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 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.
info_outline Tasting Homeschool with Jacob Linzy 09/03/2019
Tasting Homeschool with Jacob Linzy For episode 32 we sat down with the co-host of Tasting Anarchy, co-organizer of Childeberg, and co-parent to two Shiba Inu's, Jacob Linzy. He started out in public school, eventually moving homeschooling. We talked about that transition and his journey back to public school system. And of course, a multitude of other things homeschool related and not.
info_outline Pork In The White Mountains 08/27/2019
Pork In The White Mountains Episode 31 sees Josh of White Mountains Livestock come on the show to talk about pork and why they made the decision to farm all naturally. We talked about what "organic" means, how the long list of USDA approved chemicals might not be something you want in your food and why small scale farming allows a healthier connection between farmer and animal as opposed to the industrial farming method.
info_outline Texas Homeschooling with Rachel Kennerly 08/20/2019
Texas Homeschooling with Rachel Kennerly Today's guest is the host of a wonderful podcast called Cannabis Heals Me, Rachel Kennerly. Rachel and I talked about her school experience in public and private school, and then her experience as a mother with a child in the public school system. We discussed the pros and cons before examining why her family decided that homeschool was the right choice for their son.
info_outline Wayward Wiggling Worms with Bentley Christie 08/13/2019
Wayward Wiggling Worms with Bentley Christie Bentley Christie of Red Worm Composting joined the Liberty Hippie for today's discussion about vermicomposting! In today's episode, we discussed some of the basics of vermicomposting as well as some of the why's. As it turns out, vermicomposting has huge benefits for plants and small container of worms can be kept in virtually any geographic location without much ado. We didn't have time today to get into the entrepreneurial side of things, so stay tuned for a future episode with Bentley!
info_outline Transitioning with the Homeschool to College Coach 08/06/2019
Transitioning with the Homeschool to College Coach In episode 28 the Liberty Hippie talked to the Homeschool To College Coach, Ms. Lisa Marie about getting homeschooled kids into college. Lisa is a homeschooling mother of over seventeen years who experienced some of the confusion and unsureness that comes when it's time for a homeschooled student to apply to college. She became a college admissions advisor to lend her knowledge and skills to other homeschool families trying to navigate the murky waters of college entrance.
info_outline Breaking Shovels with Mike Barnhouse 07/30/2019
Breaking Shovels with Mike Barnhouse In this episode, the Liberty Hippie sits down with Mike Barnhouse of Broken Shovel Farms. Over the years Mike and his wife's garden has grown to include a market garden and some sheep, recently adding some adjoining acreage to grow their homestead even bigger with fruit trees and more gardens. We talked a bit about their decision to homeschool their children, and one of Mike's hobbies that has turned into a side business: roasting coffee!
info_outline Talking Autism with Luke Tatum 07/23/2019
Talking Autism with Luke Tatum It's episode 26, and the Liberty Hippie is talking to Luke Tatum of the Culture of Peace podcast about homeschooling! Luke and his wife homeschool their eight year old son with Autism. We talked about different programs and resources they use to aid in the homeschooling process, and why they decided to take the homeschooling path instead of pushing him into a public school classroom.
info_outline Chickens, Turkeys and Veggies, Oh My! 07/16/2019
Chickens, Turkeys and Veggies, Oh My! Dan Weisgarber of Radiant farms joins the Liberty Hippie for episode 25 to talk about raising pasture poultry, and some of the hurdles - from amending soil to dealing with vague and wrongly enforced zoning laws - they had to overcome when it came time to get set up. It was a wide ranging conversation covering a variety of topics from homesteads to regulations and everything in-between.
info_outline Tiddling Along with the Tuttle Twins' Connor Boyack 07/09/2019
Tiddling Along with the Tuttle Twins' Connor Boyack Episode 24 finds the Liberty Hippie taking to the president of the Libertas Institution, author of "Lessons from a Lemonade Stand," "Passion-Driven Education," and, of course, The Tuttle Twins series. We talked about how he ended up deciding that homeschooling was the correct decision for his children, how he came to write the Tuttle Twins, and the importance of teaching children about liberty and sound economics. Connor also announced that a Tuttle Twins game is in the works!
