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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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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.

    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
    S6 E5: How to Put Your Dehydrator to Work Around the Homestead with Jessica Spiers

    S6 E5: How to Put Your Dehydrator to Work Around the Homestead with Jessica Spiers

    While I love to use my dehydrator for preserving food, I can't even begin to claim to be an expert. If you're anything like me, you never really venture beyond the very basics. Well my friend, that's about to change. On today's episode I'm joined by my good friend Jessica Spiers. Listen as Jessica lays out all the necessities when it comes to dehydration. Discover the best foods to dehydrate, how you can dehydrate your food even if you don't have a dehydrator, the best ways to prepare foods for preservation, and how to pick the right equipment for your needs. Finally, make sure you listen to the end to discover Jessica's favorite food to dehydrate (it might surprise you)!
    Connect with Jessica below:
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/threerivershomestead
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2yq41wib1MOacBef2crlbw
    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

    • 41 min
    S6 E4: Fermentation: Beyond the Basics with Wardee Harmon

    S6 E4: Fermentation: Beyond the Basics with Wardee Harmon

    For many of us accustomed to the standard American way of food preservation, fermentation can be a strange topic to broach. Although it's a subject I've discussed before on this podcast, given the focus of this season I thought it'd be great to bring in a true expert. Today we're joined by my good friend, author and fermentation guru Wardee Harmon. In this episode we cover why fermentation is best for preserving nutrients, the benefits of probiotics, what to use for starter cultures, how to prevent cross-contamination, how to differentiate foam from mold, and much, much more. Wardee literally wrote the book on fermenting so you'll want to bring a pen and notebook to today's podcast. Be sure to listen to this episode all the way through as Wardee offers some incredible resources at the end.
    Ready to dive deeper into the world of fermentation?  Be sure to check out all of the links below that Wardee mentioned on the podcast!

    -  https://traditionalcookingschool.com/
    -  Bible-Based Cooking Program: https://traditionalcookingschool.com/7rv0
    -  New book "Fermenting" (releases Aug 3)
    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Fermenting/Wardeh-Harmon/9781615649907?id=8262634534879https://traditionalcookingschool.com/q-a/how-to-prevent-mold-during-fermentation-aw074/
    -  Apple Chutney Recipe:   https://traditionalcookingschool.com/celebrations/5-spice-apple-chutney/
    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
    S6 E3: Taking the Confusion Out of Egg Preservation with Carolyn Thomas

    S6 E3: Taking the Confusion Out of Egg Preservation with Carolyn Thomas

    When it comes to preserving homestead staples, there is perhaps none more confusing than the egg. If you spend time researching some of the methods used in the past, you're likely to question the validity and safety of the vast majority of them. Thankfully, today I'm joined by a true expert in egg preservation, Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family. In this episode we cover everything including liming, water glassing, oiling, freeze-drying, freezing, and much more. We even discuss some out of the ordinary methods like salt curing egg yolks and freezing egg based recipes. Whether you produce eggs on your homestead or purchase them from another source, this episode is sure to provide a ton of value and insure that you're able to preserve your eggs year round.
    Want to connect further with Carolyn? Check her out below:
    Homepage: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com/
    Homesteading School: https://www.schooloftraditionalskills.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homesteadingfamily/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/homesteadingfamily
    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

    • 51 min
    S6 E2: The Homesteader's Guide to Preserving Meat with Derek Smiley

    S6 E2: The Homesteader's Guide to Preserving Meat with Derek Smiley

    Modern conveniences have made most of us accustomed to one primary method of long-term meat preservation. Without a doubt the freezer has become an essential tool on every homestead, but what happens if you run out of space or have limited access to electricity? Fear not my friends. Today I'm joined by my friend Derek Smiley, a veritable expert in all things regarding meat preservation. In this episode, we cover dehydration, smoking, canning, freezing, freeze drying, salt curing, and more. Derek discusses the pro's and con's of all of these preservation methods, the best uses for each technique, and some of his favorite equipment. With over 25 years of experience in this field, Derek is sure to have valuable information for you, whether you're a complete novice to a seasoned homesteader.
    Do you need some guidance on your food preservation journey? Email Derek directly at thesmileyfarm@gmail.com or connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thesmileyfarm
    -  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

    • 56 min

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