The Modern Homesteading Podcast

The Modern Homesteading Podcast

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We talk about all things homesteading! We discuss things like gardening, livestock, permaculture, food preservation, foraging, hunting, fishing and the know-how and skills that will help you in your homesteading journey and even sometimes we get to hear about what others are doing on their homesteads. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support


Creating and Utilizing “Edge” For Abundance
Nov 9, 2019 • 37 min
Using the Edge Effect in the layout of your homestead can make the most of your growing space by increasing productivity and even adding an element of natural beauty to your garden.…
Integration Rather Than Segregation For An Efficient And Productive Homestead
Oct 20, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode I discuss a few of the ways in which the permaculture design principle of “Integration not Segregation” can work to make your homestead more efficient and productive.…
A Few Power Tools That Make Homesteading Easier
Oct 5, 2019 • 25 min
Every homestead needs a few tools but which ones are the most useful and make homesteading easier? On this podcast episode I discuss a few such tools, some might seem obvious, others maybe you haven’t thought about.…
The “Other” Homesteading Skills
Sep 29, 2019 • 24 min
In this podcast episode I talk about building skills other than what we consider traditional homesteading skills. There are many other skills you can develop that can help you take steps toward self sufficiency and sustainability. —- Send in a voice…
Increasing Soil Fertility Through Permaculture Practices
Sep 3, 2019 • 12 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 125 – September 3, 2019 - Increasing Soil Fertility Through Permaculture Practices. In this episode I discuss a few ways to help soil fertility in ways normally exercised in permaculture practices. These are ways…
Chatting About Elderberry (Mostly) With Guest John Moody
Jun 23, 2019 • 87 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 124 – June 23, 2019 – Chatting About Elderberry (Mostly) With Guest John Moody. On today’s podcast episode I have a chat with author, speaker and homesteader John Moody about growing and using Elderberry and his…
Spring 2019 State Of The Homestead
May 29, 2019 • 76 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 123 – May 29, 2019 – Spring 2019 State Of The Homestead On this podcast episode I chat all about the progress and plans as well as the successes and failures at our little Small Town Homestead. I will also go…
Homesteading and Market Gardening With Guest Jason Smith
May 12, 2019 • 58 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 122 – May 12, 2019 – Homesteading and Market Gardening With Guest Jason Smith On this podcast episode I’m joined by Homesteader and Market Gardener Jason Smith to talk about his homesteading journey and a little…
Gardening In A Hoophouse With Guest Pam Dawling
Apr 28, 2019 • 51 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 121 – April 28, 2019 – Gardening In A Hoophouse With Guest Pam Dawling On this podcast episode I’m joined by Gardener and Author Pam Dawling as we talk about how year round gardening in a hoophouse can increase…
A Few Favorite Perennials With Guest Natalie Bogwalker
Apr 21, 2019 • 71 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 120 – April 21, 2019 – A Few Favorite Perennials With Guest Natalie Bogwalker. On this podcast episode I’m joined by Founder and Director of Wild Abundance.net Natalie Bogwalker and we discuss a few of her favorite…
Townhouse Homesteading With Guest Ashley Dempster
Apr 7, 2019 • 36 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 119 – April 7, 2019 – Townhouse Homesteading with Guest Ashley Dempster. On this podcast episode I’m joined by homesteader and blogger Ashley Dempster of Townhouse Homestead as we discuss the many things she is…
Homesteading and Heritage Cooking With Guest Jill Winger
Mar 31, 2019 • 45 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 118 – March 31, 2019 – Homesteading and Heritage Cooking With Guest Jill Winger On this podcast episode I’m joined by author, homesteader, blogger and creator of the Heritage Cooking Crash Course, Jill Winger as we…
Homesteading and Chicken Chat With Guest Alyssa Olson
Mar 17, 2019 • 53 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 117 – March 17, 2019 – Homesteading and Chicken Chat With Guest Alyssa Olson On this podcast episode i’m joined by homesteader and blogger Alyssa Olson from thesheepshedmn.com as we talk about her homestead and…
Heating Your Home With Firewood With Guest Kerry Brown
Mar 2, 2019 • 70 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 116 – March 02, 2019 – Heating Your Home With Firewood With Guest Kerry Brown On this podcast episode I’m joined by guest Kerry Brown to discuss the basics of getting started heating your home with firewood even if…
All The Dirt On Living The Good Life With Guest Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Feb 18, 2019 • 46 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 115 – February 18, 2019 – All The Dirt On Living The Good Life with Author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen. On this podcast episode I have a chat with homesteader and author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen from hostilevalleyliving.com…
