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Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Release Date: 02/19/2020

Use This Method to Dry Herbs for Stronger Medicinal Properties show art Use This Method to Dry Herbs for Stronger Medicinal Properties

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

We're bringing in the harvest and that means herbs for the spice and medicine cabinet. Use these methods and tips to make sure you're getting the strongest medicinal properties in your herbs including the best harvest time, drying method, AND storing them correctly. Join my FREE live Using Herbs Effectively & Safely During Cold & Flu Season here https://melissaknorris.com/herbclass and get resource links for this episode at https://melissaknorris.com/273

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A Complete Guide to Home Food Preservation (What to do When You Can't Find Canning Supplies) show art A Complete Guide to Home Food Preservation (What to do When You Can't Find Canning Supplies)

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Using all the forms of food preservation provides you with a lot more food to eat throughout the fall and winter and also means you're not left with mounds of molding produce if you can't get canning supplies. Some foods are better suited to specific forms of food preservation due to safety and others on how you like to cook/eat them. For links/resources/recipes go to https://melissaknorris.com/272

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9 Things We're Doing Now for Fall COVID 2nd Wave Potential show art 9 Things We're Doing Now for Fall COVID 2nd Wave Potential

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Here's what we're doing to be ready for fall/winter, whatever it may bring. It's a little bit different than what we've done in the past, but many of these practices are ones we'll keep up as a permanent part of our homestead. Grab all the links and resources for today's episode https://melissaknorris.com/271 

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I've Never Been This Real the Emotional Part of Raising Livestock show art I've Never Been This Real the Emotional Part of Raising Livestock

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

I've never shared like this before on a podcast, warning, you will hear me cry. But it's important that anyone raising animals knows what to expect, the emotional side of livestock (including butcher day though this story is about the birth of a calf the mother rejected and what unfolded), along with my personal story of losing a baby due to a tubal pregnancy. My goal is you will find beauty among the hard and be left with hope. 

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6 Healthy Benefits of Mushrooms You Need to Know for Fall show art 6 Healthy Benefits of Mushrooms You Need to Know for Fall

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The health benefits of mushrooms are vast and when you consider you can easily grow them at home, it gets even more exciting. Ever since I found healing from stomach acid and ulcers by changing the food I ate (after being on the max dose of prescription medications) I've continued down the rabbit hole of using our food and herbs as medicine. Learn the benefits & how to preserve mushrooms at home for year-round use. Links & resources at https://melissaknorris.com/269

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How to Grow Mushrooms at Home For Food show art How to Grow Mushrooms at Home For Food

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Learning how to grow mushrooms at home opens up an entirely new world for food production (as well as medicine) in your backyard. You can grow different types of mushrooms in a variety of locations in your backyard and garden. We'll go over the 3 types of growing mediums and which mushrooms do best in each with Mary Ellen from Field and Forrest. For resources, pics and show notes https://melissaknorris.com/268

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7 Things We'll Never Go Back to Since COVID19  show art 7 Things We'll Never Go Back to Since COVID19

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

It's been five months since the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. There are many changes that have taken place. Some which will remain going forward and some that I'm glad won't be permanent. The pandemic certainly changed a lot of things for almost everybody. How people view those changes depends on how they look at life. These are 7 things (some surprised me) that we're keeping as permanent changes in our lives. Resources and blog post at https://melissaknorris.com/267 

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11 Tips to Get Rid of Bugs on Plants Naturally that Actually Work show art 11 Tips to Get Rid of Bugs on Plants Naturally that Actually Work

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There's nothing more frustrating than having bugs or other garden pests decimate your vegetables. Unfortunately, there's a lot of myths or suggestions to use synthetic pesticides. These are the tips that have actually worked in my garden. This way you can have delicious organic vegetables from your backyard without sharing them with pests. Snag links and resources at https://melissaknorris.com/266 Get your copy of the Family Garden Plan to grow a year's worth of vegetables http://familygardenplan.com

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Tips for a Successful Fall Garden & When to Plant for Fall Harvest show art Tips for a Successful Fall Garden & When to Plant for Fall Harvest

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Have fresh veggies all fall and into winter straight from the garden (and no greenhouse required) with these tips for a fall garden. The first year or two I tried fall gardening it didn't turn out so well, but now we harvest many plants clear through until January, even in our northern climate. For the full planting list with dates go to https://melissaknorris.com/265 Get the chart (and my book) on how much to plant per person at http://familygardenplan.com

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Most Underused Form of Poultry for Income & Sustainability on the Homestead show art Most Underused Form of Poultry for Income & Sustainability on the Homestead

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Learn about this sustainable form of poultry to use on the homestead and how it's vastly underused today. How to put geese to use on your homestead both to work the land and how to make INCOME from them in multiple ways. Join me and Morgan Gold as we talk about ducks and geese on the homestead for livestock but also as a way to make money. Resources/show notes https://melissaknorris.com/264

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