27 episodes

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.

Simple Homesteading Life Ann Accetta-Scott

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    • 4.5 • 17 Ratings

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.

    S2-E6 | 5 Tip to Making your Homesteading Dreams a Reality

    S2-E6 | 5 Tip to Making your Homesteading Dreams a Reality

    In this episode I talk about how to make your dreams a reality. Many will quit the homesteading life because they become frustrated and do not have the necessary information to achieve living a sustainable homesteading life. 

    I want to share with you how we problem solve projects and goals to accomplish what we need in order to continue living a sustainable life. In detail I talk about:


    Find the workaround for projects which will hinder your ability to live sustainably.
    Determine if it is the right time to incorporate another project.
    Research thoroughly the task which you need to accomplish. 
    Find your community.
    Plan accordingly. 

    This life is worth living, do not walk away from your dreams because the reality of achieving it is difficult. 

    #homesteading #sustainableliving #goalsetting

    • 24 min
    S2-EP 5 Tips on Raising Homesteading Kids

    S2-EP 5 Tips on Raising Homesteading Kids

    I like to believe that our 7 children have learned something from us over the years. In truth, I pray that out of the 7 at least 2 will seek to live the life we do. However, each child is their own person and their dreams may not always align with ours. 

    There are two types of homesteading kids:


    Ones that are born into this life
    Children who are brought into this life

    Today's podcast covers the latter of the two, the kids who were uprooted from everything they know and brought on this homesteading journey.

    In this podcast episode I give 5 tips on how to raise homesteading children, along with how to instill the values of living a simple, traditional life. This can be accomplished with children of all ages, when you begin is key. 

    Once our kids are gone and we become empty nesters, Justin and I know we've done something right when our children share with their children the stories of our homestead and why we chose to live the way we do.

    #homesteading #homestead #homesteadingkids

    • 24 min
    S2-EP 4 | Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Justin

    S2-EP 4 | Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Justin

    He's back! My husband has joined me for another episode, and this time we're talking about whether we can survive the zombie apocalypse or not. Through all the joking, we did cover a few good points, but with him, you never know whether you're going to laugh your way through the episode or learn something. 

    I promise, once he get's his feet wet a bit more we'll talk more on living a sustainable life with your spouse. So for now, enjoy this very candid conversation about surviving the apocalypse!

    Also, we talked about our Harvest Right freeze dryer. This appliance is pricy, however, it makes a big difference in home food preservation. 

    #homesteading #sustainableliving #homesteadinglife

    • 26 min
    S2-EP 3 | My Time Off-Grid

    S2-EP 3 | My Time Off-Grid

    Let me preface this with, what a humbling experience it was. Six days of no electricity or water teaches you a valuable lesson, you're not as prepared as you thought you were. In this episode I talk about the overall experience as well as, what I could live without and what I must have on hand. 

    Would I live off-grid full time? I'm still wondering this myself.

    *please note, this original episode was accidently deleted 

    Discover more about our homesteading journey on my website - afarmgirlinthemaking.com and make sure to sign up for our newsletter. You can also find us on FB, IG, and YouTube under @afarmgirlinthemaking

    Preserve foods as a sustainable homesteader would, grab a copy of my book The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest. An easy to comprehend guide to canning, fermenting, drying, curing, freezing, and storing fresh foods. 

    • 37 min
    S2-EP 2 | Homesteading with my Husband - special guest, my husband!

    S2-EP 2 | Homesteading with my Husband - special guest, my husband!

    I am so very thrilled to announce that Justin, my husband, joined me on this podcast episode! And also that I ordered a new mic because this one stinks. For this episode I wanted to give you a view of how he and I work together, and what it looks like behind the scene. He's a great man with a lot of heart, and I am so very glad you get to meet him. 

    We spent 30 minutes talking about working together, his perspectives, goals, and how difficult and rewarding it can be to homestead on top of working 40 to 50 hours a week outside of the home. The most incredible outcome of this podcast, we both learned something new about each other in this episode. 

    Working with your spouse can be difficult, regardless of how close the two of you are, each has a different mindset and that is how God intended it to be. Learning how to meet in the middle is key to accomplishing great things. 

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    My Sustainable Garden Workbook is now available for pre-order at a discounted price for a limited time. Grab your copy now! 

    Need help using up the items which you painstakingly preserved? My Pantry to Table Cookbook will do just that! Enjoy traditional hearty recipes which are easy to make using items from the pantry. 

    #homesteading #farmlife #marriage

    • 29 min
    S2-EP 1 | Establishing a Homesteading Mission Statement

    S2-EP 1 | Establishing a Homesteading Mission Statement

    For the past 5 years I have created a personal mission statement for myself. This has allowed me to remain on task for what I seek to accomplish throughout the year. A mission statement is designed to keep you focused or refocus yourself when things become hectic, and trust me, it's going to happen. 

    In this episode I share with to you why I began creating a personal mission statement verses a family or property one. I am also sharing with you what my 2021 mission statement covers. You won't be surprised to know that it covers homesteading, self, and my personal relationships.

    Also, here are the links which I talked about in this episode: 

    My books: 

    Pantry to Table Cookbook

    The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest

    The Sustainable Garden Workbook (pre-order now at a discounted price)

    Stay up-to-date on future courses, books, workbooks, recipes, preserving tips and recipes, and homestead related articles by joining my email list. 

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

zengypsymomma ,

Simply Homestead

I am so thrilled that Ann started a podcast! I LOVE her book. I LOVED her talk at the Homesteaders of America conference last year. She is amazingly down to earth and insightful. It’s so much easier for me to listen to podcasts while doing homestead or household chores or working from home and I cannot wait to absorb Ann’s wisdom in this way. ❤️

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