Family Homesteading With Guest Teri Page
Feb 11, 2019 • 42 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 114 – February 11, 2019 – Family Homesteading With Guest Teri Page. On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by Teri Page to discuss her new book “Family Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the…
Building Your Own Organic Garden Oasis With Guest Jackie Beyer
Feb 3, 2019 • 43 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 113 – February 3, 2019 – Building Your Own Organic Garden Oasis With Guest Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast. On today’s podcast episode I have a chat with Jackie Beyer of the Organic Gardener Podcast…
A Discussion With John Moody, Author Of The Frugal Homesteader
Jan 27, 2019 • 62 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 112 – January 27, 2019 – A Discussion With John Moody, Author Of The Frugal Homesteader. On today’s podcast episode I have a chat with John Moody. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was killing…
Why Every Homesteader Should Also Be A Prepper
Jan 14, 2019 • 24 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 111 – January 14, 2019 – Why Every Homesteader Should Also Be A Prepper. On This podcast episode I discuss a few things homesteaders should be doing to practice preparedness for when or if disaster strikes in any…
Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table
Dec 26, 2018 • 21 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 110 – December 26, 2018 – Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table. How can you get and stay excited about your springtime garden when you are struggling through the long winter months. One way I have…
Emergency Backup Power Options
Dec 11, 2018 • 35 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 109 – December 11, 2018 – Emergency Backup Power Options. On this podcast episode I discuss some possible options to have in place just in case you lose power on your homestead for an extended period of time. —-…
Finding Cheap and Free Resources To Build Your Homestead
Dec 10, 2018 • 38 min
What are you lacking to really get your homestead going; time, money, land, stuff? In this episode I will discuss how to find free and cheap resources to build your homestead. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support…
Just Chewin’ The Fat While Driving: Homestead Updates and More
Dec 2, 2018 • 27 min
In this podcast episode I just wanted to chat with you about what has been going on around the homestead. I talk about why I took a short break and some of the things I’ve been doing in the garden and with the livestock. I also talk about a few changes…
How To Have Fresh Lettuce All Year
Sep 30, 2018 • 33 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 106 – September 30, 2018 – How To Grow and Have Fresh Lettuce All Year. It is great to grow your own food, harvest that food and then in some form or another preserve that food to make it available year round. What…
Creative Homesteading In Small Spaces With Children
Sep 5, 2018 • 29 min
Homesteading in small spaces has many challenges but things get even tougher when children’s play equipment is battling for space in the backyard of an urban or suburban homestead. The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 105 – September 5, 2018 –…
Homesteading In A Tiny House
Aug 24, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever thought about homesteading with a tiny house but don’t know where to begin? Is it even something that’s right for you? Is homesteading while living in a tiny house even practical? On today’s podcast episode I have a conversation with Ryan…
Preparing A Chicken Coop For A Cold Winter
Aug 20, 2018 • 27 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 103 – August 20, 2018 – Preparing A Chicken Coop For A Cold Winter. On this podcast episode I answer a listener question about prepping a coop for winter, specifically about ventilation requirements in a coop. This…
Using Goats And Other Methods For Clearing Land
Aug 13, 2018 • 22 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 102 – August 13, 2018 – Using Goats And Other Methods For Clearing Land. On this podcast episode I answer a question from a listener by sharing my thoughts on how to clear underbrush from a piece of land using…
Homesteading On A Temporary Property
Aug 2, 2018 • 34 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 101 – August 2, 2018 – Homesteading On A Temporary Property. Do you want to start homesteading someday but don’t live on your “forever homestead” and don’t plan on staying at your current location too long? What…
Reflecting Back and Looking Forward On This 100th Episode
Jul 23, 2018 • 36 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 100 – July 23, 2018 – Reflecting Back and Looking Forward On This 100th Episode. On this episode I am celebrating 100 episodes by taking a few minutes and looking at why I started this podcast, what I’ve learned…
What To Do First To Turn A New Home Into A Homestead
Jul 19, 2018 • 41 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 99 – July 19, 2018 – What To Do First To Turn A New Home Into A Homestead In this podcast episode I answer a question from a listener about what I would suggest they do first at their soon to be new home to turn it…
What Homesteading Podcasts Do I Listen To?
