Reviews
I bought several of Melissa’s books, which is what led me to her podcast! I have become OBSESSED with this podcast and it has made me so excited about my own homesteading journey. She has so much helpful advice and lots of things I’ve never thought about or she (and her guests) says it in a way I...Read full review »
ColtandAbb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/23
Good information but she lost me with the evangelical crap.
Drake merganser via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/23
I appreciate that not only you share your expertise, passion and appreciation for the modern homestead life but that at the end of each episode you have the verse of the day. Having like minded people really builds us up! Thank you ❤️
Alder's mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/23
Love all the information that is shared! And if ever you have a that conversation that you’re unable to share on the podcast, I’d love in on it 😊 I’ve learned so much from your podcast and continue to learn every time I listen!
juliak504 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/23
Today I wanted to learn about no till gardening, so I googled “no till gardening Pioneering Today” and sure enough, there’s an episode for that- 232! I’m on a Melissa kick and loving every episode I’ve listened to so far!
mkhelm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/23
Absolutely horrible podcast. I don’t think that Melissa understands that many people, who might otherwise be interested in her information, do not practice her type of religion and are not interested in having it shoved down our throats. Also, Melissa’s poor grammar is like nails on a...Read full review »
CJ56! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/23
Episode on seed starting has been incredibly informative.
Britton Wooten-Janney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/23
I love this podcast! Melissa is down to earth, explains things well, and has such a positive outlook on life. This is a great place to learn about the homesteading life and all that entails!
HighAltitudeHomemaking via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/23
Thank you for sharing your beautiful story of your beautiful moms cow. From Ontario Canada
THC CBD via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/20/23
I love your podcast so much! I’ve learned so much!! You always have such good information. These atheist liberal freaks can go listen to another podcasts that aligns with their values if they can’t handle ones with religious beliefs. Your amazing and keep up th good work.
JGUVI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/22
I’ve been listening to lots of podcasts/podcasters while preparing to launch my own organic gardening podcast in January 2023. your Podcasts rank in my top two for so many reasons – great job! Thanks!
HungerFighter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/22
I absolutely LOVE that Melissa and her family really get and understand that there is a creator who created all things! Homesteading is His gift in showing and teaching so much more than just raising food and eating clean!! Finally we have venues that Christ centered believer can go to and learn...Read full review »
merah24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/22
Very much wish it was noted in the show discription that these episodes include Christian bible verses and sermons. I’m interested in homesteading not religion and in my opinion, it’s not necessary here.
tlmilstead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/22
Thank you for your podcast.
LivQ45 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/22
Really enjoying your resources! Found you in a Facebook ad, started dabbling on your website, then found this podcast, and am saving up for your Pioneering Academy. I love your podcasts on essential skills for homesteading and am glad there are things I can start doing right now while I save for...Read full review »
SatinGranite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/22
Melissa has such an incredible way of delivering valuable info in an accessable way. She is easy to listen to, has a positive perspective on preparedness, and is just overall a great resource. Definitely my fav!
Caseadeeya via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/22
Good gardening content but super cringy religious propaganda interwoven throughout episodes. Unfortunately can’t support someone who has beliefs that align with feeding the patriarchy and removing womens rights. So sad.
FunIsFair via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/22
I just started listening to this podcast about 3 days ago and I’ve already listened to 13 episodes! Melissa is a wealth of knowledge and I'm so excited to keep listening and learning. Just ordered a fermenting kit and I'm looking into ordering row covers to extend my gardening season....Read full review »
Shady Barn Farm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/22
Been a long time listener and have been homesteading for a good while now too. I listen to A LOT of podcasts. Her earlier episodes, while great content, were poor sound quality especially noticeable when goin back to listen now. However she must have invested in some sound equipment because it...Read full review »
Ashley from Maine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/22
I am currently listening to the podcast nearly everyday. I discovered Pioneering Today towards the end of last year and fell in love with Melissa! She has given me encouragement in so many ways. I am not a homesteader but dream of living that life in some aspect one day. I’ve always loved things...Read full review »
Miss Memory via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/22
I have also been getting a strong message that I need to learn how to grow and preserve food for my family. I know we will be depending on this knowledge. I was amazed after hearing your podcast that others have been given this council also! I think it is guidance from the Holy Spirit because...Read full review »
DHuckins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/22
I love this podcast and the content Melissa covers, I only have one nitpicking comment and it’s to find some synonyms for “fascinating” because it’s distracting
j.philly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/22
The host uses every episode as an opportunity to manipulate the listener into buying her memberships and paid courses. I find her to be tacky and slightly condescending in her delivery.
