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Simple Farmhouse Life

Simple Farmhouse Life

With over ten years experience making a home, author and mom of seven, Lisa Bass, shares her love for from scratch cooking, natural living and all things handmade. As a full-time blogger and homeschooler, Lisa also mixes in a little mom life and business tips.

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160. Overcoming Fear in Motherhood | Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press

Nearly every mother experiences fear throughout her parenting journey.  As Jennifer and I discuss in this episode, there are often new fears that emerge at every stage of parenthood.  We may fear failing our kids or fear for their safety, but the reality is that fear creates a suffocating environment in our homes.  As a long-time homeschooling mother of seven, Jennifer shares her journey of recognizing the impact of fear on her family and how she used the power of story to overcome it.  This is such a rich, grace-filled conversation meant to encourage you as you fight fear and embrace joy in your mothering.

In this episode, we cover:

How fears in motherhood change from season to season The most common sources of our fears as mothers Transforming our families by exchanging the power of fear for the power of joy Using the power of story of overcome fears The gifts we give our children by prioritizing reading aloud as a family Creating an environment in which our kids can pursue their unique interests Reconnecting to our own passions and interests in the midst of mothering How mothers can model a life of joy in our homes What to read and how to create time for reading aloud

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

Thank you to our sponsors!

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

AZURE STANDARD | Use code FARMHOUSE10 at AzureStandard.com

Please see full show notes for more details on these offers.

RESOURCES

Mothering by the Book: The Power of Reading Aloud to Overcome Fear and Recapture Joy by Jennifer Pepito

Audiobook resources: Libby, Librivox, Audible, Storynory

CONNECT

Jennifer Pepito of The Peaceful Press | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-11-23
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159. Simple, Affordable, and Cozy Christmas Decor | Emily of Handmade Farmhouse

I love talking about home decor on my podcast every now and then because I think it is such a beautiful part of being a homemaker.  As the Christmas season quickly approaches, I am excited to bring you this conversation all about cultivating elegance and beauty in your home for Christmas without spending a fortune.  Emily of Handmade Farmhouse has a way of adding beautiful touches to everything she does, so I knew she would lend the perfect inspiration to this conversation.  This episode is FULL of practical ideas, simple DIYs, and affordable ways to bring the magic and wonder of Christmas to your home this season.

In this episode, we cover:

How Emily and her husband built their own home from scratch Creating family traditions around Christmas decorating Ideas for decorating your space with functional items that serve a festive purpose Finding a theme for your Christmas decor in unexpected places A few staple decor items you can use year after year One simple home decor piece you can use to elevate your Christmas look Rethinking and rearranging your existing furniture and decor at Christmas time How the color of your lighting can change the atmosphere of a space Surprisingly simple ideas for Christmas decor on a budget Mantel decor inspiration that transitions well from Christmas to January Using faux wrapped gifts to spruce up your decor Changing up your tree decorations from year to year Keeping the Christmas season simple and focusing on what matters most

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

Thank you to our sponsors!

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL SKILLS | Use my link bit.ly/FarmhouseSkills

RESOURCES MENTIONED

7 Inexpensive Christmas Decor Ideas by Handmade Farmhouse

CONNECT

Emily Barlow of Handmade Farmhouse | Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-11-17
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158. Breaking Down Homestead Goals: How to Move Past Overwhelm and Take Action | Danielle of Jones Roots

No matter what stage of homesteading you are in, the list of tasks to complete and projects to tackle is seemingly endless.  The eagerness to get it all done and see your dreams come to life can easily leave you feeling overwhelmed.  Danielle found herself with bigger dreams than she had time and money for, so she created the Run Back to Your Roots 365 challenge to help herself master those skills one by one.  Before long, she had thousands of people joining her in each month?s homestead challenge, everything from canning to fermenting to baking bread and more.  Join me for this conversation with Danielle as we dive into what it looks like to pursue your dreams little by little.

In this episode, we cover:

How it is possible to homestead on rented property The importance of learning homestead skills even before you have property How to get started when you want to learn everything at once Shifting your mindset to let go of perfection and accept failure Finding the time to learn new skills when you already have a full plate Getting over the hump of starting something new until it becomes second nature Breaking down the practical beginning steps of going after your goals Clearly defining your ?why? behind pursuing your goals Structuring your days to work toward your goals little by little When you have to put some of your homestead dreams on hold to tend to other areas of your life Helpful tools we each use to manage our to-do lists Choosing what to let go of on overwhelming days or in overwhelming seasons Holding on to your peace in the midst of working hard for your goals

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Check out The Farmschool Co. shop and follow along on Instagram!

Join the free Run Back to Your Roots 365 Challenge!

CONNECT

Danielle Jones of Jones Roots | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

Thank you to our sponsors!

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

In my free Blogging Success Masterclass, I will teach you my 4-step framework for going full-time with blogging, how to avoid the most common mistakes new bloggers make that I learned the hard way, and how to make it all work with just a few hours a day.  Visit bit.ly/FarmhouseBloggingSchool to find out how you can earn a full-time income by sharing what you love!

2022-11-10
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157. What is the Pro-Metabolic Approach? Pursuing Health Through Nourishing Foods and Metabolic Support | Fallon Lee & Kori Meloy

The pro-metabolic approach to wellness has been gaining popularity lately, but it is rooted in ancient ways of eating and supporting the body.  The more I have learned about it, the more I have realized that I have actually been following many of the pro-metabolic principles for a long time.  This way of life goes hand in hand with the from-scratch homestead kitchen.  Though I have already been implementing many metabolically supportive practices in my life, I still learned so much from this conversation.  I walked away with new ideas to try and areas of my health to reexamine.  Whether you are new to the pro-metabolic conversation or have been embracing this approach for many years, join us for this rich conversation about supporting our health in a truly sustainable way.

In this episode, we cover:

The individual health journeys that led both Fallon and Kori to a pro-metabolic approach to wellness Breaking down what it means to eat in a pro-metabolic way Aiding your body?s production of youthful hormones in order to resist stress Going beyond a black and white list of rules around food and learning what supports your individual metabolism Prioritizing connection to your body and food over checking off a list of dietary achievements Why it is important to take in a variety of sources and opinions as you are learning about health How many calories women actually need and how to slowly increase your calorie intake Why it is necessary for mothers especially to nourish themselves well Pushing back against the diet culture dogma and truly taking pleasure in food Examining popular claims that dairy and gluten are inherently bad for the body Questions to consider about the quality, sourcing, and preparation of your food The power of your mind to convince your body that certain foods are harmful Physical and mental considerations when reintroducing certain foods back into your diet Some of the possible underlying factors behind food restriction or intolerance Debunking the claims about the benefits of intermittent fasting What metabolic markers to look for when assessing your own health Why the metabolism is the cornerstone of overall health Where to start if you want to heal your metabolism

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

Thank you to our sponsors!

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL SKILLS | Use my link bit.ly/FarmhouseSkills

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The Freely Rooted Podcast | Website | YouTube

Fallon Lee | Website | Instagram | Meal Plans

Kori Meloy | Instagram | Freely Rooted Course

2022-11-03
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156. Why You Should Consider Buying an Old House | Paige Sander of Farmhouse Vernacular

New homes come with many modern conveniences, but there is a depth of character in old homes that is hard to replicate in new construction.  It is no secret that I have a love for older homes, so I?m excited to bring my friend Paige back on the podcast to chat with me all about why we both choose to live in old homes.  Not only do we talk about why we love them, we dive into how you can approach your own purchase and renovation.  Even if buying an old home is not on your radar, stay tuned until the end of our conversation because Paige gives some incredibly valuable budgeting and planning advice that can apply to anyone?s home!

In this episode, we cover:

Why would someone want to buy an old house over a newer one? What to look out for when taking on the restoration of an old home Weighing whether an old home purchase is right for you The factors that make an old home so charming How our mindsets have changed in regards to building homes today Designing and furnishing your home in a way that honors its original craftsmanship Major red lights and green lights when evaluating an old home for purchase The trouble with trying to force modern home features into an older home A few modern upgrades that are truly worth it A genius budgeting system that helps you tackle your goals and plan for the unexpected A foolproof method for breaking down large projects into attainable, daily action steps

Watch this episode on YouTube + view full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Thank you to our sponsors!

