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What if you could have a healthier, more secure lifestyle with greater sustainability and self-sufficiency for you, your family and your community? That’s what Homesteading Family is all about. Carolyn and Josh have taken their popular YouTube series, “Pantry Chat” and turned it into a podcast so you can discover how to take the leap from a “normal” life to a homestead life, filled with meaning, beauty and freedom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or the country, if you’ve ever wanted to explore the homesteading life, this is your chance to learn how to do it in less time with fewer bumps in the road. It’s like sitting down with a cup of coffee with friends. Round up your cast iron pans and mason jars and start listening!

Episode Date
Chit Chat and Q&A | Pantry Chat
2220

Welcome to another episode of the Pantry Chat. This week we’re catching up with everything happening with us here on the homestead and answering some of your questions.

If you'd like to join us for our soap making challenge inside the Homestead Kitchen Membership, click here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

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Time Stamps
0:00 – Chit Chat
22:55 – Dream Cheese
24:24 – Farm Watering System
25:50 – Preserving Herbs in Salt and Sugar
27:23 – Preserving Dairy Masterclass
28:58 – Freeze Dryer Review
32:32 – Raw Milk

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Sep 28, 2022
How to Take A Vacation from the Homestead! Pantry Chat
2067

This week on The Pantry Chat: Food for Thought, we will be talking about vacations and how to plan them in to the homesteading life. It can be a challenge and we will share some of our experiences and key tips to help you make sure you are getting some much needed, and deserved, RnR!

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Sep 21, 2022
Traditional Skills Summit - What Is It, Who Will Be Teaching & What Will YOU Learn?
2435

Come learn about the Traditional Skills Summit and the instructors that are included in the free online summit, as well as the School of Traditional Skills.

Sign up for the FREE online summit (September 12-15, 2022) here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

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LINKS MENTIONED:
- Stock up on Feed for Winter: https://homesteadingfamily.com/stock-your-barn-for-winter/
- What to do With Raw Milk: https://homesteadingfamily.com/what-to-do-with-raw-milk/
- Traditional Skills Summit: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 - Chit Chat
7:10 - Question of the Day
13:36 - Traditional Skills Summit

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WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT

Sep 07, 2022
Frost-Free Watering Systems & Keeping Mice Out of the Root Cellar | PANTRY CHAT Q&A
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We're so excited to have Carolyn back with us for this week's episode of the Pantry Chat. Today we're answering YOUR questions!

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - chit chat
5:38 - Traditional Skills Summit
7:08 - canned chicken or beef stew
8:16 - sheepshaw & chickshaw
10:12 - watering system
11:15 - getting water to animals
11:55 - homesteading while pregnant & sick
16:50 - staying healthy while traveling
21:00 - homesteading men and beards
23:22 - DIY cobbler mix
23:55 - keeping mice & mold out of the root cellar

LINKS/PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Traditional Skills Summit: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF
How to Can Beef: https://homesteadingfamily.com/step-by-step-tutorial-for-canning-meat-raw-pack-method/
How to Can Chicken: https://homesteadingfamily.com/pressure-canning-raw-chicken/
What I Learned from Joel Salatin & Justin Rhodes: https://homesteadingfamily.com/good-enough-is-perfect
Redmond Real Salt Electrolytes: https://homesteadingfamily.com/redmond-real-salt-b
DIY Cobbler Mix: https://homesteadingfamily.com/easy-cobbler-recipe/

MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT

Aug 31, 2022
Using Medicinal Herbs on Farm Animals | Pantry Chat
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Traditional Skills Summit - 12 expert speakers. 4 info-packed days. 1 great outcome. September 12-15, this is THE online summit of 2022 to help you cultivate traditional homesteading skills with confidence... and it's FREE! Grab your seat here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

Learn from Doc Jones of Homegrown Herbalist how to incorporate herbal medicine with your animal care. Great for use on pets and livestock for a natural approach to animal husbandry.

For more information, links and show notes, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/using-medicinal-herbs-on-farm-animals

Check out Doc Jones on...
- HomeGrown Herbalist online School of Botanical Medicine: https://homesteadingfamily.com/homegrown-herbalist-class
-  @HomeGrown Herbalist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homegrownherbalist
- Website (HomeGrown Herbalist): https://homegrownherbalist.net/

MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT


Aug 24, 2022
How to use herbs SAFELY at home with Doc Jones (Homegrown Herbalist) | Pantry Chat
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12 expert speakers. 4 info-packed days. 1 great outcome. September 12-15, this is THE online summit of 2022 to help you cultivate traditional homesteading skills with confidence... and it's FREE! Grab your seat here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

Learning how to use herb medicine safely at home seems daunting. But it really shouldn't be! Learn to use herbs with confidence from Doc Jones of Home Grown Herbalist.

For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-use-herb-medicine-safely-at-home

Check out Doc Jones on...
- HomeGrown Herbalist online School of Botanical Medicine: https://homesteadingfamily.com/homegrown-herbalist-class
-  @HomeGrown Herbalist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homegrownherbalist
- Website (HomeGrown Herbalist): https://homegrownherbalist.net/

MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us! 
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT

Aug 17, 2022
What happened to Carolyn?! 2 BIG announcements!
690

We've got TWO big announcements in this week's episode of the Pantry Chat, including why Carolyn isn't joining me today!

Grab your FREE seat for the Traditional Skills Summit: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Aug 10, 2022
Preparing for Inflation & Food Shortages | Pantry Chat
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There are a lot of rumblings about food shortages and supply chain issues that will continue over the next year and beyond. If you've been to the grocery store lately, you're already seeing inflation as prices have increased.

So what can we do to help prepare ourselves for the uncertain future?

Check out the blog post for more information and links, or check below: https://homesteadingfamily.com/preparing-for-inflation-and-food-shortages

LINKS MENTIONED:

- Easiest Way to Grow Lettuce & Greens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-grow-lettuce-the-easy-way
- Justin Rhodes Podcast: https://homesteadingfamily.com/creating-resiliency-with-justin-rhodes
- God's Good Table event with Maureen Diaz at Polyface Farm Aug 12-13, 2022: https://www.godsgoodtable.com/
- Dream Cheese Recipe: https://homesteadingfamily.com/homemade-soft-cheese/
- Raising Egg-Laying Chickens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/raising-backyard-egg-laying-chickens/
- Raising Meat Chickens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-raising-meat-chickens/
- How to Build Up Your Food Supply: https://homesteadingfamily.com/building-up-your-long-term-food-storage-supply/
- 7 Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand: https://homesteadingfamily.com/7-pantry-staples-to-always-have/
- How to Store Bulk Food: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-we-use-food-storage-barrels/

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 - Chit Chat
9:50 - Washing Cheese Cloth
11:30 - Starting a Homestead at 50
15:08 - Prepping for Inflation & Food Shortages

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-worksh

Jul 20, 2022
Interview with Bernadette Banner | Pantry Chat
2486

Learn about the basics of sewing from Bernadette Banner and why this historic skill set is one everyone should have a basic knowledge of.

For more information on the importance of sewing, or to listen to the podcast, visit the website here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/the-basics-of-sewing-with-bernadette-banner

Where to Find Bernadette:
- Watch her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHtaUm-FjUps090S7crO4Q
- Buy her book, Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes:
- Visit her website: https://bernadettebanner.co.uk/
- Follow her on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bernadettebanner

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT

Jul 13, 2022
Composting Made Simple, Business Masterclass & Canning Questions Answered | Pantry Chat Q & A
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Join us for today's Pantry Chat on this sunny summer day in North Idaho as we answer YOUR questions!

