The Contrary Farmstead

A large family's journey toward homestead resiliency.

About the show

A large family's journey toward homestead resiliency while rekindling the old time ways.

Episodes

  • Pulling Irons From The Fire

    November 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    Sometimes you gotta pull irons from the fire to focus on the flame...

  • LIVE SHOW-Pigs, Bees, House Update & The New RK Tractor

    September 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    Facebook Live episode where we're talking about this years PIGS, how we've neglected the BEES, progress on the HOME addition and the new TRACTOR!

  • Making REAL Change w/ Mark Shepard

    August 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
    beekeeper, beekeeping, bees, farmstead, fat bee man, homestead, hooting hills farm, mark shepard, permaculture, polyculture, rad, restoration agriculture

    Join us for a conversation with THE Contrary Farmer himself, Mark Shepard. Mark sheds light into the previous biodynamic and back to land movements and how thru Innovation and Iteration, REAL change in this world is made.

  • Wouldn't, Couldn't & Can't: Life Lessons Learned From The Fat Bee Man

    June 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    beekeeper, beekeeping, bees, farmstead, fat bee man, homestead, hooting hills farm, mark shepard, permaculture, polyculture, rad, restoration agriculture

    Learn from The Fat Bee Man in his yard affords opportunities to mot only be a better beekeeper, but a better you too. Join us as we dive into what its like learning hands from Don and how impactful folks like him and Mark Shepard have been in our life.

  • Spring Things & The Year Of Compromise

    May 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    Today we're talking about Garden and Beeyard updates and how we're learning to accept compromise with things we want to do around the farmstead in an effort to put the time and money into the things that need it the most.

  • Comfrey, Turkey Butchering & Community For Real

    April 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    bees, butchering, comfrey, community, herbal remedies, turkey

    Today were talking about Nature's most amazing and controversial healing plant, Comfrey! We also talk Turkey, our favorite way to package cuts and also dig into the evolution of building community, The Ohio GSD Crew and Community For real.

  • Bees, Trees & Bacon Seeds

    March 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    How do bees fit into our context? Hard lessons learned in the orchard and putting the pigs to work!

  • The OverAmbitious Farmstead

    March 14th, 2019  |  59 mins 3 secs
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    Over ambitiousness results in casualty...Whether its mental, physical or financial the impact of biting off more than you can chew isn't without consequence. Context and scale is key. Join us as we dive into our struggle large family style...

  • Kids, Keto & KonMari

    February 28th, 2019  |  49 mins 52 secs
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, konmari, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, tidying up, trees

    Today we're talking about goat Kids, how the Keto diet is impacting our lifestyle and how we're tidying up the homestead with the KonMari method.

  • Welcome To The Contrary Farmstead

    February 26th, 2019  |  21 mins 49 secs
    apiary, apples, banjo, bees, chicken, contrary farmstead, family living, farm, farming, farmstead, goats, guitar, hillbilly, home birth, homeschool, homestead, homesteading, honey, large family, ohio farm, orchard, permaculture, philosophy, pigs, pork, regenerative agriculture, the contrary farmstead, trees

    Welcome to the Farmstead! We're glad you're here. Pull up a chair and rest your heels...lets talk, large family living on the homestead!!