Do you have a homesteading item you would love to have? Are you having trouble deciding what that perfect gift for family or friends should be? That favorite prepping item you want is probably the same your loved ones or friends would want. Karen Lynn shares her wish list for her homesteading and prepping needs on her own lil’ suburban homestead and beyond!
If you haven’t got a penny, well then God bless you.
God Bless You!
That is how the old English carol goes. Can you hear it in your head now? The time has come, the season is upon us and consumerism abounds! Along with all the carols and the good wishes come an abundance of advertisements, holiday sales and the old question of “What do you want for Christmas?”.
The reality here is that there may be many among us who are going to feel a real pinch this year, financially or otherwise. Let’s face it, the economy isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, now is it? The act of giving is what we generally associate with the Christmas season, but I think that more often than not the desire to receive may out weigh the desire to give in some cases. Some people are just not going to be in a position to give much of anything. Or that may be what they think. The truth of the matter is, we need to get away from all the gadgets and gizmos and move back to a more simple trend of giving. Continue reading →
“The Great Pumpkin” Benefits & Uses
Host: Lynna… A Preppers Path
There’s a nip in the air, leaves are falling and the Great Pumpkin soon begins its reign. Halloween looms just around the corner unceremoniously the kick off to the fall/winter holiday season. A staple of the season the pumpkin begins its seasonal reign from the Jack O’Lantern of Halloween to the coveted pie of the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.
Tune into The Other Side of a Preppers Path this Sunday Oct 27th and learn why the traditional orange orb (pumpkin) isn’t just pie anymore. A staple of the garden and holiday season the pumpkin is often overlooked as a mere decorative gourd and something to make pie out of. Living a prepared lifestyle lends itself to looking at something for its known value and then looking again for the hidden values or ability to repurpose the item. Continue reading →
Christmas is upon us and we are all still in the holiday spirit! We are coming out of the whirlwind of shopping, baking, giving, getting and we are tired! The world did not come to a screeching halt last week, most of us did not win the lottery and the New Year is approaching! Tune in on Thursday night for another edition of the Homestead Honey Hour when Noreen will be the host. The topic this week will be “Resolution Scheme solution!” Not being a big fan of the traditional New Year’s resolution, Noreen will talk about how she feels it is simply a way of setting yourself up for failure. In the end we will slip back into that comfortable rut. This year, make a choice not to make a resolution! Make a choice to institute REAL change into your life and maybe even into the world! Can’t wait to see you all there. Visit Noreen’s Youtube channel! Go here http://www.youtube.com/user/atticus9799
It’s a Miracle! It’s a Miracle! Tis true the end of the year is drawing nigh, we totally dodged the bullet on Friday the 21st, and my prediction was upheld we are all still here. But what does that mean for the prepper world? Do we stop, throw our hands up and sigh..geez not another Y2K? Of course not, any prepper worth his/her salt knows that the world doesn’t have to physically end for a disaster to befall any of us at anytime. And for that matter the benefits of a prepper life style are visible everyday in the lives we lead. Join Lynna as she reflects about the triumphs of the 2012 prepping year and the opportunities that lie ahead in 2013. And since it’s that magical eve of Christmas she has a special treat for all of you… a visit from that southern santa Ron Foster, author of the just released sequel to the Preppers Road March trilogy. Ron will be on hand to share his vast prepper and emergency knowledge as well as to give you a few teasers about the latest book, Fades the Light! Take a well deserved breath put up your feet grab a hot toddy and tune into The Other Side of a Preppers Path Monday Dec 24th
During the last 3 broadcasts of “Preparing To Provide”, we’ve been discussing seeds, primarily vegetable seeds. But as important as seeds are for growing food, there are some seeds that I feel are much more important. So as we prepare for Christmas, I’d like to talk about the seeds that we sow each day by our actions. In everything that we say and do, we plant a seed. It can be as simple as saying hello to a stranger, paying for someone else’s meal in a restaurant, or calling the owner of a lost dog after seeing the phone number on the dogs caller. In each case, it’s possible that you may never see that person again. But you don’t know what the future holds. There may come a time or situation where you desperately need help, and one of those people remembers how you had helped them. Or they may show up at your door one day with a gift of thanks. You just never know how things will play out. But one thing is certain; you can’t reap a bountiful harvest without first planting the seeds. I have numerous accounts of harvests that showed up when I least expected them. And they are always right on time.
Now, I don’t want this to be all about me. I’d like to hear from some of you. It would be great if you could call into the show and share your experiences. Simply dial 347-202-0228 to talk about the little things that you did, and how you were blessed with a harvest later on. With so much negativity in the world today, encouraging stories can be really helpful. I think we all have plenty of instances where our acts of kindness have been rewarded and often many times over. If you’re unable to call in during the show, and would like to share your story, you can email me at email@example.com, and I’ll make sure that your story is heard.
Every year we rush out and select our turkey, make sure our cabinets are full with all the ingredients we need to bake our family’s favorites. We Gift Shop, buy wrapping paper and tape and bows…But…what if the year was not so great? What if Turkeys were just too expensive for our budget? What if buying gifts was not an option? Should we worry? Not if we are prepared we shouldn’t! I bet most of us have everything we need right in our pantries to make the holiday happy and bountiful! The “Homestead Honey Hour” is going to share some ideas on how to do Christmas from the average homesteader’s pantry! Be ready to call in with some Ideas of your own!
We are hardly preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, yet we can hear the jingle bells, the soft tones of holiday music and the blatant advertising reminding us of how many days there are until Christmas!
In recent days, national retailers have reported that they are scrambling to get our attention as consumers because even they can see the writing on the wall. These retailers are vying for our dollars because they know this holiday season can either make or break them. They know that it is most likely the latter. The economy is at an all-time low, unemployment is at an all-time high. Some people believe that as a nation we are facing bleak and uncertain future.
All of this does not stop the fact that the holidays are coming and will be here soon. This week on the Homestead Honey Hour Noreen will be your host and the topic will be Handmade Holiday! Now, more than ever, is a time to reach inside ourselves. Put our talents to work and give from the heart.
They say it’s the thought that counts and I believe that to be true. Giving something that you make with your own hands, whether it is a tray of someone’s favorite fudge, a pair of hand knitted socks, scarf or a handmade journal, is the best gift of all. When I craft a gift I am thinking about the recipient and putting that energy into that gift. How could someone not like something you have made especially for them?
Also on this episode of “The Homestead Honey Hour” want to talk about changing the way we shop for the holidays. For some people the act of shopping for the perfect holiday gift is almost as important as the act of the giving. I would never take that away from someone. Myself included, but we need to get away from the big box stores and get into the local, mom and pop stores and small businesses that make this country great. We need to take the dollars out of the corporations and put it back into the hands of the hard working Americans who have so much to offer this holiday season.
Let’s come together and talk about ideas that we can use to make this a Handmade Holiday that our families and friends won’t soon forget.
I have been pretty good this year, in addition to the garden, paying down of debt and stocking up we’ve done I have cleaned my own guns several times and have not manipulated hubby into doing so and would like to submit a few requests early. If you could find it within your power I would like our property moved about 5 miles off of the HWY and set back into the trees. I would also like to have some more time in the day – a good 3 hours AFTER I get off work would be acceptable, I could put in an extra 2 at Continue reading →