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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 ...
 
The homesteading podcast dedicated to the pursuit of self-sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability. Brian is a 4th generation homesteader located in beautiful upstate NY. Along with his wife, Bonnie (also a 4th generation homesteader) and their son Brian Jr., Brian has been actively homesteading on a 2 acre piece of land since 2008. This podcast is dedicated to their journey and is a call for others to join them in pursuing self sufficiency, self reliance, and sustainability.
 
I firmly believe homesteading is more about lifestyle than location. Anyone can homestead anywhere, because it's really just about reconnecting to where our food comes from and the old fashioned skills and values of our grandparents. I'm here to teach you how to garden, preserve food, cook from scratch, minimize your stuff to maximize your life, and embrace a life of learning traditional homemaking arts.
 
In our busy modern world, many people are interested in becoming more self-reliant, but have no idea where to start. Join first-generation homesteader and passionate gardener Ashley Constance for soul-centred and attainable conversations around growing your own food, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and everything in between. Whether you're on a farm in the country or in a house in the city, there is something for everyone in the world of self-reliance.
 
101 ways to save money, get happy, relax and find your creativity by making stuff out of plants you grow, forage or buy. And even monetize your hobbies! Craftsteading is about self-sufficiency, making things, lost trades and gardening. It’s about prepping for the apocalypse or relaxing with mindful handicrafts. Grow your own brooms, cordage, dyes, baskets, jewellery, containers etc. You won’t need to buy them from shops any more! Each month I’ll bring you a new podcast, so be sure to “follow ...
 
Welcome to the podcast, Full PreFrontal: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function hosted by Sucheta Kamath. Executive Function is a core set of cognitive skills that allow humans to focus attention, block out distractions, plan ahead, stay engaged, temper emotions, and think flexibly while creatively solving problems to fulfill personal and social goals. The prefrontal cortex region of the brain, which governs Executive Function, is often compared to an air traffic control system at a bu ...
 
We are back with a new twist on an old theme. Creators of the popular podcast Beyond the Homestead, Bonnie and Danielle are back to help overwhelmed and overworked moms, homemakers, and women homesteaders to take a step back from the busyness of life and re-discover what is really important. We will give you the tools you need to simplify your lifestyle, find happiness in simple pleasures, and add more richness back into your life. We want to help keep women grounded when they feel like they ...
 
Self-Sufficiency Made Simple podcast is here to share practical tips and hacks helping you overcome confusion about how to grow your own yummy food, keep healthy and happy chickens and even venture into the world of bees. And do it all in your own backyard. Your host Jo Flintham from SoH Farmlet is all about making things simple, fun and easy in the garden. With over 10 years of food growing experience and lessons, Jo shares how to start where you are with what you have to create your own se ...
 
For everything, there's water! From discovering life on other planets and traveling through time, to balancing a healthy environment and sustaining life on our planet, water is part of the equation, if not the answer. Do you need to rant? Grab a glass of water, or your favorite adult beverage, and let's discuss, sound off, and contemplate this crazy human existence.
 
Join host Daniel Howell as he explores making and learning traditional skills and crafts with topic experts. From foraging to blacksmithing, weaving to hide tanning, each episode contains guidance and tips for learning to make or do it yourself. Inspired by the survival, homesteading and handmade communities this podcast covers a variety of traditional knowledge for the person that is interested in practical self-reliance, rural skills and artisan craftsmanship. Operating on the belief that ...
 