Jul 16, 2018 • 35 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 98 – July 16, 2018 – What Podcasts Do I Listen To and What Is My Opinion About Jack Spirko and The Survival Podcast In this podcast episode I answer a question about what podcasts I am currently listening to and my…
Eating Healthy From The Homestead
Jul 12, 2018 • 32 min
In this Podcast episode I answer a question about what I believe caused my past health issues and the diet that helped me turn it all around. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast:…
A Homesteading Journey That Went Down Many Paths With Guest Michele Nutter
Jul 9, 2018 • 66 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 96 – July 9, 2018 – A Homesteading Journey That Went Down Many Paths: An Interview With Michele Nutter. On this podcast episode I have a conversation with homesteader and Author Michele Nutter. Michele started…
5 Great Ways To Use Coffee Grounds On The Homestead
Jun 29, 2018 • 17 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 95 – June 29, 2018 – 5 Great Ways To Use Coffee Grounds On The Homestead. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo
Jun 25, 2018 • 21 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 94 – June 25, 2018 – The Good, Bad and Ugly About Growing Bamboo. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Laying Down A Strong Foundation For A New Homestead
Jun 20, 2018 • 23 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 93 – June 20, 2018 – Laying Down A Strong Foundation For A New Homestead. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems
Jun 18, 2018 • 18 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 92 – June 18, 2018 – Small Backyard Ponds: Advantages and Dealing With Potential Problems. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast:…
Setting Up A Rabbitry
Jun 14, 2018 • 50 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 91 – June 14, 2018 – Setting Up A Rabbitry. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
What Is Homesteading?
Jun 11, 2018 • 27 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 90 – June 11, 2018 – What Is Homesteading? In this podcast episode we will dive into what homesteading is and what it means to pursue a life of self sufficiency and sustainability. —- Send in a voice message:…
Building A Greenhouse Out Of Old Windows
Jun 6, 2018 • 24 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 89 – June 6, 2018 – Building A Greenhouse Out Of Old Windows. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading?
Jun 4, 2018 • 22 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 88 – June 4, 2018 – When Are You Too Young or Old To Start Homesteading? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
How To Properly Use A Greenhouse
Jun 1, 2018 • 26 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 87 – June 1, 2018 – How To Properly Use A Greenhouse. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Return of Investment In Homesteading
May 28, 2018 • 20 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 86 – May 28, 2018 – Return of Investment In Homesteading. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer
May 25, 2018 • 21 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 85 – May 25, 2018 – Protecting Plants In The Heat of Summer. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Outdoor and Summer Kitchens
May 23, 2018 • 14 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 84 – May 23, 2018 – Outdoor and Summer Kitchens. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil
May 21, 2018 • 19 min
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 83 – May 21, 2018 – Planting Trees and Shrubs In Less Than Ideal Soil. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
Consider Growing These 7 Perennials On Your Homestead
Apr 29, 2018 • 52 min
On this podcast episode I discuss 7 perennials you might want to consider growing on your homestead. I go over how to prepare, maintain and make best use of these perennials. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support…
Function Stacking On Small Scale Homesteads
Apr 16, 2018 • 39 min
On this podcast episode I will discuss what is commonly known as the second permaculture design principle, Stacking Functions. The application of this design principle can lead to a more productive homestead. —- Send in a voice message:…
Destructive Insect Control For Organic Gardening
Mar 31, 2018 • 34 min
In this podcast episode I discuss a few methods for controlling destructive insects in your organic garden and give the best chance for having a great harvest. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast:…
Raising Coturnix Quail On The Homestead
Mar 18, 2018 • 29 min
In this podcast episode I discuss what you need to know to get started raising Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail on your homestead. I talk about the basic facts about these quail, general care and equipment needed as well as some the benefits from this wonderful…
Homesteaders Share Why They Started Homesteading
Mar 12, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode I was feeling under the weather and fighting a cough so I asked some folks if they wanted to share why they started homesteading. This is a collaboration from a few homesteaders about what lead them down this path. —- Send in a voice…
