It all began with a pile of horse manure… Jill Winger needed to do something with it! So she and her family started creating their homestead — where the manure could be put to good use with other processes like gardening and raising other animals. You know Jill from her great blog The Prairie Homestead, and today she’s my podcast guest. You’re going to love hearing about her down-to-earth — yet modern when it needs to be — homesteading life.
Get to know Jill and her homestead through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Duct Tape 911 — Waterproof Your Shoes!
Dr. James Hubbard (The Survival Doctor) has a new book, Duct Tape 911, and he’s given me permission to the tip above with you (it’s from the book). Keep the graphic by right-clicking and choosing to save the image to your computer.
The book is fun! It’s full of information and illustrations on how you can use duct tape for all kinds of emergencies — injuries, survival situations, simple repairs (like broken glasses), and more!
Dr. Hubbard was my guest on a previous podcast episode — #58. We talked about his pocket guide to first aid. Check out episode #58 here.
Thanks, Dr. Hubbard!
This week’s question comes from Melissa:
“I have recently been taking part of our raw milk share and making cream cheese every week… So yummy! Anyways I have so much whey leftover I need ideas for its use. Thanks so much!”
My answer is in the podcast, plus here are links for you:
About Jill Winger and The Prairie Homestead
Jill Winger lives on a Wyoming homestead with her family and a collection of farm animals that includes cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, geese, horses, and dogs. When she’s not chasing pigs, milking the cow, or trying to make things grow in the harsh Wyoming climate, she blogs about her homesteading adventures on her blog, The Prairie Homestead. She is the author of two eBooks (Your Custom Homestead and Natural Homestead).
About “Your Custom Homestead” — Jill’s eBook
“Contrary to popular belief, a homesteader doesn’t have to be someone who lives on hundreds of acres with the perfect red barn and white picket fence. They live in apartments in the middle of the asphalt jungle. And in suburbia with mini-vans. And on a few acres on the outskirts of town. Your Custom Homestead will take you through a 21-day process of moving closer to your homesteading dreams, no matter where you may live.
In this 79-page eBook, we’ll examine different motivations for homesteading, define exactly what modern-day homesteading means, and then work through the prep-work and actual processes of beginning a homesteading lifestyle that will perfectly fit your unique situation.”
About Jill’s Other eBook — “Natural Homestead”
We didn’t talk about it on this episode, but Jill has another great book. 🙂
“Natural Homestead is a 200-page digital book jam-packed with over 40 natural homesteading recipes & formulas and 60+ full-color photos.
This one-of-a-kind eBook is designed to help you reduce your dependence on the products at the feed store. I’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to spend hours surfing forums, scanning websites, and reading books to piece together the information you need.
This eBook is for homesteaders of all kinds–you don’t have to own a one-hundred-acre spread to benefit from the simple, holistic concepts you’ll find within its pages!
- The Prairie Homestead — Jill’s site
- The Prairie Homestead on Facebook
- The Prairie Homestead on Pinterest
- Modern Homesteading Lifestyle blog post
- More information about Jill
- More information on Jill’s homestead
- Keeping a Family Cow: Your Questions Answered blog post
- Jill’s Home Dairying Resources blog post
- 70+ Homestead Hacks
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