Cool Stuff

The Whole Animal: Butchering and Preserving Meat

Learning how to butcher your own chicken or other whole animal is a great way to cook with economy and save money in the process. The price per pound is also less when you buy animals whole, and butchering can be done quickly once you learn it. In this YouTube episode of Modern Pioneering, I show you how to make the most of what we have and live economically by […]

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A Tour of Tulipwood Gardens

Being in the gardens at Tulipwood, I can hear my great-aunt Gray hunched over with her shovel and trowel working the land. It is the legacy of all of those who have been here before me for 100 years. Join me on a walk today as I take you on a tour of all the things that are growing in the garden, from heirloom apples to blueberry bushes to horseradish! […]

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My 5 Secret Gardening Tips and Tricks

Being in the garden is time that I treasure most, where I connect with my roots and those that have worked the land before me. So today I’m sharing My 5 Secret Gardening Tips and Tricks. I’d love to hear about your own gardening adventures. Click over to my latest YouTube episode and leave a comment with your own favorite gardening memories, tips and tricks. And be sure to give […]

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Green Power Smoothies

It really is a struggle trying to keep up on school work, have a social life, and eat healthily. Recently, one of my best friends in college introduced me to her original recipe of green power smoothies. I was stunned–it was so good. In fact, it’s also healthy and super easy to make, not to mention we had a lot of fun together. I wanted to share this recipe with […]

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Making a French Butter Keeper on the Pottery Wheel

I’ve been told by my readers on Instagram that my Instagram stories of me trimming my pottery are hypnotizing. I’ve also had a lot of folks ask about the French butter keeper that I make. So I thought I’d show you how I do it in case you want to try your hand on the pottery wheel. My dad coined the term ‘manual literacy’ that I often use, and since […]

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Historic Arkansas Flood

I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about how I’m doing with the historic Arkansas flood, since I spend some of my time in Arkansas. Fortunately I haven’t been severely effected by it the way some have, particularly in Fort Smith and Oklahoma. It is the worst flooding in Arkansas History, a 500 year flood, which means that most people who didn’t need flood insurance are now under water without a […]

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Tips for Beautiful Window Boxes All Year Round

I have been working on a window box project for a friend and thought these tips would help you too, so I added a video on my YouTube Channel for you to see our progress. Window boxes can seem intimidating because they don’t always last, and can look tattered and worn quickly. So these are my tips for beautiful window boxes all year round, with evergreen elements, beautiful scents, and […]

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My Final Adventure Getaway

I have a significant waitlist for my final Adventure Getaway this October and I hate to exclude people. So if the waiting list gets long enough I will double up and add a second Adventure Getaway around the same time. If you would attend if I added a second one, please add yourself to the waitlist so we can guage interest: adventuregetaways.com/make-a-reservation. My Final Adventure Getaway: I’ve received a lot of […]

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Outdoor Survival Guide – 5 Tips & Skills

I just released the latest episode in my Modern Pioneering series. I love hearing from you and having you share your tips as well, so please be sure to click over to the channel and leave a comment as well as subscribe so we can keep in touch and share with each other. Outdoor Survival Guide | 5 Tips & Skills In this YouTube episode, Outdoor Survival Guide, I have […]

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DIY Homemade Tea Bags

In this episode of #ModernPioneering, I’m going to show you how to make your own homemade tea bags, it is the perfect DIY homemade gift, and you can use it to brew your favorite medicinal teas. Remember if you like these videos to please be sure to subscribe to my channel. DIY Homemade Tea Bags: Do you ever make your own tea bags or homemade gifts? Let me know in […]

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