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Homesteading with Harold Thornbro - Episode 003

Homesteads and Homeschools

Release Date: 02/12/2019

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Episode 62 sees Jessica Green of the Jessica Green Show join the Liberty Hipipe for a discussion about how a snow storm turned onto prepping, and what she did to get started. We also talked about her current set up and lead into more homesteading ventures and future plans to become more self sufficient.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Some updates on the garden. It's getting bigger! And of course homeschooling. More struggles with our youngest two and ideas of what to try going forward. And how could I not mention the Covid-19?

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Homesteads and Homeschools

We are joined today by John Monds who ran a very succesful campaign for Governor of Georgia in 2010. He is also a homeschooling father to four children - two college grads, one in college, and one still at home. We talked about John's story and experience, as well as where he sees the federal government's role in education, as well as the problems and waste it creates.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Meet Gary. Gary is the Bearded Fisherman of Two Branches Homestead. Gary grows hops. Gary gardens. Gary hunts. Gary fishes. Gary boils sap. Gary is the man. Tune in this week to find out how Gary, from my homestate of NY, got into homesteading and where he learned all his trades. Stay safe out there, and go listen to all the back episodes while you wait out the Covid!

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Homesteads and Homeschools

It's Libertarian Presidential Nomination season, and while this is an apolitcal show, libertarians always have an interesting take on public school, so why not have on a nominee who spent some time homeschooling? Today's guest is Mark Whitney who has two children who have gone on to become very succesful entrepreneurs. We talked about their success, and Mark's experience homeschooling. We also talked about how Mark sees the federal government's role in education.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Episode 58 finds the Stateless Cook joining the Liberty Hippie for a discussion about homesteading and food. We discussed some of the problems around industrial food and the systems used to implement mass distribution of processed food and food from industrial agriculture. We also talked about the Cooks home business as a personal chef and the liberties that affords him.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

I decided to bring back some of the old show for these GVQ updates, and this month I talked about two homeschool related happenings in Mississippi and Georgia: MS HB 188, and the Georgia Child Fatality Review. After that, its onto the homesteading where I lament about prying hands getting into seed trays and then whinge about whoever built my house and oriented it strictly based on the road, and not the suns patterns for optimal lighting and temperature control.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Meet the Rhymeses, Danielle and Jeremy, co-hosts over at one of the newest pods in town, Raising Liberty. We talk about their homeschool journey with nine children and how they work to prepare their children for the working world as they grow up. And of course, we talked about what their new pod has to offer and their hopes for it's growth. The Links Music from the Show: If you're enjoying the show, you can join the discussion on the Discord server, or you can show your support by becoming a patron on and get access to bonus shows, seeds, and merchandise (and if you don't like...

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Homesteads and Homeschools

Jenni Harris came on to talk about regenerative agriculture and making that transition at White Oak Pasture. Jenni is a 5th generation farmer at White Oak Pastures, and witnessed the transition from industrialized cattle ranching to a more wholistic regenerative practice, that has seen massive growth both in output and variety. We discussed the reasoning behind the transition, and how they have added to and grown their farm to a nationally distributed product with zero waste left behind at the farm.

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Homesteads and Homeschools

The Liberty Hippie is joined by homeschooling father, William Haun. William isn't your ordinary homeschooling dad though, he and his family are missionaries in Ghana, and while homeschooling wasn't originally in their plan, as life would move it seemed that it would be in their families best interest to take on homeschooling. We discussed how that decision came about, and what that looks like for them. We also talked about what their education plan is like while they are stateside for the next year.

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Chatting today with the Liberty Hippie is one Harold Thornbro. Harold has been running the Modern Homesteading podcast for almost four years and has an incredible backlog of content which you can check out at The Small Town Homestead. (He also runs the Modern Homestead facebook group which runs some 21,000 deep!) We talk about how cancer at 39 gave Harold the push he needed to get back to doing things a little more naturally and how his homestead has grown over the past few years to include a wide variety of practices from permaculture to meat rabbits to a new foray into aquaponics.

Harold is a wealth of information and it was an honor to get him on the show so early on. Check out his website to sign up for his free course "How to Get Started Homesteading, Right Where You Are, Right Now" and sign up for his newsletter to get a free PDF "21 Tips for Homesteading on a Budget."