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Nov 15, 2019

Today we have a thought of the walk. What is a thought of the walk? It is something short and sweet that comes clear to me when I take a walk with my dogs. And this week, I realized something interesting about true friends. But we will dive into that after two reminders

Gift Registry

Brownie plus Coffee of the Month

Main topic of the Show: Transferring Seedlings Into Your Garden

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Advisory Board

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Nov 13, 2019

Today, after a week of caring for my goat, I will review the 9 lessons that Mama Sauce learned from Clover, our goat.

#HollerHatWednesday: What is she on and where is she going?

Mewe Reminder: 730-8

Stump the Sauce

  • Lynn on generators in a vacation rental in the mountains.

What’s Up in the AP

  • 3 60 watt bulbs kept our plants mostly alive through a 16 degree night
  • Thai water spinach, Water hyacinth, malabar spinach and ginger are all in the house. 
  • Forgot to move peppers or the avocado tree
  • Setting up an indoor grow area for microgreens and lettuces

Main topic of the Show: 8 Lessons the Gat Taught Mom

  1. Even though the goat pulls hard on her chain when you walk her, never wrap said chain around your hand to get a better grip lest you become bruised.
  2. When the goat becomes tangled to a tree and you need to untangle her, never place your finger between the tree and her chain. I thought I had crushed the bone…
  3. When leading the goat on her chain in the morning to her first grazing spot, hold the chain with both hands and lean way back as if you are on a ski rope tow.
  4. Each morning, when letting the goat out of her barn, you open the door then wait until she brings her head back before skiing to her first browsing spot.
  5. Similarly - release the hook with her tether from the barn gate BEFORE you open the latch to the gate.
  6. In the evening when moving the goat to her barn, all you need to do is un hook it from her tether location and she will drag the chain back with her - holding the chain while she does this is a bad idea.
  7. Each day in the morning, you must wait for the obligatory peach tree leaf munching before leading her to her first grazing location. Then walk he from this location to that asking her which plants she prefers to eat today.
  8. The more trees there are near the tether location, the more times she will wind and loop the chain around things in a crazy way. Similarly - the harder the terrain is that she is on, the more winding up of the chain she will do in order to improve the chances of pulling you off your feet when you come to move her.
  9. Don’t tether the goat where she can get up on things - particularly the poultry corn barrel.

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 11, 2019

Today I will share with you my two biggest take aways from Jack Spirko's Workshop - then I want to walk through how to find your why - and as an example, I will use one of our very own community members: BBQ Homesteader, Daniel, founder of Off Kilter Brownies and someone that you have all heard from if you run in the LFTN digital communities.

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Mewe Live Chat Time Change: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8am

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Ensuring we do not freeze anything
  • The Onion Story
  • Pulling 2018 canned goods out to remind us to use them
  • Finishing Last Year’s Pig, Piece by piece
  • Snow is coming - and I am not shopping because the pantry is all good

No Kill List

  • 16 degrees

Operation Independence

  • Jack’s Workshop - 2 things I got from it (Sharpen the sword)

Main topic of the Show: Find your Why

  • Phases
    • Analysis Paralysis: (Just Get Started)
    • Minor Initial Success:  (Why Am I Not Growing Faster?)
    • Enquiry & Trials: (More Questions Paired With Learning From Results)
    • Receptive to Perspective Change: (From Me to You)
    • Acceleration: (Sharpening)
    • Why is Found: (The Real Work Begins)

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out By Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Nov 1, 2019

John Moody, author of the weed book (Winning the War on Weeds), producer of Abby’s Elderberry, food policy geek and all around great guy is here to talk with us about going rogue with food production, as well as a really cool conference he’s got for us in late January. I for one plan to be there and serve some coffee!

But first

  1. Holiday Gift Registry Reminder
  2. Next Week: Jack’s Workshop

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Main content of the show

FROM JOHN ABOUT JOHN

I am not your typical farmer. Most people probably don’t consider me typical anything. Farming and homesteading were not something I ever planned to do. But I am now glad I get to do them.

Growing up, I enjoyed a varied diet of video games, cartons, and processed foods. Dental decay, seasonal allergies, and constant sickness were the inevitable result – a result that doctors and other denied was connected with my family’s food and lifestyle choices.

In my early 20s, I was waylaid by duodenal ulcers, my body’s final warning that some things were dreadfully awry. Thankfully, I listened. Over the course of a year, my fiancee (now wife) Jessica and I completely changed our understanding of food – what is food? How should it be raised? How should it be prepared?

This lead to thinking long and deep about farming, and eventually, moving out to a farm of our own.

