14Nov

TPH - Episode 125

Do you have the right to farm? Well, you would think that the very fact you are a human being and have to eat gives you the right to farm but there are laws that ensure that right as well. Actually, every state has right to farm laws. So why would there need to be a constitutional amendment for Right to Farm? That's a good question and one we will look at today. In the recent election Right to Farm was on our ballot as a state question. You never know if or when this will pop up in your state so join me as I look at the support and opposition for this act and see what you think.

And remember, you can email me at thepaganhomesteader@gmail.com and you can find me on Facebook, Instragram, Pinterest and Twitter.

https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_Right_to_Farm_Amendment,_State_Question_777_(2016)

 

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9Oct

TPH - Episode 124

The air is becoming crisp, the days are getting shorter and once again everything that is pumpkin spice flavored is on the shelf. There's just something about that combination of spices that brings to mind mugs of hot chocolate, cozy fires, crisp days and time spent with family and friends. What was once a comfort item has become a national obsession. Join me today as we look a little at the history of this spicy goodness and I share some recipes that are sure to make your mouth water.

You can find the article about the history of pumpkin spice here:

http://chicagoist.com/2014/10/31/pumpkin_spice_rise_and_fall_of_an_a.php

Pumpkin Spice

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/20476/pumpkin-spice/

 

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

1 ½ tablespoons margarine, melted

½ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

Combine the margarine, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and pumpkin seeds. Mix thoroughly and place in shallow baking dish.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte

2 tablespoons half-and-half

2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 cup coffee

1 tablespoon whipped, cream topping, or to taste (optional)

Mix half-and-half, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together in a coffee mug. Pour coffee into mug; stir to blend.

Heat in microwave until hot, about 15 seconds. Top with whipped cream.


Spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte

1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk

½ cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste

1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

10 fluid ounces hot strongly brewed coffee

2 tablespoons whipped cream, or more to taste (optional)

1 pinch pumpkin pie spice, or to taste

Whisk almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and pepper together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is almost boiling; remove from heat and whisk until frothy, about 1 minute. Divide mixture between 2 mugs.

Slowly pour coffee into each mug. Top with whipped cream and pinch pumpkin pie spice.


 Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

½ cup milk

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup milk chocolate chips

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin puree

¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

¼ cup whipped cream

1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)

1 pinch ground nutmet (optional)

Whisk milk, cream, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder together in a saucepan over medium heat until chocolate chips are melted and hot chocolate is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated.

Pour hot chocolate into 2 mugs. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over whipped cream.


Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

3 cups white sugar

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.

Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

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2Sep

TPH - OKC PPD Special Edition 2

It's that time of year! Summer is winding down and Pagan Pride Day season has begun. Today I am joined by Emmah Eastwind from the Oklahoma Pagan Pride Day organizers. Join us as we discuss the last PPD fundraiser for the year, Desserts and Divination. This is an excellent event and promises to be a tasty delight. She also shares some updated information regarding Pagan Pride Day itself, which is scheduled for October 1st. So mark your calendars and get ready for some community fun!

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19Jun

TPH - OKC PPD Special Edition

Welcome everyone!

So today I have short special edition for you guys. Our local Pagan Pride Day organizers work hard every year putting on fund raisers so we can have a wonderful event and I'm going to try and help them out by promoting their various events.

In this episode I chat with Angela and Chris about the Book and Bake Sale as well as some upcoming events. So if you missed this weekend's sale be sure to check out the OKC PPD Facebook page for some of the following events as they become scheduled. Future events include:

A Minion Auction
Drumming and Dancing Circle/Lessons
Tea and Divination

So if you are in the Oklahoma City area and you would like to have some fun, meet some great people and support a wonderful event, come by and check us out!

https://www.facebook.com/OKCPaganPrideDay/

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28Mar

TPH - Episode 123

Welcome to Spring! Today Karin Copperwood and I get together to discuss several topics ranging from car problems, to the pesky Eastern Red Cedar, to some of our issues with social media. So sit back and enjoy and we'd love to hear some of your feedback! Feel free to email me at thepaganhomesteader@gmail.com or send me a message on Facebook.

Here's a site about Cedar Apple Rust.
http://www.geeksongardens.com/way_5456762_cedar-apple-rust-treatments.html

And here is a PDF about Cedar Apple Rust with a list of trees from the University of Arkansas:
http://uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSA-7538.pdf

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18Oct

TPH - Episode 122 PPD

This weekend was Pagan Pride Day in Oklahoma City and I was invited to be a speaker. This year I chose the theme Finding Spirituality in Seed and Soil. I recorded the session so I could share it here with you guys. I hope you guys enjoy it!

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18Oct

TPH - Episode 121

Have you ever wondered why you see some goats with horns and others without? Today we are going to examine the topic of weather or not to disbud your goats. This is one of those topics that most people feel very strongly about one way or the other. Here in the U.S. most goat owners are in favor of disbudding. However, in Europe many livestock owners are encouraged to keep their goats horns. I have included links to a couple of sites that I referenced in the show so that you can check them out for yourselves. Oh! And I mentioned a video that I had put on You Tube but it's actually on Instagram. Sorry for the mix up!

http://fiascofarm.com/goats/disbudding.htm

http://ourmountainhearth.com/why-we-dont-dehorn-our-goats/

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11Aug

TPH Update

This is very short but I wanted to give you guys a quick update since I haven't gotten anything out in a while. Listen to the show and I'll tell you about my new website but I forgot to tell you about Podbean's new app! If you are an Android user you can download an app from Podbean that will allow you to easily download the show onto your phone. If you are a new listener their app will allow you to go back to episode one! When you open the app tap on Add URL and type in The Pagan Homesteader. This should add the show to your list. Happy listening!

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20Jun

TPH - Episode 120 Part 2

Welcome to part two of our discussion about the Pagan environmentalism statement. In this episode we wrap up the statement by discussing the last section and discussing some ways that we try to make a difference in our every day lives. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, you can find it at www.ecopagan.com.

Also, if you'd like to contribute to our fundraising campaign to get a pump for our well please visit: gofund.me/x5wmg2tw

Today's selection for my Etsy pick of the week is Nitty Gritty Threads. She does fabulous embroidery work and takes custom orders. Looking for a unique gift or something special for your coven? Head on over to her site on Etsy and I'm sure you'll find something you love.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NittyGrittyThreads?ref=l2-shop-info-name

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19Jun

TPH - Episode 119 Part 1

This turned into a much longer episode than normal...3 hours! Much of which I think we spent rambling but hopefully is entertaining. Since it went so long we thought it would be best to break the show into two parts to make it a little more digestible. So, in this episode we fill you in on some things that have been happening around both homesteads and then we get into the heart of the show. Today's main topic is about the Pagan environmental statement that was released on Earth Day of this year. If you haven't seen it yet you can find it at:

www.ecopagan.com

We discuss each section sharing our thoughts, likes, and dislikes. If you have already read the statement then I encourage you to dive in. However, if you haven't read it yet, you might want to look it over and see what you think before you listen to us give our point of view. Enjoy and I'll see you soon for part two!

P.S. I also mentioned at the end of the show that I have started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for a pump for our well. If you would like to check out the site and make a donation please visit me here:

http://www.gofundme.com/x5wmg2tw

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