Grab your copy of In the Homestead Kitchen magazine here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

Any links mentioned in this video are listed below, as well as the topics, so feel free to jump forward to those that interest you most...

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
10:45 - Carbon & Weeds in Compost
13:38 - Storing Dehydrated Food
15:40 - Business Masterclass
18:05 - Raising What You Eat
22:30 - Canning Meat

LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:

- In the Homestead Kitchen Magazine subscription: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt
- Video with Justin Rhodes: https://homesteadingfamily.com/creating-resiliency-with-justin-rhodes
- Pantry Chat with Farmstead Meatsmith: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-cure-bacon
- Composting with Josh's EASY Method: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-make-compost-the-easy-way
- Sign up for Carolyn's Canning Masterclass: https://homesteadingfamily.com/APC
- Sign up for the Homesteading Family membership: https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/hkm-waitlist
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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT


Jul 06, 2022
Save Money and TIME with Freezer cooking (Pantry Chat with Becky from Acre Homestead!)
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I'm so excited to have Becky from  @Acre Homestead on the Pantry Chat today as we talk about making freezer meals!

You all know I love having meals ready to eat for those busy days when you just can't get a homemade dinner on the table.

For some of Becky's recipes and even more tips and tricks, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/easy-freezer-meal-cooking-tips

Where to Find Becky:
- YouTube: http://youtube.com/AcreHomestead
- Scratch Pantry: https://scratchpantry.com
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/AcreHomestead
- Sign up for her newsletter: https://scratchpantry.com/newsletter 

Becky's Recipes:
- Stuffed Bell Peppers: https://scratchpantry.com/recipes/2021/5/sausage-stuffed-sweet-peppers?rq=peppers
- Breakfast Freezer Meals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W9JQ0uRW5Y
- Watch Becky make a year's worth of pasta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRFjwGV9O7U&t=700s

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
7:35 - How to Get it All Done
14:02 - Freezer Meals

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods.

Jun 23, 2022
Homesteading with Children & Making it ALL WORK! | Pantry Chat With Lisa Bass
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Homesteading with children sounds extremely difficult, especially for large families or those with younger children. The truth is, by teaching our children traditional skills at a young age they'll become contributing members of, and huge assets to the family as they get older.

For more tips and other resources, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/tips-for-homesteading-with-children

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Jun 15, 2022
How to Raise a Year's Worth of Meat | Pantry Chat
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We're sharing our tips for practically and sustainably raising a year's worth of food for your family!

For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-raise-a-years-worth-of-meat

Get on the waitlist to be the first to know more about School of Traditional Skills: https://schooloftraditionalskills.com

Grab your copy of this month's In the Homestead Kitchen Magazine: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
12:15 - Brownie Mix in a Jar
13:45 - Raising a Year's Worth of Meat

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Jun 08, 2022
He Ran out of Water for His Garden... Until He Did this ONE THING! (PANTRY CHAT Back To Eden Garden)
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Learn the basics and how to get started with the Back to Eden gardening method from this interview with Josh and Paul Gautschi.

Paul is dispelling many myths surrounding this method of gardening. For more information and tips for getting started, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/back-to-eden-gardening-with-paul-gautschi

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Jun 01, 2022
Cured Pork the Old Fashioned Way | STOP making it so complicated! | PANTRY CHAT
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Learn everything you need to know about curing bacon at home. We're teaching you just how simple it is to cure meat, the supplies you need, and answering the most frequently asked questions about cured bacon.

For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-cure-bacon

Find Brandon, The Farmstead Meatsmith on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/FarmsteadMeatsmith1/featured

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
6:50 - Curing Meat
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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

May 25, 2022
Instant Garden Tips, Keeping Produce Fresh, and Rocks in the Soil Q&A | Pantry Chat
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Welcome to another episode of the Pantry Chat, this week we're answering YOUR questions!

All of the questions are time stamped and many of the links are listed here.

For more links and the related blog posts, be sure to visit the blog here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/pantry-chat-podcast-47

Links Mentioned:
- Polyface Micro by Joel Salatin: https://homesteadingfamily.com/polyface-micro-yt
- Brandon Sheard w/ The Farmstead Meatsmith: https://farmsteadmeatsmith.com

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
15:27 - Q&A
15:36 - Fermenting in Bale Jars
17:41 - Instant Lasagna Garden Tips
19:51 - Frozen Fruit for Fruit Leather
21:41 - Keeping Produce Fresh
26:37 - Adding Herbs to Fresh Bread
27:32 - Rocks in the Soil
28:41 - How Long do Fermented Vegetables Last
30:53 - Safely topping off water in ferments
31:20 - Meat in Your Compost
32:22 - Air Pockets in Ferments
33:00 - Why Pasteurize Milk for Dairy
37:39 - Growing Enough for Preserving All At Once

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

May 18, 2022
How to prioritize your homestead projects
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Whether you have 40 acres or a 1/4 acre suburban lot, there are always projects on the to-do list and it isn't always easy to get them all done in a timely manner. So how do we prioritize homestead projects to get them all done?

Be sure to grab your copy of In the Homestead Kitchen Magazine here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

For more information visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-prioritize-homestead-projects

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
18:00 - Mulch in the Garden
21:18 - Storing Freeze Dried Milk
23:43 - Prioritizing Projects

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

May 11, 2022
Are Quality Garden Tools worth the cost? With Will from Homestead Iron | Pantry Chat
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In today's Pantry Chat we're talking with Will from Homestead Iron all about their quality garden tools. What makes garden tools high quality, and are they worth the extra cost?

For more information, links, or to listen to the podcast, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/quality-garden-tools

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
5:05 - Ox vs. Horse
11:47 - Main Topic: Quality Garden Tools

LINKS MENTIONED:
- Homestead Iron tools (use code "homesteadingfamily" for 10% off): https://homesteadiron.com/
- Joe Mischka, Rural Heritage: https://www.ruralheritage.com/new_rh_website/index_green.shtml
- Polyface Micro by Joel Salatin: https://homesteadingfamily.com/polyface-micro-yt
- Gränsfors Bruk Axe: https://www.gransforsbruk.com/en/
- My Favorite Tools + Tool Maintenance: https://homesteadingfamily.com/best-tools-for-the-garden

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

May 04, 2022
Pantry Chat with Justin Rhodes | The Pantry Chat
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In this episode of the Pantry Chat, we're chatting with Justin Rhodes. We discuss tips for building resiliency no matter where you are in your homesteading journey, and Justin shares all the various projects he has going on in his life.

LINKS MENTIONED:
- Get Justin's book, The Rooted Life here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/the-rooted-life-yt
- Sign up for Abundance Plus: https://homesteadingfamily.com/abundance-plus-yt
- Tomato rollerhooks: https://growerssolution.com/products/tomato-rollerhook-with-wire-frame-and-32-meter-twine?_pos=1&_sid=205843bc2&_ss=r

For more information and additional links, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/creating-resiliency-with-justin-rhodes

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Apr 27, 2022
Raising Goats 101: For Dairy with Anne of All Trades | The Pantry Chat
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If you’re looking to get into dairy animals, raising goats is a great way to get started. But to ensure you’re set up properly to give them the care they need, you need to know a few things first. We’re talking about everything you need to know to keep dairy goats.

For additional information and any links mentioned, visit the blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/raising-goats-for-dairy.

Find Anne of All Trades at:
https://anneofalltrades.com

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
5:45 - Fish emulsion in compost
10:21 - Raising Dairy Goats

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Apr 20, 2022
Fermentation for preservation | The Pantry Chat
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We usually think about fermentation in the short term, a few weeks, maybe even a few months, but today Carolyn shares tips on adding Fermentation to your long-term food supply plan (up to 2 years of storage).

