The 21st Century Homekeeper Radio Show Archives

Hi! I’m Sylvia and I’ve got two internet radio shows (podcasts) you’ll love:

  • The 21st Century HomeKeeper with The Preparedness Radio Network — Saturdays at 6pm Eastern / 5pm Central / 4pm Mountain / 3pm Pacific — listen live or listen later! All the program descriptions can be found below on this page.

 

See below for information and archives for both my broadcasts.

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Homekeeping Haven Archives

Bringing you instruction, encouragement and information about homemaking, homesteading, gardening and more. Click the image below or click this link to go to the Homekeeping Haven archives.

 

The 21st Century Homekeeper: Bringing old-fashioned skiills into the 21st Century

The 21st Century Homekeeper: Bringing old-fashioned skiills into the 21st Century

 

21st Century HomeKeeper Archives

The show presents a wide variety of topics in the areas of preparedness, homesteading, survival, and agrarianism. Sylvia uses her experience in homesteading, homemaking, historical re-enacting, and teaching to bring interesting and helpful information to her listeners each week. Airs each Saturday at 6pm Eastern / 5pm Central / 4pm Mountain / 3pm Pacific.  Can’t make it live? Download/listen to any episode using the links below. Shows that have not aired yet won’t have an active link until the day they air.

Browse the episode archives below, browse the show notes, or subscribe by RSS by copying this link and adding it to your favorite reader.

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August 10 – On this episode of The 21st Century Homekeeper – Sylvia talks about why its a good thing to eat locally, how to go about finding locally grown foods, good stepping stones toward eating locally, The Dark Days and a few really tasty dishes from her ebook, Old Fashioned Recipes

Taking a break in June and July!

June 6 - Sylvia Britton and guest Dr. Cynthia Koelker discuss wound care where there is no doctor. Beginning with minor wounds, abrasions and lacerations they discuss cleaning, care and suturing. Dr. Koelker explains how to care for more serious wounds, abscesses, burns, tendon wounds, hematomas, crush injuries and a few injuries and infections that we don’t see often today such as gangrene.

 June 1 - – There is an art and a science to using a wood cook stove. Join Sylvia Britton and her guest Terri Jorgensen as they talk about how to choose a wood cook stove, what to take into consideration before installing one, how to fire it up and how to cook. Lots of questions answered and mysteries revealed about using a wood stove to cook and bake in.

May 25 -  Are you new to preparedness and prepping?  Would you like some balanced information and a good resource for learning joeessential new skills without all the hype, fear, anger and politics?  This Saturday, May 25 at 5 pm central,  Sylvia talks with Joseph Miller, Chief Vision Officer for Prepare Magazine.

They discuss what it means to prepare, why preparedness doesn’t mean living in fear and Joseph shares from his heart all about Prepare Magazine and what it offers to the prepping community.

Chris Ray from PreparedChristian.net joins Sylvia to talk about how to manage long-term guests in your home. Learn how to manage disagreements, how to develop house rules and how to involve everyone’s children without favoritism. We’ll also talk about how to prepare on the cheap sharing lots of great ideas for where to buy prepping items, what to buy and how to save money.
http://www.preparedchristian.net
http://christianhomekeeper.org

 

Sylvia is joined by Michael Bunker this week and they discuss how to to get off grid, where to find land, how to finance it, what essentials to look for, how to get out from under current debt, what to expect when you go off grid, why having a backup generator isn’t really off-grid. Also: family reactions and how to deal with them, how to generate income.

May 4th - How can you prepare our pets for disasters?  Sheri the Organic Pet Lady joins host Sylvia to talk about how to prepare your pets, what is needed? How to go about it? Sheri has great ideas and information about preparing your pets for any kind of disaster.

www.petprepradioshow.com

 

April 27 - Do you have a disability that changes the way you live from day to day? Are you concerned about the future an d what to do if you suddenly had no electricity or water? Vickilynn Haycraft joins host Sylvia Britton to discuss prepping with disabilities, how she preps with a disability, ideas for what to store, what to plan for, how to ‘bug-in’ how to ‘bug-out’, lots of encouragement and resources.

http://christianhomekeeper.org/ebooks

http://www.realfoodliving.com

http://www.destsinysurvival.com  Search for “disabilities”

 

April 20Shannon Stonger from Nourishing Days blog joins Sylvia again to talk about what is going on on her homestead in central Texas. Sylvia and Shannon talk about heirloom seed saving, washing clothes by hand, planting and growing in drought conditions, Community Living, why the important things in life are felt and not seen sometimes and much more. A very thoughtful conversation about living off grid and thriving.

