What Darwin Didn’t See in my Barn Cat’s Behavior

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 [...]

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Martin Luther on Shoveling Manure to the Glory of God

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.

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What I Learned from a Homesteader Living on Tatooine

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.

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Leaving the Office to Homestead Full-Time

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.

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How I Semi-Retired by the Age of 35

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.

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Budgeting with Digital Envelopes

If you have learned to be self-disciplined in your personal finances and have discovered the money-saving benefits of zero-balance budgeting, consider “kicking it up a notch” for even greater balance-building, money-making momentum. In this episode, Amy discusses the advantages of digitizing the cash-envelope system, and even how to turn it into a passive income in the process.

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The Food Freedom Act in Arkansas | 2021 Edition

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.

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Staying on Top of Laundry on the Homestead

Do you have trouble staying on top of the dreaded laundry pile? If you take a moment to analyze your approach, you may find that you are wasting a lot of time doing unnecessary steps. In this episode, inspired by a practical laundry “hack” by an experienced mother of 13 from the “Real Mom Real Solutions” YouTube channel, Amy discusses how she has successfully redeemed hours of time every week by applying a few simple solutions.

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Three Ways to Stop Inflation from Burning your Budget

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.

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Paul Washer on What it Means to be a Provider

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.

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