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The Homestead Kings

The Homestead Kings

By Kira King
Living a simpler life as a King, pun intended 😉. All things homesteading- gardening, homemaking, the lessons we've learned so far, good food, how to live a passion-driven & fulfilling life, where to find inspiration, raising babies on the homestead- you name it, we'll cover it, and we can't wait for you to join us! BLOG: www.thehomesteadkings.com
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Homesteading As A Couple
We came up with FIVE super important things to keep in mind as you homestead, renovate, or project alongside your spouse. Join us as we talk homesteading as a couple.  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here. Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
39:08
June 03, 2022
Homesteading: Business OR Hobby?
It's a good question. Should you make your homesteading venture a business or just let it be a part of your life without bringing any money in? There are a few things to consider before taking the plunge into a homesteading business, and it may not be for everyone. We talk boundaries we've implemented for our homesteading business, how and why we chose to approach it the way we do, and other important pros/cons to think about.  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here. Homesteading Whys podcast: https://anchor.fm/thehomesteadkings/episodes/Whats-Your-Why--Uncovering-Your-Homesteading-Why-e1fspnj Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
54:47
May 20, 2022
Homesteading With Children Part 1
What does having a child(ren) on the homestead look like? It doesn't have to be a world of chaos and checking boxes. With a little structure and presence of mind, it can be a beautiful, quiet growing time rooted in God, nature, and family fellowship.  Who was Charlotte Mason? https://amblesideonline.org/cm-intro The “What Are You Going To Do When You Have Kids?” Question… : https://thehomesteadkings.com/2018/01/22/the-what-are-you-going-to-do-when-you-have-kids-question/ Homesteading With An Infant: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2019/10/14/homesteading-with-an-infant/ Homesteading With A Toddler: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2020/11/13/homesteading-with-a-toddler/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
44:18
May 13, 2022
Stocking Up Or Prepping?
Prepping, being prepared, food supply, and more are words and phrases cropping up into modern language more and more nowadays, but what if we told you that you don't have to have a doomsday bunker full of food in order to feel more in control? You just have to have a little foresight and a little space. Chat with us as we discuss stocking up versus prepping and what you can do now to stock up your life!  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
39:41
May 05, 2022
Why I'm Honored To Be A Devoted Wife
In a culture where being a devoted wife isn't the norm, let's strive to lift our husbands up, honor and respect them, and have gratitude for the roles they play in our lives.  Blog post: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2018/07/06/why-im-honored-to-be-a-devoted-wife/ Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
24:08
April 22, 2022
How To Respond When Someone Invites Themselves To Your Homestead
“Hey! I’ve heard you have [insert animal]. My [insert family member, friend, acquaintance] loves [said animal]! We’ll have to come by your house and see them.” Uh, why? Do you know how caught off guard I am when someone says this to me? It’s usually at some social function and said by people we barely know or converse with. How are we even supposed to respond? You just invited yourself and guests to our house, uninvited. Can we now invite our family, friends, and ourselves to your house in return? Is this real life? It is on the homestead. We typically employ one of these tactics in response. BLOG: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2018/03/16/how-to-respond-when-someone-invites-themselves-to-your-homestead/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
27:19
April 07, 2022
Income Properties: Short Term vs Long Term
What do income properties have to do with homesteading? As much or as little as you want! Agrotourism is a booming business right now, and maybe you have a little spot you could make a rental on your homestead or farm. Or maybe you'd like to build your passive income to fund your homesteading life with offsite properties. Income properties can be fantastic long-term tools to build wealth if done correctly. We talk about what we've learned about our long-term income property compared to our short-term property, the pros and cons of each, and how to design and set them up for success. It's a long one, but we unpackage all of the rental market's challenges, fun, and more so pause and take breaks if you need to! You won't want to miss a minute. Well... maybe the minute we talk about a nudist colony. But other than, that... As always, thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy!  Our Vacation Rental: https://www.airbnb.com/h/great-athens-georgia-apartment-1-mile-to-uga  Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
01:12:21
March 24, 2022
What's Your "Why"? Uncovering Your Homesteading Why.
Homesteading started trending at some point during the pandemic and hasn't stopped. We've all heard about the drones of people fleeing big cities to live a more rural lifestyle. You may even be one of them (welcome!). Homesteading is a wonderfully fulfilling life that has its ups and downs, but if you don't know your "why" or allow your "why" to adapt and grow as you learn, it can quickly become mundane and cumbersome. We talk about finding your "why," specifically your homesteading why, and honing in on it to keep your homesteading life rewarding.  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here.  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
54:46
March 18, 2022
Why Do Southerners Say, Sir & Ma'am?
