Becky uses scrap wood from around the homestead to build raised bed garden boxes. These garden boxes are going to be in the shade so they’ll make good summer gardens. When you make a garden box make sure it’s not too wide. I make mine just wide enough so I can reach half way across …
Becky shows you how she laid out her homestead. She talks about the design she used to choose where to put everything. You can get lots of use out of a small homestead if you use Becky’s method for designing it. There are 3 zones you can use when you’re deciding were to put everything. …
Becky reviews Lunchables. She talks about the fact that they don’t even have real cheese, she talks about how much sodium is in them, and how their is barely any fiber. Becky also gives her opinion on whether or not you should feed Lunchables to your kids. When you read labels on processed food you …
Becky explains how she pays for her homestead. She explains the difference between a homestead business and the homesteading lifestyle. Your goal should be to lower your bills, and live a simple life so you don’t have to work 40+ hours in the rat race. If you can support yourself with a part time job …
After my last video where I showed you how I went and bought a hog to raise for meat I got a lot of questions. In this video I answer 4 of the questions I got the most. How much did I pay for the baby hog? How big will this pig get? Why don’t …
Becky shows you how she is building a homemade coffee table out of a big wood log. This coffee table is long and narrow so everyone sitting on the couch will have some table in front of them. She starts by sanding the log with medium grit sand paper. Then she notches out the spot …
This is a fun soap recipe to make for someone who loves playing Minecraft. Recipe 24.25 oz Distilled Water 9.7 oz Lye 54 oz Coconut Oil Supplies See even more tools and supplies here.
How do you know if you’re homesteader? A lot of people are considering a change to a homesteading lifestyle. It has a lot of appeal, it’s a greener lifestyle, if done right it’s simpler and more stress free. Leaving more time to relax and spend time with the people you love. It’s exciting to learn …
Becky shows you what baby chickens eat. She starts with ground corn, which is also called chick starter. Then she shows you crimped oats which are for when the baby chickens get a little bigger. And last she shows you alfalfa hay which is good for chickens at any age. If you want to get …
Becky plants some baby zucchini that she started indoors out in her homestead garden.
Becky shows you everything so you’ll know how to raise chickens for eggs. She starts by talking about how important it is to remove all stress from your chickens. Then she tells you what she feeds her chickens so they lay eggs all year long. Finally Becky shows you the nesting boxes and talks about …
Becky shows you a tour of her small garden. This year she’s growing onions, roma tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, cucumber, squash, eggplant, and blueberries. She talks about how she fertilizes and keeps out ants. And she also chases Neil the pig out of the garden.
In this video Becky gives you the balloon mortgage definition, and she explains what an adjustable rate mortgage is. She tells you what mortgage types she likes the best and gives you advice on how to set yourself up to pay off your mortgage as fast as possible and start living mortgage free.
Becky talks about how to get mortgage free. How she did it, and what steps you need to take to get mortgage free.
Becky explains the difference between a beauty bar and cleansing bar soap. She explains what saponification is. A lot of people ask if you can use a beauty bar for making home made laundry soap. The answer is no. A beauty bar is a superfat recipe, that means there is extra oil left over in …
You can start seeds indoors without spending money on those expensive seed starter cups. In this video I show you how I use inexpensive paper cups to start some heirloom tomato seeds inside.
This is one of my favorite soap recipes. Olive oil used to be my favorite but now this coconut oil soap recipe is my favorite because it’s a beauty bar that leaves your skin so smooth and very moisturized. My recipe is 5% superfat, that means this is a beauty bar that will moisturize your …
Becky starts by answering some questions about homemade liquid laundry detergent. Then she shows you how to make it. First you start by grating the whole bar of zote into the 5 gallon bucket. Then you add 2 gallons of hot water and stir until the zote shavings dissolve. Then you add 3 more gallons …
Becky shows you how she catches her mules. They used to be hard to catch but then Becky discovered Meredith Hodges training. Becky followed her advice and now after a couple months of training the mules are much easier to catch.
Becky answers a question from Reva about what’s the best bedding for baby chicks. Becky talks about hay, newspaper, and wood shavings or wood chips. She talks about the good and bad about each one and tells you what she chooses to use for chicken bedding.
Follow Becky’s 3 day detox diet menu to get started eating healthier so you can feel less bloated, lose some weight, and feel healthier.
Becky talks about mortgage free living and why it’s worth the effort Paying off your mortgage early. When you don’t have a mortgage you have more time to do what you want and you have less stress. Your goal should be to lower your bills and your overhead as much as possible so you only …
Becky explains what she did to lose 30 pounds. She talks about the changes she made in her life and what workout and fitness app she recommends.
