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Sustainable Living in Uncertain Times: Practical Tips for Modern Homesteaders S1 E6

Sustainable Living in Uncertain Times: Practical Tips for Modern Homesteaders S1 E6

Backroads Homestead Podcast
Sustainable Living in Uncertain Times: Practical Tips for Modern Homesteaders S1 E6
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Welcome to the Latest Episode of the Backroads Homesteading Podcast!

Greetings, fellow homesteaders and listeners! We’re excited to bring you the sixth episode of the Backroads Homesteading Podcast, where we dive deep into the ins and outs of sustainable living and homesteading in today’s challenging times. Here’s a breakdown of what we covered in this enlightening episode:

Episode Summary:

Hosts: Ryan (joined by Justin in discussion) Episode: Season 1, Episode 6 Main Focus: Homesteading Challenges, Agricultural Insights, and Preparing for Economic Shifts

What We Discussed:

  1. Homesteading Updates and Challenges:
    • We’ve been busy planting a variety of crops like core beans, peas, turmeric, and more. Despite some struggles with early frosts and pests, our efforts are in full swing, including innovative methods like planting under woodchips for better yield.
    • Our discussion also covered the logistical challenges of shifting plants to safeguard them from late frosts, utilizing spaces like our pole barn effectively.
  2. Animal Husbandry Insights:
    • Our experiences with starting with chickens and the learning curve involved have been enriching. We delve into why starting with rabbits might have been more advantageous due to their sustainability and low maintenance.
    • We share our hands-on experience in modifying a chicken coop into a tractor, enhancing our poultry care.
  3. Economic Considerations for Homesteaders:
    • With economic instability looming, we discussed the importance of preparing for inflation and potential depressions. Strategies like using goldbacks for trade among homesteaders and setting up sustainable business models are essential topics we touched on.
    • We also highlighted the crucial role of community networking and barter systems in maintaining a resilient homestead.
  4. Sustainable Practices and Preparedness:
    • The episode covers essential survival skills and preparedness, including first aid, the use of natural remedies, and the importance of community support systems.
    • We emphasize the value of communication through GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) for off-grid contact and the benefits of being well-versed in various communication methods.
  5. Spiritual and Mental Wellbeing:
    • Reflecting on the pressures of modern homesteading, we discuss the importance of mental health, maintaining positive relationships, and leveraging community support to handle stress and uncertainties.

Looking Ahead:

As we continue to navigate the complexities of homesteading and sustainable living, our podcast aims to be a resource for practical advice, heartfelt insights, and a supportive community platform. We encourage our listeners to engage with us through comments, share their experiences, and suggest topics for future discussions.

How to Listen:

Catch this episode and more by subscribing to our podcast on major platforms or directly from our website at BackroadsHomesteading.com/podcast. Stay connected, stay informed, and let’s thrive together in our homesteading journeys!


We hope this episode inspires you to explore new aspects of homesteading and strengthens your resolve to live sustainably. Thank you for tuning in, and don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes from Backroads Homesteading!


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Starting Seeds Of Community S1E2

Starting Seeds Of Community S1E2

Backroads Homestead Podcast
Starting Seeds Of Community S1E2
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Hello, fellow homesteaders and preppers! This is Ryan from backroadshomesteading.com, and today, I’m thrilled to bring you another enriching episode of our podcast, titled “Starting Seeds of Community.” This episode isn’t just about planting seeds in the soil; it’s about sowing the seeds of camaraderie and resilience in our homestead and prepper communities.

Seeding Trays and Sowing Community Bonds

As I speak, I’m in the barn, hands deep in the soil, starting trays of seeds, a ritual that marks the promise of new beginnings. But this act is more than just agricultural; it’s a metaphor for how we, as a community, can start and nurture the growth of our connections and support systems. Just like these seedlings that require care and attention, our homestead and prepper communities thrive on the mutual support and shared wisdom of their members.

More than Just Farming: A Discussion on Farm Shares and Goldbacks

The conversation goes beyond the soil and seedlings. We delve into the concept of farm shares, an innovative approach that allows community members to reap the benefits of local produce and support local farming. But our discussion doesn’t stop at agriculture. We also explore the fascinating world of goldbacks, an alternative currency that’s gaining traction among preppers and freedom-loving individuals seeking a reliable and tangible exchange medium, especially in these turbulent times.

Current Events and the Promise of an Early Spring

In this episode, we also touch on some current events shaping our world and our communities. And there’s good news to share – Phil the groundhog didn’t see his shadow, heralding an early Spring! Recording this episode was a true delight, as I found myself in a T-shirt, basking in the 70-degree sunshine, soaking up the warmth in the garden. It’s moments like these that remind us of nature’s cycles and the promise of renewal and growth.

Closing Thoughts

As we wrap up this episode, I want you to remember that every seed you plant, every community bond you forge, and every step you take towards self-reliance is a testament to the resilience and spirit of our homesteading and prepping lifestyle. Let’s continue to nurture these seeds and relationships because, just like the early Spring on the horizon, there’s a season of growth and prosperity awaiting us.

Until next time, keep sowing, keep growing, and keep sharing your light with the world. This is Ryan, signing off from backroadshomesteading.com. Stay rooted, my friends!