Stumbling Homestead 03-25-2011

Friday, March 25th.

2:00PM CT: The Stumbling Homestead Podcast with Darcy Menard, covering all aspects of modern homesteading. “This is a rolling account of the successes and failures of our family, as we tackle (for the first time): moving from the city to the country, small scale farming, raising chickens, raising cows, food storage, preparation for power outages, pets and their role in homesteading, alternate investment strategies, greenwashing, security, food freedom and our liberties, composting, gardening strategies, homeschooling, and eating nutrient dense foods.”

Today’s Episode: The Walden Effect. Darcy’s guest today is Anna Hess of waldeneffect.org, a homesteading blog which chronicles the experiences of Anna and Mark as they carve out a homestead and a living from their rural acreage in southwest Virginia. Topics discussed include:

  • Purchasing land cheaply.
  • Starting a microbusiness and leaving your day job behind.
  • Chicken pasturing, management and watering tips.
  • Growing mushrooms, composting and worm bins.
  • And more…
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