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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My Favorite Homesteading Books

Books have always played a big part in my life and while video’s, podcasts and blog posts are useful, the book will always be my favorite resource. Here is a small list of my favorite homesteading books.

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Homestead Updates and 2017 Goals

On today’s podcast episode I chat about recent updates on the homestead and our goals for 2017. I share these things to hopefully inspire you to set some goals for your homestead and perhaps give you a few ideas for your next steps.

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Homesteading Skills

On today’s podcast I will give a brief overview on many homesteading skills worth acquiring and I discuss how one would go about learning some of these skills.

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Christmas Art, Christmas Crafts and Re-Reading Great Books

Christmas Art Tis the year my wife (Mary) became artistic. It was never her thing before but for some reason this year she found out she loves to paint pictures. Last night she painted a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree and it came out really good. I’m guessing our house will be filled with all kinds […]

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The Sprouted Pitchfork, Book Giveaway and Greenhouse Kits

  The Sprouted Pitchfork . Found another good podcast a couple days ago that just got started a few months back, it’s called “The Sprouted Pitchfork” and I like it. It is hosted by Dustin Ogden and he has a casual interview style with his guests and is a pretty entertaining guy. It’s one I […]

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Gardening Encouragement For Today From 1910

I was rather surprised when I came across a book from 1910 in public domain today. This book seems as though it could have been written yesterday when describing the benefits and need of gardening for all people no matter where they live or what their profession is. It would seem that many of the concerns we have with unhealthy eating, poor exercise and a need for a relief of stress was also a concern in 1910.

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