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 Ranch Manager Open with Josh Pierce 08/04/2020
Ranch Manager Open with Josh Pierce Josh Pierce of the White Mountains Livestock Company joins the show today to talk about a handy piece of software to help any herdsman keep track of their flock. We started the show catching up on Josh's pork production and some of the changes he's seen due to the Coove. And then we got into all the goodness that is Ranch Manger Open. If you've ever owned a herd - no matter how big - or plan on it, it's definitely worth checking out. And it's free! (The show and the software.)
info_outline High Voltage Gates!: GVQ Update 11 07/30/2020
High Voltage Gates!: GVQ Update 11 Homeschool is on! And so is the electricity... Music from the Show: If you're enjoying the show, please support it 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 or the wonderful 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 .
info_outline Life of Fred with Dr. Stanley Schmidt 07/28/2020
Life of Fred with Dr. Stanley Schmidt Grab a slice of pi, rustle up any number of your favorite imaginaries, and ather 'round for a tell of Fred's life as Dr. Stanely Schmidt comes on to talk all things Life of Fred! If you're not familiar with Fred, stick around and get familiar, and find one of the most affordable, most enjoyable homeschool math resources out there.
info_outline Clucking 101 with Sr. Dagorist 07/21/2020
Clucking 101 with Sr. Dagorist It's a chicken specific episode! It's been a long time coming, but Dagorist of the Agorist Nexus joins us to finally talk about some chicken basics. We tried to answer all the basic chicken questions and give you all the information you need to get your own flock going. Now go get some chickens.
info_outline Hallelujah for Homeschooling with the Regressive Poet 07/14/2020
Hallelujah for Homeschooling with the Regressive Poet Another homeschool guest coming your way in the form of the Regressive Poet and his wife. We talked about their homeschool experience, the decisions that brought them there, and how they make it all work with a couple of toddlers running around. Bonus content for subscribers. And don't forget to go get the book!
info_outline Permaculturely Based Banter with Bellamy Fitzpatrick 07/07/2020
Permaculturely Based Banter with Bellamy Fitzpatrick This week's guest is Bellamy Fitzpatrick. Bellamy is a self-described Green Anarchist who has put out a plethora of well thought out and indepth content that gives us all something to think about. He came on the show today to talk about his experiences with permaculture and how he and his partner have been implementing sustainable practices in their life. You can dig into more of Bellamy's personal philsophies on his personal websites, or his appeareance on Free Markets, Green Earth.
info_outline Happy Homeschooling Ham Radio Homeboy 06/30/2020
Happy Homeschooling Ham Radio Homeboy It's homeschool time! Meet Anthony. Anthony started out homeschooling, did some relocating, came out and finally went back to homeschooling to finish up his secondary educational career. We talked about his time in both, and what education looks like today. It was a fun, well rounded conversation you need to enjoy.
info_outline Love Your Native Bees with Dave Hunter 06/23/2020
Love Your Native Bees with Dave Hunter Everyone knows about honey bees, but did you know the world of bees is so much bigger than that? Joining the show today is Dave Hunter of Crown Bees. Dave is the Bee Man! He was full of information about different types of solitary bees, native to the many different environments of North America and abroad. We talked about how bees are a wonder to gardeners beyond just honey, and why we all need to be growing our own local variety of solitary bees.
info_outline Twelve Years of Homeschool with Beth Clark 06/16/2020
Twelve Years of Homeschool with Beth Clark It's been a while since we had an adult guest who grew up homeschooled, so why not this week? Beth Clark from Idaho is our guest this week, and we talked about what her life has been like as someone who was homeschooled from the very beginning, we talked about her parents decision to homeschool and how that impacted her family life, as well as some of the things homeschooling might have missed. We also talked about how all the ways homeschooling surpasses that of the traditional model.
info_outline Pwease Grow with Steppy 06/09/2020
Pwease Grow with Steppy 2020 has been a wild year so far, and cities have been a curious place to be. Steppy found this a good excuse to vacate the city life with a goal of eventually moving even further out. Of course, what would life outside of the city be if you weren't growing something? Steppy tells us all about getting into gardening for the first time in his life, the enjoyment and pleasure it's given him, and of course, how it all began.
info_outline Life in a Teacher's Box with Ali J. 06/02/2020
Life in a Teacher's Box with Ali J. Joining us for today's show is Ali J., a former public school teacher. We talked about her experience as a teacher and all the state regulation and control that goes on behind the scenes that many parents are unaware of.
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