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL SKILLS | Use my link bit.ly/FarmhouseSkills

REDMOND REAL SALT | Use code FARMHOUSE at bit.ly/FarmhouseRedmond

RESOURCES

Join Paige?s email list

Sewing for Beginners Course with Paige

CONNECT

Paige Sander of Farmhouse Vernacular | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Podcast | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-10-27
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155. Build a Homestead That Pays for Itself (and Pays You Too!) | Leah Lynch | Profitable Backyard Farming

One of the major reasons people start homesteading is because they want to produce high quality food without spending a fortune.  However, if you are not careful, you can simply replace your grocery store bill for a feed store bill.  In today?s episode, Leah and I discuss what it looks like to create a homestead that not only pays for itself but also puts money back in your pocket.  Maybe you have a dream of starting a homestead but are unsure about the investment? this episode is full of ideas and tips for building a homestead you love without breaking the bank.  If you are already living your dream of homesteading but are feeling broke and burnt out, Leah?s advice could help you get back on the right track.  Wherever you are in your homesteading journey, this is a conversation you won?t want to miss!

In this episode, we cover:

The top three reasons homesteaders spend more than they save and how to avoid doing so Why tracking homestead expenses is important and how to do it simply Accounting for the many variables in the cost of raising animals How to plan for a future homestead when you don?t yet have your own expenses to track Setting homestead goals and being realistic about the time and resources you have to work with Questions to ask yourself when you are considering adding another element to your homestead Strategies for making money from what you produce on your homestead How Leah generates thousands of dollars per year from her rabbitry operation How you can create additional income from your homestead by specializing in a specific breed Weighing whether or not a specific animal is worth your investment The first steps you should take in ensuring your homestead is profitable before you even start Finding peace in creating a homestead that fits your current life season Where to start making changes if you are already in over your head with a costly homestead

View full show notes and transcript on the blog + watch this episode on YouTube.

TOUPS AND CO ORGANICS | Use code FARMHOUSE at ToupsandCo.com

SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL SKILLS | Use my link bit.ly/FarmhouseSkills

AZURE STANDARD | Use code FARMHOUSE10 at AzureStandard.com

Please see full show notes for more details on these offers.

CONNECT

Leah Lynch | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-10-20
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154. Nurturing Our Children?s Hearts Through Lifegiving Words | Sally Clarkson

In our increasingly digital age, it is more important than ever to make sure we are using our words to affirm and guide our children.  In a world that tries to tell them who they are and what is important, it is our job as parents to encourage them toward virtue and faith.  I am so pleased to bring you this conversation with Sally Clarkson.  Through book writing, podcasting, and speaking, Sally uses her words to mentor a generation of young moms who want to give their children a life full of beauty, creativity, faith, and family.  May you come away from this conversation with a renewed vigor for creating a verbal home that breathes life into the hearts of your children.

In this episode, we cover:

What it means to have a verbal home and why it matters in this day and age How you can appoint times throughout your day, week, year to intentionally affirm your children Going beyond what we say and examining what is in our hearts Strategies for being truly present with your children and not getting sucked into distraction Protecting your family?s time in order to maximize opportunities for lifegiving conversation How prioritizing words can knit your family?s hearts together Considering boundaries around creating solely for your family?s benefit vs. creating to share with the world The importance of keeping work in its rightful place Getting on the same page as your spouse about the direction of your family

Watch this episode on YouTube + view full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

School of Traditional Skills is your shortcut to self-sufficiency, the simple way.  Glean homesteading wisdom from a variety of instructors without ever leaving your home.  Use my link bit.ly/FarmhouseSkills to take advantage of this amazing learning opportunity.  Make sure you check out my class on lacto-fermenting vegetables!

CONNECT

Sally Clarkson | Website | Podcast | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

2022-10-13
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153. Switching to Ancient Grains + Milling at Home: How to Increase Nutrients in Your Baking | Laura Tuttle

I have been using ancient grains in my kitchen for many years now, but there is a learning curve when you are making the switch from modern white flours to heartier ancient grains like einkorn, kamut, spelt, and more.  Laura of @lauralivesthegoodlife is such a wealth of knowledge when it comes to baking sourdough bread, using different types of flours, and milling your own grains.  If you have questions about the differences between these flours and how to use them, this is the episode for you!  We share tons of tips on incorporating ancient grains into your everyday recipes while still enjoying delicious and nutrient-dense baked goods.

In this episode, we cover:

A historical overview of how today?s flour became lacking in nutrients Why making the switch to ancient grains is beneficial to your health How ancient grains behave differently in baking and how to adjust your method A gradual approach to switching from modern wheat to ancient grains How to choose which type of ancient grains to use Tips for achieving delicious, beautiful loaves without using light and fluffy modern flour Ways to utilize bread that doesn?t turn out how you had planned

Watch this episode on YouTube + view full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

Check out some of my current favorite products: activated charcoal face bar, seabuckthorn cleansing oil, frankincense tallow balm, makeup line

Mockmill makes high quality countertop grain mills to empower you to easily mill nutritionally superior whole grain flour, fresh at home.  You can save 5% on your purchase of any of their grain mills by clicking the link at FarmhouseonBoone.com/Mockmill.  To see why I love my Mockmill, check out this review video.

CONNECT

Laura Tuttle | Instagram | Amazon Storefront

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

2022-10-06
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152. All Things Eggs: Sourcing, Cooking, and Enjoying Eggs Every Day | Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily

I wasn?t sure if we could talk about eggs for an entire podcast episode, but I was wrong!  From producing eggs in your own backyard to the many ways you can include them in your diet, there is plenty to discuss about this amazing superfood.  Lisa Steele is an expert backyard chicken keeper and has just released a cookbook all about using eggs in your kitchen, so I knew she?d be the perfect guest for this conversation.  You might be surprised at the many directions our conversation takes!  Whether you are raising a backyard flock of chickens or just want some new ideas for incorporating eggs into your diet, there is something for everyone in this episode.

In this episode, we cover:

What egg carton labels actually mean and how to know what to prioritize in the grocery store How to start sourcing your eggs from outside of the grocery store A discussion on the nutritional profile of eggs and why they are a perfect food Other types of eggs you can eat besides chicken eggs and how they compare All about cooking eggs? what fats to use, what pans to use Walking through classic egg recipes with a unique spin Addressing concerns about consuming raw eggs Various methods for preserving and storing eggs Why you might want to feed egg shells to your chickens and how to do so The most common mistakes people make when cooking eggs How to get a colorful egg basket from your backyard chickens

Watch this episode on YouTube + view full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

Redmond Real Salt brings you salt exactly as nature created it ? unrefined, ancient sea salt with a complete blend of minerals and a subtle, sweet flavor unlike any salt on earth.  Redmond Real Salt is offering my listeners 15% off your first purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit bit.ly/farmhouseredmond to order today.

CONNECT

Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Amazon

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

2022-09-29
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151. Answering Baby Questions: Babywearing, Baby Sleep, Baby Food | Ariel Tyson

As a mother of seven, I get so many questions about all the baby things: feeding, sleeping, babywearing, bonding, navigating transitions, and more.  I am so excited to bring fellow mother of seven, Ariel Tyson, on the podcast to chat about the baby days.  We both share a love for the early newborn days, and we dive into how we approach the newborn stage in a way that allows us to enjoy it.  We also talk beyond the newborn stage and address some of the transitions that come as babies get older.  May this discussion encourage you in your motherhood and give you some practical ideas to implement in your own home.

In this episode, we cover:

The importance of resting in the early weeks after birth to prioritize bonding, breastfeeding, and your own recovery How babywearing can help you embrace the newborn days Must-have baby products vs. what you don?t need Different approaches to baby sleep and baby schedules Introducing solid foods through baby-led weaning

Watch this episode on YouTube.

View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Toups and Co Organics | Use code FARMHOUSE for 10% off at ToupsandCo.com

Redmond Real Salt | Use code FARMHOUSE for 15% off at bit.ly/FarmhouseRedmond

Harvest Right | Get my discount at bit.ly/FarmhouseFreezeDryer

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Design Dua Moses Baskets & Stands

Infant Loungers: Snuggle Me Organic, DockATot, Amelia Rose and Company

Swaddles: Nested Bean, Dreamland Baby, The Ollie World

Ryan and Rose Pacifiers

CONNECT

Ariel Tyson | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

2022-09-22
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150. The Whole and Healthy Family: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Mind, Body, and Spirit | Jodi Mockabee

While there are many things that make us different as mothers, there is one thing we all have in common: we want to see our children thrive.  Homeschooling mother of five, Jodi Mockabee, joins me today for a conversation about her new book, The Whole and Healthy Family, where she walks through how we can support our kids? well-being in mind, body, and spirit.  We covered so much ground in this conversation?from parenting babies all the way up to older teens?that moms in all stages will benefit from listening in.  I feel like Jodi and I could have continued talking forever, and I hope you feel like you are sitting down with us having a chat about all the things that make motherhood so beautiful and challenging and worth it.

