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 Make the Dirt Work with Gonzo 05/26/2020
Make the Dirt Work with Gonzo 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.
info_outline All The Different Types with Colleen Puckett 05/19/2020
All The Different Types with Colleen Puckett 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.
info_outline Tyrant-Farming Duck Evangelists with Aaron von Frank 05/12/2020
Tyrant-Farming Duck Evangelists with Aaron von Frank 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?
info_outline The System is Down, but the Schooling is Up 05/05/2020
The System is Down, but the Schooling is Up 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.
info_outline A Voluntary Homestead with the Voluntary Contrarian 04/28/2020
A Voluntary Homestead with the Voluntary Contrarian 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.
info_outline Is This Homeschooling with Julie Borowski 04/21/2020
Is This Homeschooling with Julie Borowski 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.
info_outline Desert Bunnies with Harley S 04/14/2020
Desert Bunnies with Harley S 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!
info_outline MathBot-ing with JW Weatherman 04/07/2020
MathBot-ing with JW Weatherman 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.
info_outline Getting Ready with Jessica Green 03/31/2020
Getting Ready with Jessica Green 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.
info_outline Homeschooling with the Coove: GVQ Update 3/20 03/26/2020
Homeschooling with the Coove: GVQ Update 3/20 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?
info_outline Down South Homeschooling with John Monds 03/24/2020
Down South Homeschooling with John Monds 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.
info_outline Bearded Fish on the Two Branches Homestead 03/17/2020
Bearded Fish on the Two Branches Homestead 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!
info_outline #KeepBanging with Mark Whitney 03/10/2020
#KeepBanging with Mark Whitney 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.
info_outline Chefing without the State with the Stateless Cook 03/03/2020
Chefing without the State with the Stateless Cook 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.
info_outline Keeping the Kids Safe! GVQ Update 2/20 02/27/2020
Keeping the Kids Safe! GVQ Update 2/20 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.
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.