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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 29, 2018

Today, we talk about what steps I will take to prepare the aquaponics system for winter, as well as go over what you can do now to get your garden beds ready for a great spring!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Phase 1 has been completed 
  • Final canning events of the year (after Jack’s)
  • Drying Mushrooms
  • November: Meat rotation in the freezer
  • Time to extract honey, or package it in tinfoil to avoid freezer burn
  • Gluehwein season is here

What Mother Nature is providing

  • Ap: Swiss chard and not much else at the moment
  • Time to winterize. More on that later
  • Winterize the bees
  • Mushrooms are exploding
  • Firewood

Stump the Sauce

Operation Independence

  • Tile, Tile, Tile, Tile on the rental that has taken forever. Tiling on a wavy wall (operation independence)
  • One annoying thing season

Main topic of the show: Winterizing the Aquaponics System and garden beds

Four things to to to the ap:

  • Stock tank heater
  • Bed hoops
  • Insulation on the feeder hoses
  • Bring in the frost sensitive plants

How to prepare your beds for winter

  • Clean them out
  • Layers: manure, compost, forest dirt, leaves, straw or wood chips or another mulch. (My thoughts on local wood chips)
  • What to do if you interplant like I do

A Final Winter checklist

  • Waters ready to be ice-free?
  • Bees?
  • Animal bedding sufficient?
  • Goat hay needed
  • Pump house filters changed
  • Bring in the banana trees
  • Try to overwinter a rosemary plant and the tabasco peppers

Make it a great week.

Song: Strange Child by Sauce

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The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Oct 23, 2018

Today is that moment you have all been waiting for: A debrief of our visit to see Dori at her place, 40 Acres and a Cave. We will have a short debrief of what happened for the visit and a run down of some things we can all learn from what she is doing out there with that fantastic property.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Harvested my sweet potatoes and got about ¾ of a bushel for the prepper pantry.
  • Curing Sweet potato
  • Last green bean harvest of the season
  • Blueberry oatmeal
  • Still have not done the big move-in for Winter 2018
  • The great lasagna and the mandolin zucchini noodles

What Mother Nature is providing

  • Ap: Swiss chard is coming on
  • First Oyster mushrooms - planning to put up a ton
  • Last of the sage
  • Lemon balm - last call
  • Almost time for horseradish
  • Parsley

Stump the Sauce

  • Oxtail: Paired with jerk or curry - http://coopcancook.com/braised-oxtails/
  • What Sauce would do: sear then do a roemertopf with smoked paprika, rosemary, garlic, salt, peppers, carrots, onion, salt - served over sauteed mushroom or rice with a broth made from the rendered juices of the roemertopf and a bit of stock - because there is always stock.

Operation Independence

  • The great plumbing repair: $150
  • Taxes really did get sent - next up: more taxes
  • The gas dryer story
  • Coffee of the month is starting to sell

A debrief of 40 Acres and a Cave

Make it a great week!

Song: Anonymous by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer
The Tactical Redneck
Chef Brett
Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

Oct 15, 2018

So, this episode will focus on a man I have long admired in our area: Billy Kaufman of Short Mountain Distillery. Billy moved to Tennessee with a vision. What he started doing morphed into where he is today and we had a great talk about his distillery, the Haunted Woods event, and his journey from arrival to where he is today. There is so much to learn from how he has flexed and adjusted as he develops his farm into something beautiful. And while the what of he is doing has changed, his vision remains largely unchanged. It is a great example of how sticking to a vision over a tactic can help you launch the lifestyle you want.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The weather went from the low 90s to 60s in 24 hours and it is time
  • Hen of the woods while at Dori’s place
  • Tomatoes are finally on the agenda
  • Getting Ready to extract honey

What Mother Nature is providing

  • Ap: Green beans, greens
  • Harvesting a round of spices to dry for winter use
  • Mushrooms
  • Watercress 
  • Chestnuts 

Operation Independence

  • Did a property walk and homestead plan with 40 Acres and a Cave which is giving me the data I need to offer more of these in the coming year - and it was so much fun I am dying to tell you about it.
  • Paid off a card in the game of finance with a check that was very very very late in arriving.
  • Launched Coffee of the Month

Main topic of the show: Haunted Woods, Moonshine, and the Power of Vision with Billy Kaufmann

Question: How are you surrounding yourself with doers or takers?

Make it a great week!

Song: Learning What Leaving Is, by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer
The Tactical Redneck
Chef Brett
Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Oct 9, 2018

Today, we will talk about something a bit different: why we end each episode with make it a great week. We will also take a look at what that means for so many, and tell some stories along the way.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • It’s been a light week in the pantry with all the other projects underway
  • Incoming visit from the Knifemaker (Get Patrick to check in). He showed me how to sharpen my awesome chef’s knife
  • Hot as blazes so boxes are STILL in my office

What Mother Nature is providing

  • Green Beans
  • Time to harvest sweet potatoes
  • Chestnuts

Stump the Sauce

  • Meatloaf experiment and leftover scramble

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • A missive from over the pond

Operation Independence

  • Coffee of the month beans arrive TOMORROW!!
    • Soft Launch is Wednesday
  • Headed to 40 acres and a farm

Main Topic: New tagline - Helping you to live the life you choose on your terms

Song: Suicide by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer
The Tactical Redneck
Chef Brett
Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Oct 1, 2018

Today, I want to talk about progress and the fall. Winter is coming, but right now, we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor. More about that in the main show topic.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Reorganization Needed
  • Did the last round of root cellar orders: 2 bags of onions, 2 boxes of potatoes, 1 sweet potato, 2 cushaw squash, a pumpkin for fun. Total cost: $80
  • Pantry coaching is a thing - it’s not frantic prepping, it is just smart.
    • Document what you eat
    • Try some seasonal bulk purchases - maybe just 1 thing
    • See if you use it up
    • USE IT UP

What Mother Nature is providing

  • Harvested and set out to dry Goldenrod
  • Chestnuts
  • Turkey and Deer season is upon us 

Stump the Sauce

  • Using an abundance of peppers
  • Getting home from vacation when the store is not a viable option

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • How to use Holler Roast Coffee Bitters

Operation Independence

  • Holler Roast Coffee of the Month Update
  • Budget Discipline

Main topic of the show: Progress.

Go out, and make it a great week!

Song: Wolf by Sauce (Also referred to as Desire)

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer
The Tactical Redneck
Chef Brett
Samantha the Savings Ninja

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