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Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Release Date: 02/19/2020

How to Make Fruit Vinegar at Home with 1 Ingredient show art How to Make Fruit Vinegar at Home with 1 Ingredient

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

You'll want to make sure you're turning some of that fresh summer fruit into this easy homemade vinegar that uses only, are you ready for this, 1 ingredient!! This is the easiest food preservation and fermenting you'll ever do. Learn how, troubleshooting, and favorite ways to put that homemade vinegar to use with my guest Autumn (and what I've been doing wrong). To get a printable recipe & show notes go to https://melissaknorris.com/262 

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3 Tips for Time Management & My Homestead Schedule show art 3 Tips for Time Management & My Homestead Schedule

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

One of the questions I get asked the most is how do you manage to get so much done with work and a homestead? Today I'm sharing the truth about balance, seasons, and the fallacy of doing it all. I also give tips on how I've learned to keep the homestead functioning while still working a full-time job (including a day job off the homestead) and what my current schedule looks like. For links/resource https://melissaknorris.com/261  Get The Family Garden Plan HTTP://familygardenplan.com 

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10 Things Most Organic Gardeners Forget About show art 10 Things Most Organic Gardeners Forget About

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Learn the 10 things most organic gardeners forget about to help you grow more food in the space you have, even if it’s not ideal full sun! Nicky and Dave live in a very urban environment & using the concept of permaculture and a food forest share first-hand experience in growing in a smaller urban space. Resources and links https://melissaknorris.com/260 Grow &  harvest a years worth of foodhttps://melissaknorris.com/familygardenplan/

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Integrating New Chicks to Existing Flocks Q&A Chicken Raising show art Integrating New Chicks to Existing Flocks Q&A Chicken Raising

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Learn how to integrate new chicks into existing flocks, plus, all your questions on mixing meat birds with laying hens and how to keep dual-purpose chickens. Common mistakes you NEED to avoid for the health of your chickens and what to do if your chicken is being bullied by the rest of the flock. Resources at https://melissaknorris.com/259 

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7 Self-sufficiency and Simple Living Lessons from the Amish show art 7 Self-sufficiency and Simple Living Lessons from the Amish

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

Even without going Amish, we can glean a lot from their lifestyle to help us live more self-sufficient and simple with these 7 tips. Learn how one company has helped preserve the Amish way of life while coming full circle and offering Amish and homesteading tools to the public. Episode resources at https://melissaknorris.com/258 Go to lehmans.com/PIONEER from May 22 to June 30, 2020 to receive 10% off any order $50 or more. Enter code PIONEER at checkout.

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5 Garden Elements You Need to Add for Relaxation and Functionality show art 5 Garden Elements You Need to Add for Relaxation and Functionality

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

While a productive garden is the goal, they should also be a place of sanctuary and beauty. Adding in these elements (even if you battle with shade) or small spaces, can bring you more joy in the garden, something we all could use more of, including weed suppression tips. For resource https://melissaknorris.com/257 Join the Pioneering Today Academy now for your step-by-step plan to raise and preserve your own food https://melissaknorris.com/pta

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10 Tips on Raising Chickens for Meat show art 10 Tips on Raising Chickens for Meat

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

What you need to know to raise chickens for meat, including what breed is best, where to purchase, how much food they need, butcher age, and what you need to do differently with meat birds to avoid early death or leg problems. Links and resources at https://melissaknorris.com/256 Snag your free seat in my newest live class here How to Plan Your Crops & Harvest for a Year's Worth of Food https://melissaknorris.lpages.co/food-for-a-year-2020/

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8 Common Mistakes Made by New Gardeners show art 8 Common Mistakes Made by New Gardeners

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

These 8 common mistakes made by new gardeners are easy to avoid once you know what they are and though common with new gardeners, even us veteran gardeners may be making some of them! Resources and links at https://melissaknorris.com/255 Free seat for the Organic Gardening Workshp https://melissaknorris.com/workshop over 6 days of videos walking you through growing your own vegetables in your backyard.

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12 Non-Food Essentials to Always Have on Hand show art 12 Non-Food Essentials to Always Have on Hand

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

These are non-food items to keep on hand at all times with tips to make sure you have what you need to run your home and homestead smoothly, from the vehicles, equipment and the cleaner/medicine cabinet. I share my favorites & where I get them. For resources, recipes, and guides go to https://melissaknorris.com/254 Learn how to make homemade soap, herbal salves/ointments, beeswax candles and more https://melissaknorris.lpages.co/handmade-masterclass/

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13 Pantry Items to Always Have on Hand  show art 13 Pantry Items to Always Have on Hand

Pioneering Today with Melissa K. Norris

These are the 13 pantry items I always have on hand and the amounts I'm now keeping as a bare minimum since COVID19. Having these items on hand ensures you can make a number of different foods for your family, no matter what is or isn't going on in the world. For links and resources go to https://melissaknorris.com/253 100+ of my best from-scratch recipes inside Hand Made http://handmadethebook.com/

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Evaluating where we're spending our time, especially when we feel overwhelmed, is extremely important for anyone, but especially homesteaders. Not only do I share tips on how to evaluate activities when you don't have enough time but also what you need to know about the podcast moving forward (and no worries, it's not the last episode but it is the last Wednesday episode for the time being). To dive deeper with me check out the Pioneering Today Academy here while we're still open for new members https://melissaknorris.com/waitlist