In this episode, we cover:

What it means to support your child in mind, body, and spirit How to approach extracurricular activities in a way that doesn?t overtake your schedule Noticing and adapting to each child?s individual personality, strengths, and weaknesses A discussion on picking your battles in parenting based on what matters most to you How parenting can change from the oldest children in a family to the youngest Beginning the transition of teens spending more time outside the home Creating time to spend with each individual child in a large family The surprising ways that simplifying your home can bring peace to your family Recognizing and addressing the mental clutter that comes from technology

Watch this episode on YouTube and visit the blog for show notes and transcript.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Toups and Co Organics | Use code FARMHOUSE for 10% off at ToupsandCo.com

Redmond Real Salt | Use code FARMHOUSE for 15% off at bit.ly/FarmhouseRedmond

RESOURCES

The Whole and Healthy Family by Jodi Mockabee

Email me at [email protected] to share your episode or guest ideas!

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Jodi Mockabee | Instagram | Website

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-09-15
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149. Back to School for Our Homeschooling Family of Nine: Curriculum, Scheduling, Meal Planning

It?s back to school season, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you what our family?s strategy is for homeschooling this year.  I get asked a lot of questions about homeschooling, but it?s not a topic I have really addressed thoroughly on my podcast.  Each family and child has such unique needs and circumstances, so each family?s setup will look different, but I?m hoping that by sharing what is working for our family right now, it may inspire some of you as you plan your own homeschool year.

In this episode, I cover:

- How our homeschool strategy has changed from year to year

- How we are setting up our current homeschool structure to fit our family?s needs

- What curriculum we are using for each subject and child and why we chose it

- Why we decided to stick to a stricter schedule in our home this year

- The stronger parameters I am putting around my work hours

- My top tips for having meals ready all week without extensive meal planning

- How you can approach setting your days up for success no matter your situation

Watch this episode on YouTube.

View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

CONNECT

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

2022-09-08
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148. Small Homestead Living: Raising and Sourcing Quality Animal Foods | Amy Sliffe of Blue Whistler Farm

What began as a conversation about options for sourcing quality meat turned into a fascinating discussion on all that you can accomplish on a small homestead.  Amy homesteads less than five acres, and she is full of creative ideas for making the most of a small space.  For those who are interested in raising their own meat, we dive into what that looks like on a small scale.  For those who want to source high-quality meat without raising it themselves, we also share our best tips for that.  And if you stick around until the end of our discussion, you might just find yourself adding dairy sheep to your homestead!  May this episode inspire you to think creatively about producing and sourcing animal foods no matter the size of your homestead.

In this episode, we cover:

- The beauty of finding community as a homesteading mama

- Counting the cost of raising your own beef

- Where to begin sourcing food locally

- Options for raising your own meat on a small property

- Different approaches to weaning calves and lambs

- What to know when ordering meat in bulk

- Choosing and using the various cuts of meat

- Questions to ask your farmer about how your meat is raised

- Surprising benefits of dairy sheep over other dairy animals

- Why you might want to prioritize raising animals on your homestead

Watch this episode on YouTube.

View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

Azure Standard is a family-owned company dedicated to providing you with high quality, affordable organic, natural, and non-GMO groceries, health, and household products.  Place your first order at AzureStandard.com and use the code FARMHOUSE10 to receive 10% off your purchase of $50 or more delivered to a local drop point.  This promotion expires November 30, 2022, and is only available for the first time Azure customer order, with a minimum of $50 order or more (orders to drop locations only). One time use per customer.

Harvest Right has made preserving food accessible to anyone with their home freeze dryers.  This method of preserving the harvest locks in flavor and nutrition and can last for years.  Harvest Right is offering my listeners a discount on your purchase of a freeze dryer at bit.ly/farmhousefreezedryer.

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Amy Sliffe of Blue Whistler Farm | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram

2022-09-01
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147. Vintage Shopping and Decorating | Deb Foglia of Seeking Lavender Lane

One of my favorite parts of homemaking is curating beautiful decor in my home.  It?s no secret that I love coming across a great vintage find at an antique shop or on Facebook Marketplace.  I?m so glad to have Deb of Seeking Lavender Lane joining me on the podcast again to talk all about how you can curate an elegant, vintage look in your own home without making it feel cluttered or junky.  For those who aren?t sure if decorating with vintage pieces is right for them, we chat about defining your style and honing in on what you truly love.  This is such a fun and practical discussion for anyone hoping to take their home decor to the next level!

In this episode, we cover:

How you can shop at Deb?s new online antique mall How to begin curating your home when you aren?t sure what your style is Thoughts on evolving your style over time and following trends Taking design risks in your home Should you define your style before you begin curating and decorating your home? How assessing your lifestyle can help you define your decor style Ideas for sourcing vintage finds based on Deb?s personal experience The beauty of slowly piecing your home together over time Figuring out what kinds of vintage art you like and how to find quality pieces Favorite sources of inspiration for home decor

Thank you to our sponsor!  Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

Check out some of my current favorite products: activated charcoal face bar, seabuckthorn cleansing oil, frankincense tallow balm

CONNECT

Deb Foglia of Seeking Lavender Lane | Website | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

Watch this episode on YouTube + view full show notes and transcript on the blog.

2022-08-25
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146. Misconceptions About Homesteading | Ash Turner of Turner Farm

With the growing popularity of homesteading on Instagram, it?s easy to look at this lifestyle through a romanticized filter.  No one would say that the homesteading life is 100% glamorous, but it?s hard to fully grasp the weight of the difficult moments until you are in them.  Ash of Turner Farm wrote a beautiful article for Homestead Mamas on this very topic, so I?m excited to bring her on the podcast to dive deeper into this conversation.  Ash shares about the ups and downs of starting and growing her homestead from scratch? everything from losing newborn livestock to milking her cow in a field under a beautiful sunset.  Whether you are dreaming of starting a homestead or you are already in the trenches, may this episode inform and encourage you about the challenges and blessings of this lifestyle.

In this episode, we cover:

How most of us aren?t prepared to experience the hard parts of homesteading until we get there Some of the challenges that come with livestock births and deaths on the homestead The surprising moments of beauty that make homesteading worth it How you can start a homestead with modest resources Stories of different animals? fencing needs Does homesteading truly save you money on food? Why you might want to wean a calf from its mother The best ways to learn about homesteading if you don?t have a background in it Why now is the perfect time to start homesteading Ash?s favorite sourdough recipes and what she is currently experimenting with in her kitchen

Thank you to our sponsors!

Toups and Co Organics | Use code FARMHOUSE for 10% off at ToupsandCo.com

Redmond Real Salt | Use code FARMHOUSE for 15% off at bit.ly/FarmhouseRedmond

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Ash Turner of Turner Farm | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-08-18
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145. Health Priorities and Compromises + Herbalism for Beginners | Amy of The Fewell Homestead

Because of the pervasiveness of harmful ingredients in food and household products, living a toxin-free lifestyle requires swimming upstream!  We have to be intentional about sourcing our food well, reading labels carefully, and monitoring what we allow into our homes.  However, there may be certain compromises we must make along the way, and those compromises will look different for everyone.  Amy Fewell has been living this homesteading lifestyle for years, and she started on this path in search of healing for her son.  I knew Amy would be perfect to discuss this topic with because she brings balance to the conversation.  While we can?t do it all when it comes to taking care of our families? health, we can prioritize the things that make the biggest impact for us.  We also chat about herbalism and the importance of learning our bodies and how to support them!

In this episode, we cover:

The health challenge that led Amy?s family to herbalism and homesteading Why it?s important to take an individualized approach to health One major ingredient that Amy keeps out of her family?s diet How organic food can save you money in the long run What food standards we adhere to when we are traveling The few foods to prioritize in your diet when you are away from your normal routine Why you need fewer cleaning products than you think Recognizing marketing that makes you think you need to do or have more Our real-world approaches to the topic of EMF exposure Embracing slow medicine through herbalism The importance of learning about the human body and how to support it yourself What it looks like to take your family?s health into your own hands

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2022-08-11
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144. Easy Swaps for a Natural Home + Q&A with My Sister! | Laura of Our Oily House

I asked who you all wanted to hear on the podcast, and you answered!  My sister Laura of Our Oily House is joining me today to talk all about where to start when you are swapping out toxic products in your home.  We cover cleaning your home, caring for your hair and skin, and how to fit these projects into a full schedule.  Then we answer some of the questions that you all submitted through Instagram.  We dive into motherhood, pregnancy, online business, our childhoods, living a natural lifestyle, our differences.  We laughed a lot in the episode, and I hope you will enjoy listening in on this chat with my sister!

