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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

So much poultry last month. So much death this month. Find out why on today's recap. And find out what's coming up in the

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A homesteading adventure this week with guest Gonzo from the Homesteaded Homeschool Discord server! We talked about his setup and how he has gone about turning tough clay soil into something that can grow vegetables. We discussed a few different techniques he's used including lasagna gardening and mushroom compost. Gardening isn't the only thing he does, though, Gonzo also has some ducks and chickens and we discussed his future plans for meat on the homestead.

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This week Colleen Puckett, a Georgia homeschooling mom came on to talk about so many alternatives to the public school system. We talked about homeschooling, private schooling, public "homeschooling," distance learning, and how to make it all work working form home with a two-year old.

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This week, I was joined by Aaron from Tyrant Farms. Aaron and his wife have been gardening for a number of years and have moved into the permaculture realm. We talked about permaculture, foraging, how they got to where they are, and of course ducks, because what else can you get from a self-described duck evangelist?

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It's been a long time coming, but it finally happened! The Liberty Hippie is joined today by Dan and Cala of The System is Down Podcast. Dan and Cala tried homeschooling for a bit, but ended up sending their kids to a private school. We talked today about how they've been dealing with the shutdown, and what has been working for them.

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The Liberty Hippie is joined today by fellow homesteading podcaster, the Voluntary Contrarian. They talked about getting his new homestead set up in the PNW and his future plans for his setup. Go check out the Liberty Hippie on Patreon, and check out the bonus content they recorded after the show.

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This week to discuss some of the differences between homeschooling and what many parents in the United States are facing now is Julie Borowski. We talked about her education growing up, the future plans for her son, and the ways that the Corona Virus shut down has impacted her and her son's routine.

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Harley S. is here this week to talk about a plethora of things, including getting back into gardening in a totally new environment, sharing some knowledge on rabbits, and how to find a breed good for the warmer climates, as well as homeschooling! Harley does it all and we talked about it all!

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JW Weatherman, creator of MathBot.com joins the show for episode number 63 to talk about MathBot can help encourage students to learn how to code, as well as some other free resources available to students and parents. We talked about JW's history as a college professor and how his journey led him to create an excellent avenue for children to learn a tool that will inevitably help them in the future.

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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."