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Want to get back to the basics of raising your own food, cooking from scratch, preserving the harvest, and knowing how to do it yourself? Join 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, on the Pioneering Today Podcast where we share how to raise, cook and preserve your own food with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom for a more natural and self-sufficient home, with, or without, the homestead. We cover heirloom gardening, home food preservation from canning, dehydrating, fermenting, root cellar, and more, traditional cooking skills, organic and natural home and body care recipes, natural health, growing and building your own natural medicine cabinet, foraging, livestock, and everything else you need to build your modern homestead.

Want to get back to the basics of raising your own food, cooking from scratch, preserving the harvest, and knowing how to do it yourself? Join 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, on the Pioneering Today Podcast where we share how to raise, cook and preserve your own food with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom for a more natural and self-sufficient home, with, or without, the homestead. We cover heirloom gardening, home food preservation from canning, dehydrating, fermenting, root cellar, and more, traditional cooking skills, organic and natural home and body care recipes, natural health, growing and building your own natural medicine cabinet, foraging, livestock, and everything else you need to build your modern homestead.
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Want to get back to the basics of raising your own food, cooking from scratch, preserving the harvest, and knowing how to do it yourself? Join 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, on the Pioneering Today Podcast where we share how to raise, cook and preserve your own food with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom for a more natural and self-sufficient home, with, or without, the homestead. We cover heirloom gardening, home food preservation from canning, dehydrating, fermenting, root cellar, and more, traditional cooking skills, organic and natural home and body care recipes, natural health, growing and building your own natural medicine cabinet, foraging, livestock, and everything else you need to build your modern homestead.

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Episodes

How to Choose the Best Flour for Baking

11/8/2018
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Learn how to choose the best flour for baking in this home baker's flour guide, the properties in regards to baking with all-purpose flour, bread and cake flour. Plus how to choose the best wheat berries and grains when making fresh ground flour at home. The difference between hard and soft wheat, red and white wheat, ancient grains Spelt and Einkorn and how each performs, so you can chose the right flour every time in your kitchen and homestead. For resources and full blog post go to...

Duration:00:37:34

5 Secrets to a Stress Free Homemade Christmas

11/2/2018
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Learn these 5 secrets to creating a stress free handmade Christmas, including my free templates and downloads to help you customize your strategy and handmade gifts, including eliminating two of the biggest stress components, time and money. Grab the templates, downloads, and resources at https://melissaknorris.com/160 so you have the best handmade and homestead Christmas season yet.

Duration:00:25:23

Biggest Homestead Mistakes We Made

10/26/2018
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Learn the biggest mistakes we've made over our decades of homesteading and how you can avoid them on your own journey. Learn not only the tactical and practical steps to avoid these costly mistakes in raising your own food and in your garden, but also the critical mindset mistakes so you can do this homesteading and self-sufficiency. For full show notes and resources go to https://melissaknorris.com/159

Duration:00:30:06

Grow More Food Next Year

10/11/2018
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Learn how to grow more food by using these easy 5 fall gardening tips now to improve soil, put the garden to rest, and create a custom plan for you and your family by evaluating this year's crop and garden for next year's. Know what to look for, what to take notes on, and what to do now. Grab the links and blog post at https://melissaknorris.com/158

Duration:00:24:13

8 Tips for Seasonal Living

9/28/2018
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Use these 8 tips for seasonal living as we move into fall to help you save time and efficiently preserve the harvest customized to you and your family's needs. Learn how to put the harvest to use in your natural medicine cabinet so you have remedies on hand as we move into cold and flu season. Today's episode is brought to you by the Pioneering Today Academy. For links & resources go to https://melissaknorris.com/157

Duration:00:24:03

Cast Iron & Dutch Oven Outdoor Campfire Cooking

9/21/2018
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Learn the best care and cleaning tips of your cast iron to keep that seasoning non-stick. Our favorite and must have tools for cooking with cast iron over an open fire, what you need and what's just nice to have. Plus, how to use a tripod for cooking over a wood fire with your cast iron Dutch oven and safety tips. Learn why baking with your cast iron Dutch oven outdoors is a skill everyone should learn and how to get started. For resources, links and tons of photos go to...

Duration:01:02:15

12 Time Saving Tips for Homemade Meals

9/14/2018
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Struggle to find the time to get homemade and wholesome meals on the table? Use these 12 time saving tips for homemade meals with real food using the best of batch and freeze cooking to make the most of your time. Plus, get our freezer & batch cooking recipe sampler for FREE with step by step instructions on how to prepare them on your batch cooking day and the cooking instructions from frozen as well as fresh (because sometimes it's so good one simply cannot wait). Use these tips with your...