Yes ma’am. Yes sir. No ma’am. No sir. Ma’am? Sir? Children in the South are still taught these to this very day though it appears that it is starting to wane. Is it offensive or a sign of respect? So, why do Southerners say Sir & Ma'am? We dive into why we use these terms, why we are teaching our child to say them, and whether or not we think they are relevant to today's world.   As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here.  Blog Post: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2018/05/28/why-do-southerners-say-maam-sir/  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
28:18
March 10, 2022
Finding the Perfect Homesteading Property
You can "homestead" from anywhere, but some things, like animals or an expansive garden, do require a little more land space. What are you looking for? What's your plan? What are your goals? What's your budget?  No matter what your homesteading goals are, the steps to searching for the perfect property are pretty much the same across the board. We talk about this and how to achieve your homesteading dreams even if the property isn't "perfect" to begin with.  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here. Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com Mentioned: Polyface Micro- https://polyfaceyum.com/product-cat/merchandise/#!/POLYFACE-MICRO/p/389984533/category=127360541 [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
48:43
February 24, 2022
Just Start. & Go. + A Couple Announcements
Sometimes, the fear of the unknown or a lack of confidence, or even poor time management can prevent us from just starting something. Even then, once you start, see it through and "go"! No matter what you're on the cusp of, the time is going to pass anyway. You might as well begin a task, a creative outlet, a book, a project, etc., and fill that time with something productive.  In this episode, we give some tangible ideas to start and go on, share a couple of announcements, and present a personal challenge that anyone can participate in!  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here. Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com Mentioned: www.farmtojesus.com https://www.southernsoil.org/ https://brighterdayfoods.com/ https://www.southernswissdairy.com/ https://darntough.com/ https://socialapostolate.org/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]
45:45
February 17, 2022
Gardening Chat with Noble Acre
Dani Mason of Noble Acre sat down with us to talk all things edible. Her Instagram is chocked full of beauty. Her raised beds are prolific. Her greenhouse is straight out of a fairytale, and her chicken coop is just adorable! We talk her plant business goals, her garden goals, seed starting to harvesting and what to do with your harvests! I learned so much from Dani, and I know you will too! As always, we hope you enjoy & thank you for listening!     Noble Acre Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noble_acre/    Moonlight Artifacts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moonlight_artifacts/  Seed Starting Mix: 75% potting soil, 12.5% pearlite and 12.5% coco coir  Mentioned:    - Wardee / Traditional Cooking School https://traditionalcookingschool.com/   - Joshua Weissman https://www.joshuaweissman.com/   - Noma Guide https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/37590384-foundations-of-flavor   - Greenhouse Works https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/   - Bootstrap Farmer https://www.bootstrapfarmer.com/   - The Elliott Homestead: https://theelliotthomestead.com/2020/08/preserved-tomatoes-in-olive-oil/   - Justin Rhodes Video with Joel Salatin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3GXb1AedUo    Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com    [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ]    [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
01:05:28
January 20, 2022
Budgeting (part 2)
After our original Budgeting episode, we got quite a few requests for a part 2! So as requested, we talk nitty, gritty details on how you can organize your budget, pay off debt, and find money to stow away in savings. We're definitely not financial professionals, but we share what tactics have worked for us and our homestead.  As always, thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy! Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com Empower Your Homestead Self: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2019/12/23/empower-your-homestead-self/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
48:49
January 13, 2022
Homesteading Goals For 2022
We just had to join the New Year bandwagon and talk about whether or not our 2021 goals (or things that happened that weren't on the list) were accomplished and the ones we're looking forward to in 2022. We also talk tips on how you might approach your 2022 to-do list and 3 key suggestions for those beginner homesteaders who are just starting out!  As always, thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy! Happy New Year, friends!  Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com  Empower Your Homestead Self: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2019/12/23/empower-your-homestead-self/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
45:31
January 07, 2022
Our DIY Round Bale Hay Hut
Round bales can cut costs, but you have to figure out how to move them, store them and properly use them for your livestock. Our DIY Hay Hut blog post is our number one most visited article on our blog and for good reason! It can be a real dilemma trying to figure out what to do with these massive hay bales. Today, we give a little update on how our hay huts have held up the past four years, what we'd do differently and what we've learned. They were truly easy to build and have made such a difference to our budget, our workload, and our peace of mind. If you're looking for a solution for hay, we hope this helps! And as always, thank ya'll for tuning in! Please like, subscribe, comment/email, and review!  Visit DIY Hay Hut Blog Article here: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2018/05/18/diy-round-bale-hay-hut/ [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
31:08
December 16, 2021
Gift Ideas To & From: A Homesteader
We're talking homesteading gifts! We compiled a short list of gifts the homesteader in your life (or maybe yourself) will love! Practical. Beautiful. Thoughtful- Gifts that are treasured and used time and time again, year after year. And, if you're a homesteader still looking for what to give your friends and family, stay to the end to learn some ideas for gift giving from the homestead!  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here. Blog: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
