My Interview with Trayer Wilderness

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My Interview with Trayer Wilderness

I had such a great time chatting with Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness on her show, Mountain Woman Radio. If you missed it, you can hear it here. Can you hear the anxiety in my voice?

I had such a great time chatting with Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness on her podcast, Mountain Woman Radio. I wanted to share all the things we talked about.

I wanted to share here the links to all of the things Tammy and I talked about on her show. These are great resources if you are just getting into homesteading or you want to learn more about the things we discussed.

Links From the Show

Your Guide to Winter Sowing  Results of a recent social media poll showed 96% of people who start their plants from seed do so by following the instructions on the back of the packet. They sow seeds in pots in sunny windows 6-8 weeks before the last frost. It makes sense that you would follow the directions, but what if there were an easier and much better way to get those seedling started…

Also see Winter Sowing by Zone & FAQs.

It All Starts With a Piece of Paper  I have a dream and it’s a big one. My dream is to live a simpler life where I do for myself and teach my children the values of taking care of themselves and the world we live in. Basically, I want to homestead. I know to reach these goals, I need to break them into small goals I can reach…

Chicken Hot Topics: Controversial Husbandry Practices  Putting out the fire surrounding some of chicken keeping’s hottest topics. With intensive research, Jessica debunks myths and validates folklore. Don’t be henpecked for your decisions, get answers once and for all and become armed with the knowledge required to make the best decisions for you and your flock…

You may also enjoy  Homemade Hand Cream for Gardeners & Farmers

India Tree Food Dyes  India Tree Decorating Colors are made from concentrated vegetable colorants. They contain no corn syrup or synthetic dyes. Use them to color icing in rich jewel tones or soft pastels. With three colors – red, yellow and blue – you can create a full spectrum…

Homemade Probiotic Deodorant  {on Trayer Wilderness} Because of our lifestyle as well as our desire to live a healthier lifestyle and the dietary needs of our Autistic son we make everything ourselves. I bake and cook everything from scratch, make our own soaps, candles, cleaning products and today’s adventure was a new probiotic homemade deodorant…

Herbal Remedies  Last week I was writing to you as a desperate mom. A mom who wanted to find out what was wrong with her son’s skin. A mom who wanted to shelter her son from mean comments from kids. A mom who had tried every prescription her son’s doctor had thrown her way, only to have them not work. That was last week. This week you are talking to a new mom. A mom who kissed a strong a confident son as he went off to school this morning, a son who doesn’t stick out in the crowd anymore. It only took three days. This mom’s secret? An herbal remedy she made herself…

Homemade Beauty Essentials  Making your own body products at home is not only economical, it’s rewarding as well. There is a sense of accomplishment in making your own products from scratch. This book contains 15 great recipes to get you started and guides to get you creating with confidence…

You may also enjoy  Sharing Wisdom: Rhonda's Homestead Story

An Easy DIY Soap with Melt & Pour  One area that a lot of homesteaders find themselves stuck is making soap. They want to enjoy luxurious homemade soap, but the thought of making it from scratch is scary and the price to buy it can be high. It doesn’t have to be that way…

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?  {on Trayer Wilderness} In today’s show I share the happenings on our homestead with the new baby goats and I share a health situation that occurred over the holidays that led us to find out about something called a histamine intolerance. The histamine intolerance has led us to researching a new diet and even educating ourselves more on our already completely wholefoods, gluten free and dairy free diet with a low histamine diet…

9 Secrets to Successful Bread  I have recently delved into bread making. There were a few hits and mostly misses at the start. The good news is that I’m always learning and improving. Mostly I’ve picked up some great tips, tricks and secrets along the way. Here are nine secrets I’ve learned as well as a few great recipes to try…

Inspiring Homesteads  Do you think it’s impossible to homestead where you live? These Inspiring Homesteads will show you the way. Each week we feature a new homesteader from across the globe. They will tell you how they do it. Get inspired!

Our discussion also inspired this new post, Because Homesteading Can Be Discouraging.

It was such a pleasure talking with Tammy and I urge you to go visit her site for more great homesteading information. You can find her at

You may also enjoy  First Aid at the Homestead

I had such a great time chatting with Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness on her podcast, Mountain Woman Radio. I wanted to share all the things we talked about.

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I am a non-traditional homesteader. What is a non-traditional homesteader? I'd like to think we are the people who don't fit the mold. I am a busy mom on a small bit of property with not a lot of financial resources, but I am figuring out how to live the life I want. A homesteader's life.

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My Interview with Trayer Wilderness — 6 Comments

  1. hi, this might be too personal but i would really like to know if you are homesteading by yourself, as a single mom, or do you actually have a ‘partner’/husband with you out there but just not included on your website? i am thinking of going out on a limb all on my very own and i am looking for women who also farm all by themselves. thank you

  2. Jess, Your interview was really good. It was delightful to listen to. You did a great job putting this post together for it. You set a high bar 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  3. What an awesome interview! I loved the mental image of the ducks following you down the street to the busstop. 😉 Thanks for continuing to inspire me with my own dreams and goals as you go after yours. You are amazing!

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