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From Gangs To Goats

Submitted by on October 14, 2016 – 10:43 am 5 Comments
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Podcast Interview

I recently did an interview with Tim Young from The Self Sufficient Life, which I must say was my absolute favorite interview of all time- hands down. He touched on things I’ve never talked about on the blog, especially about my life before becoming a homesteader. Although we didn’t even scratch the surface of my “rebellious teenage years” that got me sent away to live with my dad in the middle of nowhere, our chat gives you a glimpse of what my life was like leading up to where this blog began. I think you’ll enjoy the story of where I came from and how it all began…

The Rebellious Teenager Who Was Sentenced To Homesteading [Podcast and transcript]


  • Ken McIntire says:

    Hi! I was wondering how the canned chicken tasted? Is it good? I mean, does it taste like fresh chicken or is it kind of mushy and a bit slimy? I had some canned ground beef once and it had the texture of potted meat. It was a little gross. Not something I would incorporate in my diet. Probably a stupid question but let me know if you get the opportunity. Thank you so much – ken.

    • Kendra says:

      Hi Ken,

      Canned chicken is good. I prefer to use it in dishes that call for cooked chicken anyways. We also like to heat it up and eat it over rice, or put it in a pot and cover it in BBQ sauce, then heat and eat over a hamburger bun. Very yummy. Canned ground beef has the consistency and smell of dog food to me, lol. It cooks nicely though when mixed with other ingredients.

  • JG says:

    I was interested in listening to the podcast but the music never stopped so it was aggravating to try to listen to. Maybe you could make a blog post about before you were in NC and how you came to be here.

  • Susan says:


    I was totally shocked to find out you were from SB!! I grew up there, too (though I’m about 15 years older than you, so gangs, etc. weren’t as much of a problem when I was a teen). And we were always a little counter-cultural for SB. Even when we lived in a VERY urban part of town, we grew a veggie garden fertilized with the “pellets” from our guinea pigs!

    We didn’t go nearly as far; just up to Northern San Luis Obispo county. When people talk to us about SB, we say, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there!”

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