Living Fences: Trees, Hedges and Fedges
Feb 25, 2018 • 28 min
In this podcast episode I discuss creating privacy or a barrier using living fences, made from trees, hedges and fedges. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/support
10 Things I Don’t Want You To Know About Me
Feb 17, 2018 • 45 min
On this podcast episode I respond to some negative feedback by telling you 10 things I don’t really want you to know about me in order to take myself off a pedestal some have put me on and help you realize you can homestead and make a difference in the…
The Wormcast: All About Vermicomposting
Feb 4, 2018 • 44 min
In this podcast episode I discuss composting with worms. Vermicomposting is a fantastic way to compost and provide valuable nutrients for your garden, here’s what you need to know to get started with your very own composting system. —- Send in a voice…
27 Movies For Homesteading Inspiration
Jan 28, 2018 • 32 min
In this podcast episode I decided to step away from the usual format and do something fun by combining two of my passions, homesteading and good movies. I discuss 27 movies I believe offer a little homesteading inspiration to keep you ever pressing…
Homesteaders Need To Know About Coccidiosis
Jan 13, 2018 • 47 min
In this podcast episode I discuss the dreaded coccidiosis which is a common problem among homesteaders raising livestock. I talk about what coccidiosis is and how to prevent and treat it. Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian or a doctor and what I share in…
Announcements and Recommendations
Dec 23, 2017 • 9 min
I decided to take a break for a couple weeks during the holiday season from the regular podcast episodes but I did want to tell you a few things and leave you with some recommendations. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message…
Q & A Episode: Mistakes, Regrets, Farm Sitters, Soil Tests and More
Dec 10, 2017 • 47 min
On this Podcast episode I answer a few questions from listeners. I talk about what to get started with on a new homestead, mistakes I’ve made and what I’d do different, getting away from the homestead and farm sitters, what to look for on a new homestead,…
The Underappreciated Mulberry Tree
Dec 3, 2017 • 34 min
When someone asks me what my favorite most useful tree on the homestead is I’m quick to answer, The Mulberry Tree! This usually surprises the person asking the question as this tree is considered a burden to many homeowners. In this podcast episode I’ll…
Pioneer Roots With Guest Melissa K. Norris
Nov 19, 2017 • 60 min
On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by homesteader, blogger, author and podcaster Melissa K. Norris. Melissa and her family homestead 15 acres in Washington where they raise cattle, chickens, pigs, grow heirloom vegetables and put a lot of emphasis on…
5 Reasons You Might Fail As A Homesteader
Oct 29, 2017 • 36 min
Getting started homesteading is easy, all you have to do is just start. But to keep homesteading, well that might be a little tougher. In this podcast episode I discuss 5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader and what you can do to prevent it from…
Build Your Own Homestead Hardware Store
Oct 14, 2017 • 34 min
Being prepared and keeping supplies around the homestead is a necessity in my opinion. That’s why I think building your very own “Homestead Hardware Store” is a good idea. There is a fine line between being prepared and being a hoarder and that…
Homesteading When Your Spouse Isn’t On Board
Oct 1, 2017 • 29 min
Do you have dreams of being a homesteader but your spouse doesn’t? On today’s podcast episode I want to give some of my thoughts on homesteading even if your spouse isn’t on board with the whole self sufficiency thing.…
Container Gardening
Sep 18, 2017 • 45 min
If you’re limited on gardening space or challenged by a difficult growing climate then this may be an episode for you. On today’s podcast episode I discuss the pros and cons of gardening in containers and how to get started and maintain your very own…
Seed Saving for Self Sufficiency
Aug 20, 2017 • 38 min
A big step toward self sufficiency is knowing how to collect and store seeds from your garden. On today’s podcast episode I discuss all the basics of seed saving and all the reasons you may want to start doing it.…
Creating and Utilizing Microclimates
Aug 13, 2017 • 50 min
Getting the most from your garden depends on a lot of things including the right climate conditions for each specific plant. On today’s podcast episode I discuss how to locate or create microclimates for your garden and how best to use those…
All About Comfrey On The Homestead
May 21, 2017 • 36 min
On today’s podcast episode I discuss the many uses of having comfrey on the homestead and why EVERY homesteader should be growing it, what variety to grow and where to get it. https://www.haroldthornbro.com/post/all-about-comfrey-on-the-homestead —- Send…
21 Ideas To Help You Grow A Lot Of Food On A Small Homestead
Apr 23, 2017 • 46 min
On today’s podcast episode I will discuss how you can make the most out of what you have by giving you 21 ideas to help you grow a lot of food on a small homestead. These ideas can be used for urban, suburban and even rural homesteaders for increasing the…
