Pantry Chat - Homesteading Family

Pantry Chat - Homesteading Family

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!

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August 10, 2022 11 min

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...

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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-f...

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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,...

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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 - Stor...

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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:/...

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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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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://homesteading...

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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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WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and C...

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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

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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 Meats...

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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.co...

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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 ...

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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
- Tom...

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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://anneofa...

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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.redm...

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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

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0:00 - Chit Chat
12:50 -...

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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 D...

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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 - Ch...

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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 Homes...

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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 ...

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