For more information:
In The Homesteading Kitchen Digital Magazine - https://homesteadingfamily.com/n-homestead-kitchen-magazine-silver

Redmond Salt - 15% off will be automatically applied when using this link.
https://shop.redmond.life?afmc=homesteadingfamily

Fermenting 101- https://homesteadingfamily.com/preservation-101-intro-to-fermentation/
Ferment Resources - https://homesteadingfamily.com/?s=Ferment
Herbs - https://homesteadingfamily.com/herbs/
Rendering Lard - https://homesteadingfamily.com/?s=lard

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
9:02 - In The Homesteading Kitchen Digital Magazine
11:40 - Fermentation for Preservation

MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

Apr 13, 2022
Visit with Stacey from Off Grid with Doug and Stacey | The Pantry Chat
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Have you ever wondered about the health benefits that come with going "off-grid"? I had the privilege of chatting with Stacy of "Off-Grid with Doug & Stacy" to learn all about the secondary benefits she and her husband experienced when taking their home and lifestyle off-grid.

To read more, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/health-benefits-of-going-off-grid

Time Stamps
0:00 - Chit Chat
12:50 - Clean unwashed eggs
19:01 - Health Benefits of Going Completely Off-Grid

MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us! 
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT

Apr 06, 2022
How to grow a YEAR OF FOOD with Melissa K Norris | The Pantry Chat
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Join us for this Pantry Chat with Melissa K Norris from Pioneering Today as she shares with us how to successfully grow a year's worth of food without getting overwhelmed. 

For more information, links, and step-by-step instructions, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-grow-a-years-worth-of-food

Grab Melissa's book, The Family Garden Plan: https://homesteadingfamily.com/family-garden-plan-yt

Freeze Dried Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (and video): https://homesteadingfamily.com/freeze-dried-or-frozen-chicken-pot-pie

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 Chit Chat
10:48 - Seed expiration date
17:29 - Growing a Year's Worth of Food

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Mar 30, 2022
Does homesteading REALLY save you money? | The Pantry Chat
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We're answering the question "does homesteading really save you money?" in today's Pantry Chat. 

We can't cover all areas of homesteading, so today we're focusing just on the food costs of growing and raising your own food vs buying the equivalent in quality at the grocery store. 

For more information, visit the blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/does-homesteading-save-money-on-food

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
9:28 - Wine, Mead & Cider
11:25 - Pressure Canning on a Boat
15:36 - Main Topic

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LINKS MENTIONED:
- Justin Rhodes' book The Rooted Life: https://homesteadingfamily.com/the-rooted-life-yt
- Steve Solomon's book Intelligent Gardener:  https://homesteadingfamily.com/the-intelligent-gardener-yt

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert

Mar 16, 2022
Best Preservation Tools on a Budget | The Pantry Chat
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What preservation tools do we recommend for a beginner on a budget? What's worth it, and what's not? Watch today's episode of the Pantry Chat to hear our best recommendations on how to get started with preservation and resiliency in the kitchen.

For more information and links to the preservation tools we love and use visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/preservation-tools-on-a-budget

To check out Homestead Iron visit their website here and be sure to use code "homesteadingfamily" for 10% off: https://homesteadingfamily.com/homestead-iron-yt

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
14:50 - Canning Chicken
17:22 - Growing Onions from Seed
19:27 - Main Topic

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Mar 09, 2022
Go OFF-GRID with your HEALTH (Off Grid Doc - Dr. Issa) | The Pantry Chat
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In this episode of the Pantry Chat, we're talking with Dr. Ramon Issa of Off-Grid Doc to learn more about the "off-grid" medical practice, otherwise referred to as Direct Primary Care. 

If you're looking to take your healthcare into your own hands, this type of doctor may be just what you're looking for. 

Learn more about what the DPC membership is like, what options are available for you, and how to connect with Dr. Issa on the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/direct-primary-care-going-off-grid-with-your-health

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit-chat
7:45 - Continuous Brew Kombucha
11:07 - Off-Grid Medical System

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Mar 02, 2022
Grow great ONIONS FROM SEED| Pantry Chat with Melissa K Norris
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This week's Pantry Chat we have a guest, and one of my best friends, Melissa K Norris! We're chatting about late winter in the garden and discussing growing onions from seed. Everything from when to start seeds indoors, how to grow them, what varieties are best, and even growing tips once they're in the garden.

For more information, visit the blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/growing-onions-from-seed

And to learn how to cure and store onions properly visit this post: homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-store-onions

WHERE TO FIND MELISSA:
- On her website: https://melissaknorris.com
- The Pioneering Today Podcast: https://melissaknorris.com/podcast-2
- The Family Garden Plan (or Planner) Books: https://melissaknorris.com/mybooks/

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
11:35 - Homesteading vs Prepping
17:05 - Late Winter Garden Prep

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https

Feb 09, 2022
Garden Planning Part 2 | The Pantry Chat
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We're diving even deeper into our garden planning strategies and sharing it with you so you can plan out your best gardens yet. We're talking about everything from the garden calendar, when to plant, how to avoid harvest and preservation overwhelm in the fall, soil health, and watering systems. 

It's a jam-packed episode so grab a cup of coffee and come hang out with us!

For more information and even more garden planning ideas, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/first-time-garden-planning

LINKS MENTIONED:

- Clyde's Garden Planner (use code "homesteadingfamily.com" for 10% off): https://www.clydesvegetableplantingchart.com/new-products/clydes-garden-planner

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
11:00 - Congestion Remedy
12:53 - Main Topic
15:00 - Garden Calendar
20:37 - Plotting the Garden
25:07 - Main Crop Garden
27:38 - Soil
37:15 - Watering System

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab

Jan 26, 2022
Plan Your Best Garden PART 1 | The Pantry Chat
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Regardless of the space available to you, there are ways to maximize your garden space so you can grow as much as your area will allow. We're talking about garden planning basics in today's Pantry Chat!

Learn practical ways to expand and extend your growing season, how to work WITH your climate rather than against it, what the MOST important thing in gardening is, plus other tips for getting your crops to produce the best they can.

For even more tips (and other garden planning videos or podcasts) visit our blog post all about garden planning here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/first-time-garden-planning

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LINKS MENTIONED:

- Redmond Real Salt: https://redmond.life/collections/real-salt
- Azure Standard: https://www.azurestandard.com/?a_aid=EWfmOQQSY2
- Clyde's Garden Planner (use code "homesteadingfamily.com" for 10% off): https://www.clydesvegetableplantingchart.com/new-products/clydes-garden-planner

TIME STAMPS:
0:00 - Chit Chat
6:20 - Healthy Salt
12:21 - Garden Planning
13:20 - Last Frost Date
16:00 - Garden Planner
17:50 - What Grows Well
19:15 - Seeds
27:03 - Seed Saving
29:00 Starting Indoors or Outdoors
31:28 - Keep Records

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfa

Jan 19, 2022
Exposing OFF-GRID LIES: Should YOU go Off-Grid? | The Pantry Chat
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Should you go off-grid with your homestead? Maybe... or maybe not! 

What does going "off-grid" actually mean, what does it look like, and what are we doing to get there? 

We're sharing a few key concepts to consider before going off-grid, or deciding whether or not you should go off-grid for your homestead.

For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/things-to-consider-before-going-off-grid

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
8:12 - Seasoning Cast Iron
10:00 - Main Topic

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Jan 12, 2022
Are YOU Prepared for a Short Term Power Outage? | The Pantry Chat
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It's important to be prepared for emergency power outages whether you're living off-grid, on a large homestead, or even within the city. There are simple steps you can take to be prepared for short-term power outages.

For a full list, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-prepare-for-power-outage

Links Mentioned:
- Hybrid Light: (Use code "homesteadingfamily" for 20% off!) https://hybridlight.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage%2Ccollection&options[prefix]=last&q=solar%20flashlight*
- Goal Zero Lantern: https://www.pjtra.com/t/TUJGRU1NSEJHRklMRkZCRkhNS0xM?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goalzero.com%2Fshop%2Flights%2Flighthouse-600-lantern-usb-power-hub%2F
- Waypoint Spotlight: https://amzn.to/3xf4XKH

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
10:12 - Moving Out of State
15:26 - Power Outage Preparedness

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily

Nov 24, 2021
Affordable Clothing for the Homestead | The Pantry Chat
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Living the homesteading lifestyle is definitely harder on clothing than suburban or urban living. So how do you source high-quality clothing that can be passed down from kid to kid, or even clothing that will last adults longer while maintaining the homesteading lifestyle? 

Here are our best tips! For more info, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/affordable-clothing-for-the-homestead

Links Mentioned:
- To get on the waitlist for the Homestead Kitchen Membership and Meals On Your Shelf Challenge, sign up here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/canning-challenge-info
- Box Ripening Green Tomatoes: https://youtu.be/sQCv3RLJ-as
- Harvest Right Freeze Dryer: https://homesteadingfamily.com/harvest_right_yt

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Chit Chat
9:06 - Composting Meat
12:10 - Venus Fly Trap
13:52 - Clothing on the Homestead

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https:/

Oct 27, 2021
EASIER Homesteading | How to homestead SMARTER | The Pantry Chat
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Learning how to organize your property layout based on permaculture zones will help make homesteading an easier task without wasted energy. Learn about the permaculture zones and how to layout your own homestead in this episode of The Pantry Chat.

For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/permaculture-zones

Time Stamps
00:00 - Chit chat
12:03 - Stringing Onions
13:30 - Property Zones

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Oct 13, 2021
How to Take A Vacation from the Homestead! | The Pantry Chat
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It's fall, harvest season is in full swing and the year has been long! Many of us are dreaming of a vacation. But how to you get away? Many of you have asked us about vacations and how to get time off from the farm.

This week on The Pantry Chat: Food for Thought, we will be talking about vacations and how to plan them in to the homesteading life. It can be a challenge and we will share some of our experiences and key tips to help you make sure you are getting some much needed, and deserved, RnR!

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Sep 15, 2021
How to Finance Your Homestead | The Pantry Chat
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Buying a homestead, whether it is 1/4 or 40 acres, is a big investment. What's the best way to go about it? Buy with all cash if you've got it and then develop it as more resources come your way, or is getting a mortgage so you have some funds left over to build your dream a better way to go? 

The answer may surprise you. Join Josh and Carolyn today on The Pantry Chat - Food for Thought as they share their experiences and things to think about when buying a property to homestead.

And don't forget to sign up for the dairy class while there is still a chance to get in: https://www.schooloftraditionalskills.com/dairy-class-waitlist-sign-up

See you soon!

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Aug 18, 2021
Get Your Soil Ready for Fall! | The Pantry Chat
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Today we're covering one of Josh's favorite topics this week on The Pantry Chat- soil! Come join Josh and Carolyn as we discuss prepping your soil for a fall garden. See you there!

And hey, don't forget to get on the waitlist for the upcoming release of Carolyn's new Master Class on easy homemade dairy- https://www.schooloftraditionalskills.com/dairy-class-waitlist-sign-up

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT

Aug 11, 2021
Backyard (or Homestead) Composting Made Easy
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If you’ve been wondering what to do with that constant overflow of kitchen and yard debris that’s left after cooking and pruning … this is the episode for you. In short, you need to compost!

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get down and dirty with a short tutorial on the art and science of easy home composting. Grab your shovel (and a cold lemonade), and listen in!

In this Episode:

  • Chit Chat: June is the “everything” month!
  • A homesteader’s trick to having a happy marriage
  • How the pigs are helping the compost heap
  • The beginning of cheese production
  • The dairy class is coming September 1st!
  • How to pressure can beef stew
  • The first step in composting (not “wear boots”)
  • What can and can’t be composted
  • A simple explanation of the science behind composting
  • How much space you’ll need for composting
  • How to build a simple composting space
  • What italian food has to do with composting
  • Get yourself a composting thermometer (see link below)
  • Composting and regional weather patterns
  • The basics of building beautiful compost

Resources:

Jun 16, 2021
Prepping Your Pantry for Preserving Season
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One of the most important aspects of a successful homestead is looking ahead. We’re constantly challenged by what needs to be done today, but with one eye fixed on what’s coming in the next few months as well. With a little planning, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get practical with an episode on preparing your pantry for the coming preserving season. If you need a break from weeding and milking, grab a cold lemonade, sit back, and listen in!

In this Episode:

  • Chit Chat: The Pantry Chat episode schedule
  • Their new terrace garden area
  • Growing good food closer to the kitchen
  • Early spring crops
  • Getting the main crop in and fighting Flea Beetles
  • A short composting update
  • Filming the upcoming Dairy Class!
  • Which mixer makes better butter?
  • Getting your pantry ready for preserving season
  • The art of cycling through food stores
  • Cleaning the pantry when it’s less filled
  • May: The month to “eat down” your pantry
  • Reusing canning jars
  • Taking note of what you ran out of
  • Cleaning and organizing your food in the pantry
  • What to do with the leftover lime water from egg storage
  • Ingredients for cleaning the pantry
  • Correct labeling of your pantry items
  • Checking your preserving supplies

Resources: 

May 22, 2021
Raising Chickens for Eggs
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Raising chickens has been a staple practice of homesteads large and small for thousands of years. Our beautiful birds give us so much, from scratching and fertilizing the ground as they move across the property, to delivering that perfect unit of food called the egg.

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn dive deep into the art and science (and love) of egg-laying chickens. This is one of the topics they get the most questions about, so take a break from the garden for a bit and tune in to this mini masterclass on raising chickens for eggs!

In this Episode:

  • How they’re feeling as springtime gets into full swing
  • Two perfect springtime projects
  • The particular vegetable Josh is doubling down on
  • Question of the week: Can I can using an Instapot?
  • What chicken breeds you should start with
  • The difference between meat breeds and egg-laying breeds
  • Why you shouldn’t try for dual purposes in breeds
  • The “high-production” egg-laying breeds
  • Choosing the best chickens for your environment
  • Where to buy quality chicks 
  • Should you incubate, buy chicks, or buy adult chickens?
  • What a beginner should buy
  • Managing the cost of raising chickens
  • How to take care of day-old chicks
  • How many eggs you can expect each day
  • Chicken coops 101
  • How much room your chickens will need to range
  • The importance of nesting boxes and the roost
  • Should you let your chickens free-range?
  • How to feed your chickens for maximum health

Resources: 

Apr 25, 2021
How to Jumpstart Your Early Spring Gardens
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It’s time! It may not feel like it, depending on where you are in the world, but for Josh and Carolyn, it’s time to start making preparations for their early spring gardens. And of course, they’re here to share their thoughts on that with you ... 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get ready to bring the homestead around to spring, focusing specifically on getting early spring gardens growing in the ground!

In this Episode:

  • The whole side of beef incoming to their freezer
  • Grinding pig fat down to 50 quarts of lard
  • How to extend your seasons and increase your harvest
  • Getting seed started and working it into a new system
  • Why the basement is not great for germinating seeds
  • Getting hundreds of starts going in the kitchen
  • Why you want the most intensive projects as close to you as possible
  • The long-term survival food benefits of freeze drying
  • Their brand new cheese cave (cheese and dairy classes coming in September!)
  • How to culture and use raw milk in butter making
  • The challenge of growing zones and the last frost date
  • When to start thinking about planting out in the garden
  • A number of ways you can speed up the soil warming process
  • The standard varieties that are suited to early spring gardens
  • The most overlooked and easiest growing method

Resources: 

Mar 13, 2021
Josh and Carolyn Answer More of Your Questions
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Q and A sessions are always needed! Whether you’re brand new to homesteading or have been at it for years new twists and turns can pop up at any time or ALL the time. 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn are ready for your questions! Listen in to hear the ins and outs of everything from creating a great garden to building the perfect homestead. 

In this Episode:

  • Carolyn describes her book-reading habits.
  • Josh and Carolyn share resources for brand new gardeners.
  • Josh and Carolyn review best practices for gardening success.
  • Josh and Carolyn provide advice for making easy bread (in just five minutes!)
  • Josh and Carolyn discuss helpful tips for all types of pet gardening issues.
  • Josh and Carolyn explain how they create salves and lotions.  
  • Josh and Carolyn talk about the best age to start homesteading. 
  • Josh and Carolyn provide an overview of all of the differences in milk.
  • Josh and Carolyn explain how to make butter. 
  • Josh answers a question on where you should place everything on your homestead. 
  • Carolyn describes how to use herbs in compresses. 
  • Josh and Carolyn give tips on the skills you need to be a homesteader.
  • And so much more! You don’t want to miss this special Q & A. 

Resources: 

Feb 14, 2021
Garden Planning for Serious Food Production
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We’re already moving fast through 2021 and it’s time to start thinking about garden planning! How can you optimize the most amount of food possible from whatever space you have available? 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn talk about food production right in your backyard. Whether you have a large amount of space or a small balcony the methods discussed will work great for you!

In this Episode:

  • Josh and Carolyn describe how their food storage is going this year. 
  • Josh and Carolyn share stories about their oldest son getting his driver’s license.
  • Josh and Carolyn talk about the best time to buy garden seeds and poultry. 
  • Carolyn discusses the new cadence with Pantry Chat episodes.
  • Josh and Carolyn are busy planning a dairy class to come out in the fall. 
  • Josh explains how and why to check the pH levels in your soil before you begin your gardening adventures. 
  • Josh and Carolyn review best practices for garden sunlight. 
  • Why being able to see your garden is important for long-term success.
  • How to maximize your space by choosing the right type of beans. 
  • Protecting your garden against various critters. 
  • Carolyn references 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden
  • Josh and Carolyn discuss how to get creative using containers and container gardening no matter what size your space is.  

Resources: 

Jan 24, 2021
Happy New Year! 2020 Homestead Year in Review
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This year is over and that means it’s time to reflect! 2020 has been exhausting and stressful for many and the year at Riverbend was no exception.

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn look back at their past year at Riverbend to discuss successes, failures, and accomplishments while hinting at what might be coming up in 2021.

In this Episode

  • Josh and Carolyn discuss the challenges of living in Idaho.
  • Josh and Carolyn describe ice skating on the ponds and family fun at the New Year’s ice skating party this year. 
  • Josh and Carolyn answer whether they will ever get horses and how their dating story has a fun connection to horses.
  • Josh talks about the four new people living at Riverbend.
  • Carolyn reflects on planning and the importance of thinking ahead while also looking back.
  • Carolyn is hosting a sourdough challenge on January 16th.  Join the waitlist now to have access to recipes right away!
  • Josh and Carolyn talk about working on the property and all the surprises that have come along with their rehab efforts. 
  • To see why horse logging was so helpful with property fixes this year, watch this video.
  • How grandma is doing sharing a bathroom with 10 kids and why the laundry room is challenging. 
  • Josh talks about producing compost and plans for next year with the compost. Should Josh make a video about his compost system?
  • Carolyn talks about her favorite method of egg preservation. Learn more about liming eggs.
  • The pros and cons and the success and failures of their garden, animals, food storage, as well as lessons learned. 

Resources: 

Jan 03, 2021
Josh and Carolyn Answer Your Questions
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Homesteading can be a great adventure, but it can also present its fair share of challenges and a whole lot of questions!   

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn have fun trying to answer some of your questions on everything from pressure canning beef stew to best practices for storing ancient eggnog, how to select the right wood cookstove, and so much more! 

In this Episode:

  • Josh and Carolyn are hard at work planning new content for 2021.  
  • Carolyn is hosting a sourdough challenge on January 16th that will be inside the bread class, and there will be a best price of 2021 for people who want to join. More details are coming soon. 
  • Carolyn made 16 pies this year for Thanksgiving, and they finished them all off! 
  • Josh had a custom rack made for Carolyn to hold all of their cheese wheels, and in the interim, they used it to store all their pies for Thanksgiving. 
  • There’s an energy shift happening in the house due to the kids wanting to be more inside instead of out, and it requires a lot more time management for Carolyn. 
  • Josh cooked two medium-sized turkeys for Thanksgiving and had fun doing the rotisserie version, which he highly recommends!  
  • Bud asks, “Is it OK to pour out some of the stored egg and alcohol mixture to make smaller batches of eggnog, then put the remaining mixture back into storage without ruining it?” 
  • For this season, was Josh able to create as much compost as he needed, or did he have to supplement it in other ways? 
  • Michelle asks, “Is there a way to take your pie pumpkins and turn them into a pumpkin spiced power that you can use in your coffee?”  
  • Rachel asks, “Could you buy astragalus in a pill form to take daily to boost your immune system?” 
  • Josh recommends “Food, Inc” as an excellent documentary to motivate you to start raising your own meat or start looking for a local producer. “Indigestible” is another one on his watch list that he hasn’t seen yet.  
  • SweetProtege asks, “If you have a rooster in the coop that has fertilized the other eggs, is it still safe to leave them on the counter, unwashed for weeks?”
  • A FB user asks, “If I bought a wood cooking stove that was newly manufactured and properly maintained, how long should it last?”  
  • What’s the best way to pressure can beef stew, and how many jars should it take?” (Blog post with a printable recipe is available here
  • For a refresh on the top mistakes people make with canning, watch this video
  • A FB user asks Josh, “How wide are your walking paths in the garden for laying down compost with the BCS tractor?” 
  • Betty asks, “When you pressure can the beef and veggies together do they get mushy, and what is the right cooking time for the stew?”  

Resources: 

Dec 13, 2020
Long-Term Food Storage Hacks
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You’re going week to week buying groceries and spending way too much money…

There has to be a better way, and there is! Buying in bulk and storing it!   

But before you make the transition to being a bulk-buying homesteader, there are some basic rules you need to follow. Josh and Carolyn continue their series on food storage with some helpful strategies you can start putting in place now to grow your long-term food storage supply. 

In this Episode:

  • Carolyn is using lots of leftover pumpkins. Pumpkin spiced leather with maple syrup recipe coming soon.  
  • Josh and Carolyn bought new baby chickens and explain why it’s actually a good time to be buying new chicks to be able to maximize your egg production in the spring. 
  • Carolyn talks about her “famous” Colonel Littleton journal of recipes and special secrets that she one day hopes to publish. 
  • Shout out to Michelle of “Chocolate Box Cottage” who is their moderator, and also a master gardener, preserver and nutritionist who just launched her new YouTube channel. 
  • Why if your kitchen strategy isn’t in place, the rest of your homestead won’t work. 
  • How buying in bulk can save you big bucks and time, and is a great skill for new homesteaders to develop. 
  • 4 key reasons why stocking up is a great idea. 
  • Why producing things yourself actually leads to less waste and energy. 
  • 5 rules you need to follow before you start stocking up on food items.
  • Why it’s important for you to develop a “producer’s mindset.” 
  • The reason why you need to know the shelf-life of the products you’re buying in bulk.
  • What are the 4 ways you can actually get started stocking up? 
  • Where to look and who to ask for reputable bulk-buying places and recommendations? 
  • How to make the right adjustments to your food budget so you can start buying in bulk. 

Resources:

Dec 06, 2020
How to Stock Your Barn for Winter
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Winter should be a time for rest, relaxation and reflection, so the last thing you want to be doing is scrambling around trying to manage your homestead through the snow and ice and frigid temperatures.  

In this episode of the Pantry Chat, Josh provides three core strategies to help you take stock of your winter needs, be more efficient and save money to make the overall management of your homestead easier and more enjoyable during the season.    

In this Episode

  • Why stocking up your barn should be very similar to stocking up your pantry. 
  • The process of moving from pasture to indoors and the steps you’ll need to take to ensure your animals have everything they need. 
  • Why going week to week is so much more costly. 
  • Why doing your research today is critical and a good place to start to determine how much feed you’ll actually need. 
  • How much feed does an average cow consume and other feeding rules of thumbs for livestock? 
  • How to determine how much you need to buy in bulk and the different ways you can save on delivery.  
  • Why it’s a good idea to start keeping records of how much you’re buying and using. 
  • The importance of providing salt and minerals to keep your animals healthy during the winter months and why you need to determine what elements are lacking in your particular area. 
  • How to ensure your water supplies are adequate for your animals. 
  • Why the right bedding is so important for your barn and the benefits of using wood shavings over straw to manage the waste. 
  • Why your nose is a good indicator for determining how much bedding you need. 
  • What is “economy in motion” and does it matter where you put your feeders? 

Resources: 

Nov 29, 2020
A Homesteading Family Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving is almost here and that means food and lots of it! Prepping a big Thanksgiving feast can be challenging, but having a good strategy in place can make all the difference between being thankful or being stressed in the kitchen. 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn share their own Thanksgiving menu, plus a few of their fun annual traditions, and some tips that can help you plan ahead to create a memorable and blessed holiday with your family. 

In this Episode

  • Get some of Carolyn and Josh’s favorite holiday recipes as well as Carolyn’s “go-to” pie crust. 
  • Why is Thanksgiving Josh and Carolyn’s favorite holiday? 
  • Why is sharing and giving thanks so important during this time? 
  • What is “Mayflower Night” and some of the other family traditions that Carolyn and Josh have every Thanksgiving?  
  • Why it’s OK to have pie for breakfast (Josh has a good reason!) 
  • What is on the menu for Thanksgiving this year at Josh and Carolyn’s house? 
  • Why you should write out your entire menu first and start by working backward?
  • The importance of having extra butter on hand. 
  • What to plan for dinner for the night before and what is a good breakfast option for Thanksgiving morning? 
  • Why BYOD (bring your own dishes) is a great alternative for reducing waste. 
  • Find someone you can bless and invite them to dinner this year.   
  • Question of the day: Annette asks, “do you have a preferred supplier for all your jars?” 

Resources: 

Nov 22, 2020
How to Prep 3 Homemade Meals for Every Day of the Week
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You're incredibly busy! One of the things that shouldn’t be adding more stress to your day is trying to figure out how to make sure there are meals on the table for everybody.  

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Carolyn talks about the strategies she uses to plan ahead for meals and the ways you can create your own system for saving your sanity and still having healthy, delicious meals ready for your family.   

In this Episode

  • The wood cookstove is up and running and Carolyn is making meals on it and loving it. 
  • Carolyn is teaching the older kids how to sew with a personal goal of trying to get further away from buying “disposable” items.  
  • What is Carolyn’s “secret weapon” for always having a hot breakfast? 
  • What is Carolyn’s strategy for creating simple lunches (Hint: It’s about big dinners) 
  • What is the typical dinner menu she creates and why is it so important to put all your energy into creating this meal? 
  • How to establish your own meal routine by identifying your current daily problem areas.  
  • Why creating a meal plan is essential and why you should actually “plan to fail” 
  • What are Carolyn’s back-up meal options?  
  • Watch the video on “15 Minute Pantry Meals” for more easy ideas. 
  • Free training on creating roasted tomato soup and other canned meal ideas. 
  • Why “producing your basics” should be part of your weekly routine and how you can actually make this a part of your kid’s chores.  
  • What are the essentials you should always keep stocked and why they should always be included as part of your regular maintenance schedule?   
  • What are some other good “grab and go” pantry meal options? 
  • Question of the week: Bethany asks for Carolyn’s insight about living life with such a large family and any advice or encouragement she can give to those parents with young kids and no older kids to help them out.   

Resources: 

Nov 15, 2020
What to Do When Canning Supplies Are Gone
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Supply and demand issues are impacting homesteaders everywhere, especially when it comes to finding quality canning supplies. The reality is that this problem is not going away anytime soon, so what can you do? 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn present some creative solutions you can try as well as the practicality and safety issues you need to look out for when exploring these alternatives.

In this Episode:

  • Temps have gotten down to only 6 degrees already and sent Josh and Carolyn scrambling to get their final prep done for winter. 
  • Carolyn has completely finished the family clothing switch, which has saved them so much money. (Household management video series available as well for reference.)    
  • Josh has been getting the hay and feed ready for winter and laying down compost for the spring planting, as well as helping some new baby chicks adjust to the colder temps.  
  • Where did these supply and demand issues originate from and why are factories so behind now?  
  • How you can utilize resources close to you, like small out of the way grocery stores and even hardware stores to find supplies, as well as the big box stores and online retailers. 
  • The pros and cons of buying manufactured lids from China on Amazon or other online retailers and why you need to be careful and do the right research. 
  • What are the sizes you need to look for regular mouth jars and wide-mouth jars? 
  • What are the safety protocols you should follow if you decide to reuse lids and why you should never store more than 2 years supply of reusable lids? (Do a refresh on the Top 5 Canning Mistakes Video).  
  • What are one piece (one-part) lids and why the USDA recommends against using them and what you can do to get around this if you want to go this route? 
  • Other jar options like glass jars (spaghetti) that could work for canning alternatives and the 3 things you need to look out for. 
  • Is a water bath canner worth it right now?  
  • What are some of the other preservation methods you can use to substitute for canning?  
  • Why it’s smart to use your freezer and other storage options while you’re waiting for your supplies to arrive. 
  • Question of the week: DC asks on preparing your garden and soil for winter, can you use chicken manure, even if it is fresh, and allow it to stay until Spring (even if it’s for 6 months out?)  

Resources: 

Nov 08, 2020
Prepping Your Pantry for Winter
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With supply and demand issues being so commonplace right now, it’s a smart move to have your reserves stocked up and ready to go so you feel more confident and secure as the colder weather approaches. 

In this episode of the Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn talk through the three main areas you need to focus on, as well as how to maximize your storage space when prepping your pantry for winter.  

