the two have made their own path pursuing their passions, with a goal to retire before Mike's 31st birthday by saving half a million dollars. When they found videos from Polyface farm, they were inspired to try backyard homesteading. Mike and Lauren got
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
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