If you are paying attention to current events, you know how important it is to prepare your home and family for an uncertain future. In this episode, John shares why it is also equally important to protect what you have prepared. We dive into why and how to prepare, where faith meets preparation, choosing your community wisely, and more. If you are feeling compelled to ready your family for the coming times, let this conversation inspire and guide you as you take your next steps.
Enjoy this story of a lifelong homesteader’s journey to bring old-world rural skills to the new world. Farm and rural life have always been something I was completely in love with. Growing up in a very rural setting in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, farm and homestead living was at the core of our everyday life. Except, we […]
The goal of homesteading is sustainability and stewardship… Providing for our families without much outside help and respecting the resources that we have available. A huge aspect of a sustainable lifestyle is reducing waste. We try to lessen the amount of time, money, resources, energy, etc. that we spend each day. Cutting back on food […]
Fire Cider is a useful, widely-used herbal folk remedy that is wonderful to have on hand as a preventative measure against getting sick. For many generations, people have passed down this esteemed warming remedy for its ability to elevate natural health. Although it has been prized for ages, it wasn’t until the 1970s that renowned […]
“The most efficient and effective way to guarantee summer success is through planning your garden during the winter.” We are heading into the coldest, bleakest months of the year, but this season has one highlight… something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: The arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The […]
Any homesteader who has a dairy animal or two knows the importance of finding a use for all of that milk. Making cheese at home is not only a great way to provide nourishing food for your family, it is also an excellent method of preserving milk. Robyn began her cheesemaking journey by using her dairy cow’s milk to make cheese for her family, and she quickly realized there was a need for cheesemaking education specifically for the homesteader. In this conversation, Robyn answers the most common questions about getting started making cheese from scratch. If learning how to make cheese is on your list of skills to master, give this episode a listen!
Growing fruit trees has been a lifelong passion. I’ve been growing and pruning fruit trees for most of my life. I planted my first apple tree with my father when I was seven years old. When I was fourteen years old, my first summer job was working at a local orchard with old Mr. Johnson. […]
Use this dry-cured ham recipe to preserve your homegrown pork. If your family is like my own, you have an appreciation for foods both simply provided and fine in flavor. No other preserved food on our farmstead better exemplifies our values of thrift, conservation, and reverence for our work and land than aged ham. While […]
As homesteaders and farmers, local and federal regulations around food production and property rights impact us more than we might like to admit. Nick Freitas joins us today to break down what it looks like for average citizens to get involved in the legislative process and make a difference in their communities. Homesteaders, it is more important than ever to stay informed and make our voices heard!
Fall has arrived and with that comes pumpkin season! Pumpkins are used during this time of year for carving, decorating, and adding to tasty treats. Whether you plan to grow your own pumpkins, pick them at a pumpkin patch, or grab some from the local grocery store, you will want to make sure that you […]