April 13   – On today’s 21st Century Homekeeper Sylvia is joined by fellow PRN hostesses Vickilynn Haycraft and Donna Miller to talk about The Changing Face of Prepping. The The Ladies of Prepping talk about their early years of prepping, how they started, who was prepping and how it has all changed over the years. They discuss Doomsday Preppers, Internet Preppers and give some great tips and information for new preppers

http://christianhomekeeper.org

http://christianhomekeeper.org/oldbooks

http://www.realfoodliving.com

http://www.millersgrainhouse.com

http://www.yourpreparationstation.com

April 6 - Dr. Cynthia Koelker joins Sylvia again and this time they’re talking about Asthma. Dr. Koelker talks about what asthma is, what causes it, what are some older treatments that are still effective today, what over-the-counter drugs are effective for asthma, emergency treatments for attacks, how the drugs work, what OTC drugs to store, how to talk to your Dr about getting extra prescriptions for asthma to store and much, much more. If you or a loved one has asthma, don’t miss this show.

March 30 -   Spring Has Sprung! Sylvia offers a pep talk about prepping and living a less cluttered life that does not revolve around accumulating more and more things. Then she gives ideas and tips about all the things you can do around your home and homestead this Spring; garden, home and more. Spring Cleaning is addressed and she gives a recipe for Homemade Amish Bread and instructions for how to can chicken.

http://christianhomekeeper.org
http://christianhomekeeper.org/how-to-home-can-chicken/
http://christianhomekeeper.org/our-ebooks/#spr-cleaning
http://christianhomekeeper.org/our-ebooks/#hk101

 

March 23 – I will share my family recipes for 12 Herbal Remedies   you can prepare at home including Mother’s Milk Tea, Basic First Aid Salve, Migraine Tincture, Burn Ointment, Calendula Lotion, Cold and Flu tincture, Horehound Cough Drops, Sleep Tincture, Conjunctivitis Eye Wash, Herbal Diaper Area Wash and Diaper Wash.

I will comment on each recipe telling you how I use it in my family, tips about preparation and where to find the herbs if you aren’t currently growing them. This is sure to be a show that will help you get your own herbal remedies prepared!

http://christianhomekeeper.org

http://www.bulkherbstore.com

 

March 2 – Sylvia talks to Dr. Cynthia Koelker from www.Armageddonmedicine.net  .   Get the real scoop on fish antibiotics, emergency field medicine, what you should be storing and learning and more.

February 23 – Sylvia talks to special guest Chris Ray from Preparedchristian.net.   Does it show a lack of faith to prepare if one is a Christian? Is it wrong to store food or water?  What are the ramifications of preparing of disaster if you are a Christian and what kinds of questions should you be ready to answer?  Chris and Sylvia discuss all of those questions and Chris answers listener questions too.  A good show – you should listen in.

February 16 – A replay of an older show -  When Good Food Goes Bad - How to tell when the fresh, canned or preserved food in your frig and cupboard is spoiled. Are you wasting food by throwing it out before its actually “bad”? Sylvia shares some tips and information on knowing when food can be re-purposed or re-worked. The techniques and ideas here are guaranteed to save you money!
February 9th - Sylvia talks about how to make homemade corned beef, how to can meats at home and answers a bunch of questions from listeners and readers at Christianhomekeeper.org

February 2 – This And That And Other Things – Sylvia shares old fashioned recipes and good ideas that will be helpful to you on your homestead and in your kitchen, how to cook groundhog, White bread recipe, how to can dry beans, chili bean recipe, homemade ranch dressing and much more!