In this episode, we cover:

Simple, non-toxic recipes to replace all your household cleaners How to find time in your busy life to make natural household products The few simple ingredients you can keep in your home to make almost every product you need How to use lye in soap making; it?s not as scary as you think! What the relationships between our kids look like Our theory on why we have both had so many boys in a row How you can have time to yourself even with a big family Recognizing and appreciating the differences in kids? personalities Making sure you aren?t working 24/7 when you run an online business

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Laura?s Essential Oils Masterclass

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2022-08-04
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143. Fears When Putting Yourself Out There and Starting Something New | Megan Fox Unlocked | YouTuber and Mennonite Mom

Fear is one of the main things that holds people back from going after a goal or dream.  Anyone who has taken the leap to start something new has felt this intimidation at first and has found a way to push through it.  I loved having this chat with Megan all about what it was like to start her successful YouTube channel, Megan Fox Unlocked.  She shares all about why she started her channel, how she moves past the fear of what people think of her, her perspective on the negative comments, and the unique gifts of this job!  Whether you are thinking of starting your own YouTube channel, online business, Etsy shop, or even a new hobby, Megan?s story is sure to help you move past your doubts and take the risk!

In this episode, we cover:

How Megan took the leap to start her YouTube channel Why people with ordinary lives can be successful on YouTube Finding the balance between producing what?s popular and producing what you love Budgeting your time when you are making room for a new pursuit Options to consider when the work becomes too much for you to do alone Determining when it?s worth it to hire help in your home or business A mindset shift when fear is holding you back What it takes to handle failure and negative feedback Ways to learn the skills you need to know in your industry Behind the scenes of how Megan plans and executes her videos Discerning when to ramp up your business and when to scale back The importance of zooming out to determine where you need to make changes Does an online business owner need to be active on every platform?

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2022-07-28
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142. Avoiding Burnout as a Homemaker, Homesteader, Homeschooling Mom, and Business Owner | Kate of Venison for Dinner

It?s easy to look at someone like Kate and wonder how she does it all.  Between homemaking, homeschooling her five children, maintaining her Canada homestead, and running her successful online business, Kate?s plate is certainly full.  In our conversation, we discuss the realities of what it looks like to manage all of these responsibilities well without burning yourself out.  A little spoiler alert: Kate doesn?t do it all alone and neither do I!  If you have a goal of pursuing a new opportunity?a business or homestead or some other dream?but you wonder how you will manage it all, may you be inspired by this honest look behind the scenes of the lives of two fellow homemakers and business owners.

In this episode, we cover:

How Kate started her online business and grew it to where it is today Scheduling work hours when you work from home How to navigate seasons of burnout when your plate is full Letting go of the pressure to do it all yourself Setting boundaries in your business around what opportunities to pursue The power of outsourcing in your business A typical day in the life on Kate?s homestead A hard look at wasting time and accomplishing your goals One helpful tip for seasons of living in survival mode

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Venison for Dinner Insiders Club

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2022-07-21
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141. Traditional Eating When You Have Food Sensitivities | Dr. Ashley Turner of Restorative Wellness Center

It is simple to embrace traditional ways of eating when there are no food groups that are off-limits to you.  But when you or someone in your family lives with a food allergy or sensitivity, even meals made with the simplest of ingredients can become a challenge.  As a mother and functional medicine practitioner who has walked the path of food sensitivities with her own child and many patients, I knew Dr. Ashley Turner would be the perfect person to join me in this conversation!  We also delve into the topic of supplementation.  In holistic and functional medicine spheres, it can be easy to get overwhelmed at the vast array of supplement recommendations and options.  Dr. Ashley shares her simplified approach to supplementation that won?t break the bank.  Whether there are food sensitivities in your house or not, you?ll learn so much from this episode about gut healing, the immune system, beneficial supplements, food sourcing, and more!

In this episode, we cover:

Replacing dairy milks with DIY options How you can make sourdough bread without gluten Making dairy-free yogurt at home Sourcing quality dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients Tips for finding local food sources Nature?s multivitamin: the one food you should consider adding to your daily diet A minimalistic, whole-foods approach to supplements Ashley?s process of figuring out exactly what healing her daughter needed Going beyond food sensitivity testing to get to the root cause The best supplements to have on hand to use when needed

Thank you to our sponsor!  Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

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2022-07-14
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140. How to Ease Into a Natural Lifestyle | Roxanne Ahern of Happy Holistic Homestead

If you desire to live a natural lifestyle?whole foods, less toxins, holistic health?it can be intimidating to know where to start.  Many people are also concerned about the cost of living this way.  In this episode with Roxanne of Happy Holistic Homestead, we tackle the question of where to start if you simply can?t afford to jump all in.  What changes make the biggest impact on your family?s health?  We also bust the myth that it takes a lot of money or a lot of land to begin prioritizing your health by sourcing high quality foods.  You might be surprised by some of our money saving tips!  No matter where you are starting from, may this episode encourage you to take the next step in your journey towards a more natural lifestyle.

In this episode, we cover:

How a health retreat changed Roxanne?s health trajectory The easiest place to start if you want to live a homesteading life with limited space Simple ways to use raw milk on your homestead How producing your own food can simplify your meal planning Tips for sourcing quality foods while on a budget Encouraging our kids to follow their interests An important perspective for the young mom who has big dreams The benefits of giving older siblings responsibility in the home How learning to forage can improve your gardening skills A list of go-to quick and easy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner The no-brainer meal prepping strategy that will keep you eating home cooked meals all week

Thank you to our sponsor!  Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.

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2022-07-07
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139. Building a Debt-Free Homestead from Scratch | Katie Metka: Mother of 9, Photographer, Homesteader

If you dream of starting your own homestead but worry that you don?t have the skills or time or money, you?ve got to hear Katie?s story.  Six weeks after giving birth to her ninth daughter, Katie and her husband moved their family from their established homestead in Texas to a piece of raw land in Missouri to start over.  They are building everything themselves and doing it debt-free!  Katie shares how she and her family of 11 found joy in the simple pace of living in a small shanty without electricity or running water.  Whether you have a homesteading dream or are pursuing another goal, may Katie?s story remind you of all that is possible with patience, sacrifice, and hard work.

In this episode, we cover:

How Katie?s family of 11 is living in a one-room shanty The sacrifices Katie and her family have made to build their homestead debt-free Several creative ways they plan to make money from their farm How Katie moved her family and farm animals from an 11-acre homestead in Texas to an 80-acre piece of land in Missouri What to look for when searching for property to build a homestead from scratch The surprising blessing of living in a shanty with no electricity and no running water with nine kids What mistakes they have made along the way and what they might have done differently Involving your kids on the homestead without using chore charts How to enjoy the in-between stages while building your dreams How to pursue a homestead dream even if you don?t have a lot of money or skills

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Luli Metka?s Etsy Shop

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2022-06-30
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138. Using Herbs to Support Your Health | Arielle de Martinez of Sovereign Beauty & Wellness

In pursuing a more natural lifestyle, many of us want to move away from conventional forms of medicine and healthcare.  After her first daughter?s birth, Arielle de Martinez dove deep into the world of natural medicine which ultimately led her to herbalism.  You will be fascinated by our conversation about using herbs for everything from washing your hair to relieving bee stings to supporting fevers.  If you have never explored the world of herbalism, Arielle shares her best advice for those just starting out, including the top five herbs you can start growing in your backyard today!

In this episode, we cover:

Going beyond natural shampoo to an even cleaner hair routine The surprising ways you can use plants from your own backyard How to begin replacing the items in your medicine cabinet with herbs Top five herbs you should be growing in your garden and how to use them Why you should be cautious about using oregano essential oil and colloidal silver How using herbs can be more gentle on the body than using essential oils Which herbs offer the strongest antimicrobial benefits How to determine whether to take herbs via tincture, infusion, capsule, etc. Ways to achieve a pleasant scent without using essential oils or harmful fragrances Why fevers are beneficial to the body and what you need to know about treating them Where to source herbs for making your own herbal remedies

Thank you to our sponsor!  Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 15% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE15.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

Check out some of my current favorite products: activated charcoal face bar, seabuckthorn cleansing oil, frankincense face balm, liquid foundation

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2022-06-23
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137. Organic Skincare and Why Ingredients Matter | Emilie Toups of Toups and Co Organics

After facing skin issues with her young daughter, Emilie Toups set out to find a cleaner and safer alternative to over-the-counter and even prescription creams.  And thus, Toups and Co Organics was born.  Emilie discovered many alarming ingredients that were having negative effects, both seen and unseen, on her family?s health.  She is bringing her wealth of knowledge and research to the podcast today to share with us why conventional products can be harmful and how using animal fats and other natural ingredients actually nourish your skin while being extremely effective.  If you hope to replace some of the harmful chemicals in your wellness routine with beneficial products, I?m happy to introduce you to Emilie Toups and her amazing business!

