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Join Ann Accetta-Scott, author of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, curator of https://www.afarmgirlinthemaking.com, and encourager to those who seek to live a simple homesteading life. Each week brings forth seasonally based topics ranging from growing and raising your food, preserving the harvest, cooking from scratch, animal husbandry, establishing a homestead, living a chemical free and holistic life, and the emotions behind this blessed journey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/simple-homesteading-life/support

Simple Homesteading Life Ann Accetta-Scott

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Join Ann Accetta-Scott, author of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, curator of https://www.afarmgirlinthemaking.com, and encourager to those who seek to live a simple homesteading life. Each week brings forth seasonally based topics ranging from growing and raising your food, preserving the harvest, cooking from scratch, animal husbandry, establishing a homestead, living a chemical free and holistic life, and the emotions behind this blessed journey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/simple-homesteading-life/support

    Episode 14 | 5 Tips to Living a Simpler Life

    Episode 14 | 5 Tips to Living a Simpler Life

    In truth, there are more than the 5 tips mentioned here in order to live simply. However, the 5 tips I talk about make-up the mission statement for our homestead. For those who have additional tips feel free to share them in the comments! 


    Reduce your footprint
    Food Ownership
    Go Green

    As suggested, here are additional items to help you in the journey to living a simpler life.


    No Knead Bread (perfect for kids)
    Homemade Laundry Soap 
    DIY Clothesline
    My Book - The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest






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    Episode 13 | Month End Recap May 2020

    Episode 13 | Month End Recap May 2020

    I'm not sure whether May was a successful month around the property, or not. What I do know is that we've got our work cut out for us in June and I'm ready to get started! Here's to hoping the weather holds, the new pond in the middle of the yard is taken care of, and the kitchen garden is done by the end of the month...AMEN! 

    If you are not challenging yourself to set goals for the month do so. What better way to keep focus on achieving what is needed on the property? 

    As mentioned in this podcast:

    Vertical Gardening


    Vertical Gardening Video
    Gardenstalk Growing Towers use code FARMGIRL13 to receive $10 off your purchase!
    A-Frame Trellises

    #homestead #goals #garden


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    Episode 12 | Do you have what it takes to be a leader?

    Episode 12 | Do you have what it takes to be a leader?

    The homesteading community is growing by leaps and bounds, but it needs more leaders. More contributors. More individuals who seek to bring others into the life we live. Homesteading leaders come from all walks of life, the suburbs, small homesteads, large farms. You do not need a platform to be the leaders. You need to have passion about the life you live.

    In this podcast I cover how to organically draw people into the lives we live. Also, I've included a challenge for each one of you. Take the challenge and then sit back and watch the outcome. 

    Be the teacher, leader, sharer, giver, and encourager for the life we live. You have as much clout as I do on this matter.  



    #homestead #leadership #mentor


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    • 28 min
    Episode 11 | Eat What you Raise and ALL the Feelings Behind It

    Episode 11 | Eat What you Raise and ALL the Feelings Behind It

    Sustainable homesteaders are different than most. We have emotions which often can't be tamed. They are raw, and they are there. 

    The miracle of life should never be taken for granted. The individuals who view our lives often find it difficult to understand how we can value birth and the lives of our livestock just to consume it a few months later. Fair enough.

    Animals deserve being held, petted, talked to, cuddled with, be allowed to see the sun, stretch its legs, eat grass and bugs, and run free. Unfortunately, there are many which don't. Factory farming has taken away the understanding of where food comes from and the humanity it takes to be good stewards to our livestock. 

    One of my older children had asked how I felt when we butchered our livestock, and as I explained the about to him, he instantly understood. 

    Butchering day is just as rewarding as the day they were born. The animals on my homestead serve a purpose, and while they are here they will run free and live the lives they deserve to live. 

    This is what makes homesteading and farming worthwhile. This is what makes us capable of truly valuing the food we consume.

    RELATED ARTICLES:

    Raising Broiler Birds for Meat 

    Raising Rabbits for Meat

    Raising Coturnix Quail

    #sustainableliving #homestead #farming


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    Episode 10 | Are You a Lone Wolf?

    Episode 10 | Are You a Lone Wolf?

    Tell me, are you a lone wolf in this homesteading world. I am not talking about being a lone wolf among friends and extended family, no not at all. What I am talking about is, do you and your spouse run as a pack or are you a lone wolf? 

    I may touch a few nerves on this particular topic, but I think you'll have a better understand once I share whether I am a pack member or a lone wolf.  I talk about this topic with ease, simply because I have learned a lot about myself in the last 6 years.

    My goal is to get the lone wolves to become pack members. The process of getting there takes work, but more importantly, a lot of patience, grace, and forgiveness. 

    I have dreams and goal for this homesteading life I live. Big ones. Being a modern homesteading housewife is one of those dreams. If you haven't listened to this particular podcast go back and listen to it. I also wrote an in-depth blog on the desire of becoming a homesteading homemaker. 

    So, before you listen to this podcast ask yourself, in the homesteading life you live, are you a lone wolf or a pack member? 

    Homesteading Housewife podcast

    Homesteading Housewife blog post w/podcast

    #homestead #spouse #homesteadinglife


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    • 31 min
    Episode 9 | The Simple Life is Far from Being Simple

    Episode 9 | The Simple Life is Far from Being Simple

    I truly believe outsiders to the life we live consider us to have a romantic lifestyle. And maybe, just maybe it is our fault. We share beautiful photos of our gardens, livestock, home cooked meals and the items we've preserved. But, but, you and I know this life is far from being simple. It's work. Daily hard, labor intensive, work. And this work happens to rewards at the then of the day, for that I am thankful. In this episode I'm going to talk about the actual workload which goes into our lives that others do not see. 

    We seek to live a simple life because we know the benefits of doing so. Even through the mishaps which occur daily, and there are certainly daily mishaps. However, at the end of the chaos there are good things happening. 

    For those of you looking to raise your own meat, here's the link I mentioned in this podcast:

    https://afarmgirlinthemaking.com/poultry-processing-equipment-butchering-day/

    https://afarmgirlinthemaking.com/raising-broiler-chickens-meat/

    https://afarmgirlinthemaking.com/raising-turkeys-on-the-homestead/


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