Building Raised Garden Beds Welcome back to another episode of the homegrown liberty podcast! I’ve been hard at work with Catie and the boys cutting down trees, mulching brush and limbs and clearing for the new garden space. I took some video of the area before we started clearing, and pretty soon I’ll have it […]
Can hay be used as a compost/mulch for the garden? Tune in to find out Nick’s thoughts on the matter!
System Components This article covers all the components you might use when setting up an intermittent mist system. These types of systems can be used to maintain high humidity for various applications. The controllers used enable you to propagate softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings, keep flats of seedlings moist, or just schedule irrigation of potted plants […]
Today I’m addressing a question on propagating willows from cuttings. And since it may be easier for some people to understand all the steps easier through video, head over to my Patreon page to sign up and see a video with all the details on these methods. Much of the same info is applicable to […]
Welcome back to another episode of the homegrown liberty podcast! WHAAA? Yep I’m back for a special announcement. I want to extend a special opportunity to all my friends who stuck with me all last year and helped make my podcast a success. I am going to be launching my Patreon campaign soon, but I […]
I’ll start out by saying this is a counterpoint and rebuttal to a silly article written by a Marxist. Lots of people have asked me what I think of the garbage article so I’ve copied and pasted his whole article in blue and have added my thoughts below each segment. I hope you don’t feel […]
Today is the last episode of 2016 and our Year End Update! Welcome back to another episode of the homegrown liberty podcast and today will be kind of a 2016 recap and an update on what we’ve been up to here. As well as letting you all know what we are doing in the upcoming […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 50, and today we’re talking about raising dairy goats for milk. I’m doing this episode specifically at the request of one of the listeners, thanks for the suggestion Rich! I hope this info is helpful for everyone who has been considering adding […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 49, and today I’m answering some listener questions on farming. There are lots of seniors in high school getting ready to graduate in the spring and they’ve been doing a lot of thinking about their future. Lots of them are wondering if […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 48, and today I’m teaching you all about how to cold stratify seeds for planting in the spring! This is super timely right now as we are headed into winter and for some of the seeds you might want to start it […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 47, and we’re doing something very different this week. I have some special people here sitting with me and we’re just going to have a conversation. This is thanksgiving week, and today is the day after thanksgiving. And when lots of people […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 46, and we’re talking about Building Healthy Soil. This is one of those topics that always comes up and I’ve not done a great episode specifically on this topic, and gotten deep into it. I’ve done a couple episodes where I talked […]
Homeschooling is the topic today, and I’m going to be getting into some of my thoughts on why you should homeschool your kids. And I want to try to encourage you in setting out on that journey. I intend to dispel some of the myths and preconceived notions that might give you pause. And I […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 44. Today we’ve got some thoughts on preparing for winter and what I’m doing to get ready for the cold season. But first some news on what I’ve been up to and an update on the plant cuttings! Just got back from another […]
We have a really cool technology and product that we are going to try out for you guys. It’s called CoolBot and is a DIY walk-in cooler gizmo.
Today is part 2 of my Homesteading On a Budget talk from the Redeeming the Dirt Conference Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 42. Today we have the second part of an excerpt from the Redeeming The Dirt 2016 Conference. This is from my talk on Homesteading on […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 41. Today we’ve got an excerpt from the Redeeming The Dirt 2016 Conference from my talk on Homesteading on a Budget. This episode is part 1 with most of my talking points, part two which will air next week will be a […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 40. Today I’m going to be covering an essentials basic tool kit. I think there are a couple ways to think about buying tools and building up your personal toolbox and repository of implements. So I’ll kind of be talking about both […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 39. Today I’m going to be teaching you all about a system of breeding and keeping a genetically diverse flock of chickens for years independent of outside genetics. What that means is that you will be able to keep breeding and improving […]
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 38. And today I’m going to be doing a homestead update episode! This is where I tell you what all we’ve been up to, how things have been going, and what we have coming up! But I can’t tell you the secret […]
This episode is a discussion of being intentional with our decisions, not letting life pass us by while just floating along with the crowd. Setting a course for your life and being deliberate with your actions.
Nick talks with Noah Sanders about the Upcoming Redeeming the Dirt conference in Alabama. Teachers include Joel Salatin, Nick Ferguson, Noah Sanders & Brian Oldreive.
This week we discuss some really fun ways to change the current wasteful use of the lawn, and change that to something that is productive, beautiful, food producing, feed cost reducing, and maintenance reducing.
Today we’re continuing our conversation with Beau and Ashley. We get into some practical first steps to setting up a productive and useful homestead.
We’ve got a whole new style of episode here for you today. This time you’re going to get to listen in on an actual phone consultation with Beau & Ashley.