In this episode, we cover:

The health issues that got Emilie started on her organic skincare journey Why putting animal fat on our skin is preferable to plant oils The biggest offenders to avoid in skincare products Sneaky marketing tactics that make products appear healthy Why we should care what products we put on our skin Are natural skincare and makeup products effective? How to adopt simple, minimal skincare and makeup routines Can natural products still smell good without all the artificial fragrance? How to protect your skin from the sun from the inside out The top Toups products you should try

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Check out some of my current favorite products: activated charcoal face bar, seabuckthorn cleansing oil

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2022-06-16
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136. Gut Health and Fermented Foods | Meg Kilcup of A Whole Health Life

Gut health is a big topic in the health world right now, and for good reason!  Having a healthy gut impacts so many areas of our physical and mental health.  Meg of A Whole Health Life joins me to talk about why gut health matters and how to begin healing your gut through diet and lifestyle changes.  We also camp out on the benefits of fermented foods and how to begin incorporating them into your everyday life.  Gut health can seem like an intimidating topic, but you might be surprised by the simplicity of Meg?s recommended first steps on your gut healing journey!

In this episode, we cover:

Why all the fuss about gut health? How food and medicine can negatively impact your gut A surprisingly simple start to healing your gut When you might need to seek help in your gut healing journey Easy fermented foods to start incorporating into your diet How and why to consume beef liver, heart, tongue, etc. How adrenal cocktails can support your health One superfood you should be consuming every day

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2022-06-09
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135. How the Farmhouse Style is Changing | Liz Quick of The Quick Journey

Over the last decade, the modern farmhouse style has become extremely popular in home decor.  The all white paint and minimal aesthetic is easy to achieve, which is part of why it has become so popular.  However, many homemakers are beginning to trade in the all white look for warmth, coziness, color, pattern.  We want our spaces to feel elevated and timeless and unique.  Liz Quick of The Quick Journey joins me to discuss the good elements that came out of the modern farmhouse trend and how to achieve a more classic decor foundation in your home.  I know that my own personal home decor style has evolved over the years, and I hope that this conversation will inspire you as you consider building a timeless foundation of beautiful decor in your own home.

In this episode, we cover:

Why people are moving away from the commercialized farmhouse style How to create a timeless foundation in your home decor Simple, affordable decor pieces to swap out for the seasons Best places to source art and frames Creating a cohesive, classic gallery wall Tips for creating a beautifully decorated home on a shoestring budget Liz?s favorite DIY projects in her own home How to find quality antiques and incorporate them into your decor Simple ways to achieve the classic, old world style

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2022-06-02
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134. Teaching Kids About Farming | Brianna Widen of Widnor Farms

With the many conveniences of our modern food system, it?s easy to become detached from the knowledge of how our food is actually produced.  Brianna is on a mission to reconnect the community to its farmers.  At her family?s ranch in Washington, Brianna welcomes her neighbors?especially children?to come experience what farm life is truly like.  Children learn invaluable, lifelong skills as a result of participating in animal care and food production.  Brianna shares age-appropriate ideas for teaching your kids about farming and responsibility whether you live on a farm or in an apartment.

In this episode, we cover:

Why it?s important for everyone to learn about the inner workings of a farm What it looks like to farm school your kids Farm tasks that kids can help with How to give your child a farm education if you don?t have ready access to a farm Tailoring farm education to varying age groups Fostering independence in kids while maintaining safety The mindset shift that has to take place when involving kids Giving kids a sense of ownership over their responsibilities Why it?s important for farmers to welcome the community into their farm

Thank you to our sponsor!  Redmond Real Salt brings you salt exactly as nature created it ? unrefined, ancient sea salt with a complete blend of minerals and a subtle, sweet flavor unlike any salt on earth.  Redmond Real Salt is offering my listeners 15% off your first purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit bit.ly/redmondfarmhouse to order today.

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Digital Farm Club

The Justin Rhodes Show

Kate @themoderndaysettler

Kate @venisonfordinner

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2022-05-26
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133. Should Everyone Try Making Cheese at Home? | Robyn Jackson of Cheese From Scratch | Homestead Cheesemaking

If you have ever thought of making cheese at home but have been overwhelmed at the idea, this episode is for you!  Robyn of Cheese From Scratch joins me to talk all things cheesemaking.  Robyn?s desire is to make this skill accessible to everyone.  We talk about how cheesemaking can become a normal part of your everyday routine, just like any other skill on the homestead.  A common misconception is that cheesemaking is just for those who own a dairy animal, but this isn?t true!  Anyone can learn to make cheese from scratch.

In this episode, we cover:

The distinction between homestead and professional cheesemaking How to decide what type of cheese to make Addressing some common fears about the safety of making cheese at home The easiest cheeses to start with How cheesemaking mimics what happens naturally in a calf?s stomach Which supplies you need to buy and which supplies you can DIY Surprising ways to repurpose all of the leftover whey The secret to incorporating cheesemaking into your everyday life

Thank you to our sponsor!  Redmond Real Salt brings you salt exactly as nature created it ? unrefined, ancient sea salt with a complete blend of minerals and a subtle, sweet flavor unlike any salt on earth.  Redmond Real Salt is offering my listeners 15% off your first purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit bit.ly/redmondfarmhouse to order today.

Check out my most recent purchase from Redmond: real salt fine bulk (10lb bucket)

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Cheesemaking.com

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking by David Asher

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2022-05-19
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132. What to Look for When Buying an Old Farmhouse | Cathy & Garrett Poshusta of The Grit and Polish

Looking for an older home can be scary and exciting all at the same time.  What are the most important characteristics to look for?  How do you know which flaws are deal breakers?  Cathy and Garrett have been renovating and restoring homes for over a decade, so they have seen the good, bad, and ugly of old houses.  In our conversation, they answer some of the most common questions I get about shopping for an old farmhouse.  This topic can be intimidating to someone unfamiliar with this realm, but Cathy and Garrett break it down in such an approachable way.  Maybe you have no intention of purchasing an old farmhouse, but you want to add that vintage charm to your existing home? Cathy and Garrett have some great tips for that, too!

In this episode, we cover:

- The top qualities to look for in an old house

- Where to begin the process of renovating a house

- Awkward layouts in old houses and when it?s a deal breaker

- How to add character to a newly-built home

- What you need to know about a home?s foundation

- Tips for evaluating the natural light in a home

- The biggest red flags to look for in an old home

- DIY decor projects to complement an old home

RESOURCES

An Easy (And Inexpensive) Kid's Nature Gallery Wall

Planning A Vintage Art Gallery Wall In The Pantry

DIY Pinch Pleat Curtains // How To Make Budget IKEA Curtains Look Like A Million Bucks

How To Replace A Skeleton Key For An Old Door

We Sampled 8 Popular White Paint Colors, Here Are Our Favorites...

Posts about marble on The Grit and Polish blog

Farmhouse Pantry // A Solid Marble Backsplash With Curved Corners (I Really, Really Love It!)

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2022-05-12
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131. Getting Kids Outside | Ginny Yurich of 1000 Hours Outside

A change in season is the perfect time to make a change in your family?s habits.  If you have been feeling the pull to get outside more with your kids, you don?t want to miss this conversation with Ginny Yurich of 1000 Hours Outside.  Not only does Ginny share a whole host of reasons why outdoor time is beneficial to our children, she also shares practical strategies for making outdoor time an achievable and celebrated part of your family?s life.  I make it a priority in my own family to get plenty of time outside in nature, and the benefits are undeniable.

In this episode, we cover:

- How spending time outdoors can ease difficult seasons of motherhood

- The impact of outdoor time on children?s academic well-being

- A surprising factor in healthy eyesight

- Overcoming the challenges of getting outside with young kids

- Making outdoor time a priority no matter where you live

- Enjoying outdoor time during cold winters

- The number one way to maximize outdoor time

- When to allow risk-taking and when to step in

- What you can put in your yard to encourage free play

- Finding community in the shared goal of spending time outdoors

RESOURCES

1000 Hours Outside App on iOS and Android

Smart Moves by Dr. Carla Hannaford

How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson

Glow Kids by Nicholas Kardaras

Hike it Baby

Wild and Free

1000 Hours Outside Facebook Group

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2022-05-05
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130. American Agriculture | Natalie Kovarik of Kovarik Cattle Co.

I have been wanting to talk to today?s podcast guest for over a year!  Natalie Kovarik is a Nebraska ranch wife and mom who uses her voice to educate about the realities of agriculture.  Unfortunately, the public dialogue is full of misconceptions about the role and impact of agriculture on our environment and health.  Natalie is a wealth of knowledge about this complex topic, and she does a beautiful job of sharing all of the ways in which agriculture adds tremendous value to our lives.  I hope you learn as much from this conversation as I did.

