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Have you ever felt uninspired by modern life? Does the idea of living a simple, wholesome lifestyle speak to you and your family? Join best-selling author and homesteading mentor Jill Winger every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for practical tips, inspiration, and stories from a decade of modern homesteading. If from-scratch cooking, organic gardening, backyard chickens, or rows of mason jars light you up, this is the podcast for you!

Have you ever felt uninspired by modern life? Does the idea of living a simple, wholesome lifestyle speak to you and your family? Join best-selling author and homesteading mentor Jill Winger every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for practical tips, inspiration, and stories from a decade of modern homesteading. If from-scratch cooking, organic gardening, backyard chickens, or rows of mason jars light you up, this is the podcast for you!
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Have you ever felt uninspired by modern life? Does the idea of living a simple, wholesome lifestyle speak to you and your family? Join best-selling author and homesteading mentor Jill Winger every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for practical tips, inspiration, and stories from a decade of modern homesteading. If from-scratch cooking, organic gardening, backyard chickens, or rows of mason jars light you up, this is the podcast for you!

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Episodes

56. How We Care for Our Livestock in the Winter

12/13/2019
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Depending on the part of the country you’re in, you’re likely finding yourself in the thick of winter. While I’ve learned to love some of the winter moments, there are several keys you must keep in mind to ensure your animals stay safe throughout the cold months. On today’s episode, I layout how we stay prepped for the rough weather. This includes anything from shelter, watering systems, adjusted feeding schedules, and so much more. No matter if you’re a seasoned pro or a homestead newbie,...

Duration:00:20:25

55. My No-Fuss Cast Iron Care Routine

12/11/2019
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As I detailed in a past episode, there’s a lot of misinformation and folklore when it comes to cast iron. This incredible cookware is a staple in my kitchen and it deserves a special place in yours as well. For anyone who has been intimidated by cast iron in the past, this episode will not only ease your fears, it’ll give you the confidence to use cast iron on a regular basis. I even explain how I cook scrambled eggs in cast iron! Tune in to find out how to start utilizing this amazing tool...

Duration:00:15:15

54. How I Learned to Love Winter

12/9/2019
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Are you dreading the oncoming winter nights? For quite some time, winter really got me down. More than anything, I was bored. After spending almost all of my time outside in the spring and summer months, I felt sequestered to my house as the frosty months passed by. I’m happy to say this has drastically changed over the years. By picking up new hobbies, learning to appreciate the change in seasons, and generally getting outside my comfort zone, I’ve learned how to shake the cold-weather...

Duration:00:15:42

53. What I Learned from Making 27 Freezer Meals in 4.5 Hours

12/6/2019
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Are you struggling to keep up with an increasingly busy schedule filled with 4-H, homeschooling, tending to the milk cows, and all of the other wonderful things that come with life on the homestead? I’m in the thick of it right now and let me tell you, it ain’t no joke ya’ll! Like most of you listening, I’ve always felt a certain way about freezer meals. My first association had always been bland, lifeless casseroles. As a proud homesteader, they always felt like cheating to some degree. It...

Duration:00:20:28

52. 4 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead

12/4/2019
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This is what we all dream of, right? Of course our love of the homestead life is why we get involved in the first place, but the idea of actually making a living off the homestead (or even just a little extra money) can seem far-fetched. Today I’m not just here to explain why this is entirely possible, but I’m also providing 6 proven ways to start making money off your homestead. From selling animal products to creating homestead experiences and everything in between, I know one of these...

Duration:00:26:09

51. Behind the Scenes of Writing a Homestead Cookbook

12/2/2019
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Have you ever dreamed of publishing your own book? I can tell you from experience, it is one of the most challenging and rewarding processes you can ever undertake. On today’s episode, I’m drifting a bit from the traditional podcast. Come with me as we take a journey from initial idea to published book. We’ll talk literary agents, the difficult editing process, the computer crash that nearly broke me, and everything in between. Whether you're interested in writing a book or not, you'll gain...

Duration:00:29:22

50. The 5 Most Annoying Myths about Cast Iron

11/29/2019
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The word 'cast iron’ exudes strength in-and-of itself. For some reason, the internet might have you believing these types of pans are delicate little flowers. No matter what you think at this point, I’m here to bust some common cast iron myths that will have you converting in no time flat. Listen today to learn how to properly season your pan, how to save rusty pans, and hear me bust the largest, most common myth when it comes to cast iron. • If you're ready to start your home dairy...

Duration:00:16:36

49. 3 Home Dairy Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

11/27/2019
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Milk is magic. It’s an incredibly versatile liquid that has the ability to morph into so many amazing things. Today I’m focusing on three of my all-time favorite milk recipes that will leave you coming back for more. Specifically I’m talking about yogurt, ricotta, and buttermilk. These three recipes are not only delicious, they’re also easy to make! Want to make these phenomenal recipes in your very own kitchen? Follow the link below to get a detailed guide on how to do just that! • If...

Duration:00:19:09

48. 5 Meal Planning Tips from a Non Meal Planner

11/25/2019
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Time is by far our most valuable asset. While I love cooking delicious, healthy, and wholesome food, it can be an extremely time consuming task. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve wasted in the kitchen on a daily basis Today I provide my favorite tips and tricks to save time every single week. Find out the staples that are always in my kitchen and on the shopping list, how to batch, and why it’s important to keep a list of easy-to-make meals on hand. If you’re spending too much time in the...

