134 episodes

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.

Simple Farmhouse Life Lisa Bass

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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.

    134. Teaching Kids About Farming | Brianna Widen of Widnor Farms

    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.

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

    RESOURCES

    Digital Farm Club

    The Justin Rhodes Show

    Kate @themoderndaysettler

    Kate @venisonfordinner

    CONNECT

    Brianna Widen of Widnor Farms | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

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

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    • 44 min
    133. Should Everyone Try Making Cheese at Home? | Robyn Jackson of Cheese From Scratch | Homestead Cheesemaking

    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)

    RESOURCES

    Cheesemaking.com

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking by David Asher

    Homestead Cheesemaking 101 Course | Use code SimpleFarmhouseLife10 for 10% off your purchase of any of Robyn’s course plans

    CONNECT

    Robyn Jackson of Cheese From Scratch | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Podcast

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

    Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

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    View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

    • 35 min
    132. What to Look for When Buying an Old Farmhouse | Cathy & Garrett Poshusta of The Grit and Polish

    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!)

    CONNECT

    Cathy & Garrett Poshusta of The Grit and Polish | Website | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest | Facebook

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

    Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

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    View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

    • 44 min
    131. Getting Kids Outside | Ginny Yurich of 1000 Hours Outside

    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

    CONNECT

    Ginny Yurich of 1000 Hours Outside | Website | Podcast | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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

    Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

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    • 45 min
    130. American Agriculture | Natalie Kovarik of Kovarik Cattle Co.

    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.

    CONNECT

    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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    • 27 min
    129. Learning Old-Fashioned Skills | Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family

    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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    View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

    • 42 min

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Love this podcast. Lisa has definitely inspired me to try more make-from-scratch projects. I love her relaxed approach to creative projects. She makes things like sour dough appear way less daunting! And her approach to parenting. She makes having a large family look like a joy rather than a burden. it’s refreshing to hear from someone who is so authentic. I’m a little addicted to this podcast. Thank you (all the way from New Zealand).

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