When we think of those we want to hang out with and talk gardening, food prep, and self sufficiency, the top person on our list is good friend Melissa K. Norris from the Pioneering Today podcast. Right before we moved Melissa came over and even though Ryan is absent again, I got to cover a few topics about the fall season!
Hey everyone, welcome to the show! Today’s episode is part three in our Gardening 101 series. Ryan, of course, is bear hunting which means I was once again left with the choice of recording another episode on my own, or, to invite my lovely daughter Pailey Belle to join me on today’s show. She is quite the gardener herself, is always out helping Ryan and I, and has really learned a lot just by watching and asking us questions.
Hello everyone, this is Hillary here! Welcome to the show. Today’s episode is part two in our gardening series. In this episode I dive into a lot of detail about the importance of soil when it comes to your garden. Soil is probably the most important variable to consider for having a healthy garden, and there are so many different things that can affect the health of your soil.
We've had the Queen of Homesteading Melissa K. Norris on the podcast last spring talking about getting your garden ready, seed selection, and feeding the family. This time we visited Melissa at her homestead outside of Rockport, WA , about an hour 1/2 drive from our house. We shared a meal and got a little more personal on her success and making a healthier lifestyle a way of life.
I've had the fortune to know many incredible healers in my life. People that have made it their mission to change the face of medicine and healing through nature. Today's guest is someone we are lucky enough to call friend, and it was so cool to have him on our podcast! Dr. Ben Lynch is the founder of Seeking Health, Stratagene, and Dr. Ben Lynch. He has pioneered the MTHFR movement, and continues to be on the cutting edge of genetics.
Today's podcast is all about our busiest time of the year: Harvest season. Whether it's food from the garden, forest, or an animal that Ryan takes, preserving and getting these foods ready for the winteris a lot of work.
Ryan and Hillary share their stores about harvest season, some of their recommendations on dehydration and canning, and they share a few stories from years gone by.
We had no idea when we started this podcast, that within months of launching we would be talking to people like Tim Burnett of Solohntr. For years Ryan has been a fan of Solohntr on the Outdoor Channel, since he has been a solo hunter for most of his hunting career. Like most of the amazing people we have met in the last year, Train to Hunt seems to be the common denominator, which is where Ryan met Tim.
This Food Friday is all about wildcrafting- a fancy term for harvesting wild foods- right out of your yard. Instead of looking at common "pest" plants like dandelions and nettles as bad, we like to use them as medicine. Both of these plants have been used for centuries to heal common complaints such as joint pains, allergies, liver problems, and excess swelling. They are full of nutrients and bioavailable phytochemicals that when eaten as food, improve overall health.
In this podcast, Dr. Hillary shares her story about how she came to love sprouting as a way to improve nutrition! Sprouting isn't just for hippies, it can be for everyone, as long as you have the basic elements of growing food- seeds, water, sun, soil, and air. (and of course attention!) Even it you don't have sun all year round like in the Pacific Northwest, you can get a heating pad and grow light, and still grow fresh greens! Sprouting is a year round event that can fun and protein packed greens to your diet.
It's great to find like minded folks who are living the Hunt Harvest Health lifestyle, and today's podcast guest is the epitomy of that! She is a 3rd generation homesteader, living in the PNW with her husband and two kids on their family homestead. Her podcast Pioneering Today is a gem of knowledge to help you get more self sufficient, start a garden, can your food, and make your own health products. She is a lover of family, faith, and the freedom of the DIY lifestyle. Ryan is one of her biggest fans, so it's a pleasure to have her on our show! We expect to see her again as a regular!