Cultivate Simple Podcast
By Brian & Susy Morris
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An honest and unrehearsed discussion about trying to live a more simple life.
||CleanCultivate Simple 67: Good Morning and Good Bye||Tips for brewing a great cup of coffee! We roast our own beans, head on over to see the process in this post I wrote a few years ago. - Coffee Beans Figure out what kind of coffee you like, do you like dark and chocolatey or bright and acidic.||3/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 66: Here Chook, Chook, Chook||This week on the podcast we talk about chickens, how to care for them and why you should have them. - I’ve had lots of requests to talk about keeping a small flock of chickens. Before we moved to Maine I’d been longing to have a flock of my own chicke||2/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 65: 5×5 Challenge||This week on the podcast we talk about the 5x5 Challenge and why you should join in. If you are new gardener, joining the challenge is a great way to get your hands dirty! For the experienced gardeners, the 5x5 challenge offers a good structure to ment...||2/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 64: We’re Having A Party||An honest and unrehearsed discussion about trying to live a more simple life. This is episode and today we are talking parties! - Books of the Week What theme have you used for a party||2/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 63: Stew 6.0||This week it's a Stew episode so you never know what you will find. First we discuss Home Improvement and share some tips that we have learned (most the hard way). Then we discuss our process for making big decisions in our life.||1/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 62: Guilty Pleasures||Finding a balance can be tough nowadays, we're constantly bombarded with information and advertising a lot of which is not true. - Also, people are very polarized. You have to be 100% in or out about absolutely everything. You can always find a blog,||1/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 61: Fermenting for the Flock||In this week's episode we discuss fermenting your own feed for your chickens and other animals. Why should you consider fermenting chicken feed? it increased availability of nutrients for the chickens||1/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 60: Seeds of Change||On this week's podcast we discuss buying seeds for your garden. The seed catalogs have arrived and it is time to think about planting even though you may be buried in snow. - Thanks for the support Misti from Wildscape Photo and Samantha.||1/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 59: New Goals for the New Year||Today on the show we discuss our process for setting goals and achieving them. Here are some tips we discuss on the show: - Be realistic, but don’t be afraid to dream, just be able to put goals on the back burner||12/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 58: Preparing for the Worst||With a half of an inch of ice on the ground and more to come, we discuss being prepared for power outages and natural disasters. - South River Miso a great source for naturally fermented miso and tamari. The Basics||12/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 57: Saving Time in the Kitchen||MINIMIZE kitchen stuff. It’s much more efficient to work in a space that is clutter free. You don’t need more than one set of measuring cups or spoon, rinse out after use and put back. Invest in a few quality items that will make cooking easier||12/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 56: Stew 5.0||Cultivate Simple, a podcast where we discuss trying to live a more simple, mindful life! This week we talk about our vacation and the things we did. It's a stew episode so there is a bit of everything mixed in. - Books of the Week||12/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 55: Piles of Pork||In this weeks episode we discuss butchering our pork. We get into the supplies that you should buy and our suggestions for easier and more efficient processing. The first time you do something is always the hardest. - Books of the Week:||11/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 54: Think Before You Eat||Today we slaughtered our pigs. This event led to a discussion about our food, where it comes from, and what is involved in it finding its way to our table. We continue this conversation in the podcast. - I made a batch of these sourdough crackers to s...||11/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 53: Reading is FUN||On this weeks episode talk about some of the books we love to read and listen to. We also answer some questions from last weeks podcast. If you add any of these books to your personal library, be sure to use our Amazon Affiliate Link.||11/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 52: Budget and Savings||On this weeks episode we discuss coming up with a budget and living by it. - Budgets help keep us in line and help give us a baseline as to where we can spend our money. It’s like having a map of where you’re going. Without a budget,||11/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 51: Get a Job||In this episode we discuss jobs, the jobs we had as kids, the jobs we did in college, the jobs we have done in our adult lives. - One of our favorite recipes is Ginger Beef Stir Fry, you can use any vegetables you have on hand and make it seasonal.||10/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 50: Simple Holidays||In this episode we discuss ways to make your holiday celebrations simpler and more enjoyable. Around the Run Brian got new welder, well a used one. Welding was one of his five picks in our episode about Five Things we wanted to learn to do.||10/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 49: The Year in Review||It's hard to believe it's been a year since we've started Cultivate Simple. Tonight we look at our first year in Maine and discuss some of our plans for the future. - If you need some good viewing, check out Sean's Allotment Garden. -||10/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCultivate Simple 48: Building Community||On this weeks episode we celebrate one year of podcasting by talking about building community. - Retail Me Not - great place to find coupons for things, particularly large companies. - My favorite accounting software is AccountEdge (formerly Mind Yo...||10/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Like visiting with a neighbor
My first ever review :) I have very much enjoyed the first two podcasts and look forward to many more! I found the style easy listening but need to remember to have a pen and paper or open tab on my laptop to remember to look up information (John Bunker, cover crops, chicken book info...). I can imagine listening and dreaming along with you these next winter slower months. We should (all) have quite a "to do" list come spring!
My first podcast
I have been a faithful blog reader for a long time and now I am also a faithful listener. This podcast is an information packed insight into the why of simple living and homestead topics with the added power of how. I love how detailed Mr Chiots and Suzy are about answering questions. I really appreciate their knowledge on the topics they have experience with and it is also fun being able to listen along while they acquire new skills. Than you both!
I'm done listening
I have listened to Cultivate Simple's podcast since the first episode and have since visited their website. While I have learned many interesting things about gardening and cooking, the podcasts lately have been preachy, misinformed and even rude at times . I don't know anyone whose appliances break as frequently as they say they do or get as irritated when they do. Also in the beginning Brian and Susy were all about helping others by passing along their knowledge. Now listeners are reminded several times an episode how much time and money creating the podcast takes. And directing people so they could buy birthday gifts for Brian? Really? How is that cultivating a simple lifestyle? That sounded rude and greedy. My birthday present would have be taking what I learned from the podcast and using it in my garden and kitchen in order to cultivate simplicity in my own life. Wasn't that the point?