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Pioneering Today is all about getting back to basics, simple living, and self-sufficiency with old-fashioned skills and wisdom in a modern world. With heirloom gardening, canning, preserving the harvest, from scratch cooking, raising your own food, including livestock (backyard chickens, pigs, and cattle), natural medicine, herbs, DIY like soap making along with living a simple self-sufficient life, no matter where you live. Hosted by 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life. This podcast brings you the conversation from MelissaKNorris.com and The Pioneering Today Academy, with Q&A's, teaching, tutorials, and always giving you practical ways and tips to live the simple and self-sufficient life.

Pioneering Today Melissa K Norris

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 640 Ratings

Pioneering Today is all about getting back to basics, simple living, and self-sufficiency with old-fashioned skills and wisdom in a modern world. With heirloom gardening, canning, preserving the harvest, from scratch cooking, raising your own food, including livestock (backyard chickens, pigs, and cattle), natural medicine, herbs, DIY like soap making along with living a simple self-sufficient life, no matter where you live. Hosted by 5th generation homesteader, Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life. This podcast brings you the conversation from MelissaKNorris.com and The Pioneering Today Academy, with Q&A's, teaching, tutorials, and always giving you practical ways and tips to live the simple and self-sufficient life.

    How to Host a Holiday Craft Party

    How to Host a Holiday Craft Party

    Give heartfelt homemade gifts this year and build fellowship at the same time by hosting your own holiday craft party! Listen in for all my tips and DIYs for the ultimate crafting day to fill your home and heart with joy while deepening friendships and building community. If there’s anything the last couple of years have taught us it’s that fellowship and spending time together are so important. For more information, links, and show notes visit https://melissaknorris.com/327.

    • 22 min
    The Homestead Documentary Project with Carrie Wilson

    The Homestead Documentary Project with Carrie Wilson

    I'm chatting with Carrie Wilson discussing everything you need to know about the Homestead Documentary Project. We're discussing what it is, who can benefit from it, where to watch, and where to find more info. You won’t want to miss this episode filled with the desire to connect fellow (or aspiring) homesteaders to other like-minded people. For more information, links and shownotes visit http://melissaknorris.com/326.

    • 44 min
    How to Use a Generator During a Power Outage

    How to Use a Generator During a Power Outage

    We live in a very rural area and experience power outages on a regular basis, especially during the winter months. Over the past 22 years, we've learned how to use a generator during a power outage, plus some great things to consider when using a generator or considering the best way for you to know how to use a generator at home. I’m also sharing some of our tips for keeping food fresh if you don’t have a generator. For more information, links and shownotes visit http://melissaknorris.com/325

    • 45 min
    What to do if Your Medicine Isn't Available & Alternative Medicine

    What to do if Your Medicine Isn't Available & Alternative Medicine

    What if you couldn't get medicine from the store? What would you do? We're discussing different options for alternative medicines, like growing and using medicinal herbs at home, as well as supply and supply issues with our modern medicinal system. For more information, links and shownotes visit http://melissaknorris.com/324

    • 28 min
    Hugelkultur Garden Beds (What, How & Why)

    Hugelkultur Garden Beds (What, How & Why)

    If you've never heard the term hugelkultur gardening you're in for a treat. This centuries-old method of gardening is making a comeback, and this podcast episode is filled with everything you need to know to successfully grow a garden using this German peasant traditional way of gardening. Learn its origins, the proper method, plus tips and tricks for success. For more information, links and shownotes visit http://melissaknorris.com/323

    • 39 min
    Growing, Preserving & Using Rosehips Medicinally

    Growing, Preserving & Using Rosehips Medicinally

    Did you know that a teaspoon of rosehips has as much vitamin C as 6 oranges? If you’re not using rosehips medicinally, this podcast is a must-listen! I’m talking with CeAnne from Farmhouse teas and we’re going over everything from growing, harvesting, and preserving rosehips to how to use them medicinally. This is must-know information for heading into the winter months to give your body a natural immune boost. For more information, links and shownotes visit http://melissaknorris.com/322

    • 29 min

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4.8 out of 5
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640 Ratings

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Simple and valuable

Such valuable information made simple.
Thank you!

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So helpful!

I’ve learned so much so quickly! Very inspiring. And I love the verse of the week, it ties everything together.

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New gardener, new Christian

Keep up the good work! Love the podcast, never stop sharing Jesus, Romans 1:16, I’m unashamed!

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