Calling all DIYers! Want some ideas for frugal, quick-to-make holiday gifts? You still have time to to make loads of handmade, natural, herbal gifts. Be sure to listen to Herbal Prepper Live this Sunday to learn how.
Join Karen Lynn, Tammy Trayer from Trayer Wilderness, and Sharon Pannell from The Trailer Park Homesteader for a fun holiday evening chit chatting with three former Survival Mom Radio Hosts and discussing Homesteading Holiday Traditions & Recipes.
Tammy Trayer from Trayer Wilderness will bring her Off-grid living perspective and how they celebrate their Holidays at their homestead and Sharon Pannell lives in a “small space” homestead and she is an expert at using space wisely and she will share her perspective! Continue reading Homestead Holiday Traditions & Recipes!→
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!
Join us as we listen into a vintage episode from Halloween of 2012. This was when the show was a baby. Just out of the womb but still offering great content. One of my childhood friends, comedian and zombie enthusiast, Chuck Hallman joins us on this episode of I AM Liberty. We talk about surviving a completely hypothetical situation where the earth is ravaged my zombies hungry for your meat! The fact is the translation is very similar to survival in any other cataclysmic situation. Continue reading Its Halloween on I AM Liberty!→
Zombies, persons who are or appear to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton! I don’t know about lifeless or apathetic but the lack of independent judgment and automaton hits the nail on the head. Holiday Zombies have risen AGAIN! Have you seen them, they are on the march…. OR have you succumbed and are in fact a Holiday Zombie?
The zombie has become a familiar catch word and icon in today’s world especially in the field of preparedness. Even our government through the Department of Homeland Security uses the zombie imagery to attract the masses to the idea of becoming prepared. Not so much to become one but to deter us from becoming the dreaded undead, mindlessly marauding with no real hope. Since at least the early 30’s the Zombie has pervaded our society as the soldiers of the era brought back stories of their experiences in Haiti. These stories spawned all manner of books and horror movies solidifying the Americanized view of the zombie as the walking dead. Story after story tells of a person or persons becoming a mindless alive but dead life form often under the control of someone or something else. The zombie has no real thought of its own, obeying the slightest whim of the controller. Continue reading Holiday Zombies→
Once those designated as Millennials (Gen Y) born roughly between 1982 and 2004, began entering the work force a phenomenon not previously known in our society took place. For the first time ever, four generations operate in the work force at the same time. Perhaps on this occasion of Labor Day 2013 we should take time out from our bbq’s, camping trips and last holiday hurrah before fall to reflect on our co-workers and celebrate the unique opportunities that lie ahead and become solution based when looking at our challenges. Our workforce is now comprised of the Traditionalist, Baby-boomer, Gen X and Millennium generations a vast age group with very different thoughts and ideas about how, when and where to work. The wide array of thought and behavior definitely poses challenges that many working today face regularly. Both the traditionalist and Baby-boomer were raised on the premise that works come first a fact staunchly ingrained in those generations. While the Gen Xers often referred to as the forgotten generation and the Millenniums have swung to the other end of the scale with self and family being number one. While this difference may not seem all that important in the scheme of things in fact it is a major source of miscommunication between co-workers breeding dissatisfaction and possible contempt within the work place. Continue reading Labor Day Reflections!→
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.