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A Farmish Kind of Life
45 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
228: How we lost big family gatherings
Remember back in the days when big family get-togethers were a thing? Let’s talk about how (or if) we can go back to making those our normal. Spoiler alert: I don’t think the answer is as simple as we pretend it might be.
28 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
227: Homesteaders, it’s okay to splurge
We all have things we like to splurge on, regardless of what lifestyle we live. Let's get honest about money and whose business it is how you spend yours.
32 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
226: Don’t get distracted by the why
Egg prices. Shortages. Hiring issues. Is your focus on the random, angry reasons behind the situation... or the fact the thing is happening?
23 minutes | Dec 27, 2022
225: My Big Question for the New Year
Some people make New Year's Resolutions. Some make goals. Some choose a Word of the Year. For 2023... I've got a big question.
37 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
224: Have yourself a ranty little Christmas
Today's episode offers a little rant about the holidays, but also asks an important question (and gives a couple solutions) to help us with this sometimes frustrating and overwhelming time of year.
34 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
223: That Time I Ran Away From Home
After being home for twenty years, I jumped the track six months ago and took a job outside the home. Six months later, I'm here to tell you about why it was a bit of a personal (but necessary) train wreck. This episode gets honest and puts my opinions, beliefs, and preferences about life right out there. No offense intended, but also... sorry, not sorry. ;)
28 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
222: Preparing for real life, not the apocalypse
It's super exciting (and stressful!) to imagine we are prepping for a world disaster or an encounter with the zombies. But 99% of the time, the ways our preps help us are far less exciting than that. Let's talk about one such situation our family encountered this past week. Not worthy of a blockbuster film, but far more realistic across the board. — Amy Dingmann, 12-7-22 LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 222: Our ham brine recipe My (Rational) Approach to Start Prepping FIND MORE GOODIES FROM A FARMISH KIND OF LIFE: Monthly Snail Mail Newsletter: Subscribe here Books by me, Amy Dingmann: My books Social media: Discord, Telegram, Flote, MeWe, Facebook, Instagram, Videos: YouTube, Odysee, TikTok, Rumble
23 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
221: We like what we like and that makes life tricky
Today's episode digs into the things we like and value... and how that can make life tricky for ourselves and others.
16 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
220: I’m Not Ma Ingalls. Neither Are You.
You're not Ma Ingalls... but you are SOMEONE. Do you know who that is and what you want from your homesteading life?
14 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
219: You CAN talk about both
What do preparing for tough times and talking about beautiful frosty leaves have in common? Maybe nothing. But I'm here to tell you that you can definitely talk about both.
15 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
218: Priorities Change. And That’s Ok.
Life changes, and so do priorities. Today we talk about shifting priorities, resulting guilt, and how to deal with life as it evolves.
22 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
217: You Can’t Control How People React
Some people will think you’re amazing and wonderful and all sorts of goodness. Other people will think you suck. Here's why you have no control over any of it.
27 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
216: Your Perspective is Subjective
We all look at things differently because of everything we’ve experienced up until now. Today’s episode is about how perspective – yours and everyone else’s – is completely subjective, and how things can get really tricky when we forget that.
18 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
215: Three Things Learned From Three Months Away
After a three month break, I'm back to talk about perspective, priorities, and how other people see you.
16 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
214: A Bump in the Road
Things have been "different" at home. Things have been "different" in the homesteading/self-reliance community. When things get bumpy, sometimes you have to get off the road.
25 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
213: A Toad Helped Me Figure It Out
Sometimes you find a toad while weeding the garden and it gives you all the clarity you need. Let's talk about shifting stages of life and the importance of having a story to tell.
34 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
212: Be Your Own Kind of Homesteader
If you've ever thought about being a homesteader but weren't sure if you really "fit" in the "homesteader club" because of where you live, where you work, or your life situation, this interview is for you!
33 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
211: Brutally honest and maybe backwards
A few back-of-the-bike thoughts from a recent trip—as well as some changes that are coming to not only A Farmish Kind of Life, but my life as well.
43 minutes | May 26, 2022
RP 005: Time Management Tips for Your Homestead
Let's take a big picture approach and look at a bunch of time management tips to help us organize our day, our life, and our homestead better so we can do the things that need to get done.
15 minutes | May 24, 2022
RP 004: A Modern Problem with the Simple Life
A good reminder to think about our purpose and intention as homesteaders, especially if you're someone who shares anything about your homesteading life on social media or as a content creator.
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