Homesteads and Homeschools
At Homesteads and Homeschools we talk to all varieties of homesteaders and homeschoolers as we examine self-reliance and the interconnectedness of home-centric lifestyles.
info_outline Raising Liberty with the Rhymeses 02/25/2020
Raising Liberty with the Rhymeses 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 Patreon, you can sign up to support the show on !) You can also do your Amazon shopping through our . Please subscribe and (or on any podcatcher, though iTunes is the most important). You can also and share the show from there. We are on Twitter as , and sometimes even on , too. And don't forget to join the to be a part of the conversation. And don't forget to pay Nicky P. a visit either at , or on , and pick up a . And if you want to hear all the songs from previous episodes, check out our
info_outline Regenerate the Land with White Oak Pastures 02/18/2020
Regenerate the Land with White Oak Pastures 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.
info_outline Missionary Homeschooling in Ghana with William Haun 02/11/2020
Missionary Homeschooling in Ghana with William Haun 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.
info_outline Green Vets and Preppers with Linnea Gabbard 02/04/2020
Green Vets and Preppers with Linnea Gabbard This week I talked to Linnea Gabbard, a vet tech from Arkansas who to live off grid with her vetrinarian husband. Together they've built up their personal stores and derive essentially all their electricity from solar arrays. As Linnea said, once you get your personal life cleaned up, you move onto other aspects of your life, and for her, that means greening up their vet clinic. They are constantly on the lookout to make their practice greener, and have started building a new clinic that will run on solar.
info_outline Sixpence Unschooling with Elizabeth Melton 01/28/2020
Sixpence Unschooling with Elizabeth Melton Back on the show to kick of year number two is our very first guest from wayback in episode one, Ms. Elizabeth Melton! In episode one we talked about Elizabeth's CSA and her homesteading adventures, today, we talked all of her shcooling adventures. Elizabeth spent some time teaching in a private school before having children and eventually deciding to unschool them. We talked about making that choice, how they've transitioned to the "real" world, and the different resources she used.
info_outline Striking the Root, Unschooling and Homesteading with Rodger Paxton 01/21/2020
Striking the Root, Unschooling and Homesteading with Rodger Paxton Rodger Paxton is an unschooling father of two, fledgling homesteader, and master podcaster. We talked about what unschooling looks like for Rodger and his children, as well as the why's behind he and his wife's decision to keep their kids out of public school. We also talked about Strike the Root Farm, Rodger's homestead. They started with some laying hens and meat chickens and have been expanding their production to provide meat and eggs, not just for consumption but for an income stream as well.
info_outline Exploring Cuniculture and Its Many Benefits with Jeremy Chambers 01/14/2020
Exploring Cuniculture and Its Many Benefits with Jeremy Chambers Jeremey Chambers of Independence Acres Homestead comes on the show today to talk about cuniculture, the agricultural production of rabbits for the purposes of meat and fur. Jeremey has been raising rabbits for a handful of years, and has given talks and demonstrations at a number of different venues going so far as to provide participants with their own rabbit to process and take home at the end of the demonstration. If you're curious about rabbits on the homestead, this episode is for you.
info_outline Parenting Peacefully with James Davis 01/07/2020
Parenting Peacefully with James Davis Join the Liberty Hippie and James Davis as they enter into the world of parenting to talk about...peaceful parenting! For some, peaceful parenting can be a bit exotic, for others, it's just a form of laziness, and for those that practice it, it can become the facilliator of a beautiful relationship between parents and children, while setting those children up for great success in the future. Take a listen and see how peaceful parenting can benefit not just your children, but you.
info_outline Gabbing About Guns with Texas Joe 12/31/2019
Gabbing About Guns with Texas Joe Today's guest is Texas Joe from the Knitting Insurgency Circle. While we could have talked about his homestead for quite sometime, today we decided to talk about firearms. Joe is highly knowledgeable when it comes to firearms being a licensed trainer and doing some work in the private security field. We discussed a lot of the basics when it comes to getting into firearms and why homesteaders (and everyone) should be able to defend themselves.
