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Learn the practical gardening methods to fill your plate with organic fruit, veggies, and herbs from your own backyard.

Here we’ll share all of our gardening and growing techniques; like how to start seeds indoors, Spring garden planning tips & tricks, how to know if you should till or have a no-till garden, turning your sod into a garden plot or preparing your garden for winter. We also share about learning specific techniques like how to use the Lasagna Gardening Method.

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Watering your garden the RIGHT way... how much? how often? when? how? Josh is answering all these questions, plus dispelling a few myths about watering that you'll want to know!

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RELATED LINKS:
- Read the blog post for more watering strategies: https://homesteadingfamily.com/best-time-to-water-garden
- For more tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, check out our blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/
- And for gardening mistakes to avoid, check out this blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/10-common-gardening-mistakes-to-avoid/

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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me!  Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT
#wateringstrategies #gardenwatering #wateringthegarden

Watering your garden the RIGHT way... how much? how often? when? how? Josh is answering all these questions, plus dispelling a few myths about watering that you'll want to know!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RELATED LINKS:
- Read the blog post for more watering strategies: https://homesteadingfamily.com/best-time-to-water-garden
- For more tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, check out our blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/
- And for gardening mistakes to avoid, check out this blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/10-common-gardening-mistakes-to-avoid/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us on our blog: https://www.homesteadingfamily.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily
Instagram: https://instagram.com/homesteadingfamily
Rumble: https://rumble.com/HomesteadingFamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Healthy Healing at Home – Learn how to confidently use herbal medicine in your home with this FREE 4 video workshop: https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt

Your Best Loaf – A Free 4 video workshop teaching you how to make great bread at home, every time, regardless of the recipe you are using: https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop

Meals on Your Shelf – Can along with me! Learn to can and put jars of a delicious meal on your pantry shelf with this FREE video series: https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS:
- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - Grab all of our family’s favorite holiday recipes. https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-holiday-recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self-Sufficient Life - Simple steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsYT
- Thrive Wellness Checklist - A simple guide for healthy living: https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- An introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list - Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles - These easy casseroles are a life-saver for busy weeks! https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs - Grab your guide to preserving eggs with multiple methods. https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden - Get an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden. https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop. https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A simple guide on basic lacto-ferments. https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes - Easiest and fastest tomato preservation: https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs - Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing, and salting culinary herbs. https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard - Grab these easy instructions on how to render your own lard. https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
- Grandma Lynn's Blueberry Buckle - A delicious dessert anytime of year: https://homesteadingfamily.com/BB_YT
#wateringstrategies #gardenwatering #wateringthegarden

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Water Your Garden the Right Way! (Permaculture Gardener Explains How)

32.8K views August 21st

We published a video two months ago where we shared the strategies we were utilizing in the garden this year to help maintain and eliminate our weed problems. 

This being only our second year in this neglected garden space, there was a lot of rehabilitation that was needed. We didn't want to be battling weeds for years to come, so we implemented some strategies and are now sharing how well they worked out!

To learn more, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily 

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#gardeningtips #weedmanagement #weedcontrol #gardentips

We published a video two months ago where we shared the strategies we were utilizing in the garden this year to help maintain and eliminate our weed problems.

This being only our second year in this neglected garden space, there was a lot of rehabilitation that was needed. We didn't want to be battling weeds for years to come, so we implemented some strategies and are now sharing how well they worked out!

To learn more, visit the blog post here: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#gardeningtips #weedmanagement #weedcontrol #gardentips

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DO THESE THINGS TO ELIMINATE WEEDS IN THE GARDEN!

78.1K views August 22nd

It's early August and things are really heating up... here are my hot summer garden tips.

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Watch today's video for my tips on gardening when the summer gets hot, including tips on keeping the weeds down, watering strategies, and continual growth throughout the summer!

For more tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, check out our blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/
And for gardening mistakes to avoid, check out this blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/10-common-gardening-mistakes-to-avoid/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily 

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#gardentips #wateringtips #gardenstrategies

It's early August and things are really heating up... here are my hot summer garden tips.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Watch today's video for my tips on gardening when the summer gets hot, including tips on keeping the weeds down, watering strategies, and continual growth throughout the summer!

For more tips on how to keep weeds out of the garden, check out our blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-keep-weeds-out-of-garden/
And for gardening mistakes to avoid, check out this blog post: https://homesteadingfamily.com/10-common-gardening-mistakes-to-avoid/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#gardentips #wateringtips #gardenstrategies

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GARDENING TIPS FOR THE HOT SUMMER (+ WEEDING AND WATERING STRATEGIES)

15.6K views August 12th

For the longest time, I struggled with consistent germination for my carrot seeds. Until I learned this hack that made growing carrots much more successful with a nearly 100% germination rate. 

For more information on planting carrot seeds, visit the blog: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-plant-carrot-seeds-for-maximum-germination

If you're interested in learning more about our micro-watering system, visit this link: https://homesteadingfamily.com/micro_sprinklers
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MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily 

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#plantingcarrots #howtoplantcarrots #plantingcarrotseeds

For the longest time, I struggled with consistent germination for my carrot seeds. Until I learned this hack that made growing carrots much more successful with a nearly 100% germination rate.

