22May

TPH - Episode 117

Have you seen the stories floating around the internet about the Naugler family in Kentucky? This is the family that has 10 children that were recently taken by Child Protective Services. Many people have been jumping to their defense stating that this is an over reach of government and that they are only being targeted because they homestead and homeschool. Really? Is that all there is to it? Come join me and my guest Karin Copperwood from the Tiny House Homestead as we look at this situation more closely.

If you are not familiar with this case please check out the following articles:

http://rt.com/usa/257581-kentucky-family-children-seized/

https://homeschoolersanonymous.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/a-former-off-grid-homeschooled-childs-thoughts-on-the-naugler-family/

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24Apr

TPH - Episode 116

In this episode I will discuss some of the changes we have considered making to our future plans since my husband had his heart attack. We will talk about what you can do if you, or someone you know is disabled so that you can still enjoy some of the aspects of a homesteading lifestyle. Below are some links to websites where you can find garden tools designed for those who need special equipment.

http://disability.about.com/od/Hobbies/tp/Gardening-Tools-And-Supplies-For-The-Disabled.htm

http://www.wrightstuff.biz/adaptive-garden-tools.html

http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/leisure/garden-tools-3693/

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19Mar

TPH - Episode 115

The last few weeks have been a little crazy so this is just a quick update as to what has been going on. Enjoy!

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19Jan

TPH - Episode 114

Do you want to homestead but don't think you can because you live in the middle of the city or an apartment? Well today we will discuss some things you can do to start homesteading today and take those first steps toward homesteading independence.

https://www.growingmicrogreens.com/microgreen-seeds

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5Jan

TPH - Episode 113

Today's show is extra long but hopefully extra fun! Today Karin Copperwood from the Tiny House Homestead is in studio with me as a special guest. We tend to ramble but hang in there with us. Karin shares some of the things she has accomplished so far on her homestead as well as plans she has for the next year. So get something hot to drink as we chit chat about what's going on in our little homesteading world.

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31Dec

TPH - Episode 112

Have you been thinking about jumping into the wonderful world of chicken keeping? Keeping chickens can be a lot of fun not to mention the added benefit of getting fresh eggs. Often people fall in love with the idea of keeping chickens from the ideal photos of adorable chicken coops and fat, happy chickens. This is of course a very picturesque presentation of keeping chickens. Today we will discuss the ups and downs of keeping chickens and present you with a realistic picture of keeping our little feathered friends.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/

http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/

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21Dec

TPH - Episode 111

Even though we are entering the depths of winter, spring will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start making plans for your spring garden. A key part of any garden is a greenhouse. Today we will take a look at the different types of greenhouses and how you can add this important piece of equipment to your garden.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/build-underground-greenhouse-garden-year-round.html

http://freeenergynews.com/Directory/Building/Walipini_Benson-Institute.pdf

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7Nov

TPH - Episode 110

Did you know homesteading is gaining in popularity not just here in the US but also in Russia? It's actually quite interesting and I hate to say it but it looks like they are doing a better job at encouraging their people to grow their own food than we are. So join me today as we take a closer look at what they are doing and how even a small homestead can be very beneficial.

http://abundanthope.net/pages/Environment_Science_69/Russian-Family-Farming-Food-Security---Humanity-s-Future.shtml

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20Oct

TPH - Episode 109

Today I go on a bit of a rant about how the Ebola cases have been handled in Texas. Remember this is just my opinion but I try to give you my thoughts on this from a nurse's perspective.

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8Oct

TPH - Episode 108

Today we will discuss how you can approach the concept of being prepared with children in a non-threatening and fun way. I mention Boy Scouts in the show and I forgot to mention that there are other options for helping your children learn preparedness skills such as Spiral Scouts.

http://www.spiralscouts.org/

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