info_outline Eviscerating Chickens, A Family Affair - GVQ 12/19 12/26/2019
Eviscerating Chickens, A Family Affair - GVQ 12/19 The meat chickens time came and it was a family event. Our very own little assembly line of dunking, plucking, and eviscerating chickens. We talked future garden plans, potential changes to our homeschool in the coming months, and a cameo from my son! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, a fabulous Boxing Day and are gearing up for a splendid New Year's Day.
info_outline The Stead at Home Mom 12/24/2019
The Stead at Home Mom If you haven't checked out the Stead at Home Mom, Nicole Parks, you should, of course, after you've listened to her talk about her expierence as an elementary school teacher. We talked about some of the things she saw that led her to quit her job as a teacher, and pick up the mantle of homeschool mom.
info_outline Medicine for the Earth with Ted Metz 12/17/2019
Medicine for the Earth with Ted Metz Hemp is touted as a miracle crop with countless applications for all; it has quickly gained notoriety in the health world, but still faces strict legislative controls that make it almost impossible to grow despite being "legal." Ted Metz came on to talk about the industrial uses of hemp and also some of the health effects hemp has on the natural world. It is a beautiful product that can help make the world a "greener" place. It is imperative that the legislative constrictions be released.
info_outline Maneuvering Math with Mammoth Maria Miller 12/10/2019
Maneuvering Math with Mammoth Maria Miller With so many different homeschool curriculums, it's difficult to find the right one. Some are whole system curriculums, while others are just supplemental. Today I talked with Maria Miller of the Math Mammoth curriculum. We talked about how she developed the Math Mammoth curriculum and how she continues to revise and edit going forward. We also discussed her homeschool journey and what that currently looks like for her and her family living abroad.
info_outline A Principled Milking with Andrew Kern 12/03/2019
A Principled Milking with Andrew Kern Farming is hard work. Dairy farming might be even harder. Today's guest is Andrew Kern, a former dairy farmer. Andrew grew up on a dairy farm and even went into the dairy business with his father for a number of years. He recently sold his cows and is looking to move onto other pastures. We talked about what it was like milking 80 cows daily and why he decided to get out of the business, as well as how someone might want to get into the dairy industry.
info_outline Holey Squirrels: GVQ Update 11/19 11/28/2019
Holey Squirrels: GVQ Update 11/19 Talking about Botfly larva in squirrels, planting with old seed, cold frosty nights killing seedlings, meat chickens. As for homeschooling, I talked about Elbert Hubbard's cool book my son found for sale, and how it's turned us a litle too Little House on the Prarie. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy!
info_outline Boogie on Homeschool Dad with Jason Reichert 11/26/2019
Boogie on Homeschool Dad with Jason Reichert Wrapping up Music Month on Homesteads and Homeschools is none other than Jason Reichert, aka JJ Boogie. We talked about how Jason learned to play music and how that stuck with him through the years and influences his children today. We explored why he and his wife decided to homeschool, and the unique way they attack homeschooling when his duties with Arrested Development find him touring for extended lengths of time.
info_outline Gangsta Gardening with Master Mark 11/19/2019
Gangsta Gardening with Master Mark Rolling right through Novemember, this weeks guest is Master Mark, a recording artist out of Texas with some big ideas about freedom and liberty. We talked about Mark's first album - including Gardening is Gangsta - and what brought him to putting that album together and why he thinks the message is so important. Check out his first album - Weapons of Mass Instruction - and his most recent album released 11/19, 4pacalypse.
info_outline Musical Homeschooling with Jordan Taylor 11/12/2019
Musical Homeschooling with Jordan Taylor This week the Liberty Hippie is joined by another Jordan, but this time his last name is Taylor. Joining us from Volume Zero is Jordan Taylor to discuss his homeschooling journey and how music became an integral part of that experience. Jordan learned to play early and is still at it. We talked about why and how, as well as some of the things he felt his homeschool experience ended up being a bit soft on.
info_outline Happy Hemp Harvesting with Jordan Page 11/05/2019
Happy Hemp Harvesting with Jordan Page Episode 41 kicks off the month of November where the Liberty Hippie will be talking to a different musician each week. This week's guest is none other than Jordan Page. We talked about some of the homeschooling regulations that his family is confronted with in Washington and how they impact the homeschooling process. We also delve a little into his hemp production which sounds amazing and talk some about how music fits into their homeschooling world.