xx-nickname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/22
Melissa does a spectacular job highlighting all aspects of homesteading. She shares her wealth of knowledge readily and interviews many experts in their field as well as all levels of homesteaders. From beginner to seasoned she does a beautiful job sharing so many incredible individuals with her...Read full review »
Rachel ABC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
The podcast is interesting and I enjoy her verse of the week. However, she often conflates science with pseudoscience. I find myself needing to research her “scientifically backed” information to see if it’s actually rooted in real science or just old-timey folks wisdom. I’m all in to hear about...Read full review »
Tinnaj009 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/22
Like many of us in 2022, I am reinvigorating my interest in gardening and self-sufficiency, and good old-fashioned “know-how”. Melissa is really enjoyable to listen to, and I learn a lot. I particularly loved her Dad being part of some episodes and sharing his memories of growing up in the...Read full review »
henny in honolulu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/22
Thank you for the kindness and compassion you have towards all of your neighbors. Thank you for the nod to Ruth this week. It gives me comfort thinking about the world my children have been born into. We have all been created for a time such as this.
JMatt2021 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/22
Absolutely love this podcast and the wisdom melissa shares. So thankful to have access to info on gardening, canning, and everything else. She is a breath of fresh air and a helpful online friend.
Acslater7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/22
Thank you for the “raising pigs” episode! ❤️
cindymae80 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/22
So much great information to glean from as I’m beginning my homesteading journey. Melissa is so knowledgeable and doesn’t miss a beat! Thanks for sharing all your valuable experience🙌
Nolllllssss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/22
So many great tips for current/hopeful homesteaders.
Farmer unhappy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/21
Such valuable information made simple. Thank you!
showaqha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
I’ve learned so much so quickly! Very inspiring. And I love the verse of the week, it ties everything together.
Wellduh325 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
Keep up the good work! Love the podcast, never stop sharing Jesus, Romans 1:16, I’m unashamed!
David35163 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/21
Melissa is the dream podcast host. She does her research, knows her stuff, and loves to share. This is one of the best resources for homesteading that you’ll find!
roetemmy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/21
Thank you for your teaching heart. This is amazing content and I have learned so much!
homesteader wannabe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/21
Incredibly wide range of gardening topics, from companion planting to fish farming in a greenhouse! Help with crop planning, homesteading’s business side, a wide range of preserving techniques and much more. Hosted by a fun, friendly, sincere and authentic person of faith. I love the Bible...Read full review »
Floyd fan 73 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/21
It’s my first Melissa Norris podcast! You’re really easy to follow and listen to!😀I really enjoyed it!💕
Smmaki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/21
This is one of my favorite podcasts! Melissa is enjoyable to listen to and her content is always useful, educational, and interesting. I also appreciate her authenticity!
TJadin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/21
I learn so much from this podcast - it has really helped me to live a homegrown homemade lifestyle. The Bible verses are a great touch. Love it! Keep up the great work!
Skaven888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/21
Love your podcast Melissa! Your passion comes through and I love that you stay true to who you are. I’m not extremely religious myself, but I truly believe that everyone should be able to express whatever their beliefs are without worry of offending someone. Unfortunately there’s not much left of...Read full review »
Ld2999 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/07/21
I always learn something new about canning or gardening. Thanks for sharing you knowledge with us.
vintagelove3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/21
Thank you for sharing all your information. Even if I know some of the content already, I really enjoy listening and getting the confirmation! Love the verse at the end! Here was mine today: “Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the...Read full review »
FarmMom87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/21
This is such a treasure!! I love listening and learning !! Thank you!!
Lbywom29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
So much information! Please don’t let the naysayers keep you from running YOUR podcast the way that brings you comfort. If they don’t want the scripture of the week than goodness they can put on their big girl/boy pants and just exit early.
2012liz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
Melissa’s podcast has been so helpful as I’ve been on my journey to a more natural and sustainable lifestyle over the past few years. I can directly credit her influence for several changes in our family such as grinding our own wheat (with a Mock Mill!), incorporating sourdough and other...Read full review »
Pinspired!!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
And the verse at the end :)
byp17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and info on homesteading. Every episode leaves me with take aways to use around my home. I love that you end with a bible verse. There is a reason it hits a nerve with non believers, keep planting seeds. The spiritual seeds take time to grow also.
Osborne7453 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/13/21
Such a sweet surprise to hear the Verse of the week! Thank you for using your platform in such a bold and powerful way.
chanbc95 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/21
This podcast is genuine, helpful, and uplifting in a time of darkness in this world. Not only informative, but entertaining. You actually feel like you know Melissa.
BillyVen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/12/21
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