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May 28, 2016

What we are eating this week

  • Coleslaw recipe & freshness strategy
    • 2 TBSP mayonnaise, 2 TBSP vinegar, 1/3 cup milk, 1 TBSP honey, 1 tsp freshly ground pepper, 1 tsp salt. Shake like mad! Pour over your cut up cabbage, carrots and onions.
  • Chard, radishes, spinach, lettuces, canned corn (must. finish. last. year's. corn.), strawberries, sweet potatoes
  • Poke weed w/ video on how to prepare it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3EnGpPUWhs
  • Sassafras root - video on how to harvest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1scAAetl7EE

What we are preserving this week - and how

  • Peppermint
  • Bee balm
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberry leaves

Time to test your pressure canner gauge - a not from the entension office --https://extension.tennessee.edu/WebPacket/Pages/NYCU-2016-05-Canning.aspx

How the Holler Homestead started

An interview with Michelle Shelley of Full Circle Heritage Farms
From Michelle: "You might want to change the title to "woman running a farm into the ground, into a wall, through a gate (farm truck with no brakes), or just a woman breaking stuff- that's what I'm really running!

The mineral feeder she made:

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The manure spreader:

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Holler Update

  • The ducks got a pool!
  • Tomatoes looking great and a shout out to Nick Ferguson of Homegrown Liberty
  • The importance of relationships: Truck in the shop

Outro: Grandpa's Song, by Sauce

May 21, 2016

Nine years ago, we started on an adventure in the country. What began as a weekend getaway quickly changed into a small homestead with chickens, gardens, laughter, neighbors, and sometimes the opposite of laughter.

The Holler Homestead is known in our area for our home roasted coffee (it takes less time to roast your own than drive to the store), elephant garlic, stone ground flour and hand rolled oats. We also help people learn how to preserve food and are keenly interested in self sufficient living.

In this first episode we cover:

1) What we're eating this week from the land

2) The independence fund

3) Managing an overwhelming list of homestead duties

4) Tea

5) My new daily planner (read about that here: http://nicolesauce.com/2016/03/07/the-only-day-planner-that-has-ever-worked/)

Let me know what you want to hear about next...

~Nicole Sauce

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