Becky tells her story of how she maneuvered her way into being mortgage free with no money. It’s worth putting in the effort to get mortgage free because living without that heavy burden on your shoulders is a great feeling. So many people are stuck in the rat race because they get a big house …
See Becky’s soap video for beginners here. See a more complete list of equipment for making soap at home here. Do you love the Florida Gators? Are you looking for a homemade gift for the gator lover in your life? In this homesteading video Becky shows you her easy recipe for making soap at home …
Becky talks about how big your pasture needs to be to keep horses, how big her water trough is, what kind of shelter she built for her horses, and also how she built the gate for going in and out of the pasture.
Becky shows you what she feeds her chickens so they lay eggs all year long.
Becky gives you a list of the supplies and tools you’ll need to make soap at home.
Becky shows you how to deworm your cats naturally without using any chemicals.
Becky shows you how to take apart and clean your window air conditioner. Then she shows you how to put it back together.
Becky shows you how to deworm your dogs naturally without using any chemicals.
A tour of Becky’s small log cabin kit. She shows you how to make it work with 800sq feet.
Becky shows you her horse worming schedule. She explains exactly how she keeps her horses worm free using diatomaceous earth.
Becky shows you how to make Gluten Free Banana Muffins/Cupcakes with homemade frosting.
Becky visits a u pick bluberries farm. She explains how it’s a good way to get fresh fruit and vegetables even if you don’t have your own garden.
From garden to table, Becky shows you how to make a delicious homestead egg and potato breakfast.
Becky shows you how to grow potatoes in a potato tower. Making a potato tower is easy to do, and it’s a really good way to grow some fresh potatoes for your family.
Becky shows you 3 chicken breeds that she recommends.
Becky shows you how she plants heirloom seeds in her raised bed garden so she can grow her own organic food.
In this homesteading video Becky talks about how to build raised garden beds with cement. Then she shows you how she prepares the soil for her heirloom seeds.
What to plant in a winter garden? Two plants that grow in winter are broccoli and brussel sprouts. In this video Becky shows you how she plants them in her raised garden beds.
Why are my chickens not laying eggs? It can be a very frustrating question. In this video Becky shows you how she dealt with some issues in her chicken coop that were hurting egg production. She also shows you some other things you can look out for that might stop your hens from laying.
In this video Becky shows you how a 42 year old women can sell everything, escape the rat race suburbs, build her own log cabin, and start living the debt free homesteading lifestyle.
Protect your family from the risk of carbon monoxide buildup by changing the wick in your kerosene heater. It’s really easy and Becky shows you how in this video.
Becky gives you ideas on how to raise pigs for meat. She gives you a tour of her pig pen, shows you how she gets it ready, then Becky visits a local pig farmer to pick up her two new baby pigs.
Becky talks about how she ordered chickens online from Meyer Hatchery.
Becky gives you a tour of the chicken coops on her homestead. She gives you some ideas for the different chicken coop designs you can have.
Learn how to find out if keeping chickens is legal where you live. Becky tells you who to call and what to say.
Becky shows you how to make crusty bread at home. This is a very easy recipe that’s perfect for beginners who’ve never made bread before.
Becky’s goat milk soap recipe. Becky shows you how to make soap with lye, goat milk, olive oil, & lavender.
Becky’s beginner bar soap recipe. Cold process soap with only 3 ingredients: lye, lard & water. Becky shows you how to make your own bar soap from start to finish in this homesteading video.
I like to cook my own homegrown food for my friends and family. In this recipe I use homestead ground pork, eggs, onions and tomatoes. It is so fresh and tasty when you get your ingredients from your backyard. To me that’s what homesteading is all about. Then to be able to share it with …
I thought I needed a field garden of some kind to be a “real” gardener. You know, rows of plants in the ground. After getting almost nothing for three years that way I was desperate. I didn’t care how, I just wanted to grow veggies. This year I tried container gardening, and I’ve been growing …
Look over Becky’s shoulder as she gives you a quick tour of everything she’s doing on her homestead.
Does your horse have a hoof crack that won’t go away? Becky shows you how to fix it for good.
There are a lot of different chicken nesting box plans out there. Here’s why I think mine’s the best…
I LOVE brownies. Here’s my recipe for brownies that are pretty easy to make.
If you just bought a driving harness for your horse, donkey, or mule, and you don’t know what all the parts & pieces are this video is for you.