January 26th – Sylvia’s guest is Michael Bunker, Christian Agrarian Separatist living in community and homesteading in central Texas. He is the author of several books including Surviving Off Off-Grid:Decolonizing the Industrial Mind, Modern Religious Idols and the fictional work, The Last Pilgrims, an account of the Vallenses, an Amish-like “plain people” living and surviving in  a post-apocalyptic Texas.
His latest work of fiction is W1CK, which is a prequel to The Last Pilgrims. Michael and Sylvia will talk about the book and its importance for preppers and survivalists.Though it is a work of fiction, W1CK is based on historical fact. You can find his books at Amazon.com or at his web site www.michaelbunker.com

http://www.facebook.com/wickbook

January 19th – Sylvia and her special guest Shannon Stonger of Nourishing Days Blog will discuss being a wife, mom and off-grid homesteader in central Texas. Shannon will talk about living off-grid with children, gardening in the Texas heat, what led her family to leave Michigan and start homesteading and more. Lots of great encouragement and ideas here if you are thinking of homesteading or living off-grid.

January 12th - Sylvia talks to survival teacher and author Christopher Nyerges about what survival is and is not. Christopher talks about why we see the upswing in survival skills and prepping, what it means to prep, why we should be learning everything we can about all kinds of survival skills. Sylvia and Christopher also discuss the trend in survival and prepping TV shows and the dangers of those kinds of programs.

January 5 – Part Two of Ten Things You Can start Doing For Yourself - In this show, Sylvia continues with her list of ten things you should start learning and doing for yourself instead of paying someone to do them. These are things that most people need and most people do. Sylvia will give you some ideas on how to start doing these things at home including some resources and links to information and will explain how to get started on each one

 

December 15 – Ten Things That You Can Start Doing For Yourself~ In this show, Sylvia will give you a list of ten things you should start learning and doing for yourself instead of paying someone to do them. These are things that most people need and most people do. Sylvia will give you some ideas on how to start doing these things at home including some resources and links to information and will explain how to get started on each one.

 

December 8th – A Three Hour Tour.   Sylvia is joined by Donna Miller and Vickilynn Haycraft. The three ladies of Prepping will be talking about

 Prep Gift Ideas

  • What to ask for.
  • What to give the reluctant.
  • What to make that is prep oriented.

 Food Storage Recipes for the Holidays

  • As gifts
  • For Christmas dinner/traditions
  • For Chanukah foods
 Downsizing during the Holidays
  • Gifts to make
  • Finding that extra cash for gifts.
  • Dealing with the ‘other’ lavish family members.

 

December 1 - Join Sylvia as she discusses how to build the perfect Bug Out Bag with expert Creek Stewart from Willow Haven Outdoor.

Creek Stewart is going to show us step by step how to get a bug out bag that is perfect for you built and ready to go. He will share his experience in this area with our listeners and talk about disaster preparation. Listen in and get some solid ideas for building your own Bug out or Bug In Bag. .
We’ll also be giving away 2 copies of his book, Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit. It is the first book of its kind at approximately 200 pages with 350 photos.

November 10 – Time to get your Thanksgiving Plans in gear!  Sylvia spends this hour talking about Thanksgiving traditions, recipes, preparations, organization, handling family problems during holidays and kitchen supplies you may need.  Sylvia will also take questions about Thanksgiving and family dinners from the live chat room and will talk about Thanksgiving Traditions from all over the country.  All Sylvia’s best ideas, recipes, helps and wisdom on Thanksgiving Planning in this show! 

November 3 – Sylvia talks to award winning producer, video cameraman and Director of Photography, Arthur Levy.  Mr. Levy is the producer and director of photography of the Emergency Preparedness Awareness and Survival DVD. The purpose of EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - AWARENESS & SURVIVAL DVD is
to bring you a feeling of confidence in being prepared for future uncertainty. This program is a vast resource of knowledge about survival methods for your home, business, and community. If you must evacuate your home in the next five minutes, would you know what to take to give yourself the best chance of recovery?
It is important to realize that no neighborhood is immune from the threat of natural and man made disasters. Your best chance of surviving these events is to be proactive about the health and safety of you and your family
Chapters in the DVD include:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Safety
  • Heat, light, power
  • Communications
  • Smartphones
  • Personal Locator Beacons
  • Sanitation
  • Disaster Plan
  • Pets
  • Shelter In Place
  • Pandemic
  • Terrorism
  • Radiation
  • Climate Change
  • Space Weather

Join Sylvia and Arthur Levy as they discuss emergency preparedness and how your family can be prepared for life!

