April 7, 2023

Episode 51: Stephanie Thurow and Michelle Bruhn authors of “Small Scale Homesteading”

With over thirty-five years of combined experience, homesteaders Stephanie Thurow (@minnesotafromscratch) and Michelle Bruhn (@Forksinthedirt) have taught thousands of people across the globe how to garden, preserve food, tend backyard chickens, cook from scratch, and care for their families with natural homemade alternatives. Their homesteading knowledge and instruction can be found in one place with Small-Scale Homesteading.


In this sustainable guide, learn how to grow your own food, tap maple trees to make gallons of homemade syrup, successfully raise a small flock of laying hens, and more. Other topics include:

  • The benefits of small-scale homesteading and its local impacts
  • Soil health and composting
  • Keeping chickens
  • Planning a vegetable garden using annuals and perennials
  • DIY recipes and projects for the home and garden 
  • Seed-saving and planting tips
  • Handmade candles, soaps, lotions, and cleaning solutions 
  • Companion and succession planting
  • How to extend your growing season
  • Explanation of approved food preservation methods and supplies needed
  • Maple sugaring
  • And so much more! 


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