Welcome to Texas Pioneer Woman. I share my experiences and knowledge from living on a 50 acre farm known as Gomez Family Farm. We have cows, pigs, chickens, honey bees and catfish. We also have a small vineyard, orchard, herb garden and vegetable garden. We use many homesteading skills on our farm.
Welcome to the Texas Pioneer Woman podcast. I am Jannette Gomez your host. I am recording this podcast from my farm in East Texas, known as the Gomez Family Farm. We are advocates for families to have a connectivity to land and nature. We have a desire to make our community stronger and we know that in order to have a strong community we must build strong self-sufficient families. In my podcast I discuss topics that help families have that bond with land and nature while becoming self-sufficient in providing for your family's needs. This is Episode 11. In this episode I will discuss what it means to reclaim our food independence. I will also share an easy homemade herb butter recipe that you will absolutely love to make. Finally I will share a slow farming tip about successful project management by using farm project folders. Slow farming means just a slow steady pace in moving in the right purposeful direction and to do that you need to be organized and focus. Project folders will help you to do just that!
Mentioned in this episode:
Reclaiming Our Food Independence:
How to Make Homemade Butter:
Herb Butter Recipe:
In this episode I discuss the idea of slow farming, in which I slow down and enjoy the seasons and the moments of living on a farm, getting my farm projects completed as well as enjoying the seasons of life. I also share two recipes, baked eggs and honey & wheat sourdough rolls.
Honey & Wheat Sourdough Rolls
In this episode I discuss my weekly chores and craft projects. The garden has been producing an abundance of green beans and peas, which I have been preserving. I explain how I blanch and freeze them. I also share homemade gifts of pamper that you can make for yourself or give as gifts. Lastly, I share about bottling my second run muscadine wine and how I label the wine bottles. I hope you enjoy this episode!
A book to help with preserving food:
A link to my full article and my recipes for the homemade self-care products:
In this episode I will give you an update of my barnyard animals. I have newly hatched chicks on the farm. I also share an article of how to make the most of a small garden that will hopefully inspire you. I share my recipe on how to make mint tea. You can find out more information at http://thetexaspioneerwoman.blogspot.com/2016/01/how-to-make-mint-tea.html Finally, in the last segment I share some information from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension about composting. You can find out more information here https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gardening/composting/ .
In Episode 7 I discuss how to plant, pick, cook and preserve sugar snap peas. Sugar snap peas are easy to grow and add to your family's plate for supper. I also discuss how I weed my garden. In addition, I explain what I did to some potatoes that sprouted in my pantry. Lastly, I am also continuing to clean up and remodel a house. I explain how I am being frugal in this project as well as how I am cleaning up the walls with a bit of bleach water. Enjoy the episode!
In this episode I talk about the #1 producing area in Texas agriculture and how to help Texas in this area by starting your own cattle farm. I discuss the three key steps you must do to increase the odds of having a successful cattle farm. I also discuss the rental properties my husband and I own. I give an update on our short and long term rentals that we have to provide multiple streams of income for our family. As always you are welcome to listen to our podcast and come out to visit our farm!
In this episode we discuss our top 2 farm chores of planting the garde. We also discuss starting a new batch of blueberry wine and what is second run fruit wine. We also share our experience of fencing the farm. Finally, we talk about the guests who have been visiting our farm.
In this episode I discuss my top 3 farm chores of the week: caring for a cow and her new calf, caring for a sow and her new piglets, and turning a forest into a usable pasture for cattle. This week’s feature topic is racking homemade wine. What is it, how do I do it, when and why I do it? I also discuss family farm finances of how I track my income and expenses.
In this episode I discuss my top 3 farm chores of the week: cleaning out the greenhouse, pruning the orchard, and having a big bonfire. This week's feature topic is how to make a raised garden bed by using a water stock tank. I also answer a farm guest's question, "What is it like being a farmer?".
I discuss this past week's farm chores of soaking corn for fermented livestock feed, fencing at night, cleaning out the farm shop, and fencing around the sow pig pen to protect the piglets from hawks. Today's feature topic is how to make a delicious homemade scone & biscuit mix to keep on hand in your own kitchen or for gift giving.
Learn about my farm where I live. I also discuss this week’s farm chores of bottling muscadine wine, fencing, cleaning the farm yard, and transplanting mint and cilantro. Today's feature topic is how to make homemade blueberry jam.