Pioneer Roots: Interview with Melissa K. Norris

On today’s podcast episode I’m joined by homesteader, blogger, author and podcaster Melissa K. Norris. Melissa and her family homestead 15 acres in Washington where they raise cattle, chickens, pigs, grow heirloom vegetables and put a lot of emphasis on cooking from scratch. She has written two books and she is the host of the “Pioneering Today” Podcast. 

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5 Reasons You Might Fail As A Homesteader

Getting started homesteading is easy, all you have to do is just start. But to keep homesteading, well that might be a little tougher. In this podcast episode I discuss 5 reasons you might fail as a homesteader and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

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Container Gardening

It has never been more important for you to grow at least some of your own healthy food. The good news is anyone can do it no matter where they live. One great way is to garden using containers. On today’s podcast episode I discuss the pros and cons of container vegetable gardening

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Recommended Item Of The Week: Weston Cabbage Shredder

You can only truly appreciate a kitchen utensil like this if you’ve ever made sauerkraut by chopping up cabbage with a knife. The Weston Cabbage Shredder is AWESOME!

Sturdy wood construction
Three super sharp, stainless steel blades
Shreds are approximately 7 mm strips
Disassembles for easy clean-up
Fitted handle for easy grip

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