Episode 41: Staci Drovdahl – Homesteading with Seven Kids

Staci Drovdahl is the mom of 7 children and is on a mission to ditch the grocery store and improve the health of their family. Their family packed up and moved across the country and built their own home. One of the things that I love about this is that they had a bunch of projects along the way that their kids helped do. 

She calls herself the homesteading mama and they grow much of the food that they eat in their home. Their family has a pumpkin patch and their kids work and help with that part of their business. In this episode, she shares some tips about growing your own garden, raising chickens, involving their kids in the home building and farming, where to buy your food in bulk, and so much more!

What we talked about:

4:20- Being in a community with other people that have big families

8:15- Getting into a homesteading life

12:15- Raising chickens

14:50- Building their home from scratch as a family and involving the kids in the building process

25:30- Their pumpkin patch

26:55- Tips for starting your own garden

32:00- Winters in Wisconsin with the kids

35:10- Homemade gummy bears

36:45- Organization tools for pantries

38:45- Buying food in bulk

42:25- Snacks and meals with the kids

49:50- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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