How do you take your homestead from beginner to profitable?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is joined by Ann Accetta-Scott, a dedicated first-generation homesteader and the author behind “The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest.” While managing her family farm in Middle Tennessee, Ann shares her journey from self-taught beginnings to becoming a community cultivator and advocate for a simpler, more sustainable way of life.

Tune in to hear how Ann teaches others how to establish a life centered around clean eating, food ownership, and homesteading skills.

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • About why Ann got started in farming 0:47
  • What their biggest challenge was when increasing their farm’s acreage 2:18
  • What Ann’s goal was when she started the garden 12:04
  • What challenges Ann experienced when moving cross country 14:44
  • How Ann designed her garden for preservation 20:08
  • Ann’s tips for making a homestead profitable 39:03
  • What is covered in The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest 54:19

About the Guest:

Ann is a first-generation homesteader who manages her small family farm in southern Middle Tennessee. She is the author of The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest and the content curator for her website, A Farm Girl in the Making. Ann is a teacher by trade but has left the school system to teach individuals how to achieve a simpler and more traditional way of life. 


Website –
Facebook – A Farm Girl in the Making
Instagram – A Farm Girl in the Making
Her Book The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest

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