In this episode, we cover:

- Why it is important to be educated about where your food comes from

- How agriculture is more diverse than you might think

- The truth behind the ?grass-fed? label

- Why it?s actually a good thing that a large percentage of U.S. land is used for grazing animals

RESOURCES

Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish

Natalie's interview with Frank Mitloehner on cattle and greenhouse gases

Clarity and Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research at UC Davis

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

Interested in crafting, sharing, and monetizing your own Ag story?  Check out Natalie?s online course and podcast.

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Natalie Kovarik of Kovarik Cattle Co. | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Podcast | Pinterest | Spotify

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-04-28
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129. Learning Old-Fashioned Skills | Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family

When diving into the world of homesteading, it can quickly become overwhelming when you realize just how many skills there are to learn.  Where should you start?  I?m so glad Carolyn of Homesteading Family joined me for this conversation.  As a long-time homesteader and mother of 10, Carolyn shares how she got started building her skillset to support the homesteading lifestyle she desired for herself and her family.  Carolyn is a wealth of information, and she is passionate about teaching others how to live this beautiful way of life, too.

In this episode, we cover:

- The most important old-fashioned skills in 2022

- Why learning new skills is actually easier than you think

- How to fit in learning new skills when you are already maxed out

- The benefits of saying no to convenience

- What our children gain from growing up in a homesteading lifestyle

- A few areas where we choose the convenient route

- The one thing to get in order before you start learning old-fashioned skills

RESOURCES

The Abundant Pantry: Canning | 25% off your purchase of this canning course using code FARMHOUSE

Also check out The Abundant Pantry: Preserving Eggs

View all Homesteading Family classes

Find full list of resources mentioned

CONNECT

Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family | Website | YouTube | Podcast | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-04-21
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128. How to Shop for Antique and Vintage Finds | Amanda Marie of Sincerely Marie Designs

Curating a home decor style that feels collected takes time and intention.  Amanda of Sincerely Marie Designs has done a beautiful job achieving this look and feel in her home, and she is joining me to talk about one of my favorite topics: decorating your home with vintage and antique pieces.  Many of our current home inspiration sources ? HGTV, Pinterest, Instagram ? can give us the unrealistic expectation that our home decor should be perfectly put together all at once.  Amanda and I discuss how there is actually so much beauty in slowly piecing together your decor over time.  We are sharing some practical tips for how you can source and incorporate antique, handmade, and repurposed pieces into your own home.

In this episode, we cover:

Where to find decor inspiration that aligns with your style Favorite DIY projects: ottoman, stair detail, lampshade How to transform a lampshade with fabric and a hot glue gun Where to start when transforming a room with antique decor The trick to finding what you?re looking for on Facebook Marketplace Tips for avoiding secondhand purchases you?ll regret A secret weapon decor item for both form and function What to hang on your wall when you aren?t sure what you want there Things to consider when searching for a rug How to bring your home decor together so it feels collected instead of cluttered

RESOURCES

Tessa Foley of Nine and Sixteen

Jean Stoffer

Heather Strommen of Sweet Shady Lane

Pleated Ottoman Slipcover How-To

Adding Charm to a Staircase

DIY Pleated Lampshade How-To

Block Print Quilts on Etsy

Revival Rugs

CONNECT

Amanda Marie of Sincerely Marie Designs | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-04-14
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127. Starting a Farm When You Didn?t Grow Up on One | Jess Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm

Many people think that beginning a farm or homestead requires you to have previous farming experience, but this isn?t necessarily true.  Even if you have never set foot on a farm yourself, it is possible to begin living the homesteading lifestyle.  In this episode, Jess shares how her lifelong dream of owning a farm became a reality, one step at a time.  We also delve into the topic of making money on a homestead.  Whether you have a goal of replacing your full-time income or of simply allowing your homestead to pay for itself, Jess has some really interesting entrepreneurial ideas!

In this episode, we cover:

Starting to live a homesteading lifestyle even without acreage Nurturing a healthy food culture in your home The connection between food and homesteading Exciting upcoming developments for Roots & Refuge Farm How a homestead can pay for itself

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RESOURCES

Making Money on a Homestead | How a Hobby Farm Can Help Pay for Itself

CONNECT

Jess Sowards of Roots and Refuge Farm | Website | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

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2022-04-07
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126. Simple and Thrifty DIYs to Refresh Your Home for Spring | Andrea Francavilla of Pine and Prospect Home

If you don?t believe it?s possible to have a stunning home on a shoestring budget, this episode is for you!  My friend, Andrea, of Pine and Prospect Home is joining me for this conversation on giving your home a refresh for spring without spending a ton of money.  Andrea is the queen of thrifty decor, and everything she creates looks high-dollar.  We?re sharing some of our best tips for curating a beautiful home that reflects your taste and style all while staying within your budget.  Whether you are simply looking for a few affordable ideas to welcome spring into your home or you are taking on a large renovation project, you?ll come away from this conversation with fresh DIY inspiration!

In this episode, we cover:

Incorporating faux florals into your decor How to approach home decor with a DIY mindset What items are worth splurging on Our favorite sources for finding thrifty decor Trying new ideas in your home without spending money What we are always keeping our eyes out for when shopping Why even your kitchen tools should be beautiful How to curate your look and avoid bringing home junk Creating a lovely home even if design doesn?t come naturally to you Our favorite sources of design inspiration

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Check out some of my current favorite products: activated charcoal face bar, seabuckthorn cleansing oil

CONNECT

Andrea Francavilla of Pine and Prospect Home | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-03-31
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125. Learning New Skills on the Homestead | Melissa K. Norris

When you look around the homesteading world and see other people doing all the things, it can be overwhelming to know how to get started.  In this episode, Melissa K. Norris, a homesteader for over 20 years, joins me to talk about where to start when you want to learn new homesteading skills.  She reminds us not to be afraid of starting small and learning as you go.  She also provides many tangible tips for getting started.  Whether you have been homesteading your whole life or are still contemplating jumping into this lifestyle, there will always be more to learn, so these tips on self-education are for you!

In this episode, we cover:

One prerequisite for becoming a homesteader Deciding what to start with on your homestead How to start researching a new skill or endeavor What made Melissa decide to get a dairy cow Questions to consider when adding livestock to your homestead What Melissa?s 20-year homesteading journey has looked like The mindset shift that makes homesteading accessible to anyone

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Check out some of my current favorite products: frankincense face balm, seabuckthorn cleansing oil, reparative serum, activated charcoal face bar.

CONNECT

Melissa K. Norris | Website | YouTube | Podcast | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-03-24
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124. All Things Spring: Home Decor, Gardening, Cooking | Kali Ramey Martin

Especially when it comes to home design, I find so much inspiration in holding beautiful printed books in my hands.  That?s why I am so glad there are people like Kali Ramey Martin putting lovely resources out into the world. Her book, Potager, and her seasonal magazine, Notebook Quarterly, curate recipes and gardening tips and home inspiration in such a masterful way.  Our conversation spanned a variety of topics related to welcoming spring into our homes through what we are cooking to how we decorate our homes.  We talked not only about seasonal decor but also about more permanent home design choices like paint, wallpaper, furniture, and more.  I hope this conversation leaves you inspired to embrace in your own home all the beauty that springtime has to offer.

In this episode, we cover:

- The secret to baking with einkorn flour

- New ingredients we are using this spring

- Favorite springtime recipes we are making

- Getting started with a spring garden

- How Kali is restoring her 1920s cottage on a modest budget

- Honoring the style of a home in your decor choices

- Choosing paint colors and wallpaper

- The secret to decorating with natural elements all year round

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Kali Ramey Martin is a farmer?s wife, mom of two sweet boys and amateur at just about everything. She is the author of Potager: From the Garden to the Kitchen and publishes a magazine called Notebook Quarterly. She happily dabbles in gardening, floristry, homesteading, photography, interior design and cookery, and is passionate about making the world a softer, simpler, more beautiful place.

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CONNECT

Kali Ramey Martin | Website | Instagram | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-03-17
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123. Seasonal Eating: Spring Edition | Erin Worrall of The Cedar Chest Farm

With the first official day of spring right around the corner, I am getting so excited to welcome spring into my kitchen.  There is nothing like cutting fresh herbs from my garden, gathering eggs from my hens, collecting milk from my cow.  In today?s episode, Erin and I discuss the many ways that seasonal eating can be accessible to all of us.  Whether or not you have a garden or farm animals of your own, you can find ways to eat seasonally and source your food locally.  With all of our modern conveniences, we don?t have to eat seasonally, but Erin and I make a case for why you might want to consider eating this way.  There is so much beauty to be found in living in rhythm with the seasons.

