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The Homestead Journey

The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.

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S1E3 How Do I Start The Homestead Journey?

On this episode of the Homestead Journey, I share with you some tips and tricks on getting started on the Homestead Journey.  And trust me, they are SIMPLE steps that ANYONE can do.  If you're wondering where to start on your journey towards self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and sustainability, this episode should help you get headed in the right direction.I also bring you up to date with what's been going on on 3B Farm and Homestead.  And I talk about the beauty and importance of community within the homesteading lifestyle.  Finally, we round out the episode with yet another great homestead hack.You can contact us via our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast/ or by emailing us at thehomesteadjourneypodcast@gmail.com

31mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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S1E4 Why Homestead?

On this episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast, I share with you some of the reasons why we homestead and why you might want to consider joining us on the Homestead Journey.  I also update you on things happening on 3B Farm and Homestead as well as provide you with a most IMPORTANT PSA!!  We round out the show with another great homestead hack.If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

39mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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S1E16 Chickens 101 - Part 1 So You Want To Get Chickens

For many people, chickens are the quintessential homesteading animal.  It is the animal most associated with homesteading and is the first livestock that many people get on their homestead. For some, it is even the gateway animal that leads them to a homesteading lifestyle.   Whether you are new to chickens or you've been raising them for awhile, this episode will help you understand the basic things that chickens need.  We talk about the benefits and drawbacks of that various systems available for raising chickens . And we round out the show discussing the various ways you can aquire chickens and the plusses and minuses of each.As usual, we give an update as to what is taking place on 3B Farm and Homestead.In this episode I mention the following YouTube videos:Seed cost comparison:  https://youtu.be/8V1G2caWyNkMindful Homestead Heated Waterer: https://youtu.be/FthW4EnL5BsI also mention my article on backyard chickens.com regarding our coop build.  https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/3-bs-chicken-palace-woods-style.66265/ https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

46mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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S1E14 How To Homestead When Working A Fulltime Job

Finding balance in life in general can be hard.  Trying to homestead while working a fulltime job adds a level of complication that many people don't face.  If you're just new to the homestead journey, there's a good chance that you're working a full-time off farm job.  And let's face it, many of us will always work a full time off farm/homestead job.  But, whether you are working on farm or off farm, finding balance can be tough.  This episode focuses on 5 steps you can take to successfully homestead while working full-time.  And even if you are a stay at home mom, work part-time or are retired, I think this episode will be helpful to you as well.And as always, keep up the good work!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

27mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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S1E9 The War Against Weeds, Pests and Varmints

This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the fifth and final in our series on gardening.  We talk about the weapons we have at our disposal as we fight weeds, pests and varmints in our gardens.  My goal is for you to do the best with what you've got and grow as much food as you can!!!In our community corner segment we talk about giving gifts of things that we have produced and/or processed on our homesteads.  .We round out the episode with a great homesteading hack that will help you keep track of what you planted, where.If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

40mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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S1E17 Chickens 101 - Part 2 The 7 Breeds of Chicken We're Getting This Year w/Special Guest: Brian Jr

What should you look for in a breed? What do we look for in a breed?  On this episode, I am joined by my son to talk about these topics and we reveal the 7 breeds of chickens that we will be getting on 3B Farm and Homestead this year.https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

48mins

17 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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S1E5 What Gardening Method Should I Use?

On this episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast, we are starting a series on gardening by talking about gardening methods.  My goal is to help you answer the question; what gardening method should I use?  .  I also update you on things happening on 3B Farm and Homestead and we talk about dealing with the haters!!  We round out the show with another great homestead hack, giving you some tips and tricks to help you render lard.The list of methods that I reference can be found here:https://morningchores.com/gardening-methods/If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

34mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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S1E13 7 Homesteading Myths and Misconceptions

Unfortunately, I think too many people who are interested in homesteading have a romantic, idealistic view of homesteading that isn't realistic.  On this episode we talk about 7 Myths and Misconceptions people have about homesteading.  Everything from "free land" to "full time homesteading" and everything in between.The episode of SSL Family Dad that I reference:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaeBoX7G5chttps://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

37mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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S1E15 Five Things To Consider When Adding Animals To Your Homestead

The journey of almost every homesteader will eventually involve animals.  Whether you are brand new to raising livestock or you're adding something new to the homestead, there are things that you should take into consideration before making that leap.  On this episode, we discuss 5 things that I think should be considered when adding animals to your homestead operations.I also share with you some of thing the things we've had going on here on 3B Farm and Homestead as well as some exciting things that we have coming up.If you're interested in getting in touch with us, you can do so at the following social media sites or by sending us an email.And as always, keep up the good work!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

38mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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S1E19 Chickens 101 - Part 4 Seven Chicken Raising Mistakes and Misconceptions

On this episode we talk about 7 common mistakes people make or misconceptions people have about raising chickens.  Hopefully, you can learn from these mistakes and misconceptions and be successful in raising your own chickens on your homestead!!As usual, I share with you a bit about what has been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead including my initial impressions of some seed starting kits I ordered from Hoss Tools.  Enjoy!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com Episode is LivePublished: Feb. 24, 2020 @12AM EditUnpublishAmplify this EpisodeAdd Chapter Markers$.10/minuteTranscribe this EpisodePromote this EpisodeCreate a Video SoundbiteShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail Link to EpisodeDirect Link to MP3Embed this ONE Episode

37mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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S1E8 Should I Buy Or Start My Own Transplants

This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the fourth in our series on gardening.  We talk about starting things from seed.  In particular, we talk about transplants and the benefits/drawbacks of buying them as well as starting your own.In this episode's community corner, we spend some time talking about documenting your journey and how it can serve as an inspiration to others.We round out the episode with a great homesteading hack that will help you setup grids on your square foot gardens with ease and rather inexpensively.If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

30mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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S1E11 Ten Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Your Homestead Goals for 2020

On this episode of the Homestead Journey Podcast, we talk about 10 common mistakes people make when setting goals for their homestead.Not setting goalsToo many goalsNot putting enough thought into themPutting too much thought into themAdopting someone else's goalsKeeping up with the JonesSetting unrealistic goalsSetting goals that aren't challengingFailing to adjust goalsAllowing missed goals to be a demotivatorIf you avoid making these mistakes, you could be on the tract to your BEST homestead ever!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

33mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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S1E21 Are Homesteaders Preppers? Homestead Preparedness Pt1

On this episode, we are beginning a multi part series on homestead preparedness.  Current events combined with a recent episode of Jack Spirko's The Survival Podcast have caused me to think about homesteading and prepping.  Are they the same thing?  Many times the terms are used interchangeably.  We talk about all of that and more on this podcast. I also bring you up to date on what's been going on on the homestead this week.Enjoy!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

36mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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S1E22 Preparing DURING A Crisis Homestead Preparedness Pt. 2

Yes, the best time to prepare is during the good times.  But, if you haven't made preparations and you find yourself faced with a crisis (as many of us do right now), what can you do?  Is it too late to prepare?  How do you know what to do?  Those are all great questions and things that we discuss on this episode of the podcast.Enjoy!!https://afarmishkindoflife.com/https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

37mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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S1E10 You've Come A Long Way, Baby - A Year and Decade In Review

On this special episode of the podcast, we take a look back at our journey this year on 3B Farm and Homestead.  We started out the year with some pretty ambitious goals.  Did we meet them?  And what else happened this year on our homestead?We also look back at our journey this past decade as we have built our homestead and skill set.  As the old Virginia Slims Commercial used to say, "You've come a long way, baby!!!"https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

42mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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S1E18 Chickens 101 - Part 3 The Homesteader's Guide To Raising Chickens For Meat

In their quest for better food for their families, many homesteaders will eventually raise chickens for meat.  On this episode we discuss the types of chickens you can raise for meat and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option.  We also talk about some of the ways that raising broiler breeds is different from raising standard breed chickens.  We wrap up the charting the course segment with our experiences raising chickens for meat and our current approach and practices.As usual, I share with you a bit about what has been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead.  Enjoy!!https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

32mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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S1E20 Is The American Guinea Hog The Perfect Homestead Hog?

On this episode we talk about the American Guinea Hog.  Is it the perfect homestead hog?  No.  But, could it be the perfect pig for your homestead?  Maybe.  On this episode I share some of the pluses and minuses of this pig and why we LOVE them as our homestead pig.  Check out http://guineahogs.org for more information.https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/https://www.instagram.com/thehomesteadjourneypodcast/?hl=enTheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com 

31mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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S1E6 Preparing For The Harvest

This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the second in our series on gardening.  We talk about why you should prepare for the harvest before you ever buy a single seed or transplant. We talk about some of the ways you can handle your harvest and how you can begin investing in the necessary tools RIGHT NOW!!  I also provide you with an update on what's been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead this week and share with you the ways that the online homesteading community can be an encouragement.   We round out the segment with a great homesteading hack on an easy way to make bone broth. If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

37mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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S1E7 Where Should I Get My Seeds?

This episode of The Homestead Journey Podcast is the third in our series on gardening.  We explore ways that you can get seeds to plant in your garden. I share with you some of the places I have used as well as 2 places I DON'T recommend. I also provide you with an update on what's been happening on 3B Farm and Homestead this week and share with you some wisdom I learned from a college football coach that I think applies to homesteading.   We round out the segment with a great homesteading hack on how we store our leftover seeds. Here is the video I did a couple of years ago, comparing prices from various seed vendors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V1G2caWyNkA link to Amy's podcast that I reference in the "Community Corner" segment:https://afarmishkindoflife.com/069-problem-homesteader-label/If you want to get in touch with us, here are some ways to do so:https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

41mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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S1E12 Dream, Decide, Do.... 3 Steps To Help You Have Your Best Homestead Ever

On this episode we talk about how Dreaming, Deciding, and Doing can help you set goals that could help you have your best homestead ever.  We apply the SMART goal setting methodology to homesteading and talk about some other things we should think about when setting our goals for 2020.  I also review Gardening Without Work by Ruth Stout and give my initial thoughts on Up Tunket Road by Philiop Ackerman-Leist.https://www.facebook.com/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcasthttp://www.youtube.com/c/3BFarmandHomesteadhttps://www.facebook.com/3BFarmNY/TheHomesteadJourneyPodcast@Gmail.com

38mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #20