Today, we discuss five things to know about homesteading whether you want to live in the country or simply increase your stability wherever home is. Because creating value from what you have and getting control of your supply chain can only lead to good things.

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  • Thursday at 7pm- Livestream with the Holler Neighbors – tear down this wall: https://youtu.be/8x6axBY3w1w
  • Webinar: May 28, 2020 at 12pm Central. Google My Business with Joshua Sloan

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • It worked! I was able to restock something on schedule! 
  • We have a number of spring dried herbs for teas – collecting more this week
  • Finalizing the workshop menu – ground 10 pounds of pasture raised chickens last night for tacos
  • Sous Vide Chicken Thighs – 4 thighs, ¼ lb butter, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp curry – let it go for 6 hours and sear off. (Solves the tough as nails problem)

Featured Forage: Watercress – http://herbgarden.co.za/mountainherb/article.php?tag=Watercress

  • Nutrition: vitamin rich – High in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, calcium, Potassium, Vitamin E, K, B6
  • Superfood
  • Herbal Remedy: Detoxifying (mold story), Boosts immune system (C), Increases Skin Elasticity (fewer wrinkles), Natural source for calcium (bones), broad spectrum antibiotic and anti tumor, can help expel uric acid (joint pain) – can be eaten or used as a poultice for this — used to heal skin blemishes and cuts.
  • Recipes: Cream of watercress soup

Operation Independence

  • Side benefit of the wall coming down – workshop space in the house

Main topic of the Show: Homesteading 101 – Five Things To Know

  1. Your family needs to be on board and not just supportive of your idea, but willing to help
  2. You can begin where you are: herbs on the windowsill, raised beds, city-friendly livestock
  3. Spend time on other homesteads, getting to know homesteaders, and learning what they wish they had done differently – especially in land choice – before you buy. Take time finding your homestead. There is no rush. Also, it ain’t all roses.
  4. Habits of frugality are good no matter where you live. Choose them carefully
  5. Learn 1 thing per year, wether or not you have moved to your homestead: Cheesemaking, canning, soap making, pantry management, milking goats, growing vegetables, printing fruit trees, butchering chickens, herbal remedies, wild foraging, during herbs, growing and making tea. (Don’t add more than 3 and be really careful about this)

In our modern day, homesteading has moved beyond getting a free piece of land from the government and living solely from what we produces to a mindset of self reliance, independence, creating value from what we have, and raising and storing good, healthy food. With the commercial food supply chains straining to pivot into a different delivery method – lots of people are interested in grabbing a piece of land and starting to be more independent. This is wonderful. Just know that taking time to find the right fit for you and your family will pay off in spades in the future. And almost anyone can start integrating homesteading practices into their current living situation, be it in an apartment, on a city lot, or on a large piece of land.

Make it a great week!

Song: Wolf by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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