 

October 20 -  Planting by The Signs. Special guest Tipper  Pressley from Blind Pig and the Acorn blog will join Sylvia to talk about the ancient practice of planting by the signs. Sylvia and Tipper will help you see that this is a reliable practice not associated with what the modern world knows as Horoscopes. They will discuss why it works and how you can learn to use it on your homestead, garden and farm.

 

October 13 ~   Sylvia will be talking To Rachel of Dog Island Farm about Chicken Keeping. Following Rachel’s class in Advanced Chicken Keeping on October 10th, Sylvia and Rachel will talk about raising chickens, promoting egg laying, feeding, coops, chicken health and MORE. Tune in to learn something new or to ask Rachel questions in the chat room.
http://www.dogislandfarm.com

 

October 6th -   This Saturday at 5 pm central, my radio program guest will be Stan Coker, We’ll be chatting about Bee Keeping and how Stan got interested in it and began keeping bees out at Cumberland Youth Camp.

We’ll discuss how to start keeping bees, equipment you’ll need, resources, tips and advice and more.

Stan’s Bees are on Facebook, Happy Hills Bees. You can join us live or download the program and listen any time after it airs live.

 

September 22 ~ The Self Reliance Expo Plus Open Chat Room – join me and my lovely guest Vickilynn Haycraftas we discuss the Self Reliance Expo in Hickory, North Carolina.

Join us as we talk about what we saw, what we did and what we learned while we were there including several great resources for your prepping plans.

Also on this show, Sylvia plans to open up the chat room for questions on any topic, so be sure to be here!

 

 

September 8, 2012 – A Three Hour Tour!   Join Sylvia Britton, Vickilynn Haycraft and Donna Miller at all of their regularly scheduled show times for a fun, facilitating and fact-filled show with a special theme! What better way to kick of the fact that these three friends will finally all be in one place at the Hickory Self-Reliance Expo than to do all our shows together!

5PM CST- 21st Century Homekeeper – Living with out Daily Conveniences
6PM CST- Get Real, Get Prepared – Food, Foraging and Tropical Recipes
7PM CST – Your Preparation Station – Society: Dealing with it and the lack of it.

This promises to be a fun show with some great insight!

September 1, 2012 – Old Fashioned Remedies.  Ever wondered how people used to make and use old fashioned remedies?  Are they safe and effective for use today? Join Sylvia as she discusses old fashioned remedies from  her family’s first aid kit. She will offer recipes and methods for use and several stories about her experiences using these remedies.

Disclaimer: Sylvia Britton is not a physician. These remedies and concoctions are offered for your interest and information only. Use them at your own risk.

August 25, 2012 – Prepping With Children.   How do you prepare children for disasters without frightening them or causing them to live each day stressed and worried?  How can you involve your children or grand children in your prepping and should you involve them?  Sylvia and her guest Donna Miller from Miller’s Grain House and Your Preparation Station will explore both of these questions and offer some helpful ideas for you and your children on Saturday, August 25th at 5 pm central on The 21st Century Homekeeper

August 18, 2012 – Join Sylvia today at 5 pm central as she answers questions from her email.
I’ll be answering questions I’ve received via email:
how to make green salve
how to make calendula salve
how to make jewelweed salve
Plantain and Comfrey salve
My resources for fresh dried herbs
My container sources
Decorating on a tight budget – ideas and encouragement
Apple butter recipe
Apple Jelly recipe
Smokehouses -
cold smoke
hot smoke
smoking cheese and eggs

 August 11, 2012 – Join Sylvia on The 21st Century Homekeeper Radio program this afternoon at 5 pm central. Sylvia and her guest, Vickilynn Haycraft from the Get Real – Get repared radio show, will talk you through getting started with dehydrating, fermenting and canning food. Sylvia and Vickilynn will share all their knowledge and tips on getting started with food preservation.