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Somewhere I ran across this quote; "100% of the Seeds You Never Plant Will Never Sprout" and when I did, I thought, "Boy, that will make a great podcast episode." Today is that day. Today we talk about 4 things that keep us from ever getting started and what we can do to overcome our fear. Enjoy!! Brian http://www.thehomesteadjourney.net/shop http:…
 
Interview with Patrick Biggs Ph.D. and editor Jessica Mitchell If you want to enjoy a diverse mix of birds in your backyard, then keeping a mixed flock may be the right move for you. In this episode, Patrick Biggs covers how to prepare for raising an array of birds side-by-side, from chickens to turkeys to game birds. Learn what you need to know an…
 
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…
 
Interview with Kenny Coogan by editor Jessica Mitchell. Thanks to Brinsea for sponsoring this episode. In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends podcast we’re asking the big questions about poultry eggs, and Kenny Coogan is here to answer them. Kenny shares some poultry egg facts – their nutrition, makeup, and how many you can expect from yo…
 
Life without struggles is no life at all and what accompanies these struggles is ambiguity, uncertainty, and disruptions. Coping under these tenuous conditions means deciphering new goals, weighing options, and being future-forward while responding with adaptive mental and emotional flexibility; all made possible by one’s evolving Executive Functio…
 
Today's episode is really a good conversation. We discussed how we can overcome our setbacks. If we're talking about the setback itself, there's a lot of times that there are things that are outside of our control. Whether it be a health issue, or the economy or a job loss. And so a lot of times we just have to go, "Okay. This is this is my reality…
 
In this episode, soil scientist and environmentalist Michelle Schuman chats with editor Carla Tilghman about her career in Alaska, climate change, and her new book The Understory: A Female Environmentalist in the Land of the Midnight Sun. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore f…
 
This episode is an Interview with Erica Leniczek, all about mental health, not only on the homestead but also in all walks of life. Erica is so knowledgable about the many facets and struggles related to mental health, and she totally gets that "just taking a day off for self care" isn't always an option. Erica is a first-generation rancher on her …
 
Time, Money and Space. The lack of these are the biggest barriers to taking the next right step on our homesteading journey. But, maybe our issue isn't a lack of resources. Maybe it's because we're looking at things the wrong way. Today's episode is all about reframing our minds to get us to think about things differently. Enjoy!! Brian PS: Here is…
 
Flowers are not just for looking at! Did you know that many flowers are also edible? In this video, we'll go over 21 different plants that you can use as a source of food. From common garden flowers to more exotic blooms, we've got you covered. So the next time you're out in the yard or garden, be sure to give these plants a try! Links mentioned in…
 
This episode covers everything you need to consider when hardening off your seedlings and transitioning them into your vegetable garden. For the full schedule, blog post and all resources mentioned, visit the show notes linked below. For full episode show notes, visit alittleselfreliant.com/shownotes/14 Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/alit…
 
Lately I've been struggling with feelings of inadequacy. That what I'm doing isn't enough. It's not good enough. I look at what others are doing and I feel like it doesn't measure up. On today's episode I remind myself that we all have unique constraints. And that I can only be the best version of me that I can be. And think you should do the same.…
 
So, you have baby chicks – now what? In this episode, Patrick Biggs explores the ins and outs of caring for baby chicks, as well as other poultry, during their important first few weeks out of the egg. Learn how to gather supplies with success and see your brood to adulthood! Thank you to our sponsor, Purina Mills for making this episode possible! …
 
Leo Sharashkin is a natural beekeeper, raising locally captured swarms on his family’s property in the Ozarks and passionately educating new and experienced beekeepers on how they can more sustainably keep healthy bees. In this episode, Leo talks about how he got started in natural beekeeping, the benefits and challenges that come with it, and natu…
 
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’…
 
Researcher Diane Halpern says, “When people think critically, they are evaluating the outcomes of their thought processes – how good a decision is or how well a problem is solved.” Metacognition on the other hand is thinking about one’s own thinking and discovering how best to control our thinking to facilitate learning. Both require strong attenti…
 
PArt 2 of this 2-part episode with Bevin Cohen chatting with editor Jessica Mitchell about nut oils, storing your oils, and how to ramp up your production for sales. After more than a decade of producing his own seed and nut oils at Small House Farm, Bevin Cohen now shares his knowledge and experience to help people feasibly make their own oils for…
 
