LIVE SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT… ALL ABOUT BEES!!! But First
Here is a confession. I am not an expert at homesteading.
In the world we live in it is scary easy to appear to be an expert at something.
All one has to do is make the right thumbnail and title for a youtube video, or a good pin to drive traffic to a well written blog post, and with a little bit of search engine magic, suddenly you are the “expert” google finds to answer everyones question.
People put a lot more faith in a high google ranking than might be smart to make, and poof! Suddenly a guy with a camera and a knack for taking a good thumbnail picture is an “expert”.
How do I know? Because I have googled questions I had, and found my own video as google’s answer to THE VERY QUESTION I WAS ASKING…
How can I have the right answer to a question I asked? haha….
The real way to become an expert at homesteading, or anything really, has nothing to do with a high ranking google result.
It has to do with spending a lot of time experimenting, learning, and making mistakes in a certain field for a long long time.
After one has learned with real boots on the ground experience, made most of the mistakes one can make, and solved those problems enough times that they can actually help other people avoid making those problems in the future… then in my opinion you are actually an expert.
Right now I am busy on the farm experimenting, and making plenty of mistakes that will eventually lead me to a point where I have made ALL the mistakes and maybe just maybe by that time I can call myself an expert.
Until then, I spend as much time as I can Interviewing people who I believe are actually experts in the homesteading world.
For example, in the last week I released a video interview all about Idaho Pastured Pigs
That interview was with Kirstin from Mouse Creek Farm, and she has spent years working with the IPP. Not only is she an expert with that breed of pigs, but she is a Turkey Grow-out Manager for Empire Kosher Poultry, inc. She has worked for empire since 1996 in both turkeys and broiler production. She graduated from Penn State in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production. Prior to working for empire she worked in both the Dairy and Layer Fields.
Years and years working with and studying livestock. THAT makes an expert in my opinion. And her interview taught me so much I never knew about pigs, feeding livestock, and animal husbandry.
I share these interviews with you all in a few different ways.
The best way to see those interviews is to become a Homesteady Pioneer. Pioneers get access to the full uncut versions of our interviews.
Here is where Pioneers can find the UNCUT version of Kirstin’s interview about IPPs.
Every single uncut full length interview can be found HERE in the Homesteady Pioneer Library, where you can stream the videos or download the audio version to listen to as a podcast later.
Pioneers can even join me live for those interviews and ask their own questions of our expert guests on Tuesday nights.
The pioneer program is awesome, and we have hundreds of pioneers now.
Should you become one?
NO. Not yet at least. In August I am going to be running our yearly Summer Sale on Pioneer Membership.
Then Yes… You absolutely should become a Pioneer.
If you are planning on homesteading one day, or have already started, the Pioneer Library is FULL of in depth interviews, classes, and videos that will help you be a better homesteader.
You can learn more about the pioneer program and how it works by watching this video…
Now, if you are not planning on homesteading one day, and just enjoy being a Homestead dreamer, you still get to enjoy our interviews with homesteading experts.
Our PODCAST and our Youtube Channel both feature the edited versions of our interviews. Basically the interviews I do with experts get cut in half, the more hardcore homesteader stuff gets put into the pioneer program, and everything else winds up on youtube and on our podcast.
This week we are planning on interviewing an expert on Bees!
Kaylee from The Honeystead is coming on the show to answer all our beginner bee questions.
Do you want to know where to start with keeping bees?
What are the difficulties to expect with beekeeping?
Kaylee will answer those questions and more in tomorrow’s interview!
Homesteady Pioneers can join me LIVE for that interview.
Just click here —> Homesteady Live from the Barn Show at 5 PM eastern time tomorrow, Tuesday July 28.
Not a Pioneer? It isn’t too late to join us! CLICK HERE to become a Pioneer for just $5 a month and you will gain immediate access to tomorrow’s live show,
and access to our entire library of Pioneers Only On Demand Classes, Videos, Podcasts and Discounts, just remember if you can wait 1 week our big summer sale is happening and you will save a bunch by waiting! (how is that for a tease?)
Hope to see you tomorrow!
-Making as many mistakes as possible homesteading Aust