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
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.
Halloween is just around the corner (cue scary music). Everyone loves a little scare from time to time. Ghosts, ghouls, creepy crawlies, things that go bump in the night and let’s not forget zombies! Thursday night on the Homestead Honey Hour, join Noreen when her topic will be The Zombie Phenomenon! Zombies, zombies everywhere and not a brain to eat! Silly? Maybe, but maybe not. The more something is embedded in our subconscious, the less we pay attention to it. Don’t you find it interesting that the un-dead keep making their way into our everyday conversation? I’m not just talking about an entertaining television show. I’m talking about emergency preparedness, science, nature and many things in between. Who are the zombies? Where are the zombies? Are we the zombies and don’t know it? I have some ideas about how all this works. Join me for an interesting and timely topic. I promise there are not recipes for canning brains…………………………….or are there? BWAHAHAHAHAHAH
Join the Homestead Honeys for another 5th Thursday, ‘Anything Goes’ show. (Well almost anything.) You’re invited to call in with any preparedness questions you have. The Honeys are eager to talk with you, and to hear about your efforts to become more self sufficient and self reliant. Noreen, Bev and Katz will be on the air together, while Renee’ takes a little break from work with her family, before school starts. Listen to this show in player below.
Join Noreen and Katzcradul on this Homestead Honey Hour the topic is all about books and information resources! As preppers and homesteaders we rely on good books to get our information. I know that I have personally amassed a huge reference library. Not to mention the myriad of websites and printed information that I have collected over the years in folders and binders and notebooks.
How do you save information for yourself to look back on? What are some of your favorite books that you just could not live without. What do you find yourself returning to over and over again when you need to find answers to your questions about gardening, cooking, food preservation and animal husbandry? It was a fun filled and informative hour of sharing and information that we all can use! Listen to this show in player below!