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Home Farm Journal
Heather Benson and Eliza Blue
Farm tales and travails from those in the know.
Mar 7, 2022
S1, E7: Struggles with "Stacking Bales Syndrome"
It's March and in the Dakotas, that means you think spring should be just around the corner but the cold, snow and wind make that patently untrue and oh so disheartening. Eliza and Heather dissect the cause of their March malaise, newly termed "Stacking Bales Syndrome".
Mar 2, 2022
S1: E6: How to "Marie Kondo" Farm Life
The therapy that is podcasting bring about some deep questions about which parts of farm life "spark joy" for Eliza and Heather. Which sheep will make the cut? This and more in the 6th episode of the Home Farm Journal podcast!
Feb 14, 2022
S1: E5: Internationally Famous Cows and Cheese Magic
Heather reveals who on her farm is internationally famous and both Eliza and Heather lament the fact their lack of cheese wizardry.
Feb 6, 2022
S1, E4: The Dangers of Goats, The Benefits of Chaos and Owl Love Triangles
Do goats infect our brains like cats? Is it ok to spend your Friday night as the third wheel on an owl date? And using farm chaos as a mental health tool...this and more in our fourth episode of the Home Farm Journal podcast!
Jan 31, 2022
S1. E3: "Dead or Napping" and Other Fun Farm Games
Eliza and Heather welcome special guest Bre Holt, a fiber artist from Washington state. She helps us learn to pronounce "Leicester" and explains how quickly she was able to learn fun farm games like "dead or nappin?", "bloat or baby on board?" and "linebreeding or creating creepy uncle/brother/cousins?" from her visits to Eliza's ranch.
Jan 24, 2022
S1, E2: The True Nature of Chickens, Catching Pigs and The Circle of Life
In episode two of the Home Farm Journal podcast, Eliza and Heather talk about how "lived experiences" change perception of farm and ranch life, for better and worse...including learning the true nature of chickens.
Jan 16, 2022
S1, E1: Lambing Amnesia, Farm Stockholm Syndrome and Worcestershire Sheep
Eliza and Heather dissect the first episode from season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small and perhaps reveal they need some counseling for their collective sheep trauma.