Healthy Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Homestead
Apr 9, 2017 • 33 min
Not only is Spring a time to get started with our gardens it’s also the time we think about giving our home a deep cleaning after a season of being closed up. On today’s podcast episode I will discuss how to spring clean your homestead in a safe and…
7 DIY Homestead Building Projects Worth Doing
Mar 26, 2017 • 41 min
On today’s podcast episode I will share with you 7 Diy Homestead Building Projects that will make great additions to your homestead. These are simple and easy to build projects that anyone can do.…
Thoughts On Hugelkultur, Food Forests, Aquaponics and Other Popular Food Growing Methods
Mar 19, 2017 • 32 min
On today’s podcast episode 58 I give my thoughts on a few popular food growing methods that seem to be the hot topics in homesteading today. Are these methods something you should be doing or are they just a shiny object that looks good on the surface but…
Passing On A Homesteading Legacy and Getting Started Homesteading Without Land
Feb 26, 2017 • 34 min
In this podcast episode I share my thoughts on living out the legacy that has been handed down to you, adding to that legacy and then passing it down to future generations. I also share 11 tips for getting started homesteading if you don’t have any or…
Pastured Pork For Free Or For Profit
Feb 19, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, Kelly and Troy McClung guest host again. The core of the discussion is how to raise hogs on your homestead for free or for profit. Kelly and Troy detail how they raise pastured pork on their homestead…
Continuing To Turn An Old, Run-Down Appalachian Property Into A Functional Farm
Feb 12, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, guest hosts Troy and Kelly McClung discuss their eager anticipation of warmer weather on their homestead in central West Virginia. Their to-do list is long and the excitement is building to see what can be accomplished this season.…
Q & A Episode- Seed Starting, Adding Compost To Garden, Self Employed Health Insurance and More
Jan 29, 2017 • 41 min
On today’s podcast episode I will be giving my thoughts on some questions from you, the listeners. I will be answering questions today on seed starting, how and when to add finished compost to a garden, I’ll give my thoughts on health insurance for the…
Working To Build A Homesteading Community With Guest Melinda Lee
Jan 22, 2017 • 54 min
On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by Melinda Lee, a homesteader in Ohio with a passion for working with and building community around gardening and homesteading. Melinda has a website called “The Homesteading and Preparedness Collective” where she…
Figuring Out The Homestead Life With Guest Lana Jackson
Jan 15, 2017 • 63 min
On today’s podcast episode i’m joined by Lana Jackson, a homesteader on 13 acres in Iowa and in her own words she’s “a city girl trying to figure out country life.” Lana is someone eager to help others down the homesteading path by giving advice and…
Following A Passion For Homesteading With Guest Jill May
Jan 8, 2017 • 52 min
On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by Jill May. She and her family are homesteaders on a couple acres in Ohio with a passion for the lifestyle and she also is an active member of our Homestead Front Porch Facebook Group.…
Pursuing An Off-Grid Homesteading Lifestyle With Guest Tanya Morrison
Jan 1, 2017 • 65 min
On today’s podcast episode I chat with Tanya Morrison, she is a homesteader in Alberta Canada pursuing a journey “back” to off-grid living while taking advantage of modern technology. We also talk a lot about her business ideas that will help others get…
Planning Your Spring Garden
Dec 20, 2016 • 27 min
There is much to consider when you layout a plan for your spring garden and in this article/podcast episode I will help you think through the details and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to have your best garden so far.…
Homesteading In The Winter
Dec 11, 2016 • 45 min
Perhaps when one thinks of homesteading they have images in their mind of digging in the garden on a warm summer day or perhaps putting in fence posts while sweat runs down your brow and no doubt these scenes are common on the homestead but in the winter…
Homestead Updates and 2017 Goals
Dec 4, 2016 • 51 min
On today’s podcast episode I chat about recent updates on the homestead and our goals for 2017. I share these things to hopefully inspire you to set some goals for your homestead and perhaps give you a few ideas for your next steps.…
Frugal Homesteading
Nov 20, 2016 • 31 min
On today’s podcast episode I talk about living a frugal lifestyle on the homestead, what it means to be frugal and the benefits of frugality. I share several ideas for being more frugal in the kitchen, the garden, with raising livestock and general ideas…
Homesteading For Better Health With Guest Rachel Jamison
Nov 6, 2016 • 59 min
On today’s episode I have a conversation with Rachel Jamison, a suburban homesteader in Michigan. Rachel started down the path of homesteading for better health for herself and her family.…
A Family Homesteading For Self Sufficiency With Guest Cindy Patterson
Nov 2, 2016 • 51 min
