In this video, I talk a little bit more about my self reliance philosophy, why I eat meat and how I raise, source and process healthy poultry.

Are you prepared for the second wave of COVID? Come hear our thoughts on being prepared.
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With the second wave of COVID either here or nearly on its way, there are some things we should be considering for our own wellbeing. Here’s what’s been on our minds lately, and some of the strategies we’re implementing to continue to be prepared for whatever the future may hold.

Time Stamps
0:00 – Intro
1:51 – Chit Chat
4:40 – Question of the Day – Can I grow medicinal herbs in pots?
5:51 – Main Topic – Preparing for Ongoing COVID Realities
8:06 – Building your health and immunity
10:55 – Building up your long-term food storage supply
16:17 – Building up your preservation supplies
18:04 – Bulking up on household goods
20:10 – Learn about viruses and what’s happening around us
22:19 – Be prepared to treat illness at home
25:38 – Be thinking about schooling at home
27:48 – Be prepared economically as much as is possible

Links Mentioned in this video:
Raising Meat Chickens:
How to Build a Hoop House:
15 Medicinal Herbs:
7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally:
Bulk food from Azure Standard, Olive Oil (affiliate):
Lehmans canning lids:
Herbal Antivirals Book (affiliate):
Healthy Healing at Home Free Video Series:
Link to the Herbal Medicines Colds Class:
Home School Legal Defense Association:
Homeschooling on the Homestead video:

WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here! We are Josh and Carolyn Thomas. Together with our nine 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:

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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:

– Bread Making workshop- Free 4 video workshop on our masterclass, The Art of Homemade Bread
– Meals on Your Shelf- Free 4 video workshop on canning. The Abundant Pantry: Canning

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.
– 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.
– Thrive Wellness Checklist- A simple PDF download for healthy living.
– Permaculture for Your Homestead- PDF download that is an introduction to permaculture with some strategies for applying it to one’s homestead and garden.
– Carolyn’s Cottage Garden herb list- PDF with Carolyn’s favorite herbs for growing at home.
– Carolyn’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles- Carolyn’s favorite make-ahead breakfast casseroles.
– Your FREE Guide to Preserving Eggs- PDF download with multiple ways to preserve eggs.
– 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
– Save the Crumbs- Several Recipes for using bread leftovers, a less committal entry to bread than the workshop.
– Fearless Fermenting- A PDF on basic lacto-ferments.
– Fermenting Tomatoes- PDF download on fermenting tomatoes
– Preserving Culinary Herbs- Downloadable, step by step directions to drying, freezing and salting culinary herbs.
– Render Your Own Lard- PDF with instructions on how to render your own lard.
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Embracing autumn on the homestead.The seasons are changing and we have come to realize that summer is over and winter is not far off.




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