August 4, 2012 – Michael Bunker joins Sylvia again and this time they will be discussing Work. Why is it so many people think of work as a ‘bad’ thing? Why do we have something called, ‘retirement’?    Why is it important to view work correctly and to teach our children to both appreciate work and to work well?

http://www.facebook.com/MichaelBunker
http://www.facebook.com/survivingoffoffgrid
http://michaelbunker.com
http://lazarusunbound.com
http://audiobunker.com
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michaelbunker

July 28, 2012 -  Mark Britton returns to talk herbs. Mark and Sylvia will discuss how to prepare herbs for using in herbal remedies. They’ll talk about how to make tinctures, decoctions, teas, soaks, plasters, syrups and much more. Recipes included.
Disclaimer: Mark and Sylvia are not medical doctors and the information on this show should not be interpreted as diagnosis or treatment of disease or other medical conditions. Do your own research and use these remedies at your own risk.

July 21, 2012 – Rachel from Dog Island Farm joins Sylvia to talk about her self sufficient farm and her year without groceries. You’re sure to learn a lot about self-sufficiency, homesteading and what it means to live outside the economic system on this show.

Dog Island Farm is a small sustainable urban/suburban farm on a little over 1/4 acre in suburban California. Rachel and her husband Tom went for two years only going to a grocery store a few times. They want to inform and inspire you by showing your how they did it.

http://ayearwithoutgroceries.bl

July 14, 2012 – Sylvia and her guest Stacy Hester talk about creating a Home Preparedness Binder which can include any or all of these items:

Adult ID kit, Child ID kit, Preparedness List of Lists, The 72 Hour Emergency Bug Out Bag
Emergency Contact Cards, Emergency Kit.
They’ll also give some great website resources and ideas for preparing your family for any emergency.

July 7, 2012 – Questions and Answers – Sylvia will answer emails and questions from readers about all kinds of topics including homesteading, baking, homemaking, wives and husbands, children and her family’s personal preparedness journey. Don’t forget to bring your cup of coffee or tea and plan to relax and stay a while.

June 28, 2012 – Gifts and gift-giving – As difficult economic times get more difficult and folks are prepping and learning to live a life that is more simple and agrarian-based, one thing that we all need to consider changing is our typical way of American gift-giving. There has been a move toward homemade gifts over purchased gifts for several years but somehow most of us are still caught up in the materialistic way of buying too many and too expensive gifts. Listen in to tonight’s show as Sylvia and her guest Vickilynn Haycraft of Real Food Living and the Get Real, Get Prepared radio show talk about home made gifts. They’ll show you why its necessary to move toward a more simple way of giving and share lots of ideas and instructions for making homemade gifts and having homemade celebrations.

June 21, 2012 – Tonight’s 21st Century Homekeeper radio program – Join Sylvia and her guest author, Michael Bunker.  Mr. Bunker is a Christian Agrarian Separatist living in community and homesteading in central Texas. He is the author of several books including Surviving Off Off-Grid:Decolonizing the Industrial Mind, Modern Religious Idols and the fictional work, The Last Pilgrims, an account of the Vallenses, an Amish-like “plain people” living and surviving in  a post-apocalyptic Texas.  Sylvia and Michael will talk about his books, life on the homestead, living off off-grid and more.

http://www.facebook.com/MichaelBunker
http://www.facebook.com/survivingoffoffgrid
http://michaelbunker.com
http://lazarusunbound.com
http://audiobunker.com
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michaelbunker

May 24th, 2012 – Tonight’s 21st Century Homekeeper radio program is all about your freezer! Sylvia will share tips and instructions for making your freezer work better for you. Some of the things Sylvia will talk about:
How to package foods
How to Flash Freeze
How to Arrange Your Freezer For Maximum Performance
Organizing Your Freezer
The Best Way To Clean Your Freezer
Space Saver Ideas
Rotating
Foods Never To Freeze

May 17, 2012 – Sylvia interviews Survivor Jane and gets tips and ideas for preparedness from a woman’s viewpoint.

May 10, 2012 – John Wesley Smith joins Sylvia in the first 30 minutes of the show to finish talking about the Essential Items for preparedness list. During the second half of the show, Sylvia will talk about community and its impact on preparedness, ideas for developing community. why some communities thrive and other fail.

