Danny and Wanda King
Deep South Homesteading
Danny and Wanda King own a 10 acre homestead in south MS about 30 miles north of the MS Gulf Coast. They raise chickens, mini Dexter cows, and 90% of their food here and preserve it. They have several conventional row gardens, raised beds, hugelkultur bed, containers and 3 greenhouses. The Kings have almost any variety of fruit and berries and several nut trees growing there. Dany and Wanda teach how to grow and preserve vegetables and fruits as well how to cook the food that they have preserved and simply live off the land. They are building an off grid cabin that will soon be run by solar panels. Deep South Homestead is your Southern Hospitality homestead. https://www.youtube.com/embed/HTkaKJW_4xM?feature=oembed
deepsouthhomestead.etsy.com Danny wrote 2 books SWEET POTATO MANUAL and ENGLISH PEA MANUAL How to plant, grow, harvest and preserve both. and Wanda’s cookbook FROM GARDEN TO PANTRY TO TABLE in the Deep South Kitchen
Danny and Wanda King have a homesteading place in Parkinston, 15 miles southwest of Wiggins, Mississippi.
It’s best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Anything is possible
Danny and Wanda raise everything they eat, including cows and chickens.
The cabin on the property is completely off the grid.
Danny and Wanda pressure-can everything with a higher pH. They water-bath fruit and vegetables (tomatoes, etc.) with a lower pH.
Wanda has a YouTube channel for canning called Crazy Dazes.
They have one spring and two wells. They don’t believe in the municipal water system because of the chemicals.
Wanda was deficient in iron till she moved in with Danny.
They maintain two fish ponds with catfish, bass, and bream.
The couple has 7 different greenhouses
They even grow pomegranates.
They have raised beds and Hügelkultur.
Danny and Wanda have an underground facility to store their canned goods.Rotating stored foods”Research shows that everything stored over five years tends to lose nutrients,” according to Danny.
Patrick asks if they know about nixtamalization, and Danny mentions hominy.
“We work with the Cherokee Nation, growing a Cherokee pumpkin that almost went extinct,” according to the couple.
Why Danny and Wanda don’t drink cows milk.
They have one bull and six cows.
Castor oil for de-worming
Patrick asks where they would go if they had to move
Wanda and Danny King, talk about their inspirational life of freedom by homesteading and being food sustainable, September 14, 2020