ListenNowEver dreamed of being like Laura Ingalls Wilder, living off the land? Or at least being able to grow your own tomatoes without the squirrels getting them before you do?

Today I talk with Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made from Scratch Kitchen, about living the pioneer life in modern times.

Even if you are a city girl, she shares tips for gardening, cooking, and cleaning with wholesome ingredients that you can make today.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Melissa’s podcast:Β Pioneering Today Podcast

The $64 Tomato (book)

Win a copy of Melissa’s book The Made from Scratch LifeΒ by leaving a comment telling meΒ one step you are going to make towards homesteading!

Home Made Citrus Cleaner Recipe

The full recipe and instructions here!

Buy The Made from Scratch Life

Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?

Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspires with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprints in your everyday busy life. You’ll learn how to


  • plan, plant, and harvest for eating and preserving
  • troubleshoot common gardening problems with natural solutions
  • improve your family’s health with natural cooking and cleaning methods


Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. Because when you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can’t help but see Him.