Duration:01:00:32

What to Look for When Purchasing a Homestead

8/24/2018
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Learn the 3 main things to consider when purchasing a homestead property. Even if you're already on your forever homestead, there's some important clues to look for that may be signaling you it's time for a change or you need to do things differently. Plus, learn some major things to consider if you're planning on purchasing a homestead or looking to move to a new piece of land. Get the resources and full blog post for this episode at https://melissaknorris.com/154

Duration:00:52:38

How Do You Know if a Canning Recipe is Safe

8/16/2018
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How do you now if a canning recipe is safe and what do you do when someone isn't following canning safety? How can you make sure your canning recipe is up to date? Learn what you need to know about canning safety and recipes and how to handle those who aren't practicing up to date safe practices. Get the full blog post and resource links at https://melissaknorris.com/153

Duration:00:27:49

6 Tips to Creating a Homestead Business

8/10/2018
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In this episode learn the 6 tips to help you create a successful homestead business so you set yourself up for growth and with a strong foundation. This is Part 2 of the Making Money Homesteading Series and goes into practical but important steps to take to get your homestead business going without getting into debt and for long term growth and sustainability, including the things you should do, but also, mistakes to avoid. Grab the show notes and links at the website at...

Duration:00:32:41

How to Make Money Homesteading

8/2/2018
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Learn how to make money homesteading with 12 ways to earn a homestead income and real cash from your farm, even if you only own a small amount of land. Melissa share's real ways they've used to earn income from their homestead as well as how family and friends take their skills and land to earn them money and how you can too. For resources and links go to https://melissaknorris.com/151

Duration:00:36:36

How to Stay Cool in Summer Naturally without Electricity

7/27/2018
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When summer heat blasts and you still need to get the harvest in without air conditioning or a pool, how do you keep a body cool? Here's how to stay cool in summer naturally without electricity using old-fashioned methods and tricks. Grab the resources and the full written post here https://melissaknorris.com/150

Duration:00:21:53

Top Methods & Pro's and Con's of Food Preservation

7/13/2018
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Learn how to decide which method of home food preservation is best for your crops based on the time and storage you have, pro's and con's of each, and two homesteaders favorite recipes and methods, plus safety tips to make sure the method you're using is the best and safest for your family. For the free recipe and full blog post go to https://melissaknorris.com/149

Duration:01:18:05

How to Keep Your House Cool in Summer Without Electricity

7/5/2018
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How to keep your house cool in summer without electricity, especially during the hot months when you need to have your canner and stove going. I share 8 old-fashioned pioneer tips that still work and don't require electricity as well as a few modern ways that are worth it to help keep the homestead cool. Explore outdoor cooking & canning options, get links, resources and full articles at https://melissaknorris.com/148

Duration:00:24:34

Home Food Preservation

6/28/2018
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Feel pressed for time but you don't want any food to go to waste? Then put these 8 tips to come up with your customized preserving plan for a year's worth of food, including our FREE preserving plan charts you can use year after year to put your plan into place to make sure you have the items most important to your family preserved for the year. Learn which foods can be saved to preserve until later (and why I actually prefer this route) and how to determine which ones you need to get on...

Duration:00:28:07

Time Saving Gardening Tips

6/14/2018
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Get these tips to help you save time, increase the health of your plants- healthier plants equal larger harvests, and cut back on disease. Learn my best tips for your tomatoes and my 4 tips to save time and how to deal with the plague of almost every gardener, weeds. For the resources, links and full blog post go to https://melissaknorris.com/146

Duration:00:16:16

Fermentation for Health Benefits

6/8/2018
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Fermentation for health benefits and food preservation. Learn how the process of fermentation changes food for increased health benefits. What you need to know about storing your fermented foods, when fermented foods have gone bad, the best recipes and foods to start with and tips for getting your family and kids to enjoy and eat fermented foods. Get the resources, links and full blog post at https://melissaknorris.com/145

Duration:00:50:44

Keeping a Family Milk Cow

5/31/2018
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Everything you need to know about keeping a family milk cow, how to avoid milking twice a day, how much milk you'll get, how to use up all the milk and more. Join myself and Jill, one of the presenters in this year's 2018 Modern Homesteading Summit, make sure you go to the blog post here to snag the link to sign up for the Summit and get all the links at https://melissaknorris.com/144

Duration:00:27:43

Tips for Homesteading Off-Grid

5/23/2018
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Learn how one family is using solar power to live off grid in a one room cabin without running water or a refrigerator, just like the pioneer families of old, and what tips you can glean from them when it comes to food preservation and creating your dream homestead. Full blog post at https://melissaknorris.com/143

Duration:00:41:38

Edible & Medicinal Weeds Growing in Your Backyard

5/17/2018
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Learn how to use these edible & medicinal weeds growing in your backyard. How to harvest, prepare and use them in multiple dishes to lower your food bill (+ recipes) plus how to use these common weeds for natural medicine treatments. You'll never look at these "weeds" again, instead turn them into delicious meals and treats. For recipe links, resources and show notes go to https://melissaknorris.com/142

Duration:00:39:10