May 3, 2012 – This week on The 21st Century Homekeeper, Sylvia welcomes radio host and prepper, John Wesley Smith. John is the host of Destiny Survival where he explores a variety of preparedness and survival topics. He is an expert in teaching others that they can prepare for survival in a rapidly changing world. . He and Sylvia will be discussing a list of Most Essential Survival and Prepping Needs.

April 26, 2012 – When Good Food Goes Bad - How to tell when the fresh, canned or preserved food in your frig and cupboard is spoiled. Are you wasting food by throwing it out before its actually “bad”? Sylvia shares some tips and information on knowing when food can be re-purposed or re-worked. The techniques and ideas here are guaranteed to save you money!

April 19, 2012 – On Destiny Survival. This week John visits with Sylvia Britton about home schooling. How does it tie into  prepping? Sylvia offers encouragement for you, no matter where you are on the home schooling journey with your family. She’s taught her children at home and is the founder of the Christian Homekeeper Network as well as the host of the 21st Century Homekeeper radio show here on PRN.

April 19, 2012 – Join Sylvia and her guest Donna Miller of Miller’s Grain House and Your Preparation Station. Donna and Sylvia will discuss how to choose, store and cook with grains, the best grains to store. Find out what it means to “Prep” and how to prepare without fear.

April 12, 2012 -  The most powerful skill you can learn and practice for preparedness and survival – Cleanliness. Its not really next to godliness, but its pretty close. Learn all the ways you need to be clean and tidy in all kinds of situations. Cleanliness can keep you alive and keep your  family healthy even in the most dire of situations.  I’ll show you how to cultivate particular habits in how you wash dishes, clothes, your body, take care of all kinds of waste products and show you how to keep your home healthy even if you have no running water or electricity.

April 5, 2012 -  Tonight Sylvia’s guest is Ray Gano of the Prophezine Bible Prophecy website and PZ Radio. We’ll be talking about his book, Surviving The Coming Storm.  In this book Ray Gano takes examples from history as well as from a Christian biblical standpoint showing what you can do to prepare. Is your family prepared to Survive The Coming Storm?

The demise of the dollar is looming, poised to die in flaming downward spiral. When it hits bottom, this nation will fall into chaos like she has never seen before, plunging into third -world status. Food, gas, and most everything else will become drastically more expensive, coupled with a rise in crime. The “New Normal” for our nation will be upon us as these changes take place.
March 29, 2012 -  How do I prepare? Let me count the ways …..
Find out how the Britton family prepares living in their suburban home and small yard.
Sylvia will take questions from the chat room and answer questions from the Christian Homekeeper facebook page about preparedness and suburban homesteading.
March 22, 2012 – Join Sylvia on 21st Century Homekeeper radio as she shows you how to have a Pioneer Day For Your Home Educated Children. A historic reenactor for over 24 years, Sylvia has some great, tried and true ideas for bringing preparedness skills into your home school curriculum. This show comes complete with lists of supplies, activities, recipes, instructions for 6 skill sets all on the christianhomekeeper.orgweb site. Sylvia will explain each skill and comment on each skill to tell you how she has used it over the years to teach her 5 children about preparedness.

March 15, 2012 - The Best Of The 21st Century Homekeeper – 1st Hour: Thu, March 1, 2012 (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2012/03/02/21st-century-homekeeper) 21st Century Homekeeper with Sylvia Britton. All about Old-Fashioned Skills and Old-Fashioned Living! March 1 – The 21st Century Homekeeper. What If the Electricity Goes Off? Sylvia discusses the possibility of your electricity going off for an extended amount of time, 4 areas of concern and how to prepare for them, practical ways to prepare now.

2nd Hour: Thu, February 23, 2012 (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2012/02/24/21st-century-homekeeper) 21st Century Homekeeper with Sylvia Britton. All about Old-Fashioned Skills and Old-Fashioned Living! February 23 – Sylvia chats with all-time best-selling preparedness author James Talmage Stevens, aka “Doctor Prepper” about the most recent edition of his book, Making The Best Of Basics. There are more than 795,000 copies of Making The Best Of Basics in print, and thousands of the digital versions in circulation. Join Sylvia as she and James discuss the book and other important survival, preparedness and self sufficiency issues

3rd Hour: Thu, February 16, 2012 (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2012/02/17/21st-century-homekeeper) Simple, budget-easy, winter-time meals. The Dark Days make it difficult to eat whole, natural foods, and if you havent canned, dried or frozen your own, youll need to find locally grown food for the winter time. Sylvia gives ideas, tips, recipes and help for making meal time simple, nourishing and inexpensive whether youve grown your own or buy your food.