info_outline Vacating the Public Schools 10/29/2019
Vacating the Public Schools Episode 40 finds T, an admin of the Vacate Public Schools page, come on to tell her story and talk a bit about the page. We explore what brought her to homeschooling and how it has effected her children's education as well as her relationships with her children. We talk about how homeschooling and the philosophy behind it has changed her parenting techniques, what prompted those changes and how those changes have been positive for everyone in her life.
info_outline Rogue Food Conferencing with John Moody 10/22/2019
Rogue Food Conferencing with John Moody Checking in with the Liberty Hippie for episode is none other than John Moody! In the past, John was the executive director of every homesteaders favorite organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Since leaving the FCLDF, John has developed and managed Whole Life Buying Club, written a handful of books, and given a number of talks, including the upcoming Rogue Food Event at the Cincinnati Airport Marriot in Hebron, KY. We covered all of these topics and then some!
info_outline Asking a Homeschool Mom 10/15/2019
Asking a Homeschool Mom Episode 38 is another conversation focusing on homeschooling, this time with curator of Ask a Homeschool Mom, Kari Vanhoozer. We had a fun discussion about her choice to homeschool - or, rather, unschool - and how that works into their families life before talking about her website and the importance of having resources that can help homeschool parents navigate the legal systems, and give advice on developing a homeschool program.
info_outline Anarchapulco and the Homestead.Guru 10/08/2019
Anarchapulco and the Homestead.Guru The Liberty Hippie has a chat with Catherine Bleish, the Homestead.Guru curator, and Anarchapulco 2020 co-producer. We talk about life in a bus, and how having the ability and freedom to move and travel has not only been exciting and captivating, but educational and rewarding for both parents and children. We also discuss how Catherine came to find herself as co-producer for the 2020 presentation of Anarchapulco.
info_outline Sailing the Homeschool Seas with Capt. Brent DeRidder 10/01/2019
Sailing the Homeschool Seas with Capt. Brent DeRidder Episode 36 sees the Liberty Hippie and Brent DeRidder of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina talking about homeschooling, and some future plans of Brent's to help spread the message of liberty while seeing the country and educating his children. Brent also shares the story that caused him and his wife to remove their children from public school, and it is astounding.
info_outline A Good View Quarter Update - 9/19 09/26/2019
A Good View Quarter Update - 9/19 The first of our monthly installments of updates from the Good View Quarter. We talked about the state of our garden, lessons learned from our goats, and potential future projects as well as some of the challenges we're facing both homesteading and homeschooling.
info_outline Veg Head to Butcher with Kate Kavanaugh 09/24/2019
Veg Head to Butcher with Kate Kavanaugh Vegetarians believe their diets are better for the environment; this isn't always the case. These diets consist of highly processed foods from the industrial-ag complex that rely on monoculture of 1000s of acres. I talk to Kate Kavanaugh, a former vegetarian who came back to an omnivorous diet, became a butcher and eventually opened her own butcher shop - Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe - in Colorado. We talked about how she came to make this transition, regenerative farming pracatices, and so much more.
info_outline Learning in Color with Samantha Shank 09/17/2019
Learning in Color with Samantha Shank Episode 34 is our first swing at some curriculum talk as we chat with homeschooling graduate, entrepreneur and creator of Learn in Color, Samantha Shank. She started Learn in Color at the age of 14 and over the last five years has created a magnificent resource of both free and per peice items. Samantha offers many free work sheets and resources, while asking a small fee for others. Samantha is an inspiring young entrepreneur and Learn in Color is a vualuable resource for any homescooler to take note of.
info_outline Chillin' with Julian on a Northwest Homestead 09/10/2019
Chillin' with Julian on a Northwest Homestead Episode 33 sees the Liberty Hippie joined by Julian, who maintains a homestead in the Northwest, and unschools his daughter. They talked about a number of different skills that help on the homestead, and ways to learn new skills and remember old.