Ep 70: Finding balance on the homestead, from farming with kids to entrepreneurship with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead
Kelsey is back on the podcast for a fun heart-to-heart with Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead, one of the foremost homesteading websites since 2010. Jill is a powerhouse in the homesteading community, sharing her love of living off the land with all her readers and listeners. Her practical and authentic teaching style and storytelling have won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of homesteaders across social media and through the top-ranked Old Fashioned on Purpose podcast and the best-selling Prairie Homestead Cookbook.
Today on the podcast we have on the queen of the coop herself - Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Lisa has been raising chickens naturally for over a decade on her Fresh Eggs Daily Blog and shares with us all about how you can get started with your first backyard flock. We love her down-to-earth advice on using herbs and natural means to care for your hens.
If you are a seasoned chicken owner and wondering what to do with all those excess eggs then Lisa's new cookbook The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook is full of delicious and fun recipes for you. Not to mention it's 45% off right now. This cookbook has become a staple in my kitchen and I especially love that the index offers recipes by the amount of eggs you have on hand! My personal favorite is the Boston Creme Pie recipe. That pie turns out beyond delicious and incredibly decadent.
Lisa was and continues to be so generous with her knowledge and insight on chicken care - be sure to tune in
Having Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm on the Positively Green Podcast was such an inspiring and necessary experience. In this episode we talk all about Leah's book Farming While Black, her Haitian heritage, and how we can support BIPOC farmers in the work towards land access and food sovereignty.
We are back on the Positively Green Podcast to talk all about everything you need to know for your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy and how we deal with the inevitable challenges in a natural way. This is a no-nonsense episode full of down-to-earth experience and insight for all our soon-to-be mamas out there. Suzette and I don’t shy away from topics like sex while pregnant, circumcision, itchy breasts - and all the other glorious pregnancy symptoms mamas face as they finish out the last months of their pregnancy.
Today we are chatting about all things non-toxic and sustainable home renovation and remodeling. We have Lisa Tharp, an eco-minded award-winning designer. She founded Lisa Tharp Design, an international design firm known for its clean-lined artistic blend of the classic with the modern, a hand-crafted custom furniture line, and industry leadership in design practices that support the wellness of people and our planet.
Getting through your first trimester can be such a challenge. From morning sickness to fatigue to sleeping issues - your body is going through so many changes as you grow a human. In this blog post and podcast episode, we are sharing tips and tricks on how to get through those first trimester symptoms. We also are going to share our go-to resources that helped us learn and understand the changes our bodies are going through.
I want to take this blog post and podcast episode to share with our listeners who may be trying to conceive or in the same boat as me in their first trimester. What I want you to know is: if you are in your first trimester and just feeling miserable - you are not alone!
Tune in below and read on for all the info...
Wouldn't be great if we could give ourselves a bit of a break as we strive for sustainability in our everyday lives? That's why we had Lauren Gropper, the founder and CEO of Repurpose, on the Positively Green Podcast. Repurpose is one of the leading brands in compostable single-use tableware - meaning you can plan your next BBQ with a clean conscience! In this episode we learn about Lauren's journey to founding Repurpose, how their compostable tableware is made and how it works, and some of the most important aspects of founding a sustainable company.
The woes of composting your food waste are many. From the odor to messiness, trying to compost at home can be extremely challenging, especially if you don't have composting service or a backyard to finish your compost. That's why we had Jeremy Lang, the founder of Pela and Lomi, on the Positively Green Podcast. In this episode we learn all about Lomi - the countertop composter that turns your food waste into compost in a matter of hours. No mess and no smell - just finished compost at the push of a button!
It's that time of year again! Back to school shopping is upon parents and kids as we gear up to get back into the school routine. With the long list of school supplies you get every year, consider shopping a bit more eco-friendly this time. There are so many amazing options to shop eco-friendly when sourcing your back-to-school supplies and we share a bunch of ideas and options with you in this episode of the Positively Green Podcast.
In this episode of the Positively Green Podcast, Suzette and I are sharing six spring wellness tips to slow your mind, strengthen your body, and tend to your spirit. Spring is such a wonderful time to recenter yourself. Tune in and get a mental and spiritual reset!
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we turn the 80 acres we call home into a farm that serves its community and a homestead that nourishes us throughout the seasons.
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Favorite Books of 2022
2. Braiding Sweetgrass
3. As Long As Grass Grows
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. The Zero Waste Solution