Interview

Make it a great week

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Oct 30, 2019

I had a request over on the Mewe chat group to talk about what to have in your car for winter. And since this is a topic that every homesteader should have a handle on, since most of us live far from help, I thought - perfect topic. Better yet, it applies to everyone as we start seeing snowstorms and freezing temperatures.

#HollerHatWednesday: Who is wearing her and why does she look so sad?

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LFTN Gift Listing: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/directory/

Stump the Sauce

  • How do you determine what projects to take on and which ones to pass over?

Tales from the Booze Whisperer - mention Justin

  • Hot Buttered Rum: 1 shot rum, 1tbsp hot buttered rum batter - hot water

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Garlic is IN
  • Walking onions are IN
  • Row cover will be in place by tomorrow at the latest
  • Bringing cold sensitive plants inside for the winter

Main topic of the Show: Winter Car Preparation

  1. Car Mechanics
  2. Car Kit
  3. People Care
  4. Orientation

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Advisory Board

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Oct 28, 2019

Today, we cover using the concept of "Selfish Sundays" to further your self interest - and why this is not a bad thing.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The great root vegetable transfer moment has arrived - and Jack’s Workshop is in the way - delay, delegate, drop
  • Average weekly grocery bill $20 (Not counting animal feed)
  • Fantastic Curry: Pork Ribs and Pork Chops, Onion, 1 Jar tomatoes, 2 tbsp curry powder, 1 quart turkey stock, greens, Carrots, garlic
  • The mayo story

What’s up on the homestead

  • Separated horseradish
  • Transplanted jerusalem artichokes to a better location
  • Building a guest cabin where the greenhouse was
  • Prepped the garlic bed
  • It is time to rake leaves and use them as mulch
  • AP winterizing happens this week

Operation Independence

  • Traded chicken for beef

Main topic of the Show: Selfish Sunday

Make it a great week!

Song: Feed My Hunger, by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 26, 2019

Today, we explore the idea of how to choose what to eat from your pantry in a thought of the walk episode. What is a thought of the walk episode? A short podcast about something that has been on my mind during one of my walks - usually taken with my doggies in the Holler.

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Update on Ashley’s Campaign for Prom Princess

LFTN Community Tip

  • From Justin - Going back to dealing with coring Tomatoes

TOTW on What To Eat from your pantry

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

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Oct 23, 2019

Today, we will have a homesteading Q and A with multiple topics and questions, including plant identification, marketing a flower business, do I have a voice for radio, is Tennessee really that much cheaper than Illinois, processing walnuts and more.

#HollerHatWednesday: Why is she wearing an 80s era red veiled hat that is a throw back to the 50s?

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Stump the Sauce

  • From Ryan: What are some preparations, uses, or storage options for the fruit of the passion flower plant?

What’s Up on the Homestead

  • Do not Kill List
  • Gathering firewood for winter much later than we should be!

Main topic of the Show: Homestead Q and A Show

Feedback from Finland: Maria

How do I process Walnuts from Niki

Do I have a Voice for Radio? From Travis

How do we market our business? From a different Travis (Book recommendation)

Is there a plant that looks like comfrey, grows like plantain but has a very furry leaf from the Tactical Redneck

What is the catch on living cheap in TN? From Eli

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 21, 2019

Today, we talk through five things to help you be successful in your transition to self employment if that is the path you choose.

Get your questions in for a variety show!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Did not store enough potatoes even though I do not eat many of them
  • Added 1 box of sweet potatoes from the yard (how to cure them and why you do it)
  • Turkey is not just for thanksgiving - turkey saute idea

What’s in Season

  • Things are winding down and pushing into root storage for the winter
  • Jerusalem artichokes should come on soon
  • Persimmons
  • Truly the last call for drying peppermint

Operation Independence

  • Two ricks of wood = $100 in the independence fund

Main topic of the Show: Making Self Employment Work

  • Plan to Earn Enough
  • Good CPA
  • Health Insurance
  • Distractions, Visits, and Misunderstandings
  • Always On Mentality

Make it a great week!

Song: Learning What Leaving Is by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 18, 2019

Lots of women write to me about this show - glad that I share my successes and failures ---often trying to do things that are traditionally handled by men. Today we will talk through home maintenance and the five categories you should check annually to save yourself a world of hurt in the long run. Ryan Steva joins us to talk through five categories to review on your homestead.

Ryan Steva has a varied background from cable to construction to home inspections and, like many of us, has landed as a business owner wondering why he studied what he did in school. His home inspection company is called Inspections by Clarity.

Resources

Make it a great week

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 16, 2019

Today, I share my four essential herbs that I like to have on hand in my home apothecary for the winter. 

