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Pioneering Today is all about getting back to basics, simple living, and self-sufficiency with old-fashioned skills and wisdom in a modern world. With heirloom gardening, canning, preserving the harvest, from scratch cooking, raising your own food, including livestock (backyard chickens, pigs, and cattle), natural medicine, herbs, DIY like soap making along with living a simple self-sufficient life, no matter where you live. Hosted by 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, author of ...
 
Have you scoured the hundreds of islands of video game podcasts, yet still been unable to find the treasure that you seek? If you're looking to dig up a venerable collect-a-thon of chat about the world of Donkey Kong Country, then you've finally unearthed the ultimate booty: DK Vine's Kongversation podcast! The Kongversation charts courses both aft and forward when discussing the Donkey Kong Universe, including nostalgic heirlooms and newly-minted gold. Nintendo, Rare, and Playtonic. Donkey ...
 
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For years I have talked about how to become more self-sufficient, but that’s no longer what I’m teaching! Sure, there are still ways to become less reliant on the grocery store, or other stores for our well-being, but I’ve come to realize that focusing more on community sufficiency is the way to go for long-lasting change and greater “self-sufficie…
 
Did Donkey Konga hurt the public's perception of Donkey Kong in the West? That's the claim that former Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aimé has made, so it's time for DK Vine to partner with the Geek Critique to look back on the most divisive time in DK fandom! Josh Wallen is in the co-host chair!…
 
My family is five weeks into owning our own dairy cow and I’m so excited to have Kate from Venison for Dinner on the podcast today. We’re chatting all things dairy cows from the best way to feed them, the various breeds and their milk quality, milking tips, and more! You’ll especially want to check out Kate’s heavy cream drop biscuit recipe! For al…
 
In the juiciest episode of the Kongversation ever recorded, Hyle and Dustin book a ticket to the eco-friendly island factory of Juicy Jungle! More than just Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze's fifth world, it's a location steeped in the lore of Donkey Kong and the DKU. Make like a pig and lap up these audio juices with your ears!…
 
I’m not an alarmist, but I am hearing from some very reliable sources that feed costs are expected to double, maybe even triple by the end of summer. When you hear information like this, it’s important, if you’re able, to stock up now and get your homestead prepared for the possible increase. In this podcast episode I’m sharing my tips and what we’…
 
Released on the same day as Banjo-Tooie and effectively replaced only two-and-a-half years later with another remake, the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country is a relatively forgotten curiosity in DKU canon. But we? We sort of love it. The Kongversation puts the Spotlight on a game where you can't even properly display spotlights: DKC GBC…
 
In this episode of the Pioneering Today Podcast, Rebekah Rhodes and I are discussing all things thyroid health. We both share our individual thyroid journeys as well as some of the things we've done to help heal, as well as what we're doing currently to stay in the best health possible. For all of the show notes and links, visit https://melissaknor…
 
Have you ever heard of a 30-day self-sufficiency challenge? On today's podcast, I'm talking with Carl who, for 30 days, ate only foods he could either grow or source from his own property, or locally to where he lives. This included everything from beverages, fats, seasonings, and more! He even traveled to the ocean to harvest his own sea salt for …
 
The Kongversation discusses the newest DKU Cameo Game, Jitsu Squad! It's an indie 2-D beat 'em up/1990s martial arts pastiche with guest appearances by Yooka, Laylee, and Rextro Sixtyfourus! Master Ramen requests that you listen. Master Ramen also reminds you that you can't hear the podcast if you can't stop laughing at his name.…
 
It’s been a very busy season here on our homestead with many changes that we're excited about… including a new milk cow! In this podcast you will get to learn about a few of the many projects we’ve been working on, and I'm continuing to tease about a couple of upcoming projects I can't quite divulge yet. This is a departure from my normal podcasts,…
 
For Women's History Month, Hyle is joined by Gibbon and Courtney "Altermentality" Svatek to look at the ladies of the Donkey Kong Universe! From quiet trailblazers like Dixie Kong and Kazooie to those who caused flooding on the path (Candy Kong, Berri), it's an expansive look at some of our favorites across the DK series, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Din…
 
Today’s podcast is an interview with Pioneering Today Academy member Erika who lives in Florida (growing zone 9a). She’s looking for tips on growing vegetables in shady spots, crop rotation and reusing soil in raised beds, growing the best herbs for her climate, getting soil tests done for proper amendments, and eliminating diseases naturally. Come…
 
