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Welcome to the Old-Fashioned on Purpose podcast, where ambitious people master the art of returning to their roots.Have you found yourself disenchanted with society, wishing you could opt-out of the rate race? Perhaps you’re craving a life that’s meaningful and tangible— a life where you can create and produce instead of merely consume?I’m Jill Winger— best-selling author and long-time homesteader. Over the last 10 years, I’ve helped thousands of families create more connection, grow amazing organic food, and find the ultimate fulfillment through an old-fashioned lifestyle. If you're a trailblazer, maverick, homesteader, modern-pioneer, or backyard farmer, you've found your tribe. Join me every Monday and Thursday as we dive deep into topics that will help you launch your homestead, grow your business, and ultimately give you the purposeful lifestyle you've always wanted.

Old Fashioned On Purpose Jill Winger

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    • 4.8 • 120 Ratings

Welcome to the Old-Fashioned on Purpose podcast, where ambitious people master the art of returning to their roots.Have you found yourself disenchanted with society, wishing you could opt-out of the rate race? Perhaps you’re craving a life that’s meaningful and tangible— a life where you can create and produce instead of merely consume?I’m Jill Winger— best-selling author and long-time homesteader. Over the last 10 years, I’ve helped thousands of families create more connection, grow amazing organic food, and find the ultimate fulfillment through an old-fashioned lifestyle. If you're a trailblazer, maverick, homesteader, modern-pioneer, or backyard farmer, you've found your tribe. Join me every Monday and Thursday as we dive deep into topics that will help you launch your homestead, grow your business, and ultimately give you the purposeful lifestyle you've always wanted.

    S7 E1: I Need to Get This Off My Chest (A Reintroduction of Sorts)

    S7 E1: I Need to Get This Off My Chest (A Reintroduction of Sorts)

    Hello again my friends! With so much going on in my personal life and business, I realized I was hitting a wall. After going and going non-stop, I found myself becoming resentful. No matter how much I fought it in my mind, everything around me was telling me I needed to take a break. The past month or so has made me realize that while homesteading is a major part of my life, by no means is it the only part of me. In the past I've been hesitant to speak on other topics, and in today's episode I'm going to explain why that's going to be changing, what to expect, and why sometimes it's important for all of us to take a step back and re-asses where our lives have been going. Join me as I reintroduce myself!
    -  Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    -  Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    -  Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com

    -  Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    -  Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    -  Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jill.winger

    • 22 min
    S6 E10: Sorting Through SALT: How to Pick the Right Salt for Your Preservation Projects

    S6 E10: Sorting Through SALT: How to Pick the Right Salt for Your Preservation Projects

    It's that time again my friends. We've reached the end of another season. As I reflected on the different methods of food preservation we've covered over the past several weeks, I came to a surprising realization. There was one common thread between every preservation method. Can you guess what it is? Yes, that's right! Salt is the one constant for all your preservation needs. In today's episode, I cover the different types of salts, why salt can turn your food colors, and how the coarseness of the salt effects overall taste. I also share my favorite salt I literally use on everything. As this season comes to a close, this is a great time to talk about this wonderful ingredient that ties everything together.
    - Since salt is obviously one thing I can’t grow here on my Wyoming homestead, I always buy Redmonds in bulk. It never goes bad and I keep it in a bucket in my basement pantry. I have this bag (https://shop.redmond.life/products/real-salt-bulk-25-lb?_pos=3&_sid=68645354b&_ss=r) in there right now. Here's a blog post I wrote last year with more salt FAQS! https://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2020/06/cooking-with-salt.html
    - This episode is brought to you by Redmond’s Real Salt, which is the #1 salt I use in all my homesteading cooking, canning, and fermentation. I have learned over the years that not all salt is created equal and having the good stuff really does make a difference in your culinary adventures. Redmond’s is the only salt mined in the good ol’ US of A. I love that it’s mined using sustainable practices AND contains 60+ trace minerals that not only make it incredibly good for you, but it tastes better too. Since I can’t grow salt myself (obviously) Right now, Redmond's is offering 15% off your entire order just for my podcast listeners. Head over to theprairiehomestead.com/SALT and use the code HOMESTEAD to snag your discount.
    - Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    - Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    - Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com
    - Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    - Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    - Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jill.winger