#HollerHatWednesday: What is the birth number of the child she is visiting?

Stump the Sauce

  • How to avoid sending or receiving blunders in communication

What’s Up in the Garden

  • First frost update
  • Getting Garlic and walking onions in
  • Looking at where and how plantings will happen next year
  • Time to set up a winter greens station (sprouts and lettuce inside?)

Main topic of the Show: Four Essential Herbs for Your Home Apothecary

Mullein

Cayenne Pepper

Elderberry

Comfrey

What are your four essentials?

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 14, 2019

Today, we will talk about 3 core motivations that almost everyone has - and what it means in our day to day interactions.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 10 visitors came through and the prepper pantry
  • Last round of dried herbs getting set to be integrated into the pantry
  • Transitioning into using what is here, rather than storing what we find

What’s in Season

  • The heat beat back the watercress and it is coming back now that cooler weather prevails
  • Persimmons still!
  • Last chance for sassafras leaves
  • Sweet potatoes are harvested

Operation Independence

  • Sometimes you buy something to build your independence fund: Firewood
  • A listener and friend found us a free glass top stove - perfect for my guest cabin rental
  • Marketing project

Main topic of the Show: We want the same thing

Make it a great week!

Song: Grandpa's Song, by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 11, 2019

Today's podcast is a thought of the walk on rebuilding. Every once in awhile on a walk, I have a thought. Sometimes they are even worth sharing with Y'all!

Rebuilding is not hard, it is simply work.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 9, 2019

Today, we talk through five power outage ideas if you do not have a generator. There are many things you can do to make things a little easier when you lose power.

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#HollerHatWednesday: Whose awesome wife is she with?

Stump the Sauce

  • Air bubble in canned tomato sauce

Listener Feedback

  • Yummy sounding tomato sauce recipe from Justin 

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Putting fall bulbs and garlic in
  • Putting things to bed other places
  • A frost may be here Saturday!!

Main topic of the Show: 5 Ways to Make A Power Outage Better without a Generator

  1. Perishable food: Frozen Water & Insulation
  2. USB Battery Chargers -- in the car
    1. Anker - http://bit.ly/2M1S7tl
  3. Water Storage
    1. 2 gallons per person
  4. Cook outside on your grill/camp stove
  5. Rechargable Coleman LED Lanterns (bring to work)
    1. Coleman Rechargable Lantern- bit.ly/2OybuM7

Oh yeah entertainment!!

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

 

Oct 7, 2019

Today, I want to review the 6 foundations of Lifestyle Freedom - a list I have been working on for a few months. It started out at 15 and gradually got whittled down to just 6. This is part 1 of a two part series - the second will focus on “how to get there”.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Low on some important medicinals: Mullein, peppermint, comfrey
  • Adding dried herbs before the frosts come
  • Ready to move root veggies from my bedroom to the root cellar but there is a giant hole in the wall at the moment

What’s in Season

  • Persimmons
  • All the nuts - missed hazelnut drop last week somehow
  • Lettuces and greens
  • Last wave of peppers, etc

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp update

LFTN Tips

  • Child’s Snack Fridge

Main topic of the Show: Six Foundations for Lifestyle Freedom

Membership Plug

Make it a great week!

Song: Mr. Clammy by Sauce

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 4, 2019

Today we speak with one of my favorite people, a mentor and friend, Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast about lifestyle freedom and liberty. I first found Jack years ago while canning tomatoes. I wanted something to listen to while doing this messy job that would not require me to restart the next podcast. I searched for a podcast on wild edible plants and found Jack and I was hooked. Since that time, I have watched in amazement as he manages to mentor hundreds of thousands of people as they develop lifestyle freedom, survival skills, cooking techniques and more - but we will dive more into that later in the show.

Show Resources

The Survival Podcast

Live tracking for Kurt

DarkHorse450 Fundraiser

Main content of the show

Jack Spirko is founder and podcaster at The Survival Podcast, a daily show about self sufficiency and self reliance in the modern world. He “conceived and created this podcast because over the years I have come to realize how fragile the human condition and the United States economy really is.”

But the podcast is much more than a “prepper show.” Jack focuses on helping people develop stability, prosperity and lifestyle freedom into their lives. Before launching the podcast he had successful careers in sales and marketing, and business development. When Jack drops a piece of business advice, it is usually spot on.

He lives in Texas on a small homestead with his Wife, Dorothy.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 3, 2019

Today we have a quick update conversation with Kurt Dugger about his Dark Horse 450 flight (that is 450 miles) with a paramotor across Tennessee. Because the weather is so very important to flight success, Kurt has decided to start tonight in the hopes of beating the rains that may come toward the end of the weekend.