On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by Cindy Patterson. Cindy and her family live on a 700 acre farm/homestead in Saskatchewan Canada and are doing a little bit of everything to be as self sufficient as they can be.…
Full Time Jobs and A Busy Growing Homestead With Guest Steve Dinicol
Oct 30, 2016 • 42 min
On today’s podcast episode I have a conversation with Steve Dinicol, a homesteader on 133 acres in British Columbia Canada. Steve and his wife work full time jobs and still manage to operate and expand their homestead although expand too quickly at times…
Homesteading In The Suburbs With Guest Ariel Gunn
Oct 26, 2016 • 31 min
On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by Ariel Gunn. Ariel is an urban homesteader in Texas working toward a more self sufficient lifestyle right where she is. https://www.haroldthornbro.com/post/homesteading-in-the-suburbs-with-guest-ariel-gunn —- Send…
100 Acres, Good Stewardship and Hard Work With Guest Troy McClung
Oct 23, 2016 • 63 min
On today’s episode I have a conversation with Troy McClung. Troy homesteads/farms 100 acres in Southern West Virginia and shares about his journey at RedToolHouse.com.…
A Life In The Wild With Guest Robin Follette
Oct 16, 2016 • 34 min
On today’s podcast I’m joined by Robin Follette from alifeinthewild.com. Robin and I talk about her 45 acre homestead in Maine and the things she is doing to live a self-sufficient life.…
Winter Preparations On The Homestead
Oct 9, 2016 • 22 min
Depending on where you live winter can be a trying time on the homestead, but with a little preparation we can weather the storm a little easier and make those long winter months safer and less stressful. Here are a few things you may need to do before it…
Hunting Whitetail Deer To Fill The Homestead Freezer
Oct 2, 2016 • 43 min
Homesteading isn’t all about gardening and raising livestock, hunting to supply meat for the homestead is a long standing tradition and way of life for the homesteader as well. Hunting the Whitetail Deer is one the most common and most rewarding hunts a…
Q & A Episode- Pigs, Raised Bed Gardens and What Makes Someone A Homesteader
Sep 25, 2016 • 53 min
On today’s podcast episode I will be giving my thoughts on some questions from you, the listeners. I will be answering questions today on getting started raising pigs on a small scale, setting up raised bed gardens with a focus on the soil and what makes…
How To Homestead When You Don’t Have Time To Homestead
Sep 18, 2016 • 27 min
One of the biggest hurdles some people face when it comes to homesteading is time. They don’t have enough of it to spare, they don’t know how much it will take and they are unsure how to manage it in a way that will allow them to engage in a homesteading…
8 Unconventional Ways Modern Homesteaders Can Make Money
Sep 11, 2016 • 35 min
Homesteaders look for independence and self sufficiency in every area of life so it only makes sense that when it comes to making an income they would look at every possible option. Modern homesteaders don’t only have to look at the conventional ways of…
Why You Should Start Homesteading Right Now Right Where You Are
Sep 5, 2016 • 29 min
On today’s podcast I will discuss with you several reasons why you shouldn’t wait until you move to your dream homestead, but instead you should start your homesteading journey right now and right where you are.…
The Why, Where and How To of Rainwater Catchment Systems
Aug 28, 2016 • 31 min
On today’s podcast I will discuss everything you need to know about building your very own diy rainwater catchment system. From why you should build one, where it should be, to the details of how to build a rainwater capturing setup.…
Beginner’s Guide To Hunting Squirrel
Aug 21, 2016 • 30 min
A great way to keep the homestead freezer well stocked with meat is by hunting and if you’re going to go hunting there aren’t many animals to hunt that will bring you more success and more enjoyment than hunting squirrel. I’ve been hunting these bushy…
Homesteading Skills
Aug 14, 2016 • 46 min
On today’s podcast I will give a brief overview on many homesteading skills worth acquiring and I discuss how one would go about learning some of these skills. This is not a list of every skill a homesteader may desire to have but a good list of basics.…
50 Homesteading Resources For Inspiration, Motivation and Education
Aug 6, 2016 • 43 min
On today’s podcast I will share 50 resources that will inspire, motivate and educate anyone interested in or living the homesteading lifestyle. Podcasts, YouTube channels, blogs, Facebook groups and documentaries are great for all things homesteading and…
Protecting Your Garden From Wildlife
Jul 30, 2016 • 21 min
Today’s main topic on the podcast is about how to protect your garden from everything that wants to eat it before you. No matter if you live far in the country or in the heart of the city, your garden is a target for wildlife. Deer, rabbits, birds,…
Keeping Livestock On An Urban Homestead With Guest Sherry Willis
Jul 26, 2016 • 28 min
On today’s podcast I’m joined by Sherry Willis from Half-Pint Homestead to talk about keeping livestock on an urban homestead and the new eCourse she has put together to help urban farmers take the livestock leap.…
What’s Going On With My Tomato Plant?
