The Mind to Homestead with Kristi Stone

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Kristi, a Christian of 24 years and a homeschooling mom, lives in Riverside County, Southern California with her husband and two of her three children where they use modern homesteading principles to try to live off their land as much as possible. She loves gardening, herbs, canning and preserving, yarn arts, cooking and baking, and spending time with her rabbits and chickens, and of course, her family.

In her show, Kristi will discuss how her family homesteads on .18 of an acre, the things they do to be able to afford to live as a one-income family, how to make the most out of what they’ve got, caring for rabbits naturally, natural DIY household cleaners, cosmetics, and beauty products, and many other topics that are of interest to the homesteader. Kristi hopes to inspire modern homesteaders to live their dream even if they live on a postage-stamp of a property, and to encourage healthy and simple living.

Kristi is a blog contributor for Homestead Bloggers Network and From the Farm Community Blog, where she is amongst some of the best and most popular blogs on the net. You can follow Kristi on her blog at The Mind to Homestead or by clicking any of her social media buttons below:

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*Musical Attribution:The song used in my podcast is called Dandelion Wine and is by Scott Hunter. It is used under a Creative Commons license and with Scott’s gracious and full permission. You can find the full version of Dandelion Wine here, and you can listen to more of Scott’s lovely music on his page on Soundcloud.

*The views and opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily the views of this network, its management, sponsors, or other hosts. If you have comments or suggestions about this program, contact radio@thesurvivalmom.com.

The Mind to Homestead: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Tessa of Homestead Lady

Tessa Zundel of Homestead Lady InterviewApril 16, 2014: Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her third installment.

In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to long time homesteader and master gardener Tessa Zundel from Homestead Lady about homesteading and touching on growing herbs on the homestead.

Read Tessa’s Blog
Get in touch with Tessa on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

The Mind to Homestead: Interview with Heather from The Homesteading Hippy

Homesteading in Small Spaces - Heather from The Homesteading Hippy225x450April 9, 2014: Join Kristi as she continues her brand new series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on homesteading on less than a quarter acre.

In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to Heather Harris from The Homesteading Hippy about homesteading and raising meat chickens on 1/5th of an acre.

The Mind to Homestead: Interview with Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard

Homesteading in Small Spaces - Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard - The Mind to HomesteadApril 2, 2014: Join Kristi for a whole new series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on homesteading on less than a quarter acre.

In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Kathryn Robles at Farming My Backyard about homesteading and raising goats on 1/10th of an acre.

The Mind to Homestead: Media Consumption and Your Homestead

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March 26, 2014:  Homesteading may start out as a hobby but if we are serious at all, it becomes a way of life that demands that we do things differently. Often that means guarding our time better so that we have it to spend on more noble or useful pursuits.

In this episode, Kristi shares her own struggles with media consumption and how we can all make some changes to benefit our homesteads in the future.

Media Consciousness Blog Post at The Mind to Homestead (with free Media Consumption Worksheet PDF)

The Mind to Homestead: Critter Proofing the Garden

The Mind to Homestead: Critter Proofing the Garden - Survival Moms Radio NetworkMarch 19, 2014: Gardening can be difficult enough to master without the assistance of gophers, moles, or other rodents, or even our own beloved pets. Critter proofing the garden before there is a problem gives you the best chance at success.

In this episode, Kristi shares how she keeps critters out of the garden from above and below.

Links mentioned:
How I Gopher-Proof My Gardens

The Mind to Homestead: All About Soil

The Mind to Homestead: All About Soil - Survival Moms Radio NetworkMarch 12, 2014:One of the first things in gardening that we ought to be focusing on learning is what is in your soil, what nutrients are in it, and how to nourish it so it nourishes your plants, which will in turn cause optimal fruiting conditions.

In this episode, Kristi shares about the three essential nutrients you need for your growing plants, how to test your soil for these nutrients, how to check your soil’s pH, and more.

The Mind to Homestead: Planting Berries

DSC02131March 5, 2014: Planting berries is such a fabulous way to add fruit to your homestead. They are great for smoothies, jams, and even to eat fresh, not to mention that they can be frozen for enjoyment throughout the year.

In this episode, Kristi shares information you need to know to plant strawberries, blueberries, raspberries/blackberries, currants, grapes, kiwi and more.

The Mind to Homestead: Ten Things to Bring Home with Your New Rabbit

Ten Things to Bring Home with Your New Rabbit - Survival Moms Radio NetworkFebruary 26, 2014: Welcoming a new pet into our homes and lives is always exciting—the hopes of what this new friendship will be like, and the fun and mutual companionship that you will enjoy together.

In this episode, Kristi shares the 10 most important things to bring home along with your new rabbit so you have all you need to care for your new friend, and so that you two can get on with the business of fun!

 

Links mentioned:

Upcycling Your Old Socks Into Hand Warmers
Garlic, A Natural Superfood
10 Tips for Storing Water for An Emergency
NaturalRabbitCare.com
Safe Foods for Your Rabbits
Minnesota Rabbit Society (more first aid kit ideas)
DIY Gravity Feeder (in case you are going out of town)

Affiliate Links:

Rabbit Hutch and Cage
Feed/water crocks or bowls, Lixit bottles, pet waterers (what we use)
Timothy Hay
Pine Shavings for Bedding
Toys (chewable blocks, balls)
Nail Clippers
Rabbit Brush
First aid items: VetRX, Vetericyn, Styptic Powder, Syringe

The Mind to Homestead: Finding Your Planting Zone/Start Seeds Indoors

Finding Your Planting Zone and Starting Seeds IndoorsFebruary 19, 2014:  It’s time to gear up for spring but as much fun as that sounds, we really must have a plan. Your plan will be much more successful if you know your planting zone, and when to plant specific seeds.   In this episode, Kristi shares how to find your planting zone, what to plant in your area, and how to get it all started by planting your seeds indoors. She includes information such as planting mediums, containers, and other information you won’t want to miss.