October 21, 2021

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What I Tell People Who Want to Homestead



There seems to be a myth that you have to have a big beautiful farmhouse, or barn, or acreage in order to homestead. This is completely false! You can start homesteading wherever you are, at any time!

We homesteaded our first 17 years without even owning a tractor! We raise all our own meat animals and we don’t even have a barn! We use things like shipping containers because they’re practical and affordable.

Living by the motto of only buying what we can pay for with cash means we’re not getting in over our heads, or going into debt to create an idyllic farm. We’ve definitely come up with many hacks to “make it all work” and in today’s video, I’m sharing them with you!

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Links Mentioned:

Storage Hacks: https://youtu.be/TvpExT_1Zu0
How to Raise a Year’s Worth of Meat: https://melissaknorris.com/planning-your-livestock-for-a-years-worth-of-meat-per-person/
Wooden Dough Scraper Waitlist: https://melissaknorris.com/wood-product-waitlist
Growing a Year’s Worth of Food: https://melissaknorris.com/podcast/how-much-to-plant-for-a-years-worth-of-food/
Raising Livestock Without Acreage (Podcast): https://melissaknorris.com/podcast/how-to-grow-a-large-scale-garden-livestock-without-acreage/

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Listen in to the top #10 rated Pioneering Today Podcast for Home & Garden for Simple Modern Homesteading Tips https://melissaknorris.com/podcast-2/

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My Books:

The Family Garden Planner: http://melissaknorris.com/planner
The Family Garden Plan: http://familygardenplan.com/
Hand Made 100+ From Scratch Recipes: http://handmadethebook.com/
The Made-from-Scratch Life: http://madefromscratchlife.com/

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Howdy! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Melissa from Pioneering Today and a 5th generation homesteader where I’m doing my best to hold onto the old traditions in a modern world and share them with others.

Click any of the below links for FREE resources and training to help you on your homestead!

Homemade Sourdough Starter Series https://melissaknorris.com/learnsourdough

How to Pressure Can Series https://melissaknorris.com/pressurecanning

Beginners Home Canning Safety https://melissaknorris.com/canningclass

For raising, cooking, and preserving your own food, come hang out with me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/melissaknorris/
and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melissaknorris/

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