March 8, 2012  – There are a lot of ways you can put together a garden this spring…. Join Sylvia for information and help for beginning gardeners.  Topics covered: seed starting, slips, sets, soil, water, fertilizer, sunlight, raised beds, preparing the garden bed and MORE.

March 1, 2012 – The 21st Century Homekeeper.  What If the Electricity Goes Off? Sylvia discusses the possibility of your electricity going off for an extended amount of time, 4 areas of concern and how to prepare for them, practical ways to prepare now.

February 23, 2012 - Sylvia chats with all-time best-selling preparedness author James Talmage Stevens, aka “Doctor Prepper” about the most recent edition of his book, Making The Best Of Basics.   There are more than 795,000 copies of Making The Best Of Basics in print, and thousands of the digital versions in circulation. Join Sylvia as she and James discuss the book and other important survival, preparedness and self sufficiency issues

February 16, 2012 – Simple, budget-easy, winter-time meals. The Dark Days make it difficult to eat whole, natural foods, and if you haven’t canned, dried or frozen your own, you’ll need to find locally grown food for the winter time. Sylvia gives ideas, tips, recipes and help for making meal time simple, nourishing and inexpensive whether you’ve grown your own or buy your food.

February 9, 2012The Complete Guide To Fats and Oils – You’ve been fed a load of toxic fat when it comes to information about what fats to eat for good health. Sylvia explains why your body needs natural, saturated animal fats and why artificially manipulated corn oil, safflower, canola, margarine, shortening, grapeseed, soy and others are extremely toxic to your body. Get the low-down and start improving your health and reduce your chances for cardiovascular disease today. Guest, Vickilynn Haycraft, www.realfoodliving.com

February 2, 2012 – Part 2 of the discussion about Homekeeping. We will continue talking about homekeeping and ideas for managing the home in a better way. Making and using the Index Card System, Notebooking, scheduling, teaching children the ethic of good work habits, being the home manager, making disaster preparations and MORE. Guest, Vickilynn Haycraft

January 19, 2012 – Part One – Is homemaking your career or is it just where you are right now? Sylvia talks about why you must get serious about homemaking if you are a stay at home mom and/or wife, why not doing your best is the same as saying, “I don’t care”. She will discuss the crucial importance of changing the way you think about what you do as a stay at home wife/mom and how to go about making those changes.

January 27, 2012 – Technical problems, repeat broadcast.

January 12, 2012 - What Hyperinflation means, what it means to the average family and what homekeepers can do about it. How the Homekeeper can prepare for very hard times.

January 5, 2012 – Why resolutions usually fail, how to bring real change into your life.

December 22, 2011 – Sylvia reads some old fashioned Christmas stories for you and your family. Gather the children round and light some candles, listen in to some sweet stories of Christmas.

December 8, 2011 – Sylvia shows you how to Unplug The Christmas Machine! Get off the never ending treadmill of materialism. Sylvia will give you some concrete, do-able ways to have an old fashioned Christmas that majors on the important things in life, not on buying STUFF.

December 1, 2011 – Getting Prepared For Christmas. Sylvia talks about her Christmas Planner, gives ideas, recipes, tips and more for preparing your Christmas celebration without making yourself crazy.

November 3, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper. Join me as I talk to my special guest Vickilynn Haycraft about her ministry, Real Food Living and everything she does there; her books, product reviews and what Real Food actually is. Vickilynn explains how she started on her journey toward feeding her family whole, natural, real foods.

October 27, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper There are lots of superstitions that farmers through the ages have lived and farmed by, some are grounded in truth, some are a little harder to figure out. But they are all interesting and some are pretty strange.

October 20, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper – 10/20 canning beans, web finds, making rainwater soap and more …… My main topic will be Root Crops. How to find seed, grow them, store them and use them.

October 13, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper I will be talking in detail about my CHK Thanksgiving Planner. I’ll go through it item by item and you can see if you’d like to purchase a copy for yourself or someone you know might need it.

