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Join in as I chat with this husband and wife team, Chad & Tara Philipp, of She’s Rooted Home, about how they managed to build a homestead in the Southern California Mohave desert. Surrounded by tumbleweeds, with Juniper berry bushes as the only occasional “greenery,” they’ve built a thriving homestead.
They share with me how they overcame the numerous obstacles of life in such a dry, arid climate, explaining that success is really all about changing your perspective and living the life you want, right where you are.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Chad & Tara’s background and homesteading experience
- Changing perspectives and blooming where you’re living
- What is your native landscape, plants, and animals like?
- How hot does it get there in the summer?
- What is your planting seasons? Can you even plant in the summer?
- What is your water situation like? How do you save water?
- Homesteading as a hobby, as a responsibility, etc.
- How to be sustainable (or not) with desert homesteading
- Thinking about comparisons and the “ideal” homestead
- How you can homestead anywhere
- How you can garden in the desert (mulch, water, plants to grow, etc.)
- Wildlife struggles…
- Types of Fruit Trees they grow in the desert
- How to help the wildlife and our family
- What type of livestock can be raised in the desert?
- Anything is possible, just start one step at a time
- Don’t let people (or yourself) limit you
- Can raised beds work in the desert?
- Final advice for people who want to homestead in the desert
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More Unconventional Homesteading Tips:
- Homesteading with Littles: Strategies from a Experienced Mama (podcast episode)
- What Stage of Homesteading are You In? (podcast episode)
- Homesteading During the Golden Years: Is it Possible? (podcast episode)
- 6 Tips for Successful Desert Gardening (blog article)