Being raised by a father who lived through the Great Depression shapes how you see things. These are tips we use on our homestead and were passed down from my Grandmother and dad, with Great Depression meals and foods they consumed the most and crops to raise. Listen to the live interview with my dad “17 Self-Sufficiency Tips from the 1940s and Great Depression Era”

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Sometimes things are just out of your control. Today, we’re giving you all an update on the pigs and talking to you about death on the farm. We don’t want any new farmers or homesteaders to get discouraged if they have some of their animals die. It’s just a part of life! Keep doing what you’re doing, don’t give up on raising your own animals, just learn from mistakes along the way! We hope you all enjoy the video.

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Hey Everyone!! In this video we are going to show you what a day of homesteading looks like for all of those who are interested. Our life is always full of adventure and chores around the homestead so sit back relax and enjoy!

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Living Traditions Homestead is all about living a simple and sustainable way of life. We believe the world has gotten too “busy” and that people are missing out on many of the true blessings this world has to offer. We started as a small urban homestead in Gilbert, AZ and after the city grew up around us, decided it was time leave corporate America and take a big leap of faith by moving our family to the Missouri Ozarks.

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How does this busy homesteading family get it all done? From homestead chores to home schooling to meals and everything in between. We’re gonna take you through a day in the life of Homesteading Family and how we plan a day to get it all done…or not!

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WELCOME! We’re so glad you’re here! Let’s start growing, preserving & THRIVING! 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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Another Trip To The ER and Shed Build | A Big Family Homestead VLOG
Just what the title says folks… we are new to farming, and growing in homesteading.

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What’s it like living on a vegetarian homestead? Follow me around for a day, through the highs and lows, of living on a homestead. From farm chores to gardening, to preserving and cooking. This is the life of a homesteader!

About the Sunshine Farm
We’re Jenn & Chris. We are millennial homesteaders on a small plant based hobby farm and modern homestead in Upstate NY, where we focus on sustainability, loving on all our animals, and enjoying wide open spaces. We’re in our mid-twenties, balancing full time jobs, and also trying to share our lives with you along the way. Thanks for joining us for this video, we’re excited to have you along for the ride.

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