353 episodes

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 • 730 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.

    Essential Skill Sets Homesteaders Need Part 1

    Essential Skill Sets Homesteaders Need Part 1

    This homesteading lifestyle means we are ever learning, and that’s part of the excitement and joy we find in it. Learning new homestead skills or how to utilize old skills in a more modern, efficient way is one of my favorite things about this life. Today’s podcast is all about the basic homesteading skills we should all learn, or continue learning. For all of the show notes and links, visit https://melissaknorris.com/355.

    • 30 min
    10 Ways to Preserve & Cook Zuchini

    10 Ways to Preserve & Cook Zuchini

    It’s that time of year again where we have zucchini coming out our ears! So how do we preserve and cook all of the zucchini to enjoy throughout the year? You won’t want to miss this episode of the Pioneering Today Podcast where I’m sharing ten ways to preserve and cook zucchini (including my husband’s and my favorite way). For all of the show notes and links, visit https://melissaknorris.com/354.

    • 24 min
    How to Prepare Tender & Delicious Wild Game w/ Tammy Trayer

    How to Prepare Tender & Delicious Wild Game w/ Tammy Trayer

    If you're a hunter or have the desire to cook wild game, then you won’t want to miss this episode. Learning these tips and tricks to cooking with wild game is a process, but Tammy Trayer can help us avoid common mistakes when preparing wild game. People often think they don't like the taste or texture of wild game, but it likely has more to do with the cooking methods than the meat. For all of the show notes and links, and how to find Tammy, visit https://melissaknorris.com/353.

    • 42 min
    How to Cure & Store Pork Without a Fridge w/ Brandon Sheard

    How to Cure & Store Pork Without a Fridge w/ Brandon Sheard

    This podcast is all about raising meat, specifically pork, and learning how to cure and store that pork without refrigeration. Brandon Sheard from Farmstead Meatsmith is joining us to share his many years of wisdom, especially the three methods of cooking that are pivotal when it comes to raising livestock. For all of the show notes and links, and how to find Brandon, visit https://melissaknorris.com/352.

    • 43 min
    Botulism Prevention and Safety Preservation Tips

    Botulism Prevention and Safety Preservation Tips

    Botulism is a real and deadly form of food poisoning that makes many home canners nervous. And for good reason! However, there are food preservation techniques and safety tips you can follow to ensure you and your family are safe. Learn the signs of contaminated food and the best preservation and storage methods in this podcast. For all of the show notes and links, visit https://melissaknorris.com/351.

    • 23 min
    Soil Remediation - How to Fix Your Soil

    Soil Remediation - How to Fix Your Soil

    If you suspect you've purchased contaminated soil, you'll want to know about the tips I’m sharing in today’s podcast for soil remediation and how to fix your soil. The number of issues of contaminated soil is increasing and people are having to deal with soil or compost that's been exposed to herbicides or other contaminants that are negatively affecting their gardens. For all of the show notes and links, visit https://melissaknorris.com/350.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
730 Ratings

730 Ratings

Caseadeeya ,

My go to podcast for all things homesteading

Melissa has such an incredible way of delivering valuable info in an accessable way. She is easy to listen to, has a positive perspective on preparedness, and is just overall a great resource. Definitely my fav!

Shady Barn Farm ,

A wealth of knowledge!

I just started listening to this podcast about 3 days ago and I’ve already listened to 13 episodes! Melissa is a wealth of knowledge and I'm so excited to keep listening and learning. Just ordered a fermenting kit and I'm looking into ordering row covers to extend my gardening season. Keep doing what you’re doing Melissa! Thanks for sharing and taking time out of your day to teach us!

FunIsFair ,

Shoves religious belief down your thoat

Good gardening content but super cringy religious propaganda interwoven throughout episodes. Unfortunately can’t support someone who has beliefs that align with feeding the patriarchy and removing womens rights. So sad.

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