Homestead Journey

Homestead Journey

Welcome to Homestead Journey by Eryn Whalen, from Eryn Whalen Online. Blogging for over seven years, she’s transitioned from sharing about her family’s adventures on their half acre urban farm in Washington, to 120 acres in Tennessee. Follow along as she and her husband renovate their 100 year old farmhouse and reclaim the overgrown land. Homeschool mama, decor addict, and garden lover, Eryn’s here to share the journey with you. From recipes to information about homestead life, and everything in between.


May 31, 2023 24 mins

In this special episode, we're diving into the exciting world of raising poultry in your own backyard. Join me for some advice, personal stories, and practical tips for beginners looking to keep chickens, ducks, and guineas.

Discover the joys of having your very own flock of feathered friends and learn as I discuss the essentials of housing, nutrition, and keeping your birds safe and healthy.

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If you're thinking of adding chickens to your farm or even in the backyard of your city home, this is the episode for you!

Today we'll cover, best preparing for chickens, where to house them, how to purchase, from chicks to chickens, favorable breeds and how to keep them safe!

Be sure to check below for a few great reading pieces! 

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Blog: How to Keep Backyard Chickens

Blog: Painting th...

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Today the Homestead Journey is welcoming a very special guest to tell us all the things about sewing! 

Sewing may sound difficult or like there are too many materials needed to start but fear not Heather from HeatherHandmade will walk you through where to start, materials to use, tools you need, where to find patterns, how to best set yourself up for success, and much much more. 

Don't forget to scroll below to connect with both He...

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February 1, 2023 35 mins

I know, I know, you're wishing for spring! Trust me, I'm with you. However, this week I've had quite a change of heart. Where does our time go friends? Why are we always trying to move to the next task, the next podcast, the next lesson, the next, the next, the next. I think you get my point.

This season is made to be a little slower. Join me in this episode as I talk about where my heart has been pulled this past week and how you ...

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January 25, 2023 20 mins

Winter may be a slower time when it comes to being able to work outside but my mind is racing with ideas and visions for this coming garden season.

Join me in this episode where I turn my visions and wants into a plan! 

Sponsored by, Washington Grown

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Amazon Seed Organizer 

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January 18, 2023 44 mins

The world of gardening is beautiful, romantic, humbling, satisfying, and yields much gratification!

Whether you're just starting to garden, looking to expand, or simply looking to learn, you've come to the right place. We'll talk about the differences between seeds vs starts and then break it down further into heirloom seeds, hybrid seeds, and GMO seeds.

I am so excited to plant this year, all of the different seeds mentioned in th...

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January 11, 2023 24 mins

I'm back and my oh my, do I have a story for you!

Our first Christmas in our almost 100-year-old farmhouse was stressful, memorable, and telling to say the least. I heard the phrase "Weather Shows Our Weakness" the other day and thought not only was it the perfect title for this podcast but also the perfect way, to sum up, our Christmas week. 

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For all my fellow bloggers and for those that are still deciding whether or not to make the leap, this episode is for you!

I'll share the struggles in business, and how I am pivoting within my environment. Sometimes, you have to sit back and take inventory of what you’re doing, and of your environment, and if you need to formulate a new plan to achieve your end goal.

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Join me for a short message to discuss some of my favorite recipes plus a word of encouragement for the week.

You'll also hear from two very special guests and what they're grateful for!

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Brussel Sprout Salad with Caramelized Pecans and Goat Cheese

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake with White Chocolate and an Orange Glaze 


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Christmas comes at the same time every year! So why are we constantly shocked, ill prepared and making last minute trips to the grocery store?

Our life is hectic enough around here in the Whalen Household so I'm spending extra time in prepping for Christmas this year. 

In today's episode we'll talk about taking some time and mapping out what Christmas day and the week or so beforehand look like. Is family coming into town, are ther...

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November 9, 2022 31 mins

Join me in this episode where I'll discuss cleaning out your pantry and organizing in a way that brings you joy and inspires you.

Often times pantries are dark, dull and full of expired foods. No more! I'm encouraging you to recreate your pantry into a space that you enjoy. Food is beautiful and meant to fill the bellies of those you love, lets treat how we handle it the same!

We'll also co...

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Join me in this weeks episode where I'll discuss how to make do when you can't quite do what you want... yet!

Everything takes time and money but that doesn't mean you have to hate the in-between. I'm a strong believer in making the situation bearable until you have the means necessary to take a project into a full renovation! 

A little bit of paint, scrubbing and sometimes a cheap fix for the now is all worth the peace of mind it ...

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Today we're welcoming Kristen from the Curated Farm to talk all things Homestead, Sourdough and Community!

Having lived in multiple different states over the years Kristen is no fool to plugging in, getting involved and learning from those around you. Longing for community and a piece of land to call her families own, Kristen set off to learn how to be self sufficient and come together with those around her to check all the boxes.


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October 19, 2022 15 mins

Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome? Where you feel like you don't belong or you shouldn't be in a position to take on a certain opportunity or responsibility because X, Y or Z?  

Suddenly the whole world feels like its falling down and your faults become much more apparent than your gifts and strengths! I'm here to tell you today that I have those feelings too and it's okay.

But it's not okay to let it go so far as to hold...

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August 30, 2022 27 mins

Spoiler Alert! Homeschooling isn't as difficult as the pandemic made it.

Discover the freedom of homeschooling, why we specifically decided to homeschool, what our day to day looks like, curriculum we study and how to cover multiple subjects in one.

There are so many resources out there these days that homeschooling can be as structured or free-flowing as you'd like. Personally I feel its a tremendous gift to walk alongside my chil...

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August 23, 2022 28 mins

Harvest season is among us! This is the time of year where endless amounts of tomatoes are brought inside to be canned or turned into homemade spaghetti sauce. Peppers, onions and herbs are pulled for salsa and whats not being used immediately must somehow be preserved!

Have you thought to preserve your herbs? I feel herbs are so often only used during the summer months and then let to flower and wither away. However, herbs offer a...

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Thinking of starting your own Airbnb? Here's what we've learned so far!

The first big thing is getting in touch with your local county administrators, they will be the basis of legalizing the whole process and making sure the process is done to code. 

Next you'll need to decide if you're using a building on your property or adding a brand new one. Does the area need to be cleared? How do we get running water there? Electricity? The...

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Join me in this episode where I'll cover some of the questions you've asked me on Instagram regarding what differences we've noticed from Washington to Tennessee!

From topics such as wildlife, am I scared to let me kids play alone outside to what sets Tennessee apart and what I miss about Washington. 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up on what our day to day looks like and some of the projects we are tackling. Until ne...

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Join me in this episode as I give you a quick recap of what our lives have looked like the past three weeks and as I complete our, "Moving Across The Country" series. 

If you're just joining I highly encourage you to go back and listen to how our journey began and why we decided to move from Washington to Tennessee.

As Travis, my husband, and I have bought and sold a couple times we thought we knew what we were up against when it c...

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Join me in this episode as my husband, Travis, makes a guest appearance! 

Travis and I will be making an announcement about our next big project on our 120 acres. Hint: It’ll make it easier for friends, family and tourists to come visit our quaint town! 

Travis will also be sharing some of this thoughts and feelings throughout our moving process!

We’ll cover how we had origina...

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