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Oct 31, 2017

Today, I will give you a big goaty update - loosely organized around five things that the goats have taught me about fencing. I also have an update on the caramel recipe I covered last week, and someone asked me a question about vanilla extract.

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Tales from the prepper pantry

  • We got all the pantry things moved into the pantry, the insulating done for winter!
  • The first frost landed this week, so we have the last of the tomatoes from the garden, the peppers, and the squash.
  • Looks like the radishes and peas made it so we will hopefully get some things
  • Kale time is near
  • Starting to eat through the last of last year’s canned goods
  • This week’s Holler Stew

What we are preserving this week

  • Apples if the opportunity arises
  • Fingers crossed for venison

Caramel Recipe:

Vanilla Extract Ratio: 13 oz to 1 gallon booze

Oct 23, 2017

Today, we talk now about some homemade holiday gift ideas that you can start now so that they are fantastic by December! Also today, we have a coffee business update, and a special announcement!  

Tales from the prepper pantry

  • The fall garden provided a yellow squash! (Remember the risk I took?)
  • Pea shoots
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Chicken of the woods
  • From a pantry perspective, we are still regrouping for winter storage.

What we are preserving this week

  • Apples if the opportunity arises
  • Transitioning from canning to drying
  • Venison could happen at any moment
  • Drying Oyster mushrooms

Stories from the Holler

  • 7,000 ways you can improperly install electrical fencing
  • Vocal performance with percussion
  • Ducks thought it was daylight last night and would not go to bed

Four Holiday Gift Ideas

Kahlua 1 liter vodka, everclear or other 100 proof clear liquor 2 vanilla beans (where to get them) 4 cups strongly brewed coffee - i mean really strong man 8 cups brown sugar

Homemade salve Comfrey, mint Coconut oil (where to get) Crockpot for 5 days Mix in beeswax (where to get) Pour into small jelly jars and make pretty labels

Tea Mixes Roobius Mint Beebalm Teaball

Knitted or crocheted washcloths a la Mamma Sauce: Pattern

Homemade Caramels

Holler Roast Coffee Update

We have a new brew!

Holiday gift packaging

New website launches tomorrow:

Patreon Link:

Make it a Great Week!

Song: Strange Child by Sauce Word

Oct 9, 2017

Lots of things happened in the last week, including my first time in a hurricane, more goat hijinks, and success in preserving food. But even more interesting is a new interview with Dori. Remember Dori? She reached out earlier this year because she had purchased a dreamy sounding property in Missouri complete with deteriorating cabins and a home built onto the side of a cliff and into a cave! We had a fun interview right after her first weekend at the property and talked about her plans for the land. Dori will be on after our regular segments to give us an update on how things have developed in the last six months. 

Support us on Patreon. Tales from the prepper pantry

  • The fall garden provided a yellow squash! (Remember the risk I took?)
  • Pea shoots
  • Chestnuts
  • Potato mania
  • Cucumbers from the market
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Radishes but no lettuce
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes 2.0
  • We’ve already eaten or given away half our salsa!\
  • Auditing the venison and our favorite processor went out of business.

What we are preserving this week

  • I made jewelweed/mint salve
  • Comfrey plantain is next
  • Hoping to do applesauce or dried apples
  • Drying Oyster mushrooms

Garden Economics Update Stories from the Holler

  • Tempting Murphy Worked
  • Driving INTO a Hurricane
  • Holler Roast Bean is Changing
  • The Goat Ladder

Dori is a real go-getter and her family found what looked like it would be a great retirement property with the added benefit of being fun to visit now. 6 months ago, we heard from Dori after her first weekend on the property, talked a bit about priorities and infrastructure.

Dori's First Interview with Living Free in Tennessee: New Land, New Adventure

Song: Special, by Sauce

Oct 2, 2017

As we rutch into fall season, and to prepare you for the coming night where the screen between the world of the dead and the world of the living, I thought we could talk about the most important of homesteading plants to foster on your land: Garlic. Garlic is one of those cure-all vegetable with its antiseptic properties, bug deterring scent, sauce-flavor-boosting characteristics, and it even keeps vampires at bay! 


Tales from the prepper pantry

  • Holy mushrooms batman!
  • Puffballs
  • Cauliflower
  • Oyster
  • Dryads Saddle
  • Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers
  • Storing: sweet potatoes, potatoes, butternut squash

What we are preserving this week

  • Mint
  • Elderberry Syrup
  • Apple Cider

Make it a great week! Song: Feed My Hunger by Sauce