Small Home Farm Radio show

Small Home Farm Radio

Summary: Small Home Farm Radio is a half-hour podcast about how to increase self-sufficiency and have fun while doing it. About once a week Erin talks about small-scale farming, gardening, home-schooling, natural remedies, and… whatever else she finds interesting to talk about. Small Home Farming is a mindset. It’s getting back to our roots and becoming less dependant on others to take care of many of our basic needs. It’s about gaining competency in a variety of areas that can enhance your lifestyle and stretch your budget. It’s about paying ourselves instead of paying others to provide for us. Anyone can become a Small Home Farmer, whether you live in the country or in a high-rise apartment with nothing more than a balcony or windowsill to grow a few herbs or vegetables.

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 Episode #051: From Earth to Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:31

Join us in our latest Episode for a discussion of what healthy soil is and how to get it with David Schleicher, author of the newly released gardening book, From Earth to Health. Erin also shares tips on preserving food … Continue reading →

 Episode #050: Getting Started With Culinary Herbs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:35

If you’d like to try something new in the kitchen and in your garden, consider growing your own culinary herbs! Linda Esch from Turkey Hill Farm joins us this episode to talk about getting started growing and cooking with herbs. … Continue reading →

 Episode #049: Dairy Doo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:46

This episode Erin talks to Justin Morgan from industry leader Morgan Compost about how they got started, their impact on the holistic food industry, and what goes into healthy seed starting medium.  What’s a girl to do when she gets … Continue reading →

 Episode #048: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:27

This week we listen to the second half of Erin’s interview with Ryan Walker from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy about getting started with endangered and rare heritage breeds of livestock for your farm.  Erin also shares a tip about … Continue reading →

 Episode #047: Endangered, Rare, and Heritage Livestock Breeds – Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:39

This episode, Erin talks with Ryan Walker of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy ( Small Home Farmers are in a unique position to help preserve – and to benefit from – including Heritage Breeds in their selection of home farm … Continue reading →

 Episode #046: Small Home Orcharding Made Easy – Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:03

Join us for the second installment in Erin’s recent presentation on Small Home Orcharding at an Organic Gardening Workshop in Northeast Michigan. This episode, Erin helps you see that pruning, thinning, disease and pest control, and other routine maintenance doesn’t … Continue reading →

 Episode #045: Small Home Orcharding Made Easy – Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:44

This episode is the first in a two-part installment of Erin’s recorded presentation on Small Home Orcharding* at a recent Organic Gardening Workshop in Northeast Michigan.  She covers planning, choosing varieties, and pruning in a way that encourages small home … Continue reading →

 Episode #044: Lambing Season | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:32

What goes on during lambing season on a sheep farm?  Sue Carey joins us again for an informative chat about what you need to know about lambing!  We also talk about animal tracks, share a listener-recommended whole wheat bread recipe, … Continue reading →

 Episode #043: Around the Farm in Winter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:33

There’s been a long cold snap in the AuSable River Valley this month, and the folks at Aspendale Farm are getting some new rooms in their basement, too. Is January really all that quiet on the farm?  There are still … Continue reading →

 Episode #042: Make Your Own Sausage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:30

When wintertime rolls around, the folks at Aspendale Farm like to spend more time in the kitchen enjoying all the food they’ve produced over the past year.  Join Erin as she tells you how to make your own homemade pork … Continue reading →

 Episode #041: Special Winter & Holiday Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:35

‘Tis the season for wintry festivities! Join us for a special Winter/Christmas/Holiday episode of Small Home Farm Radio. This week Erin divulges her family’s favorite homemade eggnog recipe, talks about winter traditions, and which varieties of Christmas trees hold up … Continue reading →

 Episode #040: Getting Started with Sheep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:44

Sheep can be versatile animals to add to your small home farm, not only for meat and wool, but they can be used to clear brushy land, keep the grass trimmed, or used in rotation with other animals as part … Continue reading →

 Episode #039: Four Generations in the Kitchen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:51

L-R: The Canny Preserver, Chelsea Daniels; Barbara Lahey; Cecily Lahey; Jackie Agamite Rousseau; Erin Lahey Join us for a special Thanksgiving episode.  How can you not talk about food when you get together for a big Thanksgiving meal?  Erin talks … Continue reading →

 Episode #038: Grow Your Own Small Fruits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:06

Have you considered stretching your home farming beyond the limits of vegetable gardening?  This episode Erin takes a look at the possibilities for growing small fruits, which can be done even in small-space and partly shady conditions.  Erin also checks … Continue reading →

 Episode #037: Your Garden Notes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:40

Fall is the perfect time to review what happened in your garden this year!  Erin encourages you to take notes now to help you plan better next year.  She also shares a great tool to help you keep track of … Continue reading →


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