28 episodes

Our goal will be to bring you helpful, engaging and motivational content, every 10 days or so. We will appeal to homesteaders of any skill level and experience. The Homestead Podcast will now have a voice you can take with you. Our goal is to glean some of the best current Small Farm, Sustainability & Homestead Living FB Group questions as well as tap into some of the knowledge from many of the “rockstars” our Small Farm Group – those in the lifestyle.

The Homestead Podcast is not to be about us…. but more about you. After 11 years of owning the Small Farm, Sustainability & Homestead Living FB Group, we want to make homesteading information, more accessible, more flexible and more entertaining.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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Our goal will be to bring you helpful, engaging and motivational content, every 10 days or so. We will appeal to homesteaders of any skill level and experience. The Homestead Podcast will now have a voice you can take with you. Our goal is to glean some of the best current Small Farm, Sustainability & Homestead Living FB Group questions as well as tap into some of the knowledge from many of the “rockstars” our Small Farm Group – those in the lifestyle.

The Homestead Podcast is not to be about us…. but more about you. After 11 years of owning the Small Farm, Sustainability & Homestead Living FB Group, we want to make homesteading information, more accessible, more flexible and more entertaining.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy

    Storing Your Garden Seeds: Creating a System That Works For You in 2024.

    Storing Your Garden Seeds: Creating a System That Works For You in 2024.

    Carol & Jamie of 2GalsHomesteading.com are your homesteading co-hosts. Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.
    Storing garden seeds on your homestead is crucial for ensuring a bountiful harvest year after year. Proper storage helps maintain seed viability and protects against pests and environmental damage. Here are key points to remember:
    Container Choice: Use airtight containers such as glass jars, metal tins, or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids to keep out moisture and pests.Cool, Dry Location: Store seeds in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and seed spoilage. A basement or root cellar is ideal.Temperature Considerations: Seeds last longest when stored at cool, stable temperatures. Aim for 32-41°F (0-5°C) for most seeds.Darkness: Keep seeds in a dark location to protect them from light, which can reduce their viability over time.Humidity Control: Use silica gel packets or dry rice to absorb any excess moisture inside the storage container.Labeling: Properly label each container with the seed type and date of storage to keep track of their age and viability.Seed Saving: Consider saving seeds from your healthiest plants for future use, ensuring you have a supply of seeds adapted to your specific growing conditions.
    By following these guidelines, you can preserve the quality and viability of your garden seeds, ensuring a successful harvest for years to come.
    Perfectly preserve all your favorite foods with very little effort. Easily create a home food supply that is tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation methods.
    Avid Armor When we mention Avid Armor, we're talking about a high quality Guide Series chamber vacuum sealer.
    The newest series of Avid Armor is the GS 41 - one series, two sealers, endless pursuits.
    Avid Armor always keeps their customers' passions in mind and when deciding to launch new products, they wanted to create a series of sealers that encompass just that.
    Whatever your passion . . . Avid Armor will Guide you there.
    Until next time... Put some Kefir on it!
    Thank-you PeteCoSupply.comPeteCoSupply.com is a generous supporter of this podcast. Their sponsorship gift allows us to pay for the hosting of this podcast. PeteCoSupply
    PeteCoSupply.com is a small, family-owned business located in the heart of farmland in central Iowa. We take pride in providing you with the best service and products in one place. We bring over 25 years of customer service experience, strong relationships with vendors, and strong product knowledge to one place. PeteCo Supply is where Quality Meets Service, and we're dedicated to making your shopping experience seamless. PeteCo Supply is a financial supporter of this podcast. The financial gift pays for the annual hosting fees necessary to distribute our episodes. We work closely with our vendors, distributors, and manufacturers, who will often ship the product directly to you. Although we're looking to expand our services, we only ship within the United States at this time.
    Check out PeteCoSupply
    Mentioned in this episode:
    MediaTrendsX LLC
    Recording, editing, audio production and marketing of The Homestead Podcast is the responsibility of MediaTrendsX.

    The Homestead Podcast is an audio product of MediaTrendsX, a limited...

    • 34 min
    A Christmas Wish & Review

    A Christmas Wish & Review

    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
    Carol & Jamie of 2GalsHomesteading.com are your homesteading co-hosts. Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.
    LinksWhirleyPopUPANForJars Save 10% with code 'smallfarm'MagiDomeMudMixerHarvestRight
    We use a medium sized Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. If you Like Canning or Dehydrating, You're Going To Love Freeze Drying.
    Perfectly preserve all your favorite foods with very little effort. Easily create a home food supply that is tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation methods.
    Avid Armor When we mention Avid Armor, we're talking about a high quality Guide Series chamber vacuum sealer.
    The newest series of Avid Armor is the GS 41 - one series, two sealers, endless pursuits.
    Avid Armor always keeps their customers' passions in mind and when deciding to launch new products, they wanted to create a series of sealers that encompass just that.
    Whatever your passion . . . Avid Armor will Guide you there.
    Until next time... Put some Kefir on it!
    Thank-you PeteCoSupply.comPeteCoSupply.com is a generous supporter of this podcast. Their sponsorship gift allows us to pay for the hosting of this podcast. PeteCoSupply
    PeteCoSupply.com is a small, family-owned business located in the heart of farmland in central Iowa. We take pride in providing you with the best service and products in one place. We bring over 25 years of customer service experience, strong relationships with vendors, and strong product knowledge to one place. PeteCo Supply is where Quality Meets Service, and we're dedicated to making your shopping experience seamless. PeteCo Supply is a financial supporter of this podcast. The financial gift pays for the annual hosting fees necessary to distribute our episodes. We work closely with our vendors, distributors, and manufacturers, who will often ship the product directly to you. Although we're looking to expand our services, we only ship within the United States at this time.
    Check out PeteCoSupply
    Mentioned in this episode:
    MediaTrendsX LLC
    Recording, editing, audio production and marketing of The Homestead Podcast is the responsibility of MediaTrendsX.

