The Mind to Homestead with Kristi Stone

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Kristi 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.

Visit Kristi’s blog, The Mind to Homestead, for more of her homesteading wisdom and experiences.

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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 Mind to Homestead: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Bonnie Von Dohre of Not So Modern Housewife

May 28, 2014: Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her sixth installment in this informative series.

In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to Bonnie from Not So Modern Housewife about homesteading and canning, and what it’s like to live on a large property with very little space to homestead.

Read Bonnie’s Blog – notsomodern.com

The Mind to Homestead: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Melissa Willis of Ever Growing Farm

The Mind to Homestead:  MelissaMay 21, 2014:  Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her fifth installment in this informative series.
In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to Melissa from Ever Growing Farm about homesteading and raising bees on an urban property.
Read Melissa’s Blog – evergrowingfarm.com

The Mind to Homestead: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Colleen from Five Little Homesteaders

The Mind to Homestead: colleenMay 14, 2014: Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her fourth installment in this informative series.

In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to Colleen from Five Little Homesteaders about homesteading, scratch cooking, and making homemade cleaners.

Read Colleen’s Blog – littlehomesteaders.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.

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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.