Homestead UpdateEpisode 87  – Homestead Update and Listener Tips

In this homestead update Marianne and I discuss chickens, irrigation, garden pests, listener sustainable living tips and much more.

Homesteading Tasks

It’s Spring and the gardening tasks are mounting.  Marianne is re-doing her chicken coop and shares how the whole process gave her an up-close-and-personal encounter with local wildlife!  Marianne’s backyard garden in San Diego is the very definition of abundance after the recent California rains. She is realizing that a better system of irrigation could make a huge difference in future harvests so she has added that to her to-do list.

Here in Big Bear temperatures are still dipping below freezing at night, so gardening outside will have to wait – though I am starting seedlings indoors.  My biggest concerns are gophers and a sick chicken.

Seriously, just have a look at the picture below to get an idea of how bold and resourceful the gophers around here are.  I can’t WAIT till Marianne writes that blog post about how to get rid of gophers!


Homestead UpdateListener Sustainable Living Tips

We are both always looking for ways to live a happier, healthier life that reduces harm and perhaps even benefits our dear Mother Earth.  So in this homestead update, we share a few tips we personally follow.  However, we are thrilled to feature some of the tips our listeners and social media community are sharing with us!

For example, one of our listeners shared a great tip for making use of water used for steaming vegetables.  Another tip involves how to conserve your own personal energy.

April has really been a difficult month for both Marianne and I, from a health standpoint.  And from talking to others, I have gathered it’s been rough on a lot of folks.  During our discussion we also share a few practices that we use to help heal and rejuvenate.

Raising Our Vibration

Homestead Update

Marianne and Jenise

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One of the things Marianne does to raise her vibration is Laughter Yoga.  If you didn’t have a chance to listen to our last podcast, you may want to check it out. Marianne interviews Laughter Yoga Master Trainer Linda Laclerc.

My favorite way to get happy is to go karaokeing with friends.

How do you cultivate happiness and fun in your life?  We’d love to hear about it and we are very likely to share your vibration-raising tips on a future podcast. So please leave a comment below or send us an email at or .


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