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The 3 common seed starting mistakes
The 3 common seed starting mistakes

the 3 common seed starting mistakes. So we’re all starting seeds, some of us have been starting seeds. And the questions are starting to come in. What’s going on with my seedlings? What did I do wrong? And so we put together this podcast of the three common mistakes we’re…

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I Still Believe In Natural Medicine
I Still Believe In Natural Medicine

We’re excited about the topic today. I still believe in natural medicine. I’ve just been compelled to start talking more about natural medicine and nature’s tools. How we should, really, put more stock in what they have to offer. I keep seeing the word, science, flying around…

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Composting 101
Composting 101

How to start composting the easy way! How to start your compost pile, bin, or worm bin! Welcome to this schoolhouse life episode on composting! how do I start? what do I use? where do I put it? How to start composting the easy way. Let’s get started! Just wanted to let you know real

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Top 10 priorities for homesteading
Top 10 priorities for homesteading

Hey friends, we are diving into The Top 10 Priorities for your homestead and how to make it all work. In this one, Lacey and I had a ton of fun with, we’d love for you to join us, listen to some of these. Try and guess what Lacey’s top one priority is in this

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Easy Homemade Bird Feeders To Make with kids
Easy Homemade Bird Feeders To Make with kids

These easy homemade bird feeders to make with kids are such a fun and easy project that will get them outside and seeing birdies!  Making easy homemade bird feeders with kids out of home waste is a good way to help the environment and the animals! Feeding the birds, and reducing…

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Nurture your kids outside your own skillset
Nurture your kids outside your own skillset

Do you know how to nurture your kids? Are you stuck in old ways? Afraid of starting in the wrong place? Not sure how to make sure your kids are getting the foundation for the learning they need? Listen in as Elle Cole and I talk about nurturing kids outside of our own skillset. Elle

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Your most burning questions about curriculum, ANSWERED!
Your most burning questions about curriculum, ANSWERED!

Do you have so many questions about curriculum? Like, ‘What curriculum is a good fit for your family?’ With SO MANY options it can be completely overwhelming finding the right fit. Where do you even start? Listen and Serena and I talk about this issue. Learn as we delve deeper into…

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What are you desperate for?
What are you desperate for?

Someone just e-mailed us, and they are dealing with pain. They said that they are desperate for relief. She’s young, active, and struggling with arthritis. Her doctors don’t have any more ideas, and she’s tried everything. She wants to try something different. Her email got me thinking&#8230…

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What are you desperate for?
What are you desperate for?

Someone just e-mailed us, and they are dealing with pain. They said that they are desperate for relief. She’s young, active, and struggling with arthritis. Her doctors don’t have any more ideas, and she’s tried everything. She wants to try something different. Her email got me thinking&#8230…

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Regenerative Agriculture: Kiss The Ground, a story
Regenerative Agriculture: Kiss The Ground, a story

We are going to have our first event on Schoolhouse and its about regenerative agriculture! A short recap about the Schoolhouse, it is an awesome old farmhouse that we fixed up to hold events, classes on oils, self-sufficiency, and lots of other things we are super passionate about! We are going…

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Regenerative Agriculture with Hannah Eisloeffel
Regenerative Agriculture with Hannah Eisloeffel

Let’s dive deep into regenerative agriculture, and talk about it with Hannah Eisloeffel in this podcast episode. Hannah has what most farmers would call a small-scale farm at around 2 acres but she and her partner are making a huge impact with that acreage! Their land actually has a…

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Child’s development: What to expect
Child’s development: What to expect

Are you fully aware about what your child’s development should be like? Do you know anything about your child’s psychology? Or consciousness?Do you know the milestones of brain development? Or how to find a curriculum that best supports that? As parents we all worry so much about all of…

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Are you putting too much pressure on your homeschool experience?

Homeschooling is not an easy thing, and some of us homeschool parents wants it to be perfect that we put too much pressure on us and our kids. So here is another homeschooling episode where we talk with Nicki Truesdell about her homeschool experience. Learn what it is like being homeschooled and…

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Homeschooling Co-op
Homeschooling Co-op

Homeschool mays sound daunting… more so the thought of picking a curriculum. Then what about homeschooling co-op, ever heard about it? When you are new to homeschool you may feel like you are not doing enough. But the thing is almost every homeschool family I know struggled with that…

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Being a Homeschool Dad
Being a Homeschool Dad

Want to know how to be a homeschool dad? Then tune in and listen as Rob James and I chatted about what homeschooling looks like as a dad. A lot of dads are now staying home or looking into staying at home more, and this poses a lot of questions. You can check out more

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Do you reduce and reuse?
Do you reduce and reuse?

