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Episode 119 | Planning Your Garden, Selecting Seeds, Preserving the Harvest | Meg Hollar of The Hollar Homestead

Although winter is still in full swing, it’s already time to start thinking about planting seeds for your summer garden.  In today’s conversation, Meg Hollar of The Hollar Homestead joins me to talk all things gardening: selecting seeds, preparing the soil, what we are growing, and even how to use and preserve the harvest.  We have both been gardening for many years now, but we are continually learning more each year.  Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this conversation may give you some new strategies to try this year!

Episode 118 | Creating a Nontoxic Kitchen | Molly Hill of Maison Pur

If you are working towards removing toxins from your home, you have likely concentrated a lot of your efforts in the kitchen.  After all, if you are going to spend your time and resources sourcing and preparing high quality food in your home, you want to make sure you are not reversing all of that progress by cooking in pots and pans that pose a risk to your health.  In this episode, Molly Hill of Maison Pur joins me as we walk through cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, food storage, small appliances, etc.  Molly definitely gave me some new things to consider about a few of the pieces in my own kitchen!

Episode 117 | Cozy Winter Cooking with Farm-to-Table Restaurant Owner in the Italian Alps | Vea Carpi of Mas Del Saro

It was so fun to talk to a fellow homesteader and mama who shares my love for cozy winter cooking.  My new friend, Vea Carpi, is a farmer, cook, wife, mother, and restaurant owner in the Italian Alps.  In this conversation, she shares all about her unlikely story of becoming a homesteader and what she is currently cooking and serving in her restaurant and home.  I came away from this conversation with so many new ideas to try in my own kitchen, and I hope you will find some inspiration too.

Episode 116 | Embracing the Simplicity of Winter on the Homestead | Melody Haege of Renaissance Woman MN

Winter on the homestead is a time of natural slowing down.  The days are shorter; the list of projects is smaller.  After my conversation with Melody, I’m not sure I know of anyone who embraces all of the beauty that winter brings better than she does.  As a homesteader, homeschooler, homemaker, and hunter in Minnesota, Melody doesn’t let temperatures below zero keep her from enjoying the outdoors with her five children.  No matter what climate you live in, Melody shares tons of ideas for embracing the winter season both indoors and out.

Episode 115 | Where to Start with Natural Living, Cooking from Scratch, Holistic Health | Elizabeth Parsons of Purely Parsons

It can be overwhelming to figure out where to start in your natural living journey.  I get asked all the time, “Where should I start?”  On today’s episode, I am talking to Elizabeth Parsons of Purely Parsons about this exact question.  We have both been living a natural lifestyle for over a decade, and if …

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Episode 114 | Decluttering and Moving Towards Minimalism | Dawn Madsen of The Minimal Mom

At the beginning of a new year, many of us are thinking about decluttering our homes.  That’s why I am so excited to bring you this conversation with Dawn of The Minimal Mom.  Dawn has shared over 500 videos on her YouTube channel on minimalism, decluttering, and organization, but you don’t have to want to be a minimalist to benefit from her message.  Listen in as Dawn and I both share how our journeys toward living with less stuff became our normal way of life.