If you want to make homemade liquid laundry soap this homesteading video is for you.
#213 In this episode Becky shows you what to feed chickens so you get plenty of farm fresh eggs. Raising chickens in your backyard is really easy if you know a few simple things about how to keep your hens fat and happy.
#212 In this episode Becky shows you how to harness up a donkey or horse, she talks about all the parts of a harness, and then shows you how to teach a donkey or horse how to drive and pull a cart.
#211 In this episode Becky talks about raising backyard chickens for farm fresh eggs. She gives you a tour of both of her new chicken coop designs.
#210 In today’s episode Becky shows you how to make a permaculture garden.
#209 Becky visits her friend Kat’s homestead, and Kat shows Becky how to milk a goat, then they go into the kitchen and make home made goat cheese from scratch.
#206 Becky shows you how to light and operate a kerosene heater and talks about planting some garlic bulbs. Sengoku CV-2230 KeroHeat Convection 23,000-BTU Portable Kerosene Heater
#205 Becky shows you how to fix the air volume control gauge on her well water tank, plays with her new baby pony, and hammers in the grounding rods for her log cabin electrical. NOTE: You can see all the details on the float type air volume control gauge for the water tank here. ( …
#204 In this episode Becky talks about her first time canning and tells you all about it. She also talks about pulling wires for the log cabin electrical, and reads your homesteading letters.
#203 In this episode Becky talk about being financially independent, her new baby horse, and Becky reads your letters and answers your homesteading questions.
#202 Becky shows you the second part about insulating her log cabin roof deck with Icynene spray foam insulation, and becky reads your letters and answers your homesteading questions. I’m building my own log cabin. The step I’m on now is insulation. Even with a log cabin you need to insulate the attic and the …
#201 In this episode of Becky’s Homestead, Scott shows you how to build a recycled chicken egg laying nest box for your backyard poultry. Becky talks about insulating her log cabin roof deck with icynene spray foam insulation.
#125 In this episode Becky shows you everything you need to know about chickens for your homestead. She talks about baby chickens, roosters, hens, egg production, what to feed chickens, and tips for making sure your homesteading chickens are happy.
#124 In this episode Becky answers the question: How long does building a log cabin take? She talks about the spring garden on the homestead and answers your homesteader questions and gives encouragement and advice.
#123 In this episode Becky shows you the different types of cast iron cookware she uses in the homestead kitchen, she also gives advice on cleaning your cast iron cookware.
#122 In this episode Becky talks about a great design for a bird feeding station, Belgian draft horse heavy pullers and how to do their shoes, and Becky answers your mail.
#121 In this episode Becky talks about Granite, Bartering, she talks about “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp, and Becky reads your letters.
#120 In this episode Becky talks about how to make it through hard financial times. She gives a tour of the homestead kitchen and talks about ways to simplify and save money.
#119 In this episode Becky talks about how much land is needed for a homestead. How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
#118 In part two of this two part series, Becky talks about how to build a log cabin yourself. She discusses the roof, framing, electrical and plumbing.
#117 In part one of this two part series, Becky talks about how to build a log cabin yourself. She discusses the foundation and logs.
#116 In this episode, Becky shows you how to grow a successful homesteading garden, including tomatoes, squash and flowers. She talks about fertilizer, pest control, and seeds
#115 In this episode Becky has a special report from John Flowers of www.LifeZero.org. John gives us a tour of his Life Zero apartment. Becky also reads your letters.
#114 In this episode Becky visits the library and speaks to the Librarian and Master Gardener, Patty. Becky and Patty talk about books for the homesteader, starting seeds, and they answer questions from the audience.
#113 In this episode Becky talks about how to raise and care for baby chickens. She discusses feeding, housing, and watering.
#111 In this episode Becky talks about heating your home with kerosene. Becky also talks about a really good book by Michael Pollan.
#110 Our 10th episode! In this episode of Becky’s Homestead, Becky shows you how to build a light weight chicken coupe, so you can have fresh eggs. Becky also talks about debt.
#109 In this episode Becky shows you how easy it is to clear your land yourself.
#108 In this episode Becky visits a horse farm in Kentucky and learns about driving Belgian draft horses.
#107 In this episode Becky shows you how to build a feed trough or raised garden.
#106 Becky talks about electrical, news, and answers a question from a viewer.
#104 In this episode Becky talks about: What is Homesteading? Oil Lamps, and she answers a question from a viewer.
#103 In this episode Becky visits Alpaca Ambassadors Inc Ranch.