In this Episode

  • Carolyn is getting ready for her “semi-annual clothing switch” which means getting out the kid’s winter clothes from storage and boxing up their summer wardrobe.  
  • Carolyn is working on a beef stew canning video that will be coming out soon and is also prioritizing canning their own convenience meals for the winter.  
  • Josh is in full-on winter prep finishing up with the root crops and has also created a video on how to plant garlic
  • Carolyn talks about the three main areas you need to focus on when stocking your pantry and the four top questions you need to answer.  
  • The pros and cons of organizing your pantry by type (fruits, vegetables, etc) 
  • Josh also has a video on how to build shelving so you can maximize your space (link in Resources). 
  • Why it’s important to clean as you go and hand wash your jars if you encounter any issues when stocking.  
  • What are those things in your pantry that will need continual maintenance? 
  • How to take inventory of what you have so you know what you’re missing.   
  • Why it’s important now to determine what needs your family will have for the upcoming holiday season. 
  • Why it’s beneficial to buy directly from local producers and what you can negotiate with them.
  • Why going to the big box chain stores should be your last option.  
  • Making sure you stock up on medicines, herbs, supplements, and toiletries. 
  • Question of the day from Denise - As your root cellar stored food starts nearing the end of its shelf life, do you need to cook them right away or can you process them through canning?

Resources: 


Nov 01, 2020
Getting Prepared for Winter on the Homestead
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Frigid temperatures, along with ice, and snow can present a ton of challenges for homesteaders and it’s even worse when you haven’t planned ahead to be ready when mother nature strikes.  

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn talk through the 7 basic areas you need to focus on in order to get prepared for winter on the homestead.  

In this Episode

  • Carolyn has been making a lot of cheddar cheese while Josh has been getting stores of firewood ready and prepping the garden for winter. (Tutorial on garden prepping available in the resources section.) 
  • Why it’s important for you to slowly build your skillset over time and try not to add too many skills at once. 
  • If you have animals, why you need to have windbreaks, trees, or something to make sure they are protected. 
  • What do you need to look for when designing your pump system so you can continue to supply water to your house and animals in the event of bad weather?  
  • What are the alternatives and backup options you can use for heat in the event of a power outage and why a wood-burning stove is a must-have? 
  • The importance of stocking up on bulk food, toiletries, and essentials now. 
  • Why having a couple of “grab and go” meals are good options to have on hand and what foods should they be. 
  • What backup sources do you need in the event of power outages and how do you hook them up? 
  • What are your backup power options if you live in the city? 
  • How to ensure you can still have adequate lighting in your house using battery backup power, rechargeable batteries, and LED options.   
  • What are the basic medical supplies you should have on hand? 
  • What are the communication items you should have in case phone lines go down or there are satellite interruptions due to inclement weather?  
  • Question of the day: Amanda W. asks Carolyn how do you keep your patience when your brain has to keep track of everything, especially when it comes to managing all your preserved food? 


Resources: 

Oct 25, 2020
Preservation 101: Root Cellaring
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Root cellaring is one of the easiest and most energy-efficient ways to store your fruits and vegetables by using the earth’s natural temperatures. But what do you do if you don’t have the infrastructure to support a traditional root cellar? You get creative! 

In this episode of the Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn continue their series on preservation methods with an introduction to root cellaring. They cover all the basics as well as the alternatives for homesteaders who want to get started with root cellaring, but don’t have the dedicated space for it.   

In this Episode: 

  • Grandma Jeanie is doing much better and appreciates all of the support and well-wishes. 
  • The family is getting ready to go on a trip and is wrapping up all the loose ends for harvest season and their prep for winter.     
  • What is root cellaring and what are the pros and cons? 
  • Which foods are ideal for root cellaring and which foods should not be stored together?
  • What are the right conditions (temp and humidity levels) you need to keep for specific foods and how do you maintain them?  
  • What are some creative alternatives for homesteaders who don’t have the means to have a traditional root cellar?  
  • What are the top 3 priorities you need to know when it comes to root cellaring?
  • Learn the 3 maintenance tips you should follow when inventorying your root cellar.  
  • Josh and Carolyn talk about their future plans for creating their first official root cellar.
  • Question of the day: Do you freeze most of your meat and what is your backup plan if there is a power failure?

Resources: 

Oct 18, 2020
Preservation 101: Dehydrating Food
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Dehydration is another great option for getting food on your shelf, plus it’s also super convenient, lightweight, and really takes the bulk down on your food to help maximize your space. 

In this episode of the Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn continue their series on preservation methods with an introduction to dehydration. They cover the pros and cons of dehydration, what foods it really works best on, the different types of dehydration, and the basic steps you need to follow in order to get started. 

In this Episode: 

  • Grandma Jeanie is recovering after having to go to the ER for pelvic pain caused by pneumonia. 
  • Harvest season is still in full swing as Josh and Carolyn continue to make plans to prep for winter. 
  • Why would somebody dehydrate and what are the benefits of doing it over other preservation methods? 
  • What are the types of food you can dehydrate and what are the nutritional benefits? 
  • What foods should not be dehydrated at home and why?
  • What are the grades of different electric dehydrators and what features should you look for when buying one? 
  • Josh and Carolyn discuss the different types of dehydration methods (electric, solar, and oven). 
  • What are the basic steps you need to know before you start dehydrating food? 
  • Carolyn provides some tips on how to reconstitute tomatoes and use them to make a great sauce. 
  • Carolyn explains her technique for perfecting fruit leather that won’t overdry and is perfect for snacks. 
  • Question of the week: a new homesteader tried to water bath can some guava pineapple jam and some jars grew mold and popped open. What went wrong?   

Resources: 

Oct 11, 2020
Preservation 101: Intro to Fermentation
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Lacto Fermentation...It’s one of the safest and easiest preservation methods, plus it’s also a great way to boost your immune system and can take your veggies to a whole new level! 

In this episode of the Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn continue with their series on preservation methods with an introduction to fermentation. They cover the different types of fermentation, its numerous health benefits, the six steps you need to follow to get started, as well as other helpful tips you can use to make sure you’re getting the most long-term value from your preservation efforts.   

In this Episode: 

  • Why fermentation is one of the safest preservation methods and can be a great alternative to canning.  
  • What are the 4 different types of fermentation? 
  • What is “lacto-fermentation” and what are the six steps in the process?  
  • What are the pros and cons of lacto-fermentation and how does it benefit your immune system?  
  • Why batches can go bad and what are the warning signs?  
  • What is that white mold that covers the top and is it safe?  
  • Carolyn shares her master brine recipe. 
  • How do you know when the fermentation process is complete before you can move it to cold storage and what are the acceptable cold temperatures?   
  • What’s the best way to introduce fermented vegetables to your family?
  • What is Carolyn’s #1 tip when it comes to fermentation? 
  • Why there could be shortages on some fall produce like canned pumpkin due to COVID.  
  • Question of the week: Should you ask about mineral rights when buying homestead property? 


Resources: 

Oct 04, 2020
Preservation 101: Intro to Canning
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You’ve grown and sourced some amazing food. Now you want to get it on your shelves and store it. One of the best ways to do that is with canning. Canning is becoming more popular than ever, thanks to its many benefits. So, how do you get started the right way? 

In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn kick-off a brand-new series on preservation techniques with an introduction to canning. They cover the different types of canning and what foods they are good for, what equipment you should be using and why it’s so important to follow the rules and practice the right safety measures, especially when it comes to canning.   

In this Episode:

  • For the weekly update, Carolyn has done a bit of harvest scrambling due to the freezes this past week and they butchered about 135 birds (mostly chickens), netting almost 600 lbs of meat in their freezer. She explains how being more efficient as a family has helped them get this done even quicker this year. 
  • How did canning originate? Carolyn and Josh trace its history all the way back to Napoleon during the war, to the evolution of the Mason jar in the 1850s, to the development of the standard two-part lid in the 1950s that is used today.  
  • What are the different methods of canning and why is each most effective for different types of food? 
  • Since canning is not a “natural” preservation method, there is a specific set of rules you need to follow and not just trust your intuition. 
  • Why is canning not called “jarring” or “bottling?”
  • What are the two biggest fears that people have when it comes to canning and why they don’t need to worry. 
  • Can you use an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker for pressure canning? 
  • What are the differences between the types of canners and is one better than the other? 
  • Why it’s important to be practical and determine what foods you really need to be canning ahead of time.  
  • Question of the week: what kind of backup generator do they own and what brand(s) do they recommend?  