46:14
December 02, 2021
Homesteading With No Experience
Just because you didn't grow up on a homestead or have never worked on a farm doesn't mean that you aren't capable or ready to start homesteading. Like anything, if you're willing to put forth the effort of learning and embracing the work it takes to homestead, you can absolutely be a successful homesteader!  In this episode, we talk about our gateways into homesteading (hint: it wasn't chickens for us!), how to baby step or dive right in depending on how you yourself work, and getting the courage to embrace and connect with this way of life.  As always, thank you for joining us! We're so glad you're here.  Homesteaders of America YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HomesteadersofAmerica Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
56:01
November 18, 2021
Dealing with Death on the Homestead
With the ever-exciting life and chaos on a homestead also comes having to deal with death. This was a hard one for us... As much as we all want them to live forever, animals come to an end, and often, our choices can affect that chapter and how it closes. We share our grief and what we've learned from having to make end-of-life decisions for our animals in the past and present. It's not a fun topic (that's for sure!), but it's one we all have to face at some point if we choose this way of life, a life full of the joys animals bring to our everyday.  Check out our video podcast on YouTube or Rumble to see basically every video I have of our beloved animals who are no longer with us, and make sure to stay to the end (or fast forward) to see Pendleton's goodbye.  And as always, thank you for listening, but especially thank you for getting through this one with us. It's such a sad, emotional thing to talk about and it was a struggle to get through it, but our hope, through this podcast, is that we can be stewards for the homesteading life and all its ups and downs. Thank you.  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
01:12:18
November 11, 2021
Just Say No - Busy, "The Myth" OUTTAKE
I rarely have to edit, but this time, this outtake from our episode, "Busy, The Myth," was too good not to share. There are times when the word "NO" should be your only answer, and yet, it's a simple, little word that is sometimes soooo hard to say.  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
13:30
November 06, 2021
Busy, "The Myth"
Let's talk about the myth that is being too "busy" and offer up a few tips for how you can slow your life down, on purpose.  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
44:24
November 04, 2021
The Doleful Tale of the Unicorn Chicken
Buying local when it comes to food is always a good idea, but it's even better from a reputable farmer. However, there's a fine line when it comes to prices and the realistic profit you, as a homesteader/farmer, can expect to make and what you, as a consumer, are expected and willing to pay. We may or may not have had an experience recently along this theme... so we invite you to join us as we tell, "The Doleful Tale of the Unicorn Chicken."  Website: www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: www.keithbarraclough.com ]
34:35
October 28, 2021
Budgeting: A Homestead Must (part 1)
Let's talk about... Budgeting. Are you thinking, "that's a big topic for episode three...?" Well, so are we! But, it's a topic that's super important in the homesteading world. How do you afford land? How do you afford animals? How do you afford to live? We'll dive into the topic of Homestead Businesses another time, but this episode is all about how to structure your monthly budget and how to save up for those big purchases or that "oh sh*t!" fund! So, come and join us for the money talk, the homestead version.   www.thehomesteadkings.com   [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
43:24
October 21, 2021
Let's Talk Poop, Chicken Poop- The Fall Annual Garden Reset
Goodbye store-bought fertilizers & soil bags. Hello homemade, nutrient-dense goodness! Even if you don't have chickens or ducks, there are multiple ways you can feed your soil organically for the season-changing garden reset. And if you're like me, we had to learn what actually grew in the colder months of the year and quickly discovered how delicious it all can be! It took a few years, but we finally figured out how to make a successful (& prolific!) annual garden from our chicken/duck poop compost. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage (ours was tea on this first chilly night of the year) and join us for a little homestead garden chat! We're so glad you're here.  Our DIY metal raised garden beds: https://thehomesteadkings.com/2017/03/30/our-raised-beds-veggie-garden/ UGA's Planting Guide (for Georgia): https://extension.uga.edu/content/dam/extension-county-offices/forsyth-county/anr/vegetable_chart.pdf Savannah Victory Gardens (for local compost & plants): https://www.savannahvictorygardens.com/ www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
47:48
October 17, 2021
What Makes A Homestead?
What makes a homestead? Is it the garden? Is it the animals? Is it the people? Is what you do or how you do it? We sat down to think about it one afternoon after lunch, while our toddler absolutely refused to nap. So, join us! And let us know in the comments- What Do You Think Makes a Homestead?  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehomesteadkings.com/2017/12/27/are-we-a-homestead-how-to-categorize-yourself/ www.thehomesteadkings.com  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_...Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ] [ photography: https://keithbarraclough.com/ ]
36:35
October 05, 2021
Who Are We?
Sure! We're the Kings, but what does that mean? Learn how we got to be homesteaders and why we have chosen this life.  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_M61F81Nfb-BRXE-SeVA Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US ] 
17:54
October 01, 2021
Welcome! [ Introduction ]
We are so excited to enter into the podcast world and can't wait to share all things homesteading with you! We're soaking in every bit of this simpler life, and you can too!  [ music: Acoustic Folk Background Guitar | FOLK by Alex-Productions | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx0_M61F81Nfb-BRXE-SeVA Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US ]
04:38
October 01, 2021