October 6, 2011Listen live and join in the chat room if you like Join me and my friend Marg from Manitoba, Canada tonight at 7 pm central time. Marg is a small farmer and homemaker and we’ll talk about what she does on her farm on a daily basis. If you are a homesteader or homesteader wannabe, or even if you are wanting to get back to a more simple way of living, you’ll learn a lot from Marg.

September 29, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper radio program Mark Britton joins me again for more herb talk. Uses for specific herbs.

September 22, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper September 22 Putting The Garden To Bed, preparing the soil for next year, collecting and storing seeds from heirloom plants, storing root vegetables, building a root cellar and answer some questions from listeners.

September 15, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper Radio Program, September 15 – Special Guest Mark Britton, my husband of 31 years, we discuss 19th century herbal medicine, where to find herb seed, how to identify, modern uses and more.

September 8, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper, September 8th – Special guest Jackie McGinnity, wife, mom and new homesteader

September 1, 2011The 21st Century Homekeeper September 1st – Special Guest Marsha Marshall, pastor’s wife, mother of 13 children. How Marsha manages a household, recipes, how she organizes and more.

August 4, 2011The necessity of scheduling and organizing your household and homestead - In times of stress, disaster and out-of-the-ordinary days your home and homestead will benefit from sticking with a schedule that the entire family is familiar with. Your family will benefit psychologically and emotionally from having duties and chores to do that are actually beneficial to your family, not just busy-work. Ideas for scheduling, sample schedules, list of age-appropriate chores for children and much more.The necessity of scheduling and organizing your household and homestead -

August 25, 2011 -The 21st Century Homekeeper Radio Program. We’ll be talking about fermentation of foods and a whole lot more.

August 18, 2011 Pressure Canning, Water Bath Canning and Choosing a Canner – canning tips and lots of recipes. Getting your home ready for fall and winter.

August 11, 2011 - Things you can do now to begin to live a more simple lifestyle

I was a guest on John Wesley Smith’s radio show on August 4th, 2011, Destiny Survival.

July 28, 2011 – Best Of The 21st Century Homekeeper TBA, I’ll be out of the country.

July 21, 2011Special Guest Wardee Harmon of GNOWFGLINS -

July 14, 2011Non-Electric Laundry Day! How to manage the family’s laundry without electricity, a complete system including recipes for making several types of laundry soap and detergents.

June 30, 2011Special Guest Mrs. Joseph Wood, wife, mother to 12, business woman, farmer and home educator. We’ll talk about Mrs Woods Azure Standard business and preparedness, farm life, children and more. Grab a cup of tea and join us for some heartfelt conversation and TWO surprise announcements!

July 7, 2011Caring For the Ill or Elderly, Setting Up A Sick Room

June 23, 2011Drying, Salting, Fermenting and Canning Food For Storage.

June 16, 2011Tips, hints and Old Fashioned Ideas For Living. All kinds of great old fashioned information for the home and homestead including recipes!

June 9, 2011All About Herbs. Sylvia’s special guest is Shoshana Easling, owner of the Bulk Herb Store. They will be talking about herbs in medicine, for good health, some recipes, Shoshana’s books, videos and items on her web site, storing herbs, growing herbs, how to prepare herbs for using in medicines and lots MORE.

June 2, 2011Food Preservation without Refrigeration. Sylvia talks about 3 old-fashioned methods of food preservation that work without refrigeration: drying, fermenting and salting.

May 26, 2011Living Well with Food Storage. Sylvia and special guest KerryAnn Foster from Cooking Traditional Foods discuss the importance of using wholesome, nutritious foods in our food storage and how to use those foods. In addition, KerryAnn talks about how she and her family lived off of their food storage for 11 months during her husband’s unemployment, what she stocked, how to rotate and much more!

May 19, 2011Medicinal Herbs and Herbal Teas. Sylvia talks about edible herbs and how to make tinctures and medicinal teas, packaging and storing homemade tea, how to dry herbs, and make teas and medicinal herbs. She also answers some questions about herbs and teas that she’s received via email.

May 12, 2011What’s Cooking In your Back Yard? Edible weeds and more!