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#384: If You Want to Be Free Learn Homesteading

In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

#384: If You Want to Be Free Learn Homesteading In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats Krystal Trammell about how living a homesteading life leads you to be more free and experience life like you never have before.

Just seven years ago, shortly after Krystal's mom had passed away, her family decided to take in her father and start living a smarter, more self sufficient lifestyle through homesteading.

By Doing homesteading Krystal and her family were able to grow a lot of the food their family needed, experience the outdoors and nature like they never have before, and have that sense of freedom that a nine to five day to day schedule simply won't give you.

Krystal is going to share with us what she did to get started, share some of the mistakes she calls life lessons, she learned along the way and some of the challenges she face by living as a homesteader.

From there, she'll share with us how food forests play a big role in homesteading, where permaculture techniques come in to play, and before you start to grow anything on your homestead, make sure you get your soil in the best condition possible.

This, and so much more, on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • What is homesteading
  • The amount of land you need to be a homesteader
  • The biggest challenges of gardening as a homesteader
  • How bees & chickens play a role in homesteading
  • Installing a food forest on your homestead
  • Swales and why they are important to a homestead
  • Guilds
  • Homesteading reconnects you with the outdoors
  • Amend your soil, it's the most important step

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About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Krystal Trammell

#384: If You Want to Be Free Learn Homesteading Krystal Trammell is a mother of five, aspiring herbalist, and writer for TheHomestead.Guru.

Krystal's trained as a Master Naturalist, and her husband is certified in Permaculture Design. Together, they have over 100 perennial plants and fruit trees on about an acre in the Texas hill country.

They've got an annual garden with raised beds, drip irrigation, and companion planting; and they've also got chickens, bees, and a food forest in the making.

Krystal's family has been gardening for over 5 years, and they still have a lot to learn! You can find her online at, and on TheHomestead.Guru blog!

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