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We talk a lot about connecting to nature here on the podcast, but it’s usually through the lens of agriculture, cultivating, and farming.
But that’s just the beginning. Wildcrafting, hunting, and fishing connect us to the natural world in powerful way. I’m thrilled to be joined by author and angler, Conor Sullivan, in this podcast episode. We talk about the similarities between the ocean and the prairie, why fishing may just be your next old-fashioned adventure, how to start fishing as an adult (even if you’ve never done it before), and his best tried-and-true fish cooking tips.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Conor Sullivan’s background & passion for fishing
- What is our fundamental relationship to the sea?
- Defining wild waters…
- Why is it worth it to get your own fish and seafood?
- Why it’s a great option for feeding your family (esp. for non-homesteaders)
- Nutritional & taste differences between farmed-fish and wild-caught fish
- Why it’s so important to know where your food comes from
- Best tips for cooking fish
- How everyone can start fishing (no matter where you live, your age, etc.)
- Considering concerns about conservation and over-fishing issues
- What the wild world is telling us if we’re quiet enough to listen
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Podcast Episode Resources and Links Mentioned
Learn more about Conor Sullivan here: https://www.conorjsullivan.com/
Follow Conor Sullivan’s Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/sullivanlures/
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Weekly musings from my homestead: http://theprairiehomestead.com/letter
My essays on an old-fashioned life: www.prairiephilosophy.com
My homesteading tutorials & recipes: www.theprairiehomestead.com
Our Wyoming-raised, grass-finished beef: http://genuinebeefco.com
Jill on Twitter: http://twitter.com/homesteader
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More Resources on Finding & Preserving Meat:
- Add Hunting into Your Homestead Strategy (podcast episode)
- How to Never Buy Meat at the Store Again (podcast episode)
- The Homesteader’s Guide to Preserving Meat (podcast episode)
- What do Grassfed Milk & Meat REALLY Taste Like? (podcast episode)