info_outline Life is a Pot with Brian Engelman 07/02/2019
Life is a Pot with Brian Engelman The Liberty Hippie sits down with Brian Engelman of The New American Media who has been curating content on YouTube for eight years. After moving to LA, Brian bought a condo in an HOA and made the decision to make his immediate environment better; one of the main ways he did this was through container gardening. We talk about Brian's experiments in container gardening and how it grew into a community wide effort.
info_outline Finding the Radical Unschool With Merrick Van Landingham 06/25/2019
Finding the Radical Unschool With Merrick Van Landingham Episode 22 takes us back in the homeschool direction and the Liberty Hippie sat down with freedom loving voluntariyst, and homeschooling father, Merrick Van Landingham to talk about their path to radical unschooling, the folly of government run schools, and parenting. Merrick is a host at the Liberty Forge podcast, and has created some very pertinent content at RadicaLogic, something everyone should take the time to listen to.
info_outline Ferment the Harvest with Sandor Katz 06/18/2019
Ferment the Harvest with Sandor Katz For the 21st episode of Homesteads and Homeschools, we enjoy a cold fermented beverage and have a discussion with fermentation guru Sandor Katz. We discussed some of the basics of fermentation, as well as the health benefits of not just fermented food, but bacteria and some of the problems with humanity's desire to create a sterilized environment. There is an extra bonus episode for supporters of the show.
info_outline Homeschool to Higher Ed with Kayla Fox 06/11/2019
Homeschool to Higher Ed with Kayla Fox The Liberty Hippie is joined by homeschooler, currently in pursuit of a PhD, Kayla Fox. Kayla is from Texas and did her undergrad work near home before venturing to Montana for some of her PhD work. We discussed her experiences homeschooling and making the transition from homeschool to college.
info_outline The Urban Homesteader's Nightmare 06/04/2019
The Urban Homesteader's Nightmare The Liberty Hippie opened the show with Lloyd Cowan of Madison, ME giving a history of how he came to be an urban farmer before diving into the happenings of a 6/2018 board meeting of less than 2% of the towns population that passed an ordinance effecting lots smaller than 1.5 acres. Sadly, as new information has come to light, once again we see government enforcing protectionist policies.
info_outline Your Homeschool's Showing with the Hazels 05/28/2019
Your Homeschool's Showing with the Hazels The Liberty Hippie sits down with Shane and Meredith Hazel. Shane hosts The Rebellion Pod with Banks Wise and Meredith also hosting on occasion. Shane is a Veteran and former Neo-Con, Meredith is a former public school teacher, giving, us plenty of Liberty and homeschooling conversation.
info_outline A Good Way to Garden with David the Good 05/21/2019
A Good Way to Garden with David the Good This interviewed gardening book author, YouTube livestream extraordinaire, and gardening guru, David the Good. We talked about David's start to gardening, selling plants, and writing books. He also shared some of his experiences starting to grow things, and eventually move from an office job to his true passion: gardening.
info_outline Foraging for Freedom with Nicki Lynne 05/14/2019
Foraging for Freedom with Nicki Lynne This week on Homesteads and Homeschools, the Liberty Hippie welcomes Nicki Lynne to the show. Nicki is a mother of two and the curator and creator of Foraging for Freedom. She is also an author and homeschooling mother of two from Florida who does a bit of homesteading and is hoping to do even more in the future.
info_outline Searching for 'Shrooms with the Mt. Troll 05/07/2019
Searching for 'Shrooms with the Mt. Troll This week the Liberty Hippie sits down with the Mt. Troll to talk about mushroom foraging, an excellent way to supplement the pantry, learn about the natural world, and your income. We talk about how the Mt. Troll got into foraging and tips for beginners as well as how he finds chefs and some of the difficulties maintaining those relationships.