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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Low sugar NO pectin strawberry jam recipe

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Howdy! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Melissa from Pioneering Today and a 5th generation homesteader where I’m doing my best to hold onto the old traditions in a modern world and share them with others.

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Homemade Sourdough Starter Series

How to Pressure Can Series

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