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 Deep Into Unschooling with Pam Laricchia 01/19/2021
Deep Into Unschooling with Pam Laricchia We've talked about unschooling on the podcast before, but today we really dug deep with guest Pam Laricchia, author of a handful of unschooling books, public speaker and host of the Exploring Unschooling podcast. Pam has been on the unschooling journey for almost two decades and has gleaned a plethora of information and experience she is happy to share. Check it out and find out what unschooling is really all about.
info_outline Hangin' with Papa Pepper 01/12/2021
Hangin' with Papa Pepper Episode 103 bring another long sought after guest, Papa Pepper! Papa Pepper is living the life many homesteaders strive for, growing his family, growing his crops, building his animal flocks, and being an all around all-star. Oh, and he's an author. Give it a listen, you'll learn something and you'll love him as much as I do. Promise.
info_outline Chicken for All! with Geoff Wacker 01/05/2021
Chicken for All! with Geoff Wacker Welcome to 2021! And welcome to our first guest of the year, Geoff Wacker. Geoff is a chicken guy. He grows a lot of chickens, but doesn't put them all in his own freezer. I talked to Geoff about what he does with all his "extra" chickens, why he does it, and hopefully it can encourage everyone to get out there and share a bit with their own community.
info_outline Four Clowns and a Tuna Sponge 12/29/2020
Four Clowns and a Tuna Sponge Closing out the fine year of 2020, the Liberty Hippie brings on not one, not two, but three guests! None of them are new to the show, but the boys say down and talked about what they've learned in the year past and how they're hoping to grow their systems and community as the calendar flips. And of course, some necessary homestead pest control.
info_outline Homesteading on the Good View Quarter with Ben Pangie 12/22/2020
Homesteading on the Good View Quarter with Ben Pangie Finally, after only 100 episodes, I was able to nail down podcast host and homesteader, Ben Pangie. Ben grows some veggies, murders some birds, and is hoping to milk some goats. Check it out as we dig into how Ben got to the Good View Quarter and why he keeps on keeping on.
info_outline For the Kids! with Michael Perazzetti 12/15/2020
For the Kids! with Michael Perazzetti We're joined today by Michael Perazzetti, another teacher who came on to discuss some of the failings he sees in the public school system. We postulate as to what might cause some of those issues and talk about what parents can do to rectify the situation if public school is the only choice for them.
info_outline The Early Sauce for Your Christmas Goose 12/08/2020
The Early Sauce for Your Christmas Goose Joining the show today is Nicole Sauce of Living Free in Tennesee, as well as a co-host of Unloose the Goose. We discussed Nicole's journey to homesteading, and how she has been able to work with and develop a local community that works together voluntarily to lend a hand when the time comes.
info_outline Fertilizing with Fishnure 12/01/2020
Fertilizing with Fishnure We all grow plants - even if it's just a carefully manicured lawn. Today we talk to Jim White, the creator of Fishnure, and get into fertilizer, why it's important for plants to have feed and what benefits Fishnure has over commercial, purely chemical fertilizer.
info_outline Homeschooling on a Burrito (or a Biscuit) with Lucy 11/24/2020
Homeschooling on a Burrito (or a Biscuit) with Lucy In the past, almost two years, I have neglected to have a single homeschool student on the show. Today, that changes! My guest is Lucy, the fourteen year old host of the Homeschool Biscuit podcast! Lucy spent her first year of kindergarten in a charter school, but quickly moved to a homeschooling system and is currently participating in Classical Conversations. Check it out and get some perspective straight from a homeschooler!
info_outline Mini-Animals with Bryan on Bent Horn Farms 11/17/2020
Mini-Animals with Bryan on Bent Horn Farms Mini-livestock. It sounds crazy, but it's real, and it's not just sheep! This week Bryan of Bent Horn Farms was my guest, and he came on to talk about mini-animals. He has tiny sheep, tiny goats, tiny pigs, and so much more. If have a smaller lot and never thought you could have livestock, mini-animals might be an option to get you going!
info_outline Expat Schooling with Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show 11/10/2020
Expat Schooling with Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show This week I am happy to have on host of the Expat Money Show, world traveler, entrepreneur and all around good dude, Mikkel Thorup. Mikkel has traveled to more countries than most people have states. And he's lived in a good number of them. Through his life and travel experiences, Mikkel has been able to develop his own ethos around education. We discuss his education and how it's impacted his life, some of the many things he's learned, and how he is using them to foster his daughters education.
