Melissa K. Norris

Melissa K. Norris

How to Make a Sourdough Starter From Scratch

Learn how to make a sourdough starter from scratch, plus the best feeding methods and which flours to use for...

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My Health Journey & Tips for Fitness

As a homesteader, there are always movements that require me to be in good physical shape. From building fences,...

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Decluttering Your Home (Month by Month) with Tracy Lynn

Wouldn't it feel wonderful to live in a home that's neat and tidy all-year-round? As fellow former...

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Planning Tips that Every Gardener NEEDS to Know Ongoing COVID Realities

Do you have a vegetable garden or want to start one this year? Now is the time to plan for your best year yet in...

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Dealing with Emotions During the Holidays (Surrounding COVID and 2020 Realities)

The holidays can bring out the best and worst in people. I tend to have more of a “PollyAnna” viewpoint,...

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The BEST Homemade gifts that people actually want to receive!

Certainly the "best" homemade gifts is subjective, but I'm basing this list on the gifts I've given or received and...

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Vegetables You Can Leave in the Garden for Winter

It’s our goal each year to grow more food and improve our self-sufficiency skills. One of my goals this year is...

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Raising American Guinea Hogs with Cathy Payne

Up until a year ago, I didn't even know about this specific breed of hogs, how they differ from the modern breeds,...

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Homestead Gift Giving Guide

It's close to the holidays and you may be wondering just what to get for your homesteading friends! In this episode...

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How Homesteading Helped Lyme Disease Recovery

When Autumn was bit by a tick at age 19, it took a number of years before her Lyme disease surfaced. She realized a...

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We Covered Half the Garden in Wood Chips (18 Month Update)

Over a year ago we did an experiment in the garden by covering half of it with wood chips. The results have been very...

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What To Do FIRST On Your Homestead...Or What To Do NEXT.

As a new homesteader, it can be hard to know what to do FIRST on your homestead. Or, if you've been homesteading for...

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What to do When Homesteading Gets Tough

If you have been homesteading for any length of time, or you’re just getting started with your homestead,...

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Get FREE Plants Using Cuttings, Grafting & Air Layering

Learn how to use root cuttings, stem cuttings, and even air layering to create free berry, fruit, and herb plants...

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Centuries-Old method to increase productivity and sustainability with land and livestock

Use this old method (funny how old things become new again, isn't it?) of co-grazing and silvopasture to increase...

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8 Things to Do Now for a Stronger Immune System for Fall/Winter

These are the 8 things I'm doing now to make sure my immune system is stronger come cold & flu season this fall...

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Use This Method for Drying Herbs for Stronger Medicinal Properties

We're bringing in the harvest and that means herbs for the spice and natural medicine cabinet. Use these methods and...

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

Using all the forms of food preservation provides you with a lot more food to eat throughout the fall and winter and...

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

Here's what we're doing to be ready for fall/winter, whatever it may bring. It's a little bit different than what...

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

I've never shared like this before on a podcast, warning, you will hear me cry. But it's important that anyone...

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