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What if you could have a healthier, more secure lifestyle with greater sustainability and self-sufficiency for you, your family and your community? That’s what Homesteading Family is all about. Carolyn and Josh have taken their popular YouTube series, “Pantry Chat” and turned it into a podcast so you can discover how to take the leap from a “normal” life to a homestead life, filled with meaning, beauty and freedom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or the country, if you’ve ever wanted to explore the homesteading life, this is your chance to learn how to do it in less time with fewer bumps in the road. It’s like sitting down with a cup of coffee with friends. Round up your cast iron pans and mason jars and start listening!

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

What if you could have a healthier, more secure lifestyle with greater sustainability and self-sufficiency for you, your family and your community? That’s what Homesteading Family is all about. Carolyn and Josh have taken their popular YouTube series, “Pantry Chat” and turned it into a podcast so you can discover how to take the leap from a “normal” life to a homestead life, filled with meaning, beauty and freedom. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or the country, if you’ve ever wanted to explore the homesteading life, this is your chance to learn how to do it in less time with fewer bumps in the road. It’s like sitting down with a cup of coffee with friends. Round up your cast iron pans and mason jars and start listening!

    What happened to Carolyn?! 2 BIG announcements!

    What happened to Carolyn?! 2 BIG announcements!

    We've got TWO big announcements in this week's episode of the Pantry Chat, including why Carolyn isn't joining me today!

    Grab your FREE seat for the Traditional Skills Summit: https://homesteadingfamily.com/STS_HF

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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

    FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    - 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
    - Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
    - Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
    https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
    - Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
    - 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

    • 11 min
    Preparing for Inflation & Food Shortages | Pantry Chat

    Preparing for Inflation & Food Shortages | Pantry Chat

    There are a lot of rumblings about food shortages and supply chain issues that will continue over the next year and beyond. If you've been to the grocery store lately, you're already seeing inflation as prices have increased.

    So what can we do to help prepare ourselves for the uncertain future?

    Check out the blog post for more information and links, or check below: https://homesteadingfamily.com/preparing-for-inflation-and-food-shortages

    LINKS MENTIONED:

    - Easiest Way to Grow Lettuce & Greens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-grow-lettuce-the-easy-way
    - Justin Rhodes Podcast: https://homesteadingfamily.com/creating-resiliency-with-justin-rhodes
    - God's Good Table event with Maureen Diaz at Polyface Farm Aug 12-13, 2022: https://www.godsgoodtable.com/
    - Dream Cheese Recipe: https://homesteadingfamily.com/homemade-soft-cheese/
    - Raising Egg-Laying Chickens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/raising-backyard-egg-laying-chickens/
    - Raising Meat Chickens: https://homesteadingfamily.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-raising-meat-chickens/
    - How to Build Up Your Food Supply: https://homesteadingfamily.com/building-up-your-long-term-food-storage-supply/
    - 7 Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand: https://homesteadingfamily.com/7-pantry-staples-to-always-have/
    - How to Store Bulk Food: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-we-use-food-storage-barrels/

    TIME STAMPS:

    0:00 - Chit Chat
    9:50 - Washing Cheese Cloth
    11:30 - Starting a Homestead at 50
    15:08 - Prepping for Inflation & Food Shortages

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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-worksh

    • 31 min
    Interview with Bernadette Banner | Pantry Chat

    Interview with Bernadette Banner | Pantry Chat

    Learn about the basics of sewing from Bernadette Banner and why this historic skill set is one everyone should have a basic knowledge of.

    For more information on the importance of sewing, or to listen to the podcast, visit the website here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/the-basics-of-sewing-with-bernadette-banner

    Where to Find Bernadette:
    - Watch her on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSHtaUm-FjUps090S7crO4Q
    - Buy her book, Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes:
    - Visit her website: https://bernadettebanner.co.uk/
    - Follow her on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bernadettebanner

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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

    FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    - 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
    - Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
    - Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
    https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT

    • 41 min
    Composting Made Simple, Business Masterclass & Canning Questions Answered | Pantry Chat Q & A

    Composting Made Simple, Business Masterclass & Canning Questions Answered | Pantry Chat Q & A

    Join us for today's Pantry Chat on this sunny summer day in North Idaho as we answer YOUR questions!

    Grab your copy of In the Homestead Kitchen magazine here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

    Any links mentioned in this video are listed below, as well as the topics, so feel free to jump forward to those that interest you most...

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Chit Chat
    10:45 - Carbon & Weeds in Compost
    13:38 - Storing Dehydrated Food
    15:40 - Business Masterclass
    18:05 - Raising What You Eat
    22:30 - Canning Meat

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO:

    - In the Homestead Kitchen Magazine subscription: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt
    - Video with Justin Rhodes: https://homesteadingfamily.com/creating-resiliency-with-justin-rhodes
    - Pantry Chat with Farmstead Meatsmith: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-cure-bacon
    - Composting with Josh's EASY Method: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-make-compost-the-easy-way
    - Sign up for Carolyn's Canning Masterclass: https://homesteadingfamily.com/APC
    - Sign up for the Homesteading Family membership: https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/hkm-waitlist
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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

    FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    - 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
    - Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
    - Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
    https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT

    • 27 min
    Save Money and TIME with Freezer cooking (Pantry Chat with Becky from Acre Homestead!)

    Save Money and TIME with Freezer cooking (Pantry Chat with Becky from Acre Homestead!)

    I'm so excited to have Becky from  @Acre Homestead on the Pantry Chat today as we talk about making freezer meals!

    You all know I love having meals ready to eat for those busy days when you just can't get a homemade dinner on the table.

    For some of Becky's recipes and even more tips and tricks, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/easy-freezer-meal-cooking-tips

    Where to Find Becky:
    - YouTube: http://youtube.com/AcreHomestead
    - Scratch Pantry: https://scratchpantry.com
    - Instagram: http://instagram.com/AcreHomestead
    - Sign up for her newsletter: https://scratchpantry.com/newsletter 

    Becky's Recipes:
    - Stuffed Bell Peppers: https://scratchpantry.com/recipes/2021/5/sausage-stuffed-sweet-peppers?rq=peppers
    - Breakfast Freezer Meals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W9JQ0uRW5Y
    - Watch Becky make a year's worth of pasta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRFjwGV9O7U&t=700s

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Chit Chat
    7:35 - How to Get it All Done
    14:02 - Freezer Meals

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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

    FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    - 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
    - Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
    - Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
    https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
    - Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods.

    • 41 min
    Homesteading with Children & Making it ALL WORK! | Pantry Chat With Lisa Bass

    Homesteading with Children & Making it ALL WORK! | Pantry Chat With Lisa Bass

    Homesteading with children sounds extremely difficult, especially for large families or those with younger children. The truth is, by teaching our children traditional skills at a young age they'll become contributing members of, and huge assets to the family as they get older.

    For more tips and other resources, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/tips-for-homesteading-with-children

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    MORE ABOUT US!

    WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

    Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
    Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
    Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
    Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

    A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!
    Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
    Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
    Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

    FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
    - 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
    - Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
    - Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
    https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
    - Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
    - 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT

    • 34 min

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