Let’s make sourdough starter! One of the benefits of traditionally prepared sourdough bread is the satisfaction you get from knowing that it not only tastes better but it is better for you. Using soaked flour (that’s what we’re doing when we make sourdough starter) then resting the prepared dough for at least a day gives it […]
Before we moved to the mountains of idaho I made yogurt, I made bread from freshly ground grains, I even made kombucha and kefir water, we’ve even tried our hand at brewing beer but honestly, none of it was second nature. First of all, I was definitely afraid of making a mistake and either wasting […]
Making bread is a valuable skill. If nothing else it makes me feel accomplished. Seriously, I take wheat, water, yeast, honey, salt and turn it into something edible and delicious – I think I should wear a Wonder Woman outfit in the kitchen on those days (that, however, could become a distraction, so I digress)!
The all-allusive term “self-sufficiency” is tossed about today with no real context or understanding. It is not a bad thing, actually, it is great and encouraging that people are even talking about self-sufficiency. Building resiliency in people’s lives is one of our objectives, and leading people down a path to self-sufficiency is a really good way […]
In this farewell episode Monica and I discuss the reasons we’re closing the podcast and share the exciting upcoming plans for the prepared homestead.
On today’s program we interview Blake Akers, one of the partners, designers and promoters of Agritrue, which is a private alternative food Certification to USDA Organic Certification. Blake explains what Agritrue is and what it is trying to accomplish. Agritrue is a community policed, beyond organic food certification and labeling program. He talks about the […]
On today’s program, Monica and I discuss the purpose of The Prepared Homestead. We talk about several aspects of our operation and what they mean. We discuss what preparedness means and our approach to the concept. We talk about what it means to homestead. A lot of these terms have a wide array of meaning […]
On today’s podcast Monica and I discuss some considerations for growing food without getting complicated or spending a lot of time working on the property. Set good goals – most people either don’t set goals at all or they say say, “I want to live off the land.” That’s a dream or a vision without […]
In today’s podcast we discuss building resiliency with our new battery bank. You can buy it here. We are joined by the innovator and owner of Tactical Woodgas: Mike Leister and go over, setup, employment, capabilities and limitations of TPH Battery Bank. Bottom line: The battery bank brings options and capabilities to the table that […]
On today’s podcast Monica and I interview Paul Munsen, the president of Sun Oven International. We discuss solar cooking as well as some of the great things his company is doing in developing countries. Paul and his Sun Oven are improving the health of indigenous people in developing countries by harnessing the power of the […]