    The Homestead Podcast is an audio product of MediaTrendsX, a limited liability company, based in Minnesota USA.


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy

    • 19 min
    Pumpkin Palooza: From Seed to Supper – A Homesteader's Guide to Cooking, Canning, and More!

    Pumpkin Palooza: From Seed to Supper – A Homesteader's Guide to Cooking, Canning, and More!

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestead Podcast!
    This time, we're diving deep into the vibrant world of pumpkins. From savoring mouthwatering pumpkin-infused dishes to mastering the art of preserving this autumn treasure, we've got you covered.
    Join us as we share tips on cooking with pumpkin, roasting those addictive seeds, spicing up chili, freeze-drying for long-lasting freshness, and the art of canning. Get ready for a Pumpkin Palooza – your homesteading adventure starts here!
    LinksWhirleyPopUPANForJars Save 10% with code 'smallfarm'MIGardenerHarvestRight
    Carol & Jamie of 2GalsHomesteading.com are your homesteading co-hosts.
    Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.
    We use a medium sized Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. If you Like Canning or Dehydrating, You're Going To Love Freeze Drying.
    Perfectly preserve all your favorite foods with very little effort. Easily create a home food supply that is tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation methods.
    Avid Armor When we mention Avid Armor, we're talking about a high quality Guide Series chamber vacuum sealer.
    The newest series of Avid Armor is the GS 41 - one series, two sealers, endless pursuits.
    Avid Armor always keeps their customers' passions in mind and when deciding to launch new products, they wanted to create a series of sealers that encompass just that.
    Whatever your passion . . . Avid Armor will Guide you there.
    Until next time... Put some Kefir on it!
    Thank-you PeteCoSupply.comPeteCoSupply.com is a generous supporter of this podcast. Their sponsorship gift allows us to pay for the hosting of this podcast. PeteCoSupply
    PeteCoSupply.com is a small, family-owned business located in the heart of farmland in central Iowa. We take pride in providing you with the best service and products in one place. We bring over 25 years of customer service experience, strong relationships with vendors, and strong product knowledge to one place. PeteCo Supply is where Quality Meets Service, and we're dedicated to making your shopping experience seamless. PeteCo Supply is a financial supporter of this podcast. The financial gift pays for the annual hosting fees necessary to distribute our episodes. We work closely with our vendors, distributors, and manufacturers, who will often ship the product directly to you. Although we're looking to expand our services, we only ship within the United States at this time.
    Check out PeteCoSupply
    Mentioned in this episode:
    MediaTrendsX LLC
    Recording, editing, audio production and marketing of The Homestead Podcast is the responsibility of MediaTrendsX.

    The Homestead Podcast is an audio product of MediaTrendsX, a limited liability company, based in...

    • 53 min
    Chicory and Mullein: Uncovering the Benefits of Unique Plants on the Podcast - 2GH Coffee and Conversation

    Chicory and Mullein: Uncovering the Benefits of Unique Plants on the Podcast - 2GH Coffee and Conversation

    Let's talk about weeds
    In this episode of the Homestead Podcast, co-hosts Carol and Jamie discuss their busy schedules and lack of time for research. They mention their ongoing exploration of homemade lotions and potions but decide to hold off on sharing until they have mastered what they are working on.
    They also talk about drying herbs, including lemon balm and oregano, but note that they have personal preferences on which herbs they can handle due to their strong scents. Jamie shares her experience with drinking lemon tea, which she found to be refreshing and beneficial for various health concerns. Carol asks about dandelion tea, which Jamie explains can be bitter but is believed to have diuretic properties.
    They touch on the cost and reluctance to visit the doctor, highlighting the use of herbal books as alternatives for self-care.
    Carol discusses the herbs plantain, lemon balm and the Mullein plant. Carol ordered "the Lost Book of Herbs" so she can quit bothering Jamie to look up stuff for her.
    The new cooktop is in the island in Carol's kitchen island
    Carol canned Rhubarb concentrate using these lids
    Carol also made toad in a hole British style with our new cast iron UPAN
    Timestamps
    00:00:29 Homesteading and herbal remedies discussed.00:05:08 Exploring herbal remedies and uses.00:10:43 Herbs can be used creatively.00:16:57 Old appliances don't last long.00:23:29 Beef heart can be disguised.00:33:08 Cast iron pan worked well.00:38:10 Setting up drip irrigation system.00:41:07 Drip irrigation requires ongoing maintenance.00:44:18 Gardening tips and weather updates.
    Links
    ~ForJars.shop~UpanFryPan.com
    ~Lotions & Potions (cont)
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    Thank-you PeteCoSupply.comPeteCoSupply.com is a generous supporter of this podcast. Their sponsorship gift allows us to pay for the hosting of this podcast. PeteCoSupply
    PeteCoSupply.com is a small, family-owned business located in the heart of farmland in central Iowa. We take pride in providing you with the best service and products in one place. We bring over 25 years of customer service experience, strong relationships with vendors, and strong product knowledge to one place. PeteCo Supply is where Quality Meets Service, and we're dedicated to making your...

