Learning Old-Fashioned Skills | Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family

Learning Old-Fashioned Skills | Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family

Learning Old-Fashioned Skills | Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family
When diving into the world of homesteading, it can quickly become overwhelming when you realize just how many skills there are to learn. Where should you start? I’m so glad Carolyn of Homesteading Family joined me for this conversation. As a long-time homesteader and mother of 10, Carolyn shares how she got started building her skillset to support the homesteading lifestyle she desired for herself and her family. Carolyn is a wealth of information, and she is passionate about teaching others how to live this beautiful way of life, too.

In this episode, we cover:
The most important old-fashioned skills in 2022
Why learning new skills is actually easier than you think
How to fit in learning new skills when you are already maxed out
The benefits of saying no to convenience
What our children gain from growing up in a homesteading lifestyle
A few areas where we choose the convenient route
The one thing to get in order before you start learning old-fashioned skills

Carolyn Thomas and her husband, Josh, live on a 40 acre homestead in Idaho surrounded by gardens, livestock, and children. She spends her days rocking babies, homeschooling her children, and preserving food for the coming winter. As part of her passion, she also teaches homesteading skills to encourage other families to live simply and focus on the things that really matter… faith, family, and really good food!

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Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family
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Listen to this podcast episode: https://anchor.fm/simple-farmhouse-life/episodes/129–Learning-Old-Fashioned-Skills–Carolyn-Thomas-of-Homesteading-Family-e1hf1sv
View full show notes and transcript on the blog: https://simplefarmhouselifepodcast.com/?p=236

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Judy Rogers

April 23, 2022 @ 8:35 pm


Carolyn is solid gold!! 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛


April 24, 2022 @ 7:24 am


Miss your morning vids.always interesting

sarah mason It’s my actual name

April 24, 2022 @ 12:59 pm


I saw this thumbnail and was shook! You two have helped me so much! I’ve been following you both for about 3 years. We just bought our 6 acre homestead, got 11 chicks, planted a garden, got bee hives, planted a garden, buying two calves… as you both know the list goes on and on! Thank you both so much! God Bless!

Cheryl Moran

April 24, 2022 @ 10:43 pm


Sheetpan pancakes is the way to go when cooking for a large group.

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