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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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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!

    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
    How to Raise a Year's Worth of Meat | Pantry Chat

    How to Raise a Year's Worth of Meat | Pantry Chat

    We're sharing our tips for practically and sustainably raising a year's worth of food for your family!

    For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-raise-a-years-worth-of-meat

    Get on the waitlist to be the first to know more about School of Traditional Skills: https://schooloftraditionalskills.com

    Grab your copy of this month's In the Homestead Kitchen Magazine: https://homesteadingfamily.com/in-the-homestead-kitchen-yt

    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Chit Chat
    12:15 - Brownie Mix in a Jar
    13:45 - Raising a Year's Worth of Meat

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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

    • 42 min
    He Ran out of Water for His Garden... Until He Did this ONE THING! (PANTRY CHAT Back To Eden Garden)

    He Ran out of Water for His Garden... Until He Did this ONE THING! (PANTRY CHAT Back To Eden Garden)

    Learn the basics and how to get started with the Back to Eden gardening method from this interview with Josh and Paul Gautschi.

    Paul is dispelling many myths surrounding this method of gardening. For more information and tips for getting started, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/back-to-eden-gardening-with-paul-gautschi

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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

    • 36 min
    Cured Pork the Old Fashioned Way | STOP making it so complicated! | PANTRY CHAT

    Cured Pork the Old Fashioned Way | STOP making it so complicated! | PANTRY CHAT

    Learn everything you need to know about curing bacon at home. We're teaching you just how simple it is to cure meat, the supplies you need, and answering the most frequently asked questions about cured bacon.

    For more information, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-cure-bacon

    Find Brandon, The Farmstead Meatsmith on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/c/FarmsteadMeatsmith1/featured

    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Chit Chat
    6:50 - Curing Meat
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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

    • 38 min
    Instant Garden Tips, Keeping Produce Fresh, and Rocks in the Soil Q&A | Pantry Chat

    Instant Garden Tips, Keeping Produce Fresh, and Rocks in the Soil Q&A | Pantry Chat

    Welcome to another episode of the Pantry Chat, this week we're answering YOUR questions!

    All of the questions are time stamped and many of the links are listed here.

    For more links and the related blog posts, be sure to visit the blog here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/pantry-chat-podcast-47

    Links Mentioned:
    - Polyface Micro by Joel Salatin: https://homesteadingfamily.com/polyface-micro-yt
    - Brandon Sheard w/ The Farmstead Meatsmith: https://farmsteadmeatsmith.com

    Time Stamps
    0:00 - Chit Chat
    15:27 - Q&A
    15:36 - Fermenting in Bale Jars
    17:41 - Instant Lasagna Garden Tips
    19:51 - Frozen Fruit for Fruit Leather
    21:41 - Keeping Produce Fresh
    26:37 - Adding Herbs to Fresh Bread
    27:32 - Rocks in the Soil
    28:41 - How Long do Fermented Vegetables Last
    30:53 - Safely topping off water in ferments
    31:20 - Meat in Your Compost
    32:22 - Air Pockets in Ferments
    33:00 - Why Pasteurize Milk for Dairy
    37:39 - Growing Enough for Preserving All At Once

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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

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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477 Ratings

477 Ratings

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Quality Content!!

I love to listen to your podcast while I’m putting my boys down for their naps! I know that no matter the subject, you always provide with not only entertaining content, but also great information!!

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Thanks so much!

What a fountain of great information.
There’s so much to learn from these folks that you may want to listen to some of the episodes more than once. If you’re able, take notes and you may be able to catch all of the great information. If like me, you listen while doing other tasks, repeating the show is sometimes necessary, but they’re good enough that repeats are just as good as the first time.
Keep up the amazing work!

Brooke Larrabee ,

So good!

A wealth of knowledge! So thankful others are willing to discuss a “different” way of life than mainstream & help others achieve the same!

Also not convinced this isn’t Dax Shepard talking. Seriously. They sound the same.

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