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Sep 27, 2020
How to Pivot When Things Go Wrong on the Homestead
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Want to know what happens when you combine people, gardens, animals, and weather? A guarantee that things can and will go wrong when you least expect it!  

During this episode of Pantry Chat Josh and Carolyn talk about a recent incident on their homestead and how it helped them identify problem areas in the preparedness plan and ways you can learn how to be better equipped when those unexpected moments on the homestead throw you a curveball.

In this Episode:

  • A major windstorm and two unexpected freezes caused some major problems for Josh and Carolyn this past week and the impacts it had on the harvesting and produce. 
  • How unexpected events can help identify gaps in your preparedness plan.
  • How to take stock of the situation, pause, look for the positive, and learn to identify problems quickly to find the right solutions. 
  • Josh talks about how to create better efficiencies, especially when it comes to fuel reserves and mobile lighting. 
  • What was the one success story that came out of this incident? 
  • How to involve your kids to work together as a family when you’re faced with unexpected circumstances. 
  • Question of the week: Regarding tomato fermentation and vegetable preservation. Do you have to burp your jars? 

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Sep 20, 2020
Positivity and Preparedness in Uncertain Times
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COVID-19, flu season, civil unrest, education disruption, supply and demand issues. There’s a lot of challenges, uncertainty and fear affecting everyone right now, including homesteaders, in real, new and unprecedented ways.

What are the things you can do now to be able to move through this season with confidence and positivity? Josh and Carolyn talk through some of the ways they are dealing with these obstacles and the actions you can start taking today to be more prepared.  

In this episode: 

  • Harvesting season is still in full swing for Carolyn and Josh continues to make progress on the new addition. 
  • Question of the week: Why don’t Josh and Carolyn keep bees?  
  • COVID-19 + Flu season is coming and why it’s important to take care of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually, now more than ever. 
  • The current challenges with supply and demand and what you need to be aware of as you’re planning ahead. 
  • Why it’s a good idea to start stocking up on future supplies, bulk items and monetary resources now. 
  • How the education disruption is affecting our children and the benefits of homeschooling to give them a consistent routine. 
  • The power of prayer and connecting with people in your own circle of influence to build resilience and stability. 
  • Remembering to take a break from the news and practice social distancing from fear and negativity.  
  • How to create some simple moments with the family to encourage hope and happiness during this time.  

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Sep 13, 2020
The First 7 Things You Must Do On Your New Homestead Property
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You’ve bought your new homesteading property and you’re ready to move in. But don’t go buy the cow just yet! There are some key things you need to check off your list so you can be better prepared as you start to settle in.  

Josh and Carolyn talk about the mistakes they made when they first moved in and how setting a strategy, learning your environment and taking it slow can set you up for success on your new property. 

In this episode: 

  • How creating the right plan, thinking ahead and following these key steps will save you time, money and reduce stress. 
  • Why it’s important to spend time observing your property and learn as much as you can to be able to adjust over time. 
  • Why being a “prepper” is just as important as being a “homesteader.” 
  • What you need to do before you start your garden and bring on animals.
  • What is permaculture and why is it important? 
  • Question of the week: Is butter made from clabbered milk considered a “fermented butter?” You can check out a butter making video Josh and Carolyn made on their YouTube channel. 
  • Harvesting season is in full swing and Carolyn is trying a new canning method called, “low-temperature pasteurization.” 

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Sep 06, 2020
8 Things You Need to Know When Buying Homestead Property
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There’s a big movement happening right now with people who are looking to leave the city life behind and make the leap to the country but making the move too quickly without the proper planning and due diligence, can spell big problems for first-time homesteaders.  

In this episode, Carolyn and Josh walk through the 8 essential things you need to look for when buying a homestead property. What are the deal-breakers and contingencies you need to consider before you commit to buying and how do you choose a property that will cater to your long-term needs and set you up for success and not regret?

In this episode: 

  • Why are so many people making the move from the city to the country and how is this affecting the real estate market? 
  • What are the deal-breakers and negotiation points you need to consider when looking at a property?
  • How choosing the wrong property can lead to a lot of unexpected costs and time away from actual homesteading. 
  • How to slow down and methodically choose the right place that fits your long-term needs, rather than reacting too quickly. 
  • How they wrapped up another successful county fair with some first-time wins. 
  • What are some of the practical uses for sheep, what types of breeds do they have and how hard are they to actually care for?  
  • It’s green bean season and the joys of “snapping.”   

To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit homesteadingfamily.com. 

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Aug 30, 2020
How to Get Started Homesteading
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Josh and Carolyn debunk the most popular myths around what you really need to do to get started homesteading and share 16 essential skills you need to start mastering now before you can take it to the next level.   

Creating a homesteading lifestyle doesn’t mean having to make a giant leap out to the country. Whether you’re in the suburbs or even a one-bedroom apartment in the city, you can start your homesteading journey today by applying these key principles and begin making the mindshift from a “consumer” to a “producer.” 


In this episode: 

  • What are the 16 essential skills you need to start mastering now to begin your homesteading journey? 
  • How to start with the small things so you can level up.  
  • What do Josh and Carolyn believe is the heart of homesteading? 
  • Cucumber season has officially started and Carolyn has some new ways of how to keep pickles fresh. 
  • Why does Josh keep wearing hats?


To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit homesteadingfamily.com 


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Aug 23, 2020
Apartment to 40 Acres - Our Homesteading Journey
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Welcome to the first episode of Pantry Chat! Josh and Carolyn have taken their popular YouTube series and turned it into a podcast so you can get all your homesteading tips on the go.  

If you’re new to the Homesteading Family, welcome! 

Josh and Carolyn were living the “normal” life, pursuing their careers and doing the daily commute in Los Angeles, while living in a tiny apartment with only a couple small herb gardens and some tomato plants. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they wanted a better life and more sustainability for their family after the birth of their first child. 

But they didn’t just make the move from the city to 40 acres in Idaho overnight. It was a process that took time for them to refine their homesteading skills and prepare them for each new season of their journey.  

How did they do it and what are the things you need to consider when looking at making the shift to a homesteading lifestyle? 

In this episode: 

  • Josh and Carolyn talk about why they made the move from the city to the country 18 years ago.  
  • How they honed their homesteading skills in the early years. 
  • How to fill up the space you have now and be resourceful before moving on to something bigger. 
  • How to be strategic, ask the right questions and make the right decisions when starting to grow your own food.   
  • What is clabbered milk and how can you reuse the cultures to speed up your process.

To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit homesteadingfamily.com

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Aug 16, 2020
Introducing Pantry Chat
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The Homesteading Family is taking their popular YouTube series, “Pantry Chat” and turning it into a podcast!  Now you can listen to it anytime, anywhere. Carolyn and Josh talk about their journey from the busy city to the country and why homesteading gave them a healthier, more sustainable life for their family. Now they’re inspiring and helping others to do it too. 


In this episode: 

  • Carolyn and Josh talk about how they got started in homesteading. 
  • Why they wanted to start a podcast.  
  • What they are going to cover in upcoming episodes. 

The first season of the Pantry Chat Podcast starts August 16th Find it on the favorite podcast app by searching for “Pantry Chat.” 

Jul 29, 2020