Duration:00:22:15

47. How to Homestead in Suburbia

11/22/2019
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Do you ever dream of the homestead life, but shutter at the thought of living so far away from town? I can’t even begin to count the number of people that’ve voiced this exact concern over the years. Don’t worry. I get it. The full-on homestead life isn’t necessarily for everyone. Don’t fret my friends, today I’m here to offer up ideas on how you can get a taste of the homestead life without ever leaving suburbia. On this episode I cover everything from gardening to keeping your own animals....

Duration:00:17:07

46. My Fool-Proof From-Scratch Thanksgiving Menu

11/20/2019
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My Fool-Proof From-Scratch Thanksgiving Menu Are you tired of the same old processed foods you’ve been eating at Thanksgiving? I’m here today to show you why cooking Thanksgiving the homestead way is the absolute best way to go. On today’s episode I’ll explore my favorite way to cook a turkey, why mashed potatoes are the best, my ideal way to prepare cranberry sauce, and so much more. This episode will provide the blueprint for crafting the most incredible home-cooked Thanksgiving ever! •...

Duration:00:25:24

45. How to Cook the BEST Thanksgiving Turkey

11/18/2019
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How to Cook the BEST Thanksgiving Turkey Yes my friends, it’s that wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving is upon us and for most of us that means one thing: turkey. On today’s episode, I’m thrilled to share my favorite way of cooking a turkey. Brining offers the best combination of deep flavor and juiciness. Beyond brining, I’ll share some of my favorite turkey related stories. If you’re stressed out about the big day, fear not. This show will provide all the information you need to make...

Duration:00:21:11

44. How to Start Using Einkorn Flour

11/15/2019
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Have you ever used ancient grains in your cooking? If you’re new to the game, you’ll likely realize that using Einkorn flour produces a much different experience when it comes to cooking and baking. Today we’re going to explore the health benefits of using Einkorn and other ancient grains. We’re also going to dig into different uses and what to expect when you first go to use ancient grains in your cooking. Some highlights from the episode: • Check out my favorite source for pantry items...

Duration:00:41:13

43. Where to Start if You've Never Homesteaded Before

11/13/2019
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There is no shortage of information out there when it comes to homesteading. The unfortunate thing is that most of it is just fluff. Today I’m here to provide you a quick start guide so that you can get on the correct path on your journey. Learn why food is always the top priority on the homestead and how you can start weeding out poor choices immediately. Find out why the most important part of starting a homestead will always be taking action. • Check out my favorite source for pantry...

Duration:00:23:16

42. How to Make Homemade Butter for Your Holiday Meals

11/11/2019
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If you’ve followed me for any period of time, you’d certainly know my deep love for all things butter. It’s by far my favorite dairy-made product. Today you’ll learn the process of making your own butter at home and the incredible advantages it provides over store bought butter. To be honest, you’ll be shocked at how easy this really is to do. I hope this inspires you to start making butter of your own today! Some highlights from the episode: If you're ready to start your home dairy...

Duration:00:17:00

41. 3 Common Home Dairy Myths that are Holding you Back!

11/8/2019
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Home dairy is a bit of a status symbol in the homesteading community. However, there are three very big myths that prevent most homesteaders from even getting started. In today’s episode I expound on these myths as well as outlining many incredible uses for home dairy (hint: it’s not just milk). Some highlights from the episode: If you're ready to start your home dairy journey, head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/cheese to access the guide mentioned in the episode.

Duration:00:20:37

40. A Day in My Life

11/6/2019
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What’s it like to be a homesteading, homeschooling, entrepreneur, from-scratch-cooking, mom-of-three? I’ll be the first to admit, it can be exhausting. While I work to keep a set schedule, depending on the seasonal duties I have I need to keep things a little fluid. Fair warning, my schedule isn’t to be used as a template for everyone. I’m simply here to show you how I manage my busy life with the hope that you can take some bits and pieces to improve yours. Some highlights from the...

Duration:00:26:07

39. All About Broody Hens

11/4/2019
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When push comes to shove, I always prefer to let a broody hen hatch her eggs rather than getting chicks from the feed store. However, sometimes it’s just not that simple. If you’ve ever been curious about broody hens or have dealt with this yourself, this is the episode you’ve been waiting for. What I have for you today is a crash course on everything you need in order to successfully deal with a broody hen. Keep your pen and pad handy. This episode is full of useful gems. Some highlights...

Duration:00:21:42

38. How Being Homeschooled Helped Me Later In Life

11/1/2019
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As I sit here today, it’s very clear to look back and see how homeschooling gave me the tools needed to succeed. The disciplined instilled in me at young age allowed me to build the habits that let me excel in college and in business. It gave the me the freedom to explore passions that I never would’ve been able to if I attended public schools. To be very clear, I’m not saying homeschooling is the only way or that public schooling is bad. I’m here to relay my experiences and explain how...

Duration:00:20:21

37. Why We Have Dairy Goats Again After an 8 Year Hiatus

10/30/2019
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No, the title isn’t a mistake. After gaining a reputation online as “the milk cow” girl, once again we have milk goats. Why do we have milk goats again after all these years? Our daughter Mesa decided to use some of her fair money to buy two Paper Nigerian Dwarfs. Listen today to find out why I’m excited to once again have goats on the homestead and what we could be doing with them in the future. Some highlights from the episode: If homesteading is definitely in your future, head to...

Duration:00:10:52