Part 1 of this 2-part episode. Bevin chats with editor Jessica Mitchell about how he got started and covers specific seeds such as flax and hemp. After more than a decade of producing his own seed and nut oils at Small House Farm, Bevin Cohen now shares his knowledge and experience to help people feasibly make their own oils for cooking, skincare, …
 
Today's episode is different. Bonnie and Danielle, both homesteading moms just talked about how their life is on a daily basis. Raising animals, raising their kids, what they do on daily and how they get the kids to do some chores. This episode is a very timely to those who are planning to finally homestead. Links mentioned in this episode: 2022 Se…
 
This episode is an Interview with Kimberley Allan, all about supporting local growers through CSAs (Community-Supported Agriculture) and Farmer's Markets. If you're looking to embrace a life of more self-reliance, but you can't grow a large garden, supporting local growers is an excellent option. We discuss the many benefits of CSAs for both produc…
 
"Go Big or Go Home"..... We use that phrase a lot (at least in the USA) as a means of encouraging people to dive headlong into things, with gusto and 100% commitment. On this episode we talk about 3 different posts I recently saw on FB homesteading groups that were indicative of that mentality and why I think it is a REALLY bad approach to homestea…
 
You can find The Funky Farm Girl on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Want to learn about all aspects of homesteading? Then you need Abundance+. Click here to join our streaming channel and save 10% when you use the code FUNKY10. Want to see victory gardens in action? Go check out the War Time Kitchens and Gardens series on YouTube here.…
 
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…
 
What’s in the cheapskate’s basic basketry tool kit? What is a tension tray and why is it tense? And how can you make your own beautiful Catalan tray from foraged materials? All this and more! If you’re new to basketry you don’t have to outlay a lot of money for tools. You can buy tools online or you can use common household and workshop tools as su…
 
Do you think that our current food system is sustainable? In this episode, we take a look at the problems with our modern food system and ask whether or not we've created these issues ourselves. We also explore some potential solutions to these problems and how we can work together to create a more sustainable future. Support the show…
 
Podcast with Charlotte French and Zach Foley. Thank you to our sponsor, Purina Mills for making this episode possible! In this episode, Zach and Charlotte explore different illnesses that you should be aware of when raising chickens. They discuss signs, symptoms, and treatments to help you be better prepared. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother …
 
On today's episode I am joined once again by my son, Brian Jr. He shares his perspective of what growing up on a homestead has meant to him. We talk about the lessons he's learned, the positive aspects as well as the negative aspects. And we talk about whether or not he plans on homesteading in the future. Enjoy, Brian http://www.thehomesteadjourne…
 
If you're ready to bake sourdough without all the complicated formulas and equipment, then today's episode is for you. Let's learn to bake sourdough like Ma Ingalls! You can find The Funky Farm Girl on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Want to get American made, non-toxic, environmentally friendly products delivered right to your door at Target pr…
 
With her book Wild & Beautiful now in its second publication, author and herbalist Suzanne Tabert wants everyone to know that feeling healthy and beautiful inside and out can come from everyday holistic practices and simple skincare products you can create at home. In this episode, we dive into Suzanne’s guide to crafting your own body care recipes…
 
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 …
 
Interview with Joe Putnam. Thanks to our sponsor for this episode Brinsea. In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends podcast, Jessica Mitchell chats with Joe Putnam about poultry fencing. Learn about different types of fencing to keep your poultry contained and safe. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check o…
 
Interview with Patrick Biggs. Thanks to our sponsor Purina Mills Whether a seasoned chicken owner or a just-hatched newbie, it’s always good to be prepared before new chicks arrive. In this episode, Patrick Biggs breaks down how to purchase your poultry, gather the right supplies, and set up your space accordingly so you can successfully brood, fee…
 
On October 16, 1843, while on a stroll along the Royal Canal in Dublin, mathematician William Rowan Hamilton had an aha moment which led to his famed discovery of the algebraic equations known as quaternions which is now etched on the bridge. Research shows that although creative insight and analytical thinking are distinct modes of thought, they d…
 
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