Josh and Carolyn

About Josh and Carolyn

Josh and Carolyn both grew up with a love of the country life, good food and watching things grow. Their first tiny garden together started on a balcony in a city apartment 15 years ago and has grown along with their family to producing over 75% of their needs. Now on 40 acres in North Idaho, they raise all of their own meat, 90% of their dairy products and 75% of their fruit and veggies…all done naturally while being stewards of the land and caring for a family of 10! This passion for country living, good eating, and nurturing life has grown into a passion for sharing the journey and lessons learned with others. It is their desire to be a blessing and encouragement to others seeking the beauty and abundance of a healthy homesteading life!

Render Your Own Lard

Got a bag of pig fat in the freezer just waiting for you to turn it into lard? Don’t put it off any longer! In this video, Carolyn will show you how to easily turn that fat into the ultimate homesteading kitchen multi-tool... lard! To get printable directions for rendering your own lard, click here [...]

By | 2018-07-18T22:48:06+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Videos|

Make Your Own Onion Powder

Making your own onion powder at home is a very simple project.  Homemade onion powder really puts store bought powder to shame... the taste is much better, there are no fillers, preservatives or other questionable ingredients and it only takes a few dollars worth of onions and a few minutes of time to make.   [...]

By | 2018-03-15T00:00:06+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Videos|

Gardening: Top 10 Garden Mistakes

As we are gearing up for the growing season and making our plans for a successful and productive garden, there are several common mistakes that all gardeners want to avoid. In this video, josh shares with you the Top 10 gardening mistakes that people make and how to avoid them!

By | 2018-02-06T18:06:04+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Videos|

Make Fermented Ginger Carrots; A Sweet, Super Probiotic Food

Keep your immune system strong this flu season!  It is commonly reported that over 75% of your immune system is in your gut.  Turn carrots into a healthy and delicious, probiotic food that keeps your body in great flu fighting condition.   Ginger carrots are a great way to introduce probiotic foods to your family, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T22:32:04+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Videos|

Gardening: 7 Tips for Starting Your Garden

Long before you put seeds in the ground there is work to do in order to get your garden going! Winter is actually the time to start your garden so you are prepared for the growing season when it arrives, and while it seems like a long way off when it's cold and the days [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:48:57+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Videos|

Canning Stew: Make Your Own Convenience Food

Canning your own beef, lamb or venison stew is so easy.  Having healthy food waiting on the shelf for a busy night means no more running to town for a pizza or other take out. This is a great way to save time and money on your homestead.   Using a pressure canner is safe [...]

By | 2018-01-16T01:36:07+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Videos|

Can Your Own Chicken Broth!

Stop buying broth from the grocery store... can your own for super healthy and inexpensive convenience!     Make your own amazing, health promoting bone broth and can it to have on hand for those quick meals, gravies and last minute thoughts.  This is one of the easiest pressure canning projects you could do and [...]

By | 2018-01-09T22:59:52+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Videos|

Super Probiotic Jalepano Apple Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut

Yum... and yum. This is good. The ginger, jalepano, apple and garlic make for an amazing combination and spin off of the ‘normal’ sauerkraut...totally different flavor profile. In this video Carolyn and her guest, Kelsey from Full of Days, will show you how to make this old time favorite. Check out the complete written directions [...]

By | 2017-12-28T01:17:33+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Videos|