30Oct

TPH-Episode 9

Happy Samhain! In this episode I go on a little rant about CNN and I discuss being prepared and what you need to think about storing for that rainy day. Today's Ancestral Animal is the Lincoln Sheep and there are two folk tales for your enjoyment.

Being Prepared

http://pgward.org/ep/  The Latter Day Saints site

http://www.providentliving.org/location/display/1,12568,2026-1-4-39315,00.html Another LDS site to locations where you can buy and can certain dry goods

http://www.providentliving.org/location/map/0,12566,2026-1-1,00.html Same site but for the Western US

Song 

Gerard Smith The Ghost of the Irish Brigade

 

Ancestral Animals

http://www.lincolnsheep.com/ - The National Lincoln Sheep Breeders Association

http://www.lincolnlongwools.co.uk/ - Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association (UK)

 

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Book Review

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar A-76 by Phyllis Hobson Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin

Cold Storage for Fruits and Vegetables: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-87 by John and Martha Storey

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike and Nancy Bubel

Hesperian Foundation   http://www.hesperian.org/index.php

 

23Oct

TPH-Episode 8

Happy Halloween homesteaders! Welcome to The Pagan Homesteader Halloween Special! In this episode I have some music for you as well as a couple of Halloween stories. I also talk about a couple of more serious topics in addition to all this fun.

Intro Music - Ghost Town by Adventures of Leonid

Beer, Beer, Beer by Brobdingnagian Bards from The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs

Halloween by Fishing for Comets from Scattered Among the Archipelago

PC Halloween by Devo Spice

Links

 http://rivenfae-wolfwoods.blogspot.com/  RivenFae's Blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msw6jWhJocw  Victorian Farm

 

Submitted by Amethyst Star

about.quilting.com - learn to quilt www.threadbanger.com - sewing and crafts with quite a few vids featuring recycled materials and repurposing www.knittyspin.com - learn how to spin wool www.raverly.com - social site plus bazillions of free kntting and crochet patterns. spinners and tatters are welcome www.theanticraft.net - crafting for the slightly sinister - I love their books www.knittinghelp.com - a website with vids on how to knit.

 

16Oct

TPH-7

In this episode I will discuss current gas prices, hyperinflation, my thoughts on fall, disappearing skills, the ground beetle, and I have another Halloween folktale for you.

Creepy Critters

The Ground Beetle

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News

http://digitaljournal.com/article/299030 Man who lived without money for 18 months to start community

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11542840 Iran to hold OPEC presidency

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-16/china-says-its-medium-heavy-rare-earth-reserves-may-last-only-15-20-years.html Limited Rare Earth Minerals

http://digitaljournal.com/article/298981 Households in UK live in fuel poverty

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article23522.html Mortgagate could crush economy

http://www.wired.com/inspiredbyyou/2010/10/peak-everything/?ibypid=13  Peak Everything

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704300604575554210569885910.html Increased Cotton Prices

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/is-the-us-already-past-the-point-of-peak-water.php?campaign=daily_nl Peak water?

http://www.red-alerts.com/ Dollar collapse accelerating

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-10-15/opec-members-seek-100-oil-to-counter-dollar-weakness.html OPEC seeks $100 oil

3Oct

TPH-Episode 6

This week I have some listener feedback, a shoutout to my Podkin and some updates from the homestead. I discuss some herbs used for the treatment of colds and flu and the featured animal on Ancestral Animals is the Buckeye chicken. And this month will feature Halloween folktales.

Podkin

New World Witcher - http://newworldwitchery.wordpress.com/

iPod Witch - http://ipodwitch.wordpress.com/

Witches Brewhaha - http://witchesbrewhaha.com/

Pagan Parents on the Edge - http://paganparentsote.podbean.com/

Standing Stone and Garden Gate - http://stonegatepodshow.net/

Inciting a Riot - http://www.incitingariot.com/

Worm Bin Instructions - http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/Easywormbin.htm

Prince Valiant Comic Strip - http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/pvaliant/about.htm

Fabric Softner

4 cups water

2 cups white vinegar

2 cups baking soda

Place water and vinegar in a container. Slowly add the baking soda being careful not to let the mixture overflow. Stir when finished. Use about a 1/4 cup per load. The baking soda will settle at the bottom but just give it a good shake and it will be ready in no time.

Buckeye Chicken

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The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Box 477, Pittsboro, NC 27312, (919) 542-5704, email albc@albc-usa.org, www.albc-usa.org

 

American Buckeye Poultry Club, Laura Haggarty Secretary/Treasurer P.O. Box 35 Williamstown, KY 41097 (859) 801-6081, laura@americanbuckeyepoultryclub.com, www.americanbuckeyepoultryclub.com

 

American Poultry Association, PO Box 306, Burgettstown, PA15021, email secretaryapa@yahoo.com, www.amerpoultryassn.com

 

Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities, Dr. Charles R.H. Everett, Secretary, 122 Magnolia Lane, Lugoff, SC, 29078, email crheverett@bellsouth.net

 

The American Buckeye Club, Jeffrey Lay, 4686 Crains Run Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342, (937) 470-2888, jefflay@woh.rr.com, www.americanbuckeyeclub.org.

Books

Growing Herbs for Cold and Flu Relief: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-219 by Dorie Byers

Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John and Martha Storey

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