Jul 16, 2016 • 24 min
The main topic of today’s podcast is about identifying common problems with tomato plants and organic ways to fix the problems. This is a question I get asked often and I see being asked all over social media, “what’s going on with my tomato plant?” and I…
Weeds I Let Grow In My Garden And Why
Jul 8, 2016 • 21 min
On today’s podcast I discuss 4 “invasive weeds” I allow to grow in my garden and why. https://www.haroldthornbro.com/post/weeds-i-let-grow-in-my-garden-and-why —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harold-thornbro/message Support this podcast:…
Raising Rabbits: Colony or Cages?
Dec 13, 2015 • 11 min
Today is Day 20 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where we are answering your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is “I’m going to start raising rabbits for meat but i’m trying to decide if I should raise them in cages or in a…
How To Compost Without The Smell With Guest David The Good
Nov 30, 2015 • 8 min
Today is Day 19 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is “What’s the best way to…
Is It Safe To Water Bath Can Vegetables? With Guest Jo Rellime
Nov 23, 2015 • 14 min
Today is Day 18 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is “Why is it not safe to water…
What’s The Difference Between A Homesteader And A Prepper? With Guest Gregg Carter
Oct 21, 2015 • 14 min
Today is Day 5 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is from a blog reader who says “I…
How Many Eggs Will A Chicken Lay? With Guest Maat van Uitert
Oct 19, 2015 • 7 min
Today is Day 4 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is “How many eggs can I expect to…
How To Get Started With Fermenting Food With Guest Jenise Fryatt
Oct 16, 2015 • 7 min
Today is Day 3 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s Question is “What’s the easiest way to get…
Is Dog Manure Safe To Use In A Garden? With Guest Ken Peavey
Oct 14, 2015 • 8 min
Today is Day 2 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question seems like a simple one but there…
Things To Consider Before Pursuing An Off-Grid Lifestyle With Guest Teri Page
Oct 11, 2015 • 11 min
Today on the podcast we begin with our 30 days of homesteading Q&A where I have reached out to some of the best bloggers and podcasters in the homesteading space to answer your questions about homesteading. Today’s question is “I’m thinking about pursuing…
Building A Homestead One New Thing At A Time With Guest Heather Eby
Apr 3, 2015 • 60 min
On today’s podcast my guest is Heather Eby. Heather and her family have a ten acre homestead in Kansas and they are building their homestead by adding one new thing at a time. Heather is a wonderful story teller and blogger with a real passion for…
Making The Homesteading Life The New Normal With Guest Jen Sharpin
Mar 7, 2015 • 53 min
On today’s podcast I’m joined by Jen Sharpin from TheEasyHomestead.com. Jen Shares with us about her Journey from no homesteading experience living in Florida to a 15 acre homestead in South Carolina to a 45 acre homestead in Virginia. Jen and I discuss…
Growing Mushrooms With Guest Mike Hatfield
Feb 9, 2015 • 38 min
On today’s podcast i’m joined by Mike Hatfield of Flyway Family Farm in southern Illinois. Mike along with his wife and young daughter have a 9 1/2 acre homestead where they do a little bit of everything but their main crop is mushrooms. Mike shares with…
Chatting About Urban Homesteading With Guest Sherry Willis
Jan 31, 2015 • 31 min
On today’s podcast I interview Sherry Willis from Half-Pint Homestead. We discuss her homesteading journey from the wide open spaces of Wyoming to eventually land within the city limits in Missouri on a 1/5 acre plot raising goats, chickens, and rabbits…