For more information on planting carrot seeds, visit the blog: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-plant-carrot-seeds-for-maximum-germination

If you're interested in learning more about our micro-watering system, visit this link: https://homesteadingfamily.com/micro_sprinklers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#plantingcarrots #howtoplantcarrots #plantingcarrotseeds

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The #1 Carrot Germination Hack that will Simplify Your Gardening (LESS WATERING!)

748.3K views June 5th

Come join Josh in the garden as he shares tips on how to maintain good garden health!
Never miss a new video! Subscribe to our channel to be notified whenever we publish a new video!
Click "SHOW MORE" if you're new to our channel and "MORE ABOUT US" for some freebies! 
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The biggest tip I have to share is to get into your garden EVERY SINGLE DAY! Your feet, hands, and eyes are your biggest assets to know how your garden is doing from day to day, catch any issues BEFORE they get too bad, and ultimately grow your best garden. 

This is especially important as you're testing out growing different varieties (as you'll see with our garlic) to know which varieties do well and which ones you may not want to plant again.
:45 - weeding garden
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily 

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#Gardening #GardenStrategies #SuccessfulGarden

Come join Josh in the garden as he shares tips on how to maintain good garden health!
Never miss a new video! Subscribe to our channel to be notified whenever we publish a new video!
Click "SHOW MORE" if you're new to our channel and "MORE ABOUT US" for some freebies!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The biggest tip I have to share is to get into your garden EVERY SINGLE DAY! Your feet, hands, and eyes are your biggest assets to know how your garden is doing from day to day, catch any issues BEFORE they get too bad, and ultimately grow your best garden.

This is especially important as you're testing out growing different varieties (as you'll see with our garlic) to know which varieties do well and which ones you may not want to plant again.
:45 - weeding garden
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT
#Gardening #GardenStrategies #SuccessfulGarden

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YouTube Video UEwtUTUzazVLMWNONkcwQVVpQjVaQmt0ODhCcDJ0cTBPOS4xMzgwMzBERjQ4NjEzNUE5

INSPECTING YOUR GARDEN FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEASON

13.3K views July 1st

Composting can seem like a mystery. Some people throw everything in a pile and let it break down over time, on the other spectrum, some folks get very technical with ratios, temperature and timing. 

In this video, I am going to show you a simple system for composting that makes it easy and doable, yet dependable so you are not waiting until “one day” when it is all finished!

Composting doesn’t have to be intimidating, or take a lot of time, and can be done with minimal effort. With a few basic steps, you can make enough compost for all your gardening needs right in your own backyard.

For the full step-by-step instructions, visit the blog: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-make-compost-the-easy-way
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo 

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!  
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily 

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!! 

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT

#compost #composting #diycompost #compostingforbeginners

Composting can seem like a mystery. Some people throw everything in a pile and let it break down over time, on the other spectrum, some folks get very technical with ratios, temperature and timing.

In this video, I am going to show you a simple system for composting that makes it easy and doable, yet dependable so you are not waiting until “one day” when it is all finished!

Composting doesn’t have to be intimidating, or take a lot of time, and can be done with minimal effort. With a few basic steps, you can make enough compost for all your gardening needs right in your own backyard.

For the full step-by-step instructions, visit the blog: https://homesteadingfamily.com/how-to-make-compost-the-easy-way
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MORE ABOUT US!

WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our eleven children, we are The Homesteading Family where we’re living a self-sustainable life in beautiful North Idaho. Let us welcome you and show you a bit about us here: http://bit.ly/HFWelcomeVideo

Grow, Preserve & Thrive with us!
Visit us at https://www.homesteadingfamily.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily

A few highlights you don't want to miss are our FREEBIES!!

Click any of the links below for instant access to free video training resources:

- Healthy Healing at Home- Free 4 video workshop on our herb course Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Colds
https://homesteadingfamily.com/HHHyt
- Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
https://homesteadingfamily.com/free-bread-workshop
- Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MOYS-free-workshop

Click any of the links below for instant access to these free downloadable PDFs:

- Homesteading Family's Favorite Holiday Recipes - A PDF download filled with our family’s favorite holiday recipe.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/favorite_holiday_recipes
- 5 Steps to a More Self Sufficient Life- Simple PDF download on 5 steps anyone can take wherever they are to start a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
https://classes.homesteadingfamily.com/5_steps_to_a_more_sufficient_life
- Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/TWC_YT
- Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PFYH_YT
- Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/CGHL_YT
- Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/MABC_YT
- Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/Eggs_YT
- 5 Steps to a Healthy Garden- PDF download with an explanation of what makes healthy soil and 5 steps you can take to improve your garden
https://homesteadingfamily.com/5StepsGardenYT
- Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/STC_YT
- Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FF_YT
- Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
https://homesteadingfamily.com/FT_YT
- Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step-by-step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/PCH_YT
- Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
https://homesteadingfamily.com/RYL_YT

#compost #composting #diycompost #compostingforbeginners

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Make Your Own Compost (JOSH'S EASY METHOD)

587.8K views May 29th

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