The Rarenaissance era, which we've been living in for the past eight years, has seen the embers of Rare reignite across the games and studios of the Donkey Kong Universe. As the era nears its end and we prepare to embark on what's next, Hyle and Mitchell reflect on the last near-decade of the DKU!By www.DKVine.com
 
Today’s podcast is an interview with my good friend Michelle who is preparing to sell her five acre homestead. She’s sharing all her best tips for what to do and what NOT to do when planning to sell your home. These tips will come in handy whether you’re looking to sell immediately, or not for a few years. For all of the show notes and links, visit…
 
Happy holidays! Hyle and Jeff discuss the holiday season, and a season of change, in Sea of Thieves. As Season Five winds down, we look back at sitting down, talk about eating pounds of rat, question who's the true star of loads, and review the introduction of Belle and the Shrouded Islands adventure!…
 
In this episode, I’m sharing my best tips that I use on a daily and weekly basis to get it all done from work, household chores, homestead chores, and quality family time. Today’s podcast is a coaching call with Pioneering Today Academy member Tami S. who is looking for tips on time management to get all the homesteading things done each week witho…
 
Let's guzzle some tea and have another chat about Sabre Wulf! Hyle has revived his DK Vine Forum series "The Slush Fun'd" to chronicle his experiences playing the Game Boy Advance cult classic, and he and Dustin will delve into all of his findings and theories, including the game's timeline placement in the DKU and a grand unifying theory between i…
 
Today’s podcast is a coaching call with Pioneering Today Academy member Stephanie Hester-Rodriguiz. She is moving to a new homestead property and looking for tips for what to do first and how to avoid overwhelm why trying to “do it all” at once. I’m sharing my best time-saving tips, how to avoid costly mistakes, and how to keep moving forward even …
 
Today’s podcast is a coaching call with Pioneering Today Academy member Susan Vesta who is moving to raw land and looking for the best time-saving tips when it comes to establishing new gardens and growing areas. We’re discussing everything from the pros and cons of raised garden beds, soil quality, utilizing the land for perennials, the best time …
 
In the first of several special Tribunal episodes throughout the season, Hyle and the gang set out to reexamine if Sabre Wulf for the Game Boy Advance should be considered part of the shared universe of Donkey Kong. It's a twisty, convoluted journey into how shared universes have evolved in the popular imagination over the past 50 years, DK Vine's …
 
I shared recently that I’m going to be having to go gluten-free for a while to help regulate some imbalances in my body, which is why today’s podcast is so timely for me! If you're looking to transition (or improve) your gluten-free baking skills, this podcast will be a well of valuable information. Robyn Harrison, from Gluten-Free Baking Courses, …
 
Our family is recovering from COVID and doing very well. In this episode, I’m sharing our experience as well as some of the herbal protocols we followed to help alleviate symptoms and get through the virus. I’m also discussing online censorship and why it’s so important to be able to get the information we all want, when we want it, and decide what…
 
If homesteading and gardening are hard work, then homesteading and gardening with children can seem downright impossible! We're taking a realistic look at what homesteading with children looks like and how to succeed with guest Rebekah Rhodes. Everything from how to get children involved, setting your kids up for success, living each day with grace…
 
Learning how to raise pigs for meat is a great option for any homestead or farm wanting to become more self-sustainable. But choosing the breed and tailoring the care takes a bit of know-how. Join me for this podcast interview with "Pork" Rhyne Cureton as he shares his best tips on raising pigs. For more information, links, and show notes visit mel…
 
What new gardening techniques and plant varieties am I growing in this year's garden? Listen to this podcast to find out what's been working and what I'm changing this year including plant varieties, seed companies, and why I’m looking closer to home. For more information, links, and show notes visit melissaknorris.com/330.…
 
Since our discussion of the Dinosaur Planet ROM, even more of it has been uncovered. In fact, we now have an entire view of the game's storyline and shocking twists, some of which differ quite a bit from Star Fox Adventures. Steve from off of Rare Gamer returns to discuss the alternate reality that could have been!…
 
In this episode I'm looking back at the year (2021), sharing some of my favorite takeaways and even sharing future plans for 2022. I’m covering topics from decluttering month by month, breeding cows, ordering chicks, whether we’ll be hosting more in-person workshops on our homestead next year, and how I’m partnering with The Homestead Documentary P…
 
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