Pioneering Today is dedicated to inspiring your faith and pioneer roots. My goal is to help you implement the best of the pioneer lifestyle into your modern one. I hope you’ll be inspired to grow your own food, cook real traditional food, increase your home food storage, consider livestock, and drawer closer in your relationship with Jesus. There's nothing I love more than learning about the pioneer days and how to use those skills in our modern live. Great tips from people who are living the lifestyle and doing modern homesteading.

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Episode #102 Best Seed Starting Container Choices and Tips

Episode #101 5 Tips to Add Hours to Your Week that Actually Work

Episode #100 What’s the Real Cost of Raising A Garden Part 1 + a Giveaway

Episode #99 8 Tips for Cutting Out Sugar for Long Term Success

Episode #98 5 Historical Christmas Foods from 100 Years Ago

Episode #97 5 Frugal Homemade Homestead Gifts aka From Scratch Recipes in Mason Jars

Episode #96 How to Make an Old-Fashioned Evergreen Wreath how to decorate your home like the pioneers, by using what’s already on your land and in your home

Episode #95 5 Tips to an Old-Fashioned Frugal Homestead Christmas

Episode #94 How to Make Homemade Extracts 6 Different Recipes and Ingredient Tips

Episode #93 5 Homesteading Skills that Will Save You Money

Episode #92 How to Make Saltwater Brine Fermented Pickles

Episode #91 How to Make Easy Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar + troubleshooting and use tips for a natural home and health remedies

Episode #90 5 Hidden Ingredients in Your Skin Care Products and How they Affect Your Body

Episode #89 8 Tips to Getting It All Done Keeping Sane During Harvest and Preserving

Episode #88 Is Home Canning Really Worth It? Discover the true cost of both time and money involved.

Episode #87 10 Life Lessons from the Amish and Mennonite  Live interview with plain living expert

Episode #86 9 Money Mistakes Even Frugal People Make and How to Get Back on Track Homesteading Style

Episode #85 How to Dry Cure Meat at Home Pioneer Food Preservation

Episode #84 Best Plants for Companion Planting and Preserving Secrets to Natural Pest Control

Episode #83 How Much to Plant for a Years Worth of Food

Episode #82 Create Edible Landscaping-Forgotten Plants

Episode #81 17 Self-Sufficiency Lessons from the 1940’s & Great Depression (Interview with my Dad)

Episode #80 5 Life Lessons from the Great Depression & Tomato Crep Recipe

Episode #79 How to Raise Ducks for Eggs & The Top Pick for Preparedness & Homesteading

Episode #78 10 Tips to Raise Chickens Like the Pioneers w/ Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily

Episode #77 Boost Your Immune System Naturally with this Old-Fashioned Food

Episode #76 Best Vegetables for Small Spaces & Self-Sufficiency

Episode #75 Tips to Successfully Growing Your Own Food

Episode #74 Why We Need Bigger Faith & Goals for Successful Homesteading

Episode #73 Frugal Mixes that Cost Less than a $1 and can be made from Food Storage

Episode #72 9 Ways to Have a Frugal Pioneer Christmas

Episode #71 5 Frugal Tips from Ma Ingalls and the Pioneers

Episode #70 10 Tips on Storing Vegetables Without a Root Cellar Long Term

Episode #69 8 Lessons Learned Eating Only From Food Storage for 14 Days

Episode #68 7 Things Our Great-Grandparents Did Better Than Us

Episode #67 7 Herbs for Natural Remedies Your Grandparents Used

Episode #66 5 Rules for Foraging Wild Edibles  +25 Wild Edible Plants

Episode #65 11 Ways to Cook Off-Grid without Power

Episode #64 Why You Should Grind Your Own Flour & Choosing A Mill

Episode #63 6 Canning Myths You Must Know

Episode #62 4 Ways to Store & Purify Water at Home

Episode #61 8 Items You Need in Your Car

Episode #60 4 Ways to Make Money Homesteading When You’re Broke

Episode #59 10 Ways to Afford Homesteading When You’re Broke

Episode #58 10 Troubleshooting Tips for Traditional Jam Making Part 2

Episode #57 Old-Fashioned Traditional Jam Making Part 1

Episode #56 Preserving Rhubarb and Spring Canning

Episode #55 7 Reasons to Cook with Solar Power in a Sun Oven

Episode #54 How to Safely Convert Canning Recipes & Safety Tips

Episode #53 7 Time Saving Tips when Cooking from Scratch

Episode #52 7 Foods to Grow at Home and Never Buy from the Stores Again

Episode #51 How to Grow Fruit Trees 

Episode #50 6 Tips to Avoid Food Storage Mistakes (week 2 of spring cleaning the homestead)

Episode #49 Spring Cleaning the Homestead Challenge

Episode #48 How to Make Bone Broth & 5 Ways to Preserve it at Home

Episode #47 7 Tips to Spending Less and Living the Good Life

Episode #46 10 Frugal and Healthier Ingredient Swaps

Episode #45 6 Great Depression Era Money Saving Tips w/ Potatoes

Episode #44 7 Great Depression Era Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget

Episode #43 8 Ways to Preserve Pumpkin at Home

Episode #42 Grinding Your Own Flour + 6 Fresh Flour Baking Tips

Episode #41 6 Fall Canning Recipes and Tips

Episode #40 8 Depression Era Tips to Save Money Now

Episode #39 Building a Great Depression Era Pantry Frugal Recipes and Tips

Episode #38 Fall Garden Prep 10 Tips to Improve Your Soil Now

Episode #37 10 Tips for Creating a Budget

Episode #36 Seed Saving- How to Save Your Garden Seed

Episode #35 Pressure Canning Like a Pro + Time Saving Tips

Episode #34 Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden

Episode #33 Make Homemade Jams and Jellies like a Pro

Episode #32 10 Tips for Organic Gardening and Pest Control

Episode #31 6 Ways to Preserve Food at Home

Episode #30 Raising Backyard Chickens for Meat

Episode #29 Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs

Episode #28 Direct Sow Your Garden Seed

Episode #27 Building Your Own Home Food Storage Part 2

Episode #26 Off Grid Cooking with Dutch Ovens

Episode #25 Build Your Home Food Storage Part 1

Episode #24 10 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Food

Episode #23 Raising Your Own Grass Fed Beef

Episode #22 Foraging Wild Edibles Morel Mushrooms and Nettle Leaf

Episode #21 Surviving the Winter Months with Home Canning Featuring The Canning Diva Diane Devereaux

Episode #20 Starting Seeds Indoors Winter Gardening Series

Episode #19 Healthy Processed Food Options that Double for Food Storage

Episode #18 Garden Planning in Winter

Episode #17 Clearing Out the Clutter

Episode #16 4 Things To Do Now Before the Holidays

Episode #15 Holiday Traditions

Episode #14 Holiday Processed Replacements Part 3

Episode #13 Processed Replacements Part 2

Episode #12 Processed Replacements Part 1

Episode #11 Keeping GMO’s Out of Your Food

Episode #10 Preparedness Tips Part 2

Episode #9 Preparedness Tips Part 1

Episode #8 Fascinating World of Bees Part 2

Episode #7 Fascinating World of Bees Part 1 & Honey Giveaway

Episode #6-Canning 101 including 7 Canning Recipes

Episode #5-Kicking Chemicals and Processed Foods Out of your Kitchen

Episode #4 Vinegar-The Most Versatile Product In Your Home

Episode #3 Intro to Heirloom Seeds

Episode #2 GMO 101 What’s In Your Food?

Episode #1 Benefits of Growing Your Own Food