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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 25, 2018

I have a special one for you today. Remember the lady who bought the acreage in the Ozarks with multiple dilapidated cabins and a cave with a restaurant built into it? That’s right, I had a chance to catch up with Dori a few weeks ago and find out how her winter went, where she has made progress and what her past 9 months or so have been like. Yes, today you get to hear about her walk toward independence, one year later. 

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What Mother Nature is providing

  • The first tomato! (and New tomato transplants in the aquaponics system)
  • Everything - we are getting just about everything right now minus Okra.
  • Summer salads
    • Creamy cucumber with dill
    • German style potato salad (shhhh Lynn)
    • Coleslaw
    • Tart Pasta Salad

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • CANNING SEASON

Advice from the Cocktail Whisperer
(See more from David over at Biltong for Breakfast)

  • Icy Smooth Bourbon Beverage 

Operation Independence

  • $500 for grey water repair which is FINALLY done
  • $1 a load for not drying the laundry with propane

Homestead Design One Year Later - An interview with Dori

Make it a great week.

Song: Wolf by Sauce (At Dori's request)

Photos from 40 Acres and a Cave

Jun 18, 2018

I had an inspiration, a breakthrough. It was really just a simple thought, but that doesn't sound as cool as a breakthrough. And it came to me at the oddest time. It came at a time when all was quiet, I wasn’t thinking about grey water, or canning, or growing Holler Roast Coffee, or the paper or anything else. It came to me in a moment of silence, when I was kicking back observing the world around me, just walking along the road with my dogs. And it got me to thinking. What do we need to have in place to have breakthroughs? What can we do to help ourselves grow and change? We will talk about that later in the show.

Two Year anniversary: Membership sale for one week!

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Membership Sign Up
Five Elements of Homemade Salad Dressing

What Mother Nature is providing
Elderflowers are still going strong
Wineberries
Basil
Cabbage
Raspberries for about another week
Green Garlic: Cream of garlic soup
Green tomatoes
First Jalapeno pepper from the Aquaponics system

Tales from the Prepper Pantry
Drying last year’s garlic - yes is stored that long with no problems
Honey Harvest: 8 mediums (!!!) Borrowing a centrifuge from our friend Ricky

Learning Aquaponics
Trellising in 15 minutes - a story
Rooting things in the ebb and flow bed

Operation Independence
Hit the paper hard and it yielded two big clients! 

Breakthroughs Come when you least expect them.....some thoughts.

Make it a great week!

Song: The Flood by Sauce

Jun 11, 2018

Today we will talk to Vin Armani about declaring independence. What struck me about his talk at Liberty Forum was that it was not a tired lecture on the the historical relevance of our Declaration of Independence here, it was an evaluation of what sparks people to choose to be free, and what character elements one needs to have to do it. We also have a crypto tip from our friend Kurt.

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What Mother Nature is providing

  • Poke Weed, Tiger lillies - Lilium lancifolium, Basil
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Yellow squash begins
  • Raspberries are ripe
  • Garlic is coming out of the ground this week
  • And we’ve still got elderberry blooms to fritter up, as well as red clover flowers to harvest and dry for tea

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • We got our first round of beets to pickle

Harvest Bounty

  • Letting Tomato Suckers get about 6-8 inches long them putting them in the ebb and flow bed to root for future transplant
  • Starting to plan which plants will leave the system and go to Kurt’s where the Middle TN GSD crew is planning to do an aquaponics installation this weekend

Questions from Listeners

From Amy on FB: "I've been enjoying your podcasts for quite a while. I enjoy them bc I'm homesteading not far in N. Alabama and our climates are very similar. I'm wondering if you or your TN audience would like to share what counties in TN you think are great for finding good homesteading land for a good price. I'm planning to look for some land on the other side of the state line. Also any reasons TN is so awesome in general to homestead in?"

Operation Independence

  • Something has been added to the Independence fund - we just don’t know what
  • Community and self reliance
  • Thanks Knighthawk
  • Kurt’s segment on Purse.io

Declaring Independence with Vin Armani

  • A conversation about Satyagraha, crypto, declaring independence for yourself, what is none of your business, self ownership and more.

Make it a great week! Song:

Jun 4, 2018

Today we talk about animals on the homestead, and more particularly training animals on the homestead. This is not the all-successful animal trainer’s view of getting your animals in line telling you how to achieve impossible results with just one week of practice when they have spent a lifetime learning. This will be a discussion of the benefits of training your livestock and some ideas on how to do that, as well as stories and examples of things I have done well here at the Holler Homestead === and not so well.

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What Mother Nature is providing

  • Poke Weed
  • Tiger lilies - Lilium lancifolium
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic flowers
  • Chard
  • Dill
  • Basil

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Using up non-pickled beets
  • Drying last year’s garlic to make garlic powder

Harvest Bounty

  • The 5 foot tomato was really 4 feet. NOW it is 5 feet and the blight begins
  • Trellising
  • Sweet potato greens are ready

Questions from Listeners:

  • What exactly do 'you' do with dandelions. Do you roast the root, dry the leaves for tea, etc. How do you best use the 'weed'?
  • What do 'you' do with mullein. Do you simply dry the leaves and then use it for hot tea?
  • How do you make your comfrey salve? Do you get the bees wax from your bees or do you buy it?
  • Compostable toilets--can it really be as easy as a 5 gallon bucket and sawdust? Operation

Independence

  • $50 in the independence fund - rental property faucet and why basic skills are important
    The hack saw that saved the day

Topic of the day: Training Animals on the Homestead

  1. Learn the animal’s perspective. Observe - every day.
  2. Find out what motivates them
  3. Figure out what you need to train them to do, or not to do
  4. Schedule your time to train them

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And with that, go out and Make it a great week!

Song: Mr. Clammy by Sauce

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