In this episode, we cover:

Starting a spring garden Why it matters to eat seasonally What changes we make in our kitchens in the spring Farm animals? production in spring How to approach meal planning when eating seasonally Incorporating bread baking into your daily routine Sourdough troubleshooting Living a homesteading lifestyle even if you don?t live on a homestead Where to start sourcing local, seasonal food Preserving and storing seasonal food

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Erin is the head farmer and resident mom to all manner of living things at The Cedar Chest Farm! Together with her family, she tends their farmstead in Southwest Virginia, aiming to educate and empower homegrown-minded folks in their journey towards self-sustenance. Whether you?re living in town and supporting local growers, or seeking to raise your own food and resources more rurally, Erin is excited to partner with you in treasuring old ways, delighting in good food, and stewarding the good world around us.

RESOURCES

Dishing Up the Dirt by Andrea Bemis

Local Dirt by Andrea Bemis

Andrea Bemis?s Local Thirty Documentary

Feeding a Family by Sarah Waldman

Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest by Lauren McDuffie

Harvie.farm

CONNECT

Erin Worrall of The Cedar Chest Farm | Instagram | Facebook | Website

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-03-10
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122. Selecting and Caring for Chickens | Kathleen of Oak Abode

It?s that time of year!  The time when backyard chicken keepers and full-blown homesteaders alike start thinking about expanding their flocks.  My conversation with Kathleen of Oak Abode covers everything a new or prospective chicken owner might want to know.  We address the four main aspects of chicken keeping: food, water, shelter, protection, as well as many other questions we are frequently asked.  Whether you are considering getting chickens or have been keeping them for years, this episode is full of practical tips and lessons we have learned along the way.

In this episode, we cover:

Different types of chicken setups: coop and run, chicken tractor, free range Mitigating the threat of predators Dealing with environmental factors: heat, cold, moisture Features of different breeds Options for feed and supplements Supplemental light in the winter Raising chickens sustainably and ethically Best time to get chicks

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Kathleen and her husband, Ian, are passionate about growing their own food and self-sustainability on any scale.

CONNECT

Kathleen of Oak Abode | YouTube | Instagram | Podcast | Website

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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Want to start your own blog? Get my FREE blogging success masterclass.

Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-03-03
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121. Answering Your Questions About Owning a Dairy Cow | Angel Turner of Rosehill Farm

I have been so excited to bring this episode to you all because I get so many questions about our dairy cow!  Angel Turner was the perfect person to join me in this conversation. She has gained a great deal of experience with dairy cows in just a short time.  It has been less than a year since Angel brought home her first family milk cow, and since then, she has taken on the task of halter breaking over 15 milk cows and matching them with families.  We could have talked forever about all things dairy cow, but we managed to address the most frequently asked questions in the time we had together.  If you are considering whether a family milk cow might be right for you, this episode will give you a peek into both of our journeys of getting started with owning dairy cows.

In this episode, we cover:

What it?s like owning your first dairy cow The one thing you should always do before buying a cow Preventing and treating mastitis How much land you need to own a dairy cow Breeding considerations Calf sharing and weaning Making the most of the acreage you have Feeding your dairy cow: grass, hay, grain Learning as you go in homesteading The economics of owning a dairy cow What it looks like to travel when you own a dairy cow

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Angel and her husband Gabe started homesteading on a very small scale. A few chickens, a small garden, a lamb or goat here and there. But as they grew their family in their 10 years of marriage, they began to see the importance and benefits of the homesteading lifestyle for so many reasons. Angel and Gabe are passionate about taking their family back to a more simple way of living that connects them with the land and animals. They are now pursuing farming full-time and very much in the beginning stages of that journey! They also want others to see their potential no matter where they are, so they have begun teaching homesteading skills on their blog.

RESOURCES

Keeping a Family Cow by Joann S. Grohman

Rosehill Farm

Rosehill Farm?s Insider?s Club

CONNECT

Angel Turner of Rosehill Farm | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-02-24
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120. Raising Hardworking Kids | Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead

I don?t often discuss parenting on this podcast, but when I read Jill Winger?s blog post on how she gets her kids involved on her homestead, I knew I had to bring her on to talk about this topic.  Jill began homesteading before she became a mother, so her three children have always known this way of life.  Jill and I discuss how we accomplish homesteading tasks with babies and toddlers underfoot, how we begin getting our children involved around the homestead, and why it?s important to give our children the gift of hard work.  If you want to instill the values of hard work and creativity into your children, may this episode give you inspiration along the way.

In this episode, we cover:

An old-fashioned philosophy of parenting How kids of different ages can help around a homestead Instilling a strong work ethic in your children How homeschooling can build character Making space for kids to explore their passions The advantage of letting our kids experience failure How we approach chores

Click here to listen to part one of this conversation on Jill's podcast or click here to watch on YouTube.

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Jill is the founder of The Prairie Homestead, an online space with over one million monthly visits dedicated to helping people learn how to grow their own food and opt out of the rat race, regardless of where they live. In 2019, she published her best-selling cookbook The Prairie Homestead Cookbook which was an Amazon Editor?s pick and won Best Cookbook in the 30th Annual Reading the West Book Awards given by the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association.

Her practical and authentic style of teaching and storytelling has won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of homesteaders across social media and through the Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast, which has amassed over 3.3 million downloads since its inception.

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Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Pinterest

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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2022-02-14
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119. Planning Your Garden, Selecting Seeds, Preserving the Harvest | Meg Hollar of The Hollar Homestead

Although winter is still in full swing, it?s already time to start thinking about planting seeds for your summer garden.  In today?s conversation, Meg Hollar of The Hollar Homestead joins me to talk all things gardening: selecting seeds, preparing the soil, what we are growing, and even how to use and preserve the harvest.  We have both been gardening for many years now, but we are continually learning more each year.  Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this conversation may give you some new strategies to try this year!

In this episode, we cover:

Ordering seeds Preparing garden beds What we are excited to grow this year When to start planting seeds Strategies for successful transplanting Gardening mistakes and what we wish we had known before starting Favorite methods of preserving Why you want to include flowers in your garden

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Meg and her husband, Ben, are trading in "normal" for making their own path. After suburban homesteading in Southern California for a few years, they sold most of their stuff, packed up the rest into a trailer, and set out across the United States with their four sons to find their forever homestead. The Hollar family is now revitalizing an old homestead in North Carolina, and they?ve added a baby girl and a variety of farm animals to their family along the way. They live small, love hard, and have one major goal: to LIVE a life worth living.

RESOURCES

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Territorial Seed Company

CONNECT

Meg Hollar of The Hollar Homestead | Blog | YouTube | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-02-10
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118. Creating a Nontoxic Kitchen | Molly Hill of Maison Pur

If you are working towards removing toxins from your home, you have likely concentrated a lot of your efforts in the kitchen.  After all, you spend  time and resources sourcing and preparing high quality food in your home, so you want to make sure you are not reversing all of that progress by cooking in pots and pans that pose a risk to your health.  In this episode, Molly Hill of Maison Pur joins me as we walk through cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, food storage, small appliances, etc.  Molly definitely gave me some new things to consider about a few of the pieces in my own kitchen!

In this episode, we cover:

All things cast iron: why we love it, how we use it, how to clean and care for it Why it?s worth it to remove toxins from your kitchen How to choose quality stainless steel pieces Uses for copper + concerns about copper A trusted source for cookware, bakeware, and more The problem with Teflon and the confusion surrounding its safety Cookware coatings to avoid Toxicity concerns with small appliances: Instant Pot, Crock Pot, Air Fryer Safe choices for dinnerware + cups for kids

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Molly?s had a passion for natural living since she was a teen!  She?s been helping others on their journey to natural living for over seven years through her blog and podcast.  In her free time, Molly enjoys a good 80s movie and traveling with her family.

RESOURCES

Molly?s comprehensive blog post about nontoxic cookware

Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware | Use code MPUR10 for 10% off your order

CONNECT

Molly Hill of Maison Pur | Website | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Podcast

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

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Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-02-03
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117. Cozy Winter Cooking with Farm-to-Table Restaurant Owner in the Italian Alps | Vea Carpi of Mas Del Saro

It was so fun to talk to a fellow homesteader and mama who shares my love for cozy winter cooking.  My new friend, Vea Carpi, is a farmer, cook, wife, mother, and restaurant owner in the Italian Alps.  In this conversation, she shares all about her unlikely story of becoming a homesteader and what she is currently cooking and serving in her restaurant and home.  I came away from this conversation with so many new ideas to try in my own kitchen, and I hope you will find some inspiration too.

