Whether its chickens being picked off by coyotes, pigs being butchered for the freezer, or mice being chewed on by our barn cat, we see a lot of death on our farm. What does so much death say about the world we live in? According to Charles Darwin, it’s merely evidence of “natural selection” at work, but is that really the case? In this episode, Tim talks about what such bloodshed really reveals from a biblical [...]
Which is more glorifying to God, preaching sermons or shoveling poop? Is the vocation of “ministry” more sacred than the vocation of farming? In this episode, Tim shares several excerpts written by Martin Luther arguing for the God-glorifying nature of farm work when done with Gospel-influenced motives.
According to Joel Salatin, every homestead has it’s own assets and liabilities. For the Lars family homestead in Star Wars, there were plenty of challenges to overcome, perhaps the most obvious being a harsh desert environment to farm in. But, the family had water and, in a desert economy, water was what you really wanted. In this episode, Tim talks about the importance of recognizing what assets a person has and using them.
After 17 years of working a traditional office job in Little Rock, Arkansas, we are now transitioning to homestead full-time to put our 20 acres and the skills we’ve learned over the last 10 years homesteading part-time to the test. In this episode, Tim publicly thanks those who have helped made our progress possible including Tim’s supportive bosses and all our loyal customers.
Have you ever dreamed of retiring early and devoting more of your time to family, farming, or various forms of ministry and charity work? In this episode Tim shares 7 pivotal steps he took to semi-retire by the age of 35 to do those very things.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur in Arkansas with a desire to sell your homemade food items without a permit, you need to learn about the state’s Cottage Food laws. In this episode, Tim gives an update to the law from Arkansas’ 2021 Legislative Session with the passage of Act 1040 and the introduction of Arkansas’ Food Freedom Act.
We’ve all been hearing about “inflation” in the news lately. Most of us aren’t just hearing about it, but we’re feeling it in our wallets too. What can a family do to protect against the rise in prices and the decrease in the value of the dollar? In this episode, Tim gives three practical ways to stop inflation from burning your budget.
According to respected pastor Paul Washer, a man can earn a prosperous living and still fail to be a faithful Provider. In this episode, Tim discusses statements made by Washer in a compelling sermon challenging husbands and fathers to rethink how they approach home and career.
Imagine a power outage – except, instead of it being isolated to your local area and lasting only a few hours, it spans most of the country and persists several months (or more). According to respected journalist Ted Koppel, such could be the fate of our country in the event of a coordinated cyber-attack on the power grid. In this episode, Tim reviews Koppel’s investigative book, “Lights Out,” in which he outlines the harsh realities of cyber [...]
What is the secret to a happy home? While some believe better home improvements and more expensive home amenities is the be-all-end-all to a good home life, the Bible tells a different story. In this episode Tim talks about how, even in a midst of poverty, a family can discover lasting contentment and joy.