Episode 136 – Creating a Simple and Fulfilling Homestead with Jennifer Spencer


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Jennifer is the farmer behind Yellow Brick Road Farm. She farms with her family, on their one-acre homestead on Cape Sable Island, a small island on the southwest tip of Nova Scotia. Their homestead acts as a brooder for their small-scale pastured poultry, pig and beef operation which runs from April till October on their family’s 200-year-old farmland about 30 minutes away.

Jennifer loves supporting local agriculture and cultivating community connections with agriculture with everything from setting up a 4 H club in their area to being a founder and President of their local farmers market. She hosts educational workshops, learning to preserve classes and school field trips on their farm. Last April, she hosted the first Simple East Coast Living Fair, bringing together local experts and the community to learn basic homestead and farming skills. It was a huge success and plans are underway for another.

Her passion for storytelling and writing come together to illustrate her love for her family, life’s hard lessons learned, and experiences from their simple life on their small island.


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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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