    • 47 min
    Lotions & Potions - 2GH Coffee and Conversation

    Lotions & Potions - 2GH Coffee and Conversation

    Over iced-coffee (it's hot out), Carol and Jamie discuss what they have been doing in their kitchens, gardens and on the farm.
    We talked about:Attending Curdfest, in Brooton, MN
    Carol's Herd Shares announcement
    ForJars.shop and a 10% coupon code offer.
    Coconut oil for fly control
    Thank-you PeteCoSupply.comPeteCoSupply.com is a generous supporter of this podcast. Their sponsorship gift allows us to pay for the hosting of this podcast. PeteCoSupply
    PeteCoSupply.com is a small, family-owned business located in the heart of farmland in central Iowa. We take pride in providing you with the best service and products in one place. We bring over 25 years of customer service experience, strong relationships with vendors, and strong product knowledge to one place. PeteCo Supply is where Quality Meets Service, and we're dedicated to making your shopping experience seamless. PeteCo Supply is a financial supporter of this podcast. The financial gift pays for the annual hosting fees neccesary to distribute our episodes. We work closely with our vendors, distributors, and manufacturers, who will often ship the product directly to you. Although we're looking to expand our services, we only ship within the United States at this time.
    Check out PeteCoSupply

    • 45 min
    Ep. 21 - Fall Gardening Secrets Unveiled: Optimal Timing, Seed Selection, and Using The Internet

    Ep. 21 - Fall Gardening Secrets Unveiled: Optimal Timing, Seed Selection, and Using The Internet

    In this episode, Jamie and Carol discuss the importance of preparing for fall gardening while it's still summertime. They talk about the different plants that can be started from seed and direct-sowed, and advise listeners on the best time to begin planting. They also share some personal experiences and observations on the challenges of gardening in changing weather conditions.
    SummaryThe hosts delve into the intricacies of fall gardening and emphasize the importance of timing. They advise listeners to determine the first frost date in their area and use the days of maturity on seed packets to determine the optimal planting time. The hosts also caution that certain crops, such as beets and carrots, require careful monitoring to avoid becoming woody or overripe. They stress the need to keep seeds moist during the germination process for successful growth. Overall, the episode underscores the importance of careful planning and timing in gardening.
    The hosts also discuss how the internet has revolutionized gardening research. They note that while in the past, they had to rely on books from the library, they can now easily find a wealth of information by typing their questions into Google or visiting gardening websites. However, they caution that it can be overwhelming to sift through all the information available. One of the hosts shares a helpful video they found on the Epic Gardener website, which provided guidance on when to plant different crops. The hosts agree that the internet has made gardening information more accessible and easier to find.
    In addition, the hosts share insights into their own garden spaces. One of them has free-range chickens that seem to help themselves to everything in the garden except for cacti. They speculate about whether the chickens have tried to eat the cacti but ultimately conclude that the chickens seem to leave them alone. This anecdotal evidence suggests that cacti may be a good plant to include in a garden with chickens, but it is important to note that this may not apply to all chickens or all types of cacti.
    Timestamps[00:00:33] Preparing for fall gardening. [00:04:11] Fall gardening tips. [00:06:24] Growing plants in the heat. [00:09:38] Fall vegetable planting. [00:13:46] When to start planting. [00:15:49] Winter plant survival. [00:19:23] Combating garden pests. [00:22:09] Fall gardening tips. [00:26:06] Home gardening struggles. [00:28:37] Seed Germination Tips. [00:31:19] Free range chickens and gardening.
    LinksForJars Save 10% with code 'smallfarm'GreenStalk Planter TowersThe Prairie Homestead
    Carol & Jamie of 2GalsHomesteading.com are your homesteading co-hosts. Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.
    We use a medium sized Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. If you Like Canning or Dehydrating, You're Going To Love Freeze Drying.
    Perfectly preserve all your favorite foods with very little effort. Easily create a home food supply that is tastier, healthier, and more diverse than any other food preservation methods.
    Avid Armor When we mention Avid Armor, we're talking about a high...

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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DF Farmstead ,

Great podcast!

There’s definitely material for all levels of homesteaders in these episodes. While listening, I almost feel as if I could be chatting with them! They’re very passionate about what they do and you can tell.

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