    • 24 min
    S6 E9: How to Safely Push the Boundaries with Canning with Angi Schneider

    S6 E9: How to Safely Push the Boundaries with Canning with Angi Schneider

    When it comes to the art of canning, many times it's best to do things by the book. However, as my guest today will explain, there are still opportunities to push the boundaries and get creative. In today's episode I'm joined by my friend Angi Schneider, an author and food preservation specialist who is an expert canner. Together we discuss some of the biggest myths about canning, why salt and sugar aren't necessary, the truth about acid, and so much more. Most important, Angi and I also cover the things you should NEVER do when canning. Whether you've been canning for years or you're just starting up, this episode provides a wealth of information to ensure your safety when preserving your favorite foods.

    Connect with Angi below:
    - Ultimate Guide to Preserving Vegetables - schneiderpeeps.com/book
    - Pressure Canning for Beginners and Beyond - schneiderpeeps.com/books
    - Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe - https://www.schneiderpeeps.com/canning-black-bean-and-corn-salsa/
    - Canning your own soup mix - https://www.schneiderpeeps.com/safely-canning-soup-at-home-for-preparedness-and-convenience/
    This episode is brought to you by Redmond’s Real Salt, which is the #1 salt I use in all my homesteading cooking, canning, and fermentation. I have learned over the years that not all salt is created equal and having the good stuff really does make a difference in your culinary adventures. Redmond’s is the only salt mined in the good ol’ US of A. I love that it’s mined using sustainable practices AND contains 60+ trace minerals that not only make it incredibly good for you, but it tastes better too. Since I can’t grow salt myself (obviously) Right now, Redmond's is offering 15% off your entire order just for my podcast listeners. Head over to theprairiehomestead.com/SALT and use the code HOMESTEAD to snag your discount.
    - Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    - Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    - Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com
    - Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    - Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    - Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theprairiehomestead

    • 49 min
    S6 E8: Dehydrating Powders: A Simple, Space-Saving Way to Preserve Fruits & Vegetables with Darci Baldwin

    S6 E8: Dehydrating Powders: A Simple, Space-Saving Way to Preserve Fruits & Vegetables with Darci Baldwin

    A few episodes ago, my friend Jessica and I laid out all the basics when it comes to getting started with dehydrating. Today, I'm thrilled to be joined be Darci Baldwin to push this conversation even further. Darci is an author and blogger who specializes in helping homesteader preserve their harvests through dehydration and pantry planning. In today's episode, we discuss why you have to be careful when dehydrating proteins, Darci's favorite fruits & veggies for dehydrating, how to prevent moisture from getting into your food, dehydrating canned fruits & vegetables, and much more. Darci has almost exclusively used dehydration to preserve her harvests, so she bring plenty of knowledge and experience to share on the subject!

    Connect with Darci below:
    Blog: thepurposefulpantry.com
    YT:  youtube.com/thepurposefulpantry
    IG: instagram.com/thepurposefulpantry
    FB: facebook.com/thepurposefulpantry
    Group: facebook.com/groups/dehydratingtipsandtricks/
    Pinterest: pinterest.com/thepurposefulpantry 
    Book: Dehydrating Basics: FAQ's, Tips and Tricks
    This episode is brought to you by Redmond’s Real Salt, which is the #1 salt I use in all my homesteading cooking, canning, and fermentation. I have learned over the years that not all salt is created equal and having the good stuff really does make a difference in your culinary adventures. Redmond’s is the only salt mined in the good ol’ US of A. I love that it’s mined using sustainable practices AND contains 60+ trace minerals that not only make it incredibly good for you, but it tastes better too. Since I can’t grow salt myself (obviously) Right now, Redmond's is offering 15% off your entire order just for my podcast listeners. Head over to theprairiehomestead.com/SALT and use the code HOMESTEAD to snag your discount.
    - Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    - Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    - Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com

    - Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    - Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    - Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theprairiehomestead

    • 52 min
    S6 E7: Answers for Your Tricky Canning Dilemmas (Q & A with Jill)

    S6 E7: Answers for Your Tricky Canning Dilemmas (Q & A with Jill)

    Canning has always been my go-to food preservation method, but navigating the world of canning can be a daunting challenge. Fear not my friends, today I'm excited to bring to you my second ever canning Q&A. This episode is a recording from a Q&A session I held with my followers on Facebook Live. Today we discuss things like canning condiments, what to do with bad recipes, what soups you can and can't can, and much more. Tune in to find out the solutions to problems that homesteaders just like you are dealing with.
    Ready to join my Canning Made Easy Course and take advantage of all of the incredible bonuses? Click here now! https://www.learnhowtocan.com
    This episode is brought to you by Redmond’s Real Salt, which is the #1 salt I use in all my homesteading cooking, canning, and fermentation. I have learned over the years that not all salt is created equal and having the good stuff really does make a difference in your culinary adventures. Redmond’s is the only salt mined in the good ol’ US of A. I love that it’s mined using sustainable practices AND contains 60+ trace minerals that not only make it incredibly good for you, but it tastes better too. Since I can’t grow salt myself (obviously) Right now, Redmond's is offering 15% off your entire order just for my podcast listeners. Head over to theprairiehomestead.com/SALT and use the code HOMESTEAD to snag your discount.
    - Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    - Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    - Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com
    - Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    - Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    - Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theprairiehomestead

    • 53 min
    S6 E6: Hard Cheesemaking for the Rest of Us with Robyn Jackson

    S6 E6: Hard Cheesemaking for the Rest of Us with Robyn Jackson

    As someone who recently started cheesemaking, I can very much verify that cheesemaking is most definitely an art form. Today I'm thrilled to be joined by a master of her craft, Robyn Jackson from Cheesemaking from Scratch. In today's episode, Robyn describes what supplies you need to get started, how to determine what cheese press to buy, the difference between freeze-dried and natural cultures, and much more. Robyn also discusses the best cheeses for every beginner and which ones to make first.
    Connect further with Robyn below:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheese_from_scratch_/
    Website: https://cheesefromscratch.com/
    This episode is brought to you by Redmond’s Real Salt, which is the #1 salt I use in all my homesteading cooking, canning, and fermentation. I have learned over the years that not all salt is created equal and having the good stuff really does make a difference in your culinary adventures. Redmond’s is the only salt mined in the good ol’ US of A. I love that it’s mined using sustainable practices AND contains 60+ trace minerals that not only make it incredibly good for you, but it tastes better too. Since I can’t grow salt myself (obviously) Right now, Redmond's is offering 15% off your entire order just for my podcast listeners. Head over to theprairiehomestead.com/SALT and use the code HOMESTEAD to snag your discount.
    -  Design your dream homestead with my FREE handbook— grab it here: http://theprairiehomestead.com/layout
    -  Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
    -  Get more in-depth homestead info, printable recipes, and tutorials and more on my blog at www.theprairiehomestead.com

    - Get Old-Fashioned on Purpose hats & shirts at www.homesteadswag.com
    - Follow Jill on YouTube: http://youtube.com/theprairiehomestead
    - Follow Jill on Instagram: http://instagram.com/theprairiehomestead

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

new HS mama ,

Very encouraging

Great to hear the back story of success. Allows one to reflect on their own life as we journey along our path in life.

NLMeg ,

Derivative information with a side of arrogance

The info you find in Jill’s content can be widely and easily accessed elsewhere without the pervasive thread of arrogance and judgement.

Stewsbetty ,

Excellent speaker

Jill speaks eloquently and without word fumbles. It doesn’t sound like she is reading from a script. She is very natural.

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