Safety – House Fires

The cold and chilly season is in full-effect!

Honestly, I can’t stand it. I’ve never been the biggest fan of slipper roads or four layers of anything other than cheese and bacon.

Sadly, one of the first stories that you’ll hear from your local news network in the mornings is: how many people have recently experience/suffered a house fire while attempting to warm their house.

That’s terrible! I mean, the concept of warming your house with what little you may have at the time and BAM – you’re out in the very thing that you were trying to keep away or worse!

Hey – we’re not talking about that 1% that are sitting in the corner around a homebrewed garbage fire not expecting anything bad to happen. No.

The people in most cases simply haven’t had their chimneys cleaned. Even if they have, something recently has blocked up their flue. Birds can sometimes be a killer nuisance.

Equipment failure, due to improper upkeep or installation, can hit at any time, and when put under the pressures of having to keep an entire household or even a small space heated all of the sudden, can fail right when you are taking a nap or laying down for the night.

Regular fireplaces must be taken SERIOUSLY. Even with proper wood types, sparks can decide to jump out and make that beautiful $2,500 Egyptian rug into a $75,000 room repair.


Wall heaters

Make sure nothing is placed against them. Every day that people come in and out for dinner, things gets misplaced.

Example: A chair with an oil based jacket hanging on the back that is within the range or ‘danger zone’ of those wall heaters, can quickly lead to setting the entire room ablaze if left alone.

We’ve heard about plenty of people in our families having been burnt by these things – what’s to have stopped something else from burning up or getting singed? You – Basic common sense.

But common sense isn’t so common 24/7. Nobody is perfect and I’m the ‘perfect’ example.

Taking simple and small steps every day to make sure that the next time Ol’ man Winter knocks, you will be prepared to kick his butt – safely.


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Homesteading covers a broad range of subjects that we want to discuss with you.

  • Family
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  • Water Storage
  • General Psychology
  • Awareness
  • Finances and saving money

You control what comes in and out of your home.

You are responsible for protecting your land, rights, and that home you call yours.

You can change how you spend money and time in a more effective way.

We can help!

We can also grow together. Nobody is the queen or king of knowledge in these subjects – if they were, they’d probably be teaching it somewhere for way too much money! Hah.

So, let’s share ideas that’ll help save money and time. Let’s find more ways to keep positive in an at times, dreary landscape. Let’s be the best we can with what little time we have here.

What we are asking YOU is what do YOU want to hear a podcast or video over?

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Winter Garden Box

No idea what a Gardener can do during Winter? Click and listen, watch, and read!

Today on the Cody Homesteader show, we wanted to talk to you about Garden Boxes!

We’ve compiled at least four Podcast/videos to help with your Winter Boredom. Think that there’s absolutely nothing you can do to improve your gardening experience? We have some super projects that may change your mind.

Garden Boxes have plenty of benefits.

  • Contains only the dirt and nutrients you put in
  • Less erosion
  • Easy to maintain
  • Easy to harvest
  • Easy to water
  • Easy to alter
  • Easy to secure

If that sounds like something you could get into, then DON’T wait to Winter to subside. Start kicking butt now. Get out there and make your garden NOW!

Here’s the episode on YouTube:

Here it is on Buzzsprout: Listening to “EPS 9 Winter Garden Box” at


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Garden Prep p1 composting and your garden box

Winter’s clutch has you – do something about it!

As promised, the first out of at least 4 episodes about Winter Garden Prep is here!

Building your garden boxes or preparing your land is the first step to designing an awesome and winning new year!

If you feel the clutches of Winter destroying your creativity and garden-love, then this is the show for you!

Thanks for following and please stay tuned.

Podcast located at iTunes

and Buzzsprout

Excited – you bet I am!

So, I’ve never been one for waiting for Christmas gifts. 

I know, it’s a bad habit but I just can’t stand to wait on something that I could really use right then. Well, fortunately, my family is very supportive of what I like to do which is podcasting and youtubing, and they have went out of their way to get me a much better microphone. It’s a Samson go. And as far as I have seen it has 4.5 out of 5 Star reviews! 

This will greatly improve the audio quality of our podcasting and will add a touch more quality 2 hour videos! 

So what am I going to do with this great new equipment? I’ll tell you – the next coming up Podcast and videos are going to be over.


– volatile people in your life and what to do about it, 

– and a very touchy subject about soldiers and honor.

 One of my friends has got into the chicken game and is enjoying it so far – he even has a few turkeys! So I’m going to get a look at how he raises them what tips I can give and just take some good quality video of these beautiful animals. While I believe that they are great for food also enjoy such great providers of food and all animals that you raised for Slaughter should be given the best of lives. 

A video over volatile people in your life and identifying those people and what exactly to do about it we’re going to explore the subject deeply over the form of many podcasting videos but we have to have somewhere to start.

 The video of the soldiers and honor is a reply to a statement made by an individual that has gained some public exposure. I wouldn’t say many support his claim,  that soldiers don’t deserve any honor ,simply for being soldiers. I have a rebuttal but I am going to be as Fair as possible – seeing as I am somewhat biased.

 So in conclusion we have a lot going on and cannot wait to get it out there. However, we have our Christmas going on and plenty of work to do in between. 

I can’t wait to get these messages out to everyone of you and I hope that your holiday off is the best one ever!

Garden/life standards

Be a watering can in a desert, not a lit match in a dry forest.

Many are quick to judge when it comes to someone else’s backyard experiment! 

That looks trashy!

She doesn’t have that designed well at all…

It looks okay – for an amateur

These are comments you’ll hear and see from wannabe gurus…

Being hurtful and narrow minded is their specialty! So let’s unfocus on those people.

Here’s the problem: one day you’ll put your self and your products and other things of your creation out there for people to see you might even put it online for people to judge.

It’s right at that moment that you have entered the world of over judgemental, highly critical people. You are in there around now and don’t expect fair treatment.

I don’t think about it too much! You can start to become highly critical of yourself even though you have followed a good game plan and you have awesome results. But they have planted the seed in your garden, and that seed is doubt!

There’s a gigantic difference between asking for criticism constructive if it can be, and then chaining yourself to the whipping post saying Take Your Best Shot.

But let’s go back, you need not to think on that so much. There are a lot of people out there who don’t produce the same results as you who really just want to critique your work. Sometimes they have a good point and you should take that point and run with it even if it has some negative in it. Sometimes people aren’t able to use their criticism without adding in a little stuff here and there on your personality or personal design. Just keep in mind, this is an online world and with an online world comes online trolls you heard the word before. This is an example of what they do.

Best thing to look for is a good teacher and a good host. And to be the same is such a relief to those who are healing from Burns and other battle wounds via the Internet.

In closing I will say that I will do my best to be helpful and to teach as much as I can and I ask you to do the same with me and others. The watering can in a desert, not a match in a dry forest.


Alright! So, we have a new episode coming out i belllliiieve in a day or two. 

This’ll involve: TVA, electricity efficiency, contractors, and my experiences with these peeps as well as how to save money during this process!

Sounds boring until one day you need those services!

Look – we all enjoy heating and cooling. So let’s learn about all these subjects together!

 Till then, please check us out on YouTube! Cody Homesteader is our channel.

That’s a link to a turtle feeding video. It’s cute – enjoy!