info_outline Zach the Smithy with Zarathanarchy 11/03/2020
Zach the Smithy with Zarathanarchy Joining the show today is Zarathanarchy to talk about his homestead. We talked a bit about some of his fermenting projects - cultivating wild yeast and growing beer. And then, we get into his main hobby, smithing. We talked about how he got set up, and how he's started to build more intricate projects. It's a fascinating hobby.
info_outline Your Best Friend with Tarma Shena of Farei Kennels 10/27/2020
Your Best Friend with Tarma Shena of Farei Kennels It's been a long time coming, but finally, a guest to talk about livestock guardian dogs! The Liberty Hippie sat down with Tarma Shena of Farei Kennels in Maine to talk about just what a LGD is and why they make great additions to any homestead that wants to provide some non-lethal protection for all of it's inhabitants.
info_outline Rollin' Fence with Rollo McFloogle 10/20/2020
Rollin' Fence with Rollo McFloogle Rollo McFloogle of the esteemed Rollo and Slappy Show came on the show this week to talk about his raised beds and all he's able to get done with his own sweat and proverbial tears. We talked about growing food, preservation, and the why he does it, and of course, some things to think about when you decide to take the plunge to start providing some of your own food. The Links Music from the Show: If you're enjoying the show, you can join the discussion at the , 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 Schooling for the Kids! with Don De Angelo 10/13/2020
Schooling for the Kids! with Don De Angelo It's another homeschool episode! This week we have the fantastic Don De Angelo, a high school history teacher at a private Catholic school in San Diego for a number of years and is joining the show to talk about his experiences and knowledge he has gleaned over the years. We talked about his ideas for the future of the public school system and what needs to happen to actualize any sort of change as well as some things that homeschoolers might overlook in their homestudy curriculums.
info_outline Homeschooling Adopted Children with Nicole Puckett 10/06/2020
Homeschooling Adopted Children with Nicole Puckett This weeks episode we dive into homeschooling Nicole Puckett, homeschooling mother of twelve. That alone is a feat, but ten of her children were adopted. We dove into her adoption story and her homeschooling story. We talked about the techniques she has found to work with children who need special attention and might not thrive in a traditional school environment. Dig in!
info_outline Questing for a Better Education with Quest Fanning 09/22/2020
Questing for a Better Education with Quest Fanning Quest Fanning joins the show to talk about homeschooling and life in the City. We discussed the many benefits of homeschooling, and at times, where it seems like homeschooling might be lacking.
info_outline Food in the Forest with Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres 09/15/2020
Food in the Forest with Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres Sean Dembrosky of the booming YouTube channel and mostly edible nursery, Edile Acres, joined me this week to talk about permaculture, food forests, healthy living, and how we can take cues to better growing by paying attention to our natural surroundings. A fun coversation you can't miss for sure.
info_outline School Sucks with Homesteads and Homeschools 09/08/2020
School Sucks with Homesteads and Homeschools This weeks guest is the illustrious Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project. Brett has been building the School Sucks Project community for over a decade now, and has a wealth of information and experiences to share. Today's episode ended up being more of a dual-interview than a traditional Homesteads and Homeschools interview, but that only made it more fun.
info_outline Public School is a Filthy Kitchen with Theodore et al 09/01/2020
Public School is a Filthy Kitchen with Theodore et al For the first time ever, there are three guests on the show! This week's guest, Theodore Quinoa, of Crowd Funded Government came on and he brought a couple of friends - Hans Bass, and Lootie the Wino. The conversation turned mostly to homeschooling and why it is simply better than the filthy kitchen that public school is. Dig it!
info_outline Learning Logic with Clinton Wilcox 08/25/2020
Learning Logic with Clinton Wilcox This week, we're talking logic. What is it? Why do my kids need to know it? What are these words?!?! This week's guest, Clinton Wilcox tells us all about logic, and why it's so important for homeschoolers to get involved and learn the art of logic before they enter the "real world." Check it out, and go check out Clinton.
info_outline Getting Unpersoned with Sarah 08/18/2020
Getting Unpersoned with Sarah On the show this week, straight out of Puerto Rico is Unpersoning Sarah. Sarah and her husband recently relocated to Sarah's homeland of Puerto Rico to enjoy life outside of the states. We talked about how they found their home, and what prompted the move. We talked a little bit about homeschooling, a shade of the Coove, and of course, a fair bit of homesteading, like what do you do with wheelbarrows of avocados? The Links Music from the Show: If you're enjoying the show, you can join the discussion at the , 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 Business Ed for All with John Foster 08/11/2020
Business Ed for All with John Foster Joining the show this week is John Foster. John has a background that runs the gamut of the business structure and has created a curriculum that will teach children from middle school the lowdown on business, economics, and entrepreneurship to arm them better for shortterm failures and longterm success.
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 .