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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!

Pantry Chat Homesteading Family

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    • 5.0 • 416 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!

    Backyard (or Homestead) Composting Made Easy

    Backyard (or Homestead) Composting Made Easy

    If you’ve been wondering what to do with that constant overflow of kitchen and yard debris that’s left after cooking and pruning … this is the episode for you. In short, you need to compost!

    In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get down and dirty with a short tutorial on the art and science of easy home composting. Grab your shovel (and a cold lemonade), and listen in!

    In this Episode:
    Chit Chat: June is the “everything” month!A homesteader’s trick to having a happy marriageHow the pigs are helping the compost heapThe beginning of cheese productionThe dairy class is coming September 1st!How to pressure can beef stewThe first step in composting (not “wear boots”)What can and can’t be compostedA simple explanation of the science behind compostingHow much space you’ll need for compostingHow to build a simple composting spaceWhat italian food has to do with compostingGet yourself a composting thermometer (see link below)Composting and regional weather patternsThe basics of building beautiful compostResources:
    Sponsor: MadeOn Skincare (15% off with code: homesteading family!)How to Make Compost the Easy WayHow to Build a Compost SifterBackyard Compost Thermometer (affiliate link)

    • 36 min
    Prepping Your Pantry for Preserving Season

    Prepping Your Pantry for Preserving Season

    One of the most important aspects of a successful homestead is looking ahead. We’re constantly challenged by what needs to be done today, but with one eye fixed on what’s coming in the next few months as well. With a little planning, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming.
    In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn get practical with an episode on preparing your pantry for the coming preserving season. If you need a break from weeding and milking, grab a cold lemonade, sit back, and listen in!
    In this Episode:
    Chit Chat: The Pantry Chat episode scheduleTheir new terrace garden areaGrowing good food closer to the kitchenEarly spring cropsGetting the main crop in and fighting Flea BeetlesA short composting updateFilming the upcoming Dairy Class!Which mixer makes better butter?Getting your pantry ready for preserving seasonThe art of cycling through food storesCleaning the pantry when it’s less filledMay: The month to “eat down” your pantryReusing canning jarsTaking note of what you ran out ofCleaning and organizing your food in the pantryWhat to do with the leftover lime water from egg storageIngredients for cleaning the pantryCorrect labeling of your pantry itemsChecking your preserving suppliesResources: 
    Sponsor: BCS Two-wheel TractorsBosch MixerHow to Build a Compost SifterGarden Planning for Serious Food ProductionHow to Make Butter - 3 Easy Homemade MethodsWhere To Find Canning Supplies When There’s a Shortage

    • 24 min
    Raising Chickens for Eggs

    Raising Chickens for Eggs

    Raising chickens has been a staple practice of homesteads large and small for thousands of years. Our beautiful birds give us so much, from scratching and fertilizing the ground as they move across the property, to delivering that perfect unit of food...

    • 42 min
    How to Jumpstart Your Early Spring Gardens

    How to Jumpstart Your Early Spring Gardens

    It’s time! It may not feel like it, depending on where you are in the world, but for Josh and Carolyn, it’s time to start making preparations for their early spring gardens. And of course, they’re here to share their thoughts on that with you ... In...

    • 31 min
    Josh and Carolyn Answer More of Your Questions

    Josh and Carolyn Answer More of Your Questions

    Q and A sessions are always needed! Whether you’re brand new to homesteading or have been at it for years new twists and turns can pop up at any time or ALL the time. In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn are ready for your questions! Listen...

    • 40 min
    Garden Planning for Serious Food Production

    Garden Planning for Serious Food Production

    We’re already moving fast through 2021 and it’s time to start thinking about garden planning! How can you optimize the most amount of food possible from whatever space you have available? In this episode of Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn talk about food...

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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416 Ratings

416 Ratings

TENQ' ,

Homesteading the dream

As a wife and mother, we have longed to truly homestead! Finding your podcast was just the motivation and affirmation I needed to let me know I’m doing the things to finally get us there! We might only be on .33, but that .33 is home, and we can do even more. Thank you for living your dream and sharing!

JayFire-pop-Yo-Tire ,

Amazing!

Just stumbled onto your YouTube channel then quickly searched to see if you had a podcast to listen to while I'm on the road and Boom! Here it is!

What an amazing useful / helpful channel! As the world is cast into chaos due to the UN's push for a Global Reset a channel like this is perfect for these times when people are searching to be more self sufficient and less reliable on those in power trying to dictate how we "should" live under their rule.

Fantastic channel - keep up the great work!

Kay Lili ,

What a success!

Their information always leads my family and me to being even more healthy, free, and secure. Amazing resource!

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