Small Home Farm Radio show

Small Home Farm Radio

Summary: Small Home Farm Radio is a half-hour podcast about how to increase self-sufficiency and have fun while doing it. About once a week Erin talks about small-scale farming, gardening, home-schooling, natural remedies, and… whatever else she finds interesting to talk about. Small Home Farming is a mindset. It’s getting back to our roots and becoming less dependant on others to take care of many of our basic needs. It’s about gaining competency in a variety of areas that can enhance your lifestyle and stretch your budget. It’s about paying ourselves instead of paying others to provide for us. Anyone can become a Small Home Farmer, whether you live in the country or in a high-rise apartment with nothing more than a balcony or windowsill to grow a few herbs or vegetables.

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 Episode #021: Top Picks for Farm Fences | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Erin discusses some of the more commonly used farm fencing options.  From poultry to pigs, different animals have different needs, and there are plenty of options out there.  She also mentions an inexpensive option for covering your cold … Continue reading →

 Episode #020: Top Tips to Help You Plant Your Perfect Garden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:52

Do you have to own a farm to be a Small Home Farmer?  Erin’s greens are growing and one of the hens is in the recovery ward this week.  Erin also reviews her last year and a half of homeschooling … Continue reading →

 Episode #019: Another Day in Paradise? Or not? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

An Aspendale Farm encounter with a porcupine, how the old-timers seasoned wood for building, and fuss-free strawberry jars.  Do you long to move to the country? Is rural life as idyllic as it sounds – or might you be more … Continue reading →

 Episode #018: How to Make Maple Syrup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:15

Mmmm… Maple syrup!  Nothing’s better than a stack of hot, fluffy pancakes with melting butter and fresh maple syrup. Or how about maple cookies? Maple creams? This week on Small Home Farm Radio, Erin invites Don Wyse into the studio … Continue reading →

 Episode #017: Backyard Chickens! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

You get the healthiest produce and larger harvests when your soil is healthy!  Erin talks a little about double-dug planting beds and how to find out what your soil needs to be its healthiest.  One listener wants to know who … Continue reading →

 Episode #016: You Won’t Un-Countrify Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What do you and your spouse do when one of you is a city slicker and one’s a country lover?  One listener gets some ideas to make his bride feel more at home.  Erin also talks about testing your seed … Continue reading →

 Episode #015: No Whey! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:54

Whey back in ye olden days of yore, after making cheese or yogurt, farmers would give the whey to the chickens or pigs, but there are a ton of really cool things you can do with it nowadays! This week … Continue reading →

 Episode #014: Starting Your Small Home Farm Orchard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here’s what’s happening this week:  After taking a break, the chickens are laying again!  Two home farming events are coming up for Michigan listeners.  And a listener comments on using green manures or cover crops to enrich your soil.  Erin … Continue reading →

 Episode #013: The Battle of the Weeds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Erin talks about ways to minimize weeding and prevent your garden from becoming too much for you to handle.  A listener wants some ideas for planning the layout of his small home farm.  And your old Christmas tree … Continue reading →

 Episode #012: Heating Your Home With Wood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week Erin invites her husband in to talk with her about heating your home with wood.  They explore heating with a wood stove or fireplace insert, or using a wood burning outdoor furnace.  Erin also interviews Dave Schleicher and … Continue reading →

 Episode #011: Maximizing Your Garden Space… and Your Appliances! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this week’s episode, Erin talks about why you might want to be a small home farmer, and about being more self-reliant when it comes to … appliances!  She looks forward to planning her garden and starting her seedlings, and … Continue reading →

 Episode #010: The Dairy Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Erin talks about keeping your chores efficient and your budget under control by using deep litter bedding for your chickens, cows, and other farm animals.  Want to know how to get started making your own dairy products?  Erin talks about … Continue reading →

 Episode #009: Of Ducks & Hunting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

No, Erin does not talk about duck hunting, she’s buying ducks and wants her man to go deer hunting! You can live entirely on animals you raise yourself or shoot in the woods, and not have to get meat from … Continue reading →

 Episode #008: Farming With Horses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

As Erin looks forward to Thanksgiving, she’s also thinking about the cool equipment you can use to farm with horses. She also touches on Emmer Wheat – what is it and is it better for you? How do you grow … Continue reading →

 Episode #007: LifeSchooling & Raising Goats for Meat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Erin’s friend Wendy joins us this week to talk about how to get started raising meat goats — and why you would want to! Erin also talks about some basic farm equipment to get you started with small home farming. Have … Continue reading →


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