26 episodes

Let's learn a little about all things country! A podcast about moving from a subdivision to starting a farm. Join Ben and Lauren in learning to start and grow a farm. They are going to tell their learning experiences about moving, getting their first farm animal, fencing, remodeling, and so much more. They are still learning how to start a farm therefore conversations with other homestead owners will join the show as well

Simply Country Lauren Denny

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Let's learn a little about all things country! A podcast about moving from a subdivision to starting a farm. Join Ben and Lauren in learning to start and grow a farm. They are going to tell their learning experiences about moving, getting their first farm animal, fencing, remodeling, and so much more. They are still learning how to start a farm therefore conversations with other homestead owners will join the show as well

    Gardening Gurus at Portage View Farm Kay & Jordyn

    Gardening Gurus at Portage View Farm Kay & Jordyn

    Are you looking for information on how to START gardening? Are you looking for  ways to be more self sustaining? How about a good laugh? 

    Jordyn & Kay are in the Washington are where they are spending their days sharing their knowledge on all things gardening, and sharing their knowledge through fun relatable videos on social media. 

    This is coming from the lady who has FAKE plants in her front yard because she can't grow ANYTHING.... Jordyn and Kay even helped me see I could do it!! 

    Check out their social media sites for daily information tidbits and their website to grab their  guides and favorite tools.

    https://www.portageviewfarm.com/

    • 34 min
    Our Farm Animal Update

    Our Farm Animal Update

    Learning to raise animals is a journey we are on.... We are open to all the helpful suggestions and advice! The resources we have access to really helps, that's why I turn to the internet and vets!
    Our chickens and alpaca's health is the update on our podcast today!

    • 22 min
    Raising True Free Range Birds with Darcy from The Crowded Roost

    Raising True Free Range Birds with Darcy from The Crowded Roost

    Darcy from The Crowded Roost shares how they go from teaching in the classroom to teaching on social media about raising pastured birds in Oklahoma.

    Darcy and her family came to our ranch for a Meet and Greet in Summer 2021, that's when I learned about their story that they wanted to teach their children where food comes from, learning about responsibility, and sharing recipes online based on what they grow on their farm.

    The Crowded Roost is free range turkey and chicken, check out their social media and website to learn more about their farm. 
    https://www.thecrowdedroost.com/

    • 30 min
    Planning for the unexpected leave of the farm

    Planning for the unexpected leave of the farm

    What happens when you're gone off the farm for the day, a week, a month?
    This last few weeks we have been absent on this podcast because one of our family members have been in the hospital. This prompted the question, WHO or HOW will the ranch still run?

    My piece of advice, invite your friends, family, neighbors to join in on your daily routine just in case someone needs to step in. I know if you're like me, you LOVE your farm life, and being away from the farm isn't something that happens often. I know sharing your routine and inviting others to your farm might be something you can do the next time you socialize to invite others to join in on the farm life, I know they will love it!

    Thanks for listening!

    • 9 min
    Are you CLUELESS about FARMING? Start a farm, find the right animals, what equipment, find land, what to build.

    Are you CLUELESS about FARMING? Start a farm, find the right animals, what equipment, find land, what to build.

    Cindy & Mark call themselves the CLUESSLESS FARM. We share stories about starting a farm from scratch! Today's episode is perfect for someone who wants the ins and outs of where to buy animals, breeders vs auctions, what equipment is needed, how to find land even without a realtor, using social media, and more!

    Some of the animals we dive into is Scottish Highland Cows, Chickens, mini donkeys, and alpacas.

    Cindy says, "hopefully we can help someone else, because there is always someone else that is two steps behind you. I want them to see that you're going to come across issues but everything is figure-out-able. I think there is strength in numbers. If everyone pulls on one another we can help each other. -Cindy @cluelessfarm"

    • 43 min
    Going to an Animal Auction-Lessons Learned, Buying Animals, What to Expect

    Going to an Animal Auction-Lessons Learned, Buying Animals, What to Expect

    What a LEARNING EXPERIENCE! That is the best way to describe our experience going to an animal auction. Take our learning tips and run with them! Ben and I share our experience.

    Thank you for tuning in! 

    • 42 min

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