Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe
About This Show
LivingHomegrown is all about living farm fresh without the farm. Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting, edible gardening and small-space homesteading (including backyard chickens & goats) you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Hosted by TV canning expert and national PBS TV producer, Theresa Loe, this weekly podcast continues the flavorful conversation happening at LivingHomegrown.com and the Canning Academy. Alternating between Q and A episodes where you can ask Theresa your burning canning/homesteading questions and interviews with the rock stars of the DIY food movement, each weekly episode helps you live closer to your food.
Most Recent Episode
LH 122: Lessons From A Beginner Homesteader
3 days ago
What it’s like to jump into homesteading for the very first time? When we’re interested in learning a new skill, the first step is to research and read about it. But the real learning comes when we roll up our sleeves and start doing that thing that we’re interested in. Nothing beats the insights and knowledge that come from actually stepping out from behind the research and actually giving it a try. My guest this week understands that well. Bev Ross is a long-time listener of this podcast and for years she dreamed of living a homesteading life. Well earlier this year, she and her family decided to stop dreaming about homesteading and dropped everything to start doing it. They sold their home, moved across the country and dove head first into growing food, raising chickens and living closer to their food. But they tried to be smart about it. They didn’t quit their full time jobs. They aren’t trying to farm. They tried not to bite off too much at once. In other words, they’re easing into this lifestyle one step at a time and we chat about what ups and downs she’s experienced so far. You will learn: Why it’s important to do your research on zoning laws before you start Some of the challenges you can face The benefits to your children when homesteading Why record keeping is so key Tips for journaling on the fly The biggest lessons learned so far How this lifestyle is not about pass or fail As always, you can go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/122 to get a full transcript of the episode and all the links mentioned in the show.