This is the Homesteading for Beginners podcast and I’m Mona Weathers, your homesteading mentor and coach. I’m here to encourage you to pursue your homesteading goals with the right mindset in a way that is healthy for you, your family and your community. If you desire to establish a solid foundation for your homesteading journey then you are in the right place. Join me as I share stories from the past 20 years of my own journey as well as practical and actionable steps you can take to START and MAINTAIN a healthy homesteading experience.
Ask Your Homesteading Questions
This is a shorty episode because I ended up getting sick. I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to ask you to ask me your questions.
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Working Toward Your Dreams
In this episode, I go over the sections in the Homesteading for Beginners workbook. I've created the workbook to help those of you who are really serious about making your homesteading dream become reality. Or if you are already started but need further guidance, this book is for you too.
It's the last day of the Off-Grid Homestead Bundle is approaching quickly. The bundle sales end on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 11:59 pm est. Visit my link below for more information ASAP!
BONUS: If you purchase the bundle using my link you will get one month's free access to my private community in SageSpot. Be sure to fill out this form or message me on Instagram.
You can also get the workbook by becoming a member of my private membership.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the membership or the bundle.
Homesteading Skills to Learn Next
Homesteading is about skill building; you can learn many skills right where you are, whether you live in an apartment or on acreage.
In this episode, I talk about skills you can learn based on where you live- small space, urban/suburban and acreage.
The Off-Grid Homestead Bundle has over 140 digital ebooks, workbooks and courses. I really don't want you to miss this. It's only available from September 16th- 25th.
Here are some of the topics the bundle covers...
How to start homesteading and live off the land Permaculture, organic gardening and holistic garden planning Foraging for mushrooms, nettles and herbs safely and sustainably Seed starting and seed saving for flowers and vegetables Canning and food preservation with water baths and pressure canning Self-sufficiency and thriving off-grid with smart solar-powered solutions Online income, Airbnb rentals and how to make money from a homestead Urban gardening and how to start a micro homestead from your apartment Creating chemical-free home products from natural ingredients Composting methods and how to repurpose scraps in your garden Organic farming, beekeeping and animal care Medicinal herbs and home remedies for a sovereign medicine cabinet Prepping, emergency preparedness and how to survive in the wilderness How to make your own skincare and beauty products from plants Recipes, sourdough baking, brewing, fermenting and cheese making Sovereign womanhood and holistic homebirth practices How to start homeschooling, nature groups and forest schools And much more! Share this information with friends because it's too good to keep to yourself.
Visit MonaWeathers.com to purchase the bundle.
I'm also doing a GIVEAWAY but you have to learn about it on my Instagram account. So go check it out!
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3 Skills to Master First
Can you guess what the 3 skills might be? Is it gardening? Or maybe sourdough making? Maybe it’s chicken keeping? Listen to the podcast to find out.
I wanted to make sure you know about the Off-Grid Homestead Bundle that will be launching on Sept. 16th and ending on Sept. 25th. If you are listening to this after Sept 25th I’m so sorry you missed it. There’s usually a new bundle about every 6 months and I plan to be a part of it again. It’s been an amazing experience.
I really don’t want you to miss this deal. Part of my job as your mentor and coach is to help you save money. We covered that in the checklist series. This bundle is a way for you to save a lot of money. You will be able to learn a ton of different homesteading skills by having access to over 140 digital books and courses. Plus, you will also get my new Homesteading for Beginners workbook in the bundle. The workbook is a more in-depth guide to getting you started. Over 100 different creators collaborated to put this bundle together.
You may even be following some of them on Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube. Be sure to listen to the end of this episode because a few of the creators have recorded a little bit about the products they have in this bundle. I thought it would be a nice touch for you to hear from a few of the creators themselves.
The topic I am discussing today is about skill building. Homesteading really is about skill building. It’s about building skills that allow us to be more self-sufficient and sustainable. It’s about having a set of skills that help ourselves, our families and our communities. It has a lot less to do with land size and more to do with how much we choose to produce instead of just consuming.
Don't forget to join my private homesteading for beginners membership launching on Sept. 16th. Become a founding member and get lots of extra perks. There are only 25 founding member spots available.
Become a Founding Member Links mentioned in this episode.
Homestead Bundle Waitlist and Info Mona's Instagram
How To Get Started Homesteading: Checklist Part 5
This is the last episode of our 5 part series where I talked about the Homesteading for Beginners checklist. I hope you enjoyed this series.
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Details about the new homesteading community founding members are below.
The first 25 members will be our Founding Members and have access to some extra perks.
Here are some of the things you can expect as a founding member of the Homesteading for Beginners community:
Free Homesteading for Beginners workbook. Group coaching video calls and support events. Giveaways One 1 on 1 coaching session a month. Low price of $10 a month (as long as your membership remains active). Full access to my library of instructional videos. That's a lot for just $10 a month, but I really just wanted my first members to have access to the best. SageSpot will be sponsoring some awesome giveaways for the first 3 months too so it will be a great opportunity for you.
Homesteading for Beginners Founding Member Information Off-Grid Homestead bundle will be for sale Sept 16th-25th. Over 100 products will be available for only $50. Click the link below to get put on my email list and I'll send you more info and keep you up-to-date. You can also get my Homesteading for Beginners workbook in this bundle.
Off-Grid Homestead Bundle Other links:
Mona's Instagram Homesteading for Beginners Checklist
How To Get Started Homesteading: Checklist Part 4
As a beginner, you are in a very good position because you can set yourself up in a way that avoids some pitfalls that come with this journey by listening to those that have gone ahead of you. I wish I had someone speak to my husband and me about what I’m going to share with you today.
Today we will be going over Part 4 of the Homesteading for Beginners checklist which covers the topic of saving money in preparation for your journey or projects on your homestead.
The topic of money is actually a huge pain point in a homesteader’s journey. If you desire to one day have a piece of property or you have a piece of property and can’t improve it, I share ways for you to find money to add to your homestead savings.
How much you want to save will have to do with what it is you are saving for. If you are saving for a down payment on a house with land, then this is likely going to take a long time but if you are saving for smaller things like a chicken coop then obviously it will take less time.
In either case, the way you save money is by reducing your spending or increasing your income or both. Listen to this episode to find money by reducing your spending and adding it to your savings account.
Homesteading for Beginners Founding Member Information Mona's Instagram Homesteading for Beginners Checklist
Thanks for putting out an amazing podcast for o help all of us newbies or even those considering homesteading! I totally just binged on the first 5 episodes and can’t wait to hear the next ones. I love learning and as we started our home stead and are still learning there is still so much to learn.
As a new homesteader I’m super thankful for this podcast!
Great podcast that can help anyone begin homesteading!