Welcome back to another episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, this is episode 32, part 2 of our conversation with Carolyn Jill Sloane on tree fodder and tree hay. Before I introduce to you what we have for the show today, I wanted to take a moment to remind you that I’m headed all over […]
This week we’re talking all about Fodder Trees in an interview with Carolyn Sloane from Vermont! This episode is slanted more towards northern climate growers, but plenty of practical fodder information as well, stay tuned for part two next week!
Thank you for tuning in, this week Ken and I are finishing our conversation from the past two weeks.
This week Ken and I are continuing our conversation from last week.
In this episode Nick consults with a friend about the challenges of homesteading and gardening.
Composting Welcome back to the Homegrown Liberty Podcast! Thank you for joining me again today. We’re going to get into composting, a couple methods from the simple to the complicated. Some of this is best shown rather than just talked about but I’ll do my best to paint a picture for you and explain in […]
Hey Hey!! I’m back! Thank you for your patience and allowing me a little bit of time to rest and recover. That’s not how I wanted to take a week off of the podcast to be sure, but life happens. Today we’re going to be talking about another way to become more independent of your […]
Garden Expansion Hey guys I’m back after a week away from the podcast kinda. And I figured I would talk to you about some of the things I’ve been working on here on the homestead and go over specifically my thoughts on expanding our garden. What we’re doing to increase production for next year and […]
Thanks for joining me again and today is going to be a very short episode. I didn’t want to leave you with no show this week but I’ve been going for almost 6 months and hardly had a break. My wife has been telling me over and over that I need to take a […]
Who wouldn’t like to reduce or eliminate their animal feed bill? If that’s something you’re interested in, then this is the show for you!
How to Make a Salve Thanks for joining me today! We have a cool topic to cover this time, something that got a bit of interest on social media and lots of questions. And to be honest this is a fantastic time of the year to be getting ready for cuts and scrapes, bug bites […]
We’re talking about reducing costs associated with keeping birds today. Specifically chickens, but most of what we’ll be talking about today relates to ducks and geese, pretty much any kind of farmyard fowl you can think of. But I’ll be approaching this from the perspective of feeding chickens. News Getting started on the production and […]
In this episode we answer some questions from listeners on nursery setup and workings as well as talk about fermented chicken feed and propagating apples. And hear about the upcoming knife making class!
This episode is a light introduction to the idea of setting up a small nursery. If you’ve ever thought about it, this will be a great place to get started.
In this episode Nick talks about his recipes for cover crop seed mixes, some great perennial plants, and his favorite mulch materials.
Crazy Stories Welcome back, this is episode 17! Man, we started this show on January first and it’s almost the end of April! I’ve got some stories to tell you today and I promise they have not been embellished or exaggerated at all. But most importantly my stories all have a moral and a purpose […]
Homestead Update #2 Alright! Here we go, another Friday episode of the Homegrown Liberty Podcast, I’ve been working hard on some really cool things to reveal maybe in a month or two, but I wanted to tease you with a little hint that some cool things will be happening later this year! And if you’re […]
I know a lot of you will likely be interested in my thoughts on keeping goats, so I figured we would cover some of the basics here today. We can get into specifics about dairy goats and meat goats in a future show if you guys seem interested but for now I think just covering the basic care and needs will be pretty cool.
Q&A – and New Show Format I’m going to try a new show format and see how you guys like it. I think this might make my job a whole lot easier, and gets you more interesting and helpful things in each episode. So let me know what you think about this format and maybe […]
When I last left you I was headed to the dam to see how far the water would have to rise before breaching the dam wall and being worried about water reaching our home. Here’s the rest of the story…
We recently experienced a flood that was the result of 17 inches of rain. Houses in our area were destroyed. How did we fare?
Want to learn the basics of training a livestock guardian dog (LGD)? This podcast is a perfect starting place for learning the basics.
This episode has everything you need to know to get started raising rabbits for meat.
Check out these 14 tips to save you money and time on the homestead…
In this episode we answer your questions on how to care for the seedlings we started in Episode 2.
Today’s podcast is a homestead update where I share the goals, successes and failures on our homestead. Sneak a peak at what we’re working on and then share your goals for the year.
We as a culture are so obsessed with perfection, the problem is that we don’t see all the failures of those successful people. Stop thinking too much! Just do something good!
Today we’re answering questions from the audience! Sustainability, rebuilding soil, how to explain permaculture to others, how to incorporate ducks & chickens and dealing with tent caterpillars.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I’m a homesteader, or why I use that word over some other term. I believe it’s the best way to live a real, responsible life.
In this episode we discuss growing medium, environmental controls including lighting, temperature and moisture. Also, Nick shares the true secret to having a green thumb.