In this episode, we cover:

- What lead Vea to start a restaurant out of her home

- What Vea is serving in her farm-to-table restaurant and in her home

- A creative way to use kitchen scraps to flavor future dishes

- Italians? simple approach to food

- A variety of traditional Italian dishes and techniques that you could easily incorporate into your own kitchen

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Vea Carpi is an ex-city gal who fell in love with one man and then fell in love with his mountains: the Italian Alps.  Vea and her husband and three children live and work on their small mountain farm raising a variety of animals and growing their own food.  Together they run an intimate farm-to-table restaurant, Mas Del Saro, adjacent to their home.  Vea is the author of a cookbook in Italian and German entitled La Mia Pasta Madre.

CONNECT

Vea Carpi of Mas Del Saro | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram

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Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-01-27
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116. Embracing the Simplicity of Winter on the Homestead | Melody Haege of Renaissance Woman MN

Winter on the homestead is a time of natural slowing down.  The days are shorter; the list of projects is smaller.  After my conversation with Melody, I?m not sure I know of anyone who embraces all of the beauty that winter brings better than she does.  As a homesteader, homeschooler, homemaker, and hunter in Minnesota, Melody doesn?t let temperatures below zero keep her from enjoying the outdoors with her five children.  No matter what climate you live in, Melody shares tons of ideas for embracing the winter season both indoors and out.

In this episode, we cover:

- How homeschooling allows the freedom to teach our children specific life skills

- What food Melody is hunting and cooking in winter

- Why you should want to know where your food comes from

- Secrets to enjoying frigid temperatures

- How Melody instills basic outdoor survival skills in her young children

- Preparing for winter on a homestead

- Outdoor and indoor hobbies in the winter

- What it looks like to experiment with sourdough

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Melody lives in the Minnesota Big Woods. She is a mother of five, a wife, a baker, archer, homesteader, and more. Her goal is to help people learn the old ways of working, making, and doing.

RESOURCES

Melody?s sourdough packet and booklet (send her a DM on Instagram for more information about purchasing)

Erin @TheCedarChestFarm for sourdough education

CONNECT

Melody Haege of Renaissance Woman MN | Website | Instagram

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram

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Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-01-20
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115. Where to Start with Natural Living, Cooking from Scratch, Holistic Health | Elizabeth Parsons of Purely Parsons

EPISODE SUMMARY

It can be overwhelming to figure out where to start in your natural living journey.  I get asked all the time, ?Where should I start??  On today?s episode, I am talking to Elizabeth Parsons of Purely Parsons about this exact question.  We have both been living a natural lifestyle for over a decade, and if there is anything we have learned, it?s that this is truly a process.  It?s unrealistic to overhaul our entire way of life overnight, but there are so many small changes we can make gradually over time that will add up to a new lifestyle.  I?m so grateful Elizabeth joined me for this conversation.  As a homeschooling, homesteading mama of five and pediatric nurse, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this topic.  Whether you are just getting started or have been living this way for many years, I hope some of the information shared in this episode serves as the catalyst for you to take the next step in your natural living journey.

In this episode, we cover:

- Starting small by making easy swaps in your home

- What resources we used to start learning and researching

- The importance of whole foods in natural living

- How we handle criticism from others about this lifestyle

- Success stories of healing our bodies naturally, apart from allopathic medicine

- What foods you can start making today in your home

- The most important items in Elizabeth?s wellness toolbox

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Elizabeth?s birth affirmations

Lisa?s sauerkraut blog post and video

Lisa?s bone broth blog post and video

Lisa?s milk kefir blog post

Lisa?s yogurt blog post and video

doTERRA Essential Oils

Elizabeth?s DIY Elderberry Kits

Earthley Wellness - Use code PURELY10 for 10% off

Earthley Wellness Good Night Lotion (Magnesium Lotion) - Use code PURELY10 for 10% off

Lisa?s mayonnaise blog post and video

Leefy Prana Turmeric Supplement - Use code PARSONS15 for 15% off

Elizabeth?s birth story on Happy Homebirth podcast: Apple or Spotify

CONNECT

Elizabeth Parsons of Purely Parsons | Website | Instagram

2022-01-13
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114. Decluttering and Moving Towards Minimalism | Dawn Madsen of The Minimal Mom

Click here to watch this episode on YouTube.

At the beginning of a new year, many of us are thinking about decluttering our homes.  That?s why I am so excited to bring you this conversation with Dawn of The Minimal Mom.  Dawn has shared over 500 videos on her YouTube channel on minimalism, decluttering, and organization, but you don?t have to want to be a minimalist to benefit from her message.  Listen in as Dawn and I both share how our journeys toward living with less stuff became our normal way of life.

In this episode, we cover:

- What to do with sentimental items

- A new way to view items in your home

- Decluttering as a frugal person

- What to do with items you aren?t quite ready to part with

- How to change your mindset while shopping

- Shaping your kids? view of material possessions

- Dawn?s top three tips for getting started with decluttering

Dawn is married to Tom, and they have four kids ages seven through 12. They?ve called themselves minimalists for about seven years and couldn't imagine living any other way. Because it's had such a positive impact on their lives, they enjoy sharing tips and tricks to help you simplify your home quickly too.

RESOURCES

Declutter Your Home in 15 Minutes a Day Course

Decluttering Workbook

CONNECT

Dawn Madsen of The Minimal Mom | Website | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Podcast

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram

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Get your Berkey Filter with the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discountWatch my Berkey review video.

Download my updated ebook with ALL of my sourdough recipes.

2022-01-06
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113. Planning, Goal Setting and Getting it all Done in 2022

Cami, from Tidbits, and I chat planning, goal setting and getting it all done as busy moms, business owners, homeschoolers and homesteaders. 

Buy Cami's planner- https://tidbitsplanners.com/

Follow along with Cami:

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/c/TIDBITS-cami

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/camitidbits/

Blog- https://www.tidbits-cami.com/

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You can get the review here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8CaB1n31iI

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Follow along with Farmhouse on Boone:

The blog- https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/

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2021-12-30
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112. Getting it all Done, Setting Priorities Rebelling Against Mediocre Motherhood with Abbie M is for Mama

I just loved this discussion with Abbie, from M is for Mama. She is a mom of 10, with four of those being two sets of identical twins! She graciously shares her evolution as a mom, what got her through the harder seasons and how she is able to take things in stride with the perspective that comes from seeing some of your kids grow beyond the baby phase. She has so much wisdom to share with all of us!

Buy Abbie's book- https://www.christianbook.com/for-mama-rebellion-against-mediocre-motherhood/abbie-halberstadt/9780736983778/pd/983775

Follow along with Abbie:

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/m.is.for.mama/

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbNijc2seCn3ZKNwOOLrnzQ

Blog- https://misformama.net/

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You can get the review here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8CaB1n31iI

Grab my Ebook recently updated with ALL of my sourdough recipes here- https://withered-breeze-7467.ck.page/9aea28a530

Get my free 10 day course on how to start a blog here- https://withered-breeze-7467.ck.page/fc79cda297

Follow along with Farmhouse on Boone:

The blog- https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/

The Youtube channel- https://www.youtube.com/farmhouseonboone Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/farmhouseonboone/

GRAB MY FREE EBOOKS

5 Steps to an Organized Kitchen Mini Guide - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/5-steps-organized-kitchen-mini-guide

Cleaning with Essential Oils - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/cleaning-essential-oils-ebook

5 Kefir Smoothie Recipes - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/5-kefir-smoothie-recipes-ebook

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Thanks again for listening and I'll see you in the next episode of the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast!

2021-12-09
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111. What do I LET GO when trying to get it all done? Cons of having a large family | Q and A

Chatting motherhood, organization, minimalism, breastfeeding, homeschool and chores with kids in this  q and a episode of the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast. 

Want to start your own blog?

Get my FREE blogging success masterclass: https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/masterclass-registration

Berkey water filter with Simple Farmhouse Life podcast discount- https://www.berkeyfilters.com/collections/simple-farmhouse-life?a_aid=5b2cf1884101a&a_bid=d2a30b6f

You can get the review here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8CaB1n31iI

Grab my Ebook recently updated with ALL of my sourdough recipes here- https://withered-breeze-7467.ck.page/9aea28a530

Follow along with Farmhouse on Boone:

The blog- https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/

The Youtube channel- https://www.youtube.com/farmhouseonboone Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/farmhouseonboone/

GRAB MY FREE EBOOKS

5 Steps to an Organized Kitchen Mini Guide - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/5-steps-organized-kitchen-mini-guide

Cleaning with Essential Oils - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/cleaning-essential-oils-ebook

5 Kefir Smoothie Recipes - https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/5-kefir-smoothie-recipes-ebook

Farmhouse Favorites Sourdough Recipes - https://withered-breeze-7467.ck.page/9aea28a530

Thanks again for listening and I'll see you in the next episode of the Simple Farmhouse Life podcast!

2021-12-02
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