Episode 216 | Grow a Year’s Worth of Food on a Small Homestead | Michelle Knox of More Than Farmers

You can accomplish a lot more on a small homestead than you think!  I have had many guests on the podcast testify to this fact with the incredible ways they use their homesteads to produce surprising amounts of food.  In this episode, Michelle is sharing how she and her family produce approximately 75% of their food from their five and a half acre homestead.  She walks us through how to choose what crops you will produce and how to preserve them all while avoiding feelings of overwhelm and burnout.  Join us for this practical conversation!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Swaps you can make when you are trying to minimize shopping at the grocery store
  • Changing your strategy from year to year as you grow your family’s food
  • Deciding what your staple crops will be in your climate
  • Finding the best method of preservation for your produce
  • Creating a meal plan that fits with what you grow and preserve
  • A simple approach to garden planning for a year’s worth of food
  • What to grow in a raised bed and what to grow in the ground
  • Practical strategies for avoiding or recovering from burnout
  • Minimizing your stressors by simplifying your home
  • The power of involving your kids in the garden and homestead projects

Thank you to our sponsors!

In my brand new Simple Sourdough course, I am sharing every step of the sourdough process and the tips and tricks I have learned along the way.  This 7-module course covers everything you need to know about sourdough starters, beginner bread recipes, advanced skills, and more.  You’ll also gain access to an exclusive members-only Facebook group where fellow sourdough enthusiasts will share and learn together.  Visit bit.ly/farmhousesourdoughcourse to enroll today!

Toups and Co Organics uses nourishing, organic ingredients to create simple and safe skincare products.  Toups and Co is offering my listeners 10% off any one purchase with the code FARMHOUSE.  Visit ToupsandCo.com to order today.  And check out my interview with the founder of Toups and Co, Emilie, to find out more about this amazing company and their products.

About Michelle

Michelle is a homesteader, avid gardener, content creator, and homeschooling mom of 4.  She and her husband, Codi, grow and raise a large percentage of the food they eat on their 5 ½ acre homestead in Ohio. Michelle and Codi have a passion for educating people on how to be efficient and avoid stress and burnout on the homestead.

Resources Mentioned

Strategies to Grow an Entire Year’s Worth of Food on a Small Homestead


Michelle Knox of More Than Farmers | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook

Lisa Bass of Farmhouse on Boone | Blog | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Pinterest

Join us in the Simple Farmhouse Life Facebook community!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *