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 Make $10,000 From Your Homestead This Year
On this episode of Homesteady, we meet Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas. Elaine's journey to her purpose began on 9/11. A college student at the time, She felt the right thing for her to do was the join the army and serve her country. Now, she's an alpaca farmer. Wait, what? Let's back up. We met Elaine in the Homesteady Launchpad business course hosted by Aust and Accountant Mike. Elaine is currently finding success in agrotourism- giving tourists an "on-farm" experience that is projected to net $11,000 this year. Elaine isn't from Walla Walla Washington. Originally from Indiana, Elaine completed a successful military career and followed her then boyfriend (now husband) to Washington State. Falling in love with the beautiful landscape, they put down their roots. Elaine credits her time in the military for giving her invaluable perspective, and assisting her success in homesteading. Elaine felt that the time she spent as a solider helped her become a stronger person and put hardship in perspective. It was after her military experience however, that Elaine met what was to be a true test of her strength: her desire to have a family and her journey through infertility. After seven years of exhaustive medical intervention and ongoing mental stress and disappointment, Elaine and her husband found themselves choosing the end their journey to become pregnant and take a different path. This led them to selling their family-ready home and moving to the country. "Undervalued" was the word Elaine and her husband had in mind when searching for their property- looking for a "country fabulous" property they could bring to its full potential. They found their "gem" of a fixer upper, and the work the property needed was the perfect project to distract the Vandivers from their previous seven years of heartbreak. The property also came with a few surprises- in-tact perimeter fencing, a history of a previous homestead, 3 pastures- and two llamas, Leroy and Loretta. If Elaine was going to have her country home, she was going to have to take in the llamas. Googling the care of lla
Episodes of This Show
Dec 11, 2017
Nov 26, 2017
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