Do you also reduce your trash and reuse some of your things? Because, us, on the homestead practice reusing and we hope that by listening on this podcasts you’ll find ways to do the same and more! So listen on as we give you tips! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can learn and hear…

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Regenerative Agriculture Meats
Regenerative Agriculture Meats

“Let your food be your medicine” is a phrase we always hear. But the thing is meat is making us sicker than ever. Good thing we have Regenerative Agriculture. This is where the meats produced are surely healthy and has omegas 3s, FOR REAL!!!! That and a lot more. Listen to our…

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COVID-19: An Interview With Someone Who Recovered

Here is a podcast episode that is very timely and very helpful for everyone anywhere in the world. These are things you should know about COVID-19 straight from a person who has recovered from it. The fear of COVID is real. Fear of getting it, and fear of not recovering. That fear can be…

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Compost Tea For The Garden
Compost Tea For The Garden

Year of the Garden Is it me or does this year seem like an amazing garden year? I hope yours is doing really well too. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that our lives have slowed down a lot. And I get my therapy by being in the garden,

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How to Stay Healthy at Work
How to Stay Healthy at Work

During this pandemic, a lot of people are now working from home, but some are still working from the office. If that is the case they are risking their health and wondering how they can stay healthy then we might just be able to help you. In our podcasts, you’ll learn effective and easy…

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Homeschooling: The idea of de-schooling

Have you ever thought about homeschooling your kids? Have you ever thought about teaching them? Can you? It may be a little heavy, to do such a thing but we are willing to help you lighten that load. Afterall, as mothers or parents, we will always be our children’s first teacher. Along…

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Why NOT to keep a distance
Why NOT to keep a distance

DON’T keep a distance Feeling aggressive? Short-tempered? Straight angry? You probably need to touch someone, and that can be REAL tricky right now. Being able to touch which is the thing we’re avoiding most right now may have a major role to play in our overall health. As luck would…

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Why You Should Care About Permaculture
Why You Should Care About Permaculture

Permaculture is so much more than being one with nature as others say, it is so much more. It is a way of life that can help us with our health and community. We all have a health issue we want to deal with–anxiety, weight management, sleeplessness, bad hair, bad skin–it…

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Make Your Home A Permaculture Oasis with Brandy Hall
Make Your Home A Permaculture Oasis with Brandy Hall

Have you ever had that surreal feeling of, “This is the life!”? Well, you would feel that when first thing you see out your door are ready to eat juicy ripe berries. That is life. It is life! And you can totally have it! Listen as Brandy Hall and I talk about that life, the

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Make Summer Homeschool Work For You!
Make Summer Homeschool Work For You!

Have been wondering what to do with the kids this summer? How to make it work with everyone at home? Then tune in and listen as we discuss the ins and outs of a summer homeschool. Get tips on what to do when you want to homeschool, what to look for and how you can

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Harvest Season: Produce and Preserves
Harvest Season: Produce and Preserves

What parts of this harvest season do you want to save? It is harvest season and we really want to know what part of this season’s harvest you want to save… and I’m not talking in metaphors. We hosted a live webinar on canning and preserving foods of all kinds. I invited two of…

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Hey friend, it’s me.
Hey friend, it’s me.

To be a bridge in between current issues I am not sure what to say, but I’m called to say that we want to be a part of the solution–on all fronts. More so with the current issues bombarding our society that is already and practically on life support. Do the best you can until

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Garden Tower: Why you should get one NOW
Garden Tower: Why you should get one NOW

Have a small area to garden? Or a deep desire to NEVER WEED AGAIN?! Then the garden tower is your solution. How it all began While we live on plenty of lands to have a large garden, what we found is by late July our motivation was lacking, the heat rising and our love of

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Are we near the end?
Are we near the end?

Are we really near the end?  …And I am not talking about the end of the world. I am talking about the end of the pandemic. Because I really feel like the fog is lifting.  Do you? Let’s just focus on that feeling. What we’ve been up to… so far in this pandemic We…

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The Truth About Beekeeping
The Truth About Beekeeping

Today we’re talking about beekeeping. People ask us about beekeeping all the time and we have had varied experience with beekeeping and we’re gonna be brutally honest with you. We hope you’re excited about beekeeping and what it might look like. How we started beekeeping Lacey…

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