This flight is to raise awareness of the issues facing combat veterans when they return and face the challenge of reintegrating into normal society and he is hoping to raise $6,000 for the Dark Horse Lodge so that they can get closer to completing their retreat for veterans and begin the hosting process.

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When asked why the retreat is so important this morning in the Mewe chat, I handed the mic over to the Tactical Redneck because he is a returning combat veteran himself and know much more about this topic than I do. Here is what he said:

"Most vets feel alone because they can't talk to other people about what they've been through. Speaking from experience, it's nowhere near as hard to talk to another vet."

Then I was talking to Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast this morning and he explained that his three years in the Army were all overseas so he found it really hard to do simple things, like stand in line at the grocery store because he had gotten very used to being mostly on very small and remote military bases. And as he tried harder to reintegrate, simple things began to make him feel angry so he took a long walk on the Appalachian Trail to get his mind back into the right place to be back home with his loved ones.

Places like the Dark Horse Lodge are one way that space can be made for our returning combat veterans and that is why I made a donation to them today in support of both the lodge and of Kurt's flight (which is not costing the Lodge money).

Would you like to help too? Here are some ways to do so:

I will update this page as video/more information is released over the next few days and thanks for listening.

Make it a great week!

Oct 2, 2019

Someone asked me to elaborate on something that has always seemed simple to me: Load from the back and take from the front in your pantry. So I got to thinking: most of us are not taught how to manage our pantries and so when we talk about building food stability into your life through developing stores of foods that you actually want to eat, and learning food preservation, it is also worthwhile to discuss pantry management practices. Today, we will cover the 8 basic concepts to bring you to a well-managed pantry.

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#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

Stump the Sauce

  • How to get paid via paypal when you have an etsy store - remind people about the holiday gift vendor concept 

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Lettuces and greens
  • Watered the sweet potatoes so we can harvest them
  • Still have SOME brassicas left but the cabbage worms have been pretty bad 
  • A last hurrah of tomatoes and green beans
  • Found peppers are starting to produce

Main topic of the Show: Episode 218: Pantry Management 101

  1. Store what you eat and eat what you store (Jack Spirko)
  2. Load from the back and take from the front (Stan)
  3. Cook from scratch - and keep trying new things
  4. Learn preservation skills and substitutions
  5. Do a quarterly audit - and make meal plans with stuff that is getting long in the tooth
  6. Pest control and food protection
  7. Have backup plans for things likely to happen to your pantry
  8. Use stuff up

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 30, 2019

Today, I will walk you through the process I go through to establish priorities for the coming year because people often wonder how I get so much done. Really, it boils down to focus and prioritization and learning to let go of feeling overwhelmed by a project!

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Announcements

  • Workshop videos repaired on member portal - this years are posting soon - we have had some technical difficulties
  • New Member Discount: Off Kilter Brownies (10% off)
  • Send me your craft company to go on an LFTN gift page - Subject "Holiday Gift Vendor"

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • There is nowhere left to store canned food
  • Drying late fall herbs: sage, oregano, basil
  • Still need to do the freezer audit

What’s in Season

  • Chestnuts
  • Persimmons
  • Black Walnuts
  • Hickory nuts
  • Filberts

Operation Independence

  • I went out of town and my 2 redneck house sitters did a HUGE operation eyesore which will help with the campground rental.
  • Renting the cabin long term

Sound of Music Sing Along Update

Main topic of the Show: Goals for the new year

Q1: Has the vision changed?

Q2: Have we knocked out any of the three areas of focus?

Q3: Under each area of focus, what projects will be done?

Q4: Is everyone in your family on board with these goals?

Q5: What stands in my way of getting these things done?

Q6: Energy vampire purge

Dark Horse 25 has launched

Make it a great week!

Song: Cilly Song, by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 27, 2019

Periodically, I got for a walk and something becomes clear to me while I am alone with the dogs. This is why making space in your life to wander is so important! Often the thoughts I have something to do with freedom, society or a bigger picture - but not today. This one is about human nature and the concept of “can’t”

Holler Roast Contest on Instagram: @HollerRoast & #CoffeeThoughts

The News From Around the Bend: https://www.smallscalelife.com/our-best-is-yet-to-come/?fbclid=IwAR0RXNRf9bhs76znZHNIO1EVAkVmOQBloyk0LaXA6pibGDI8VT104kDLytU

Main topic of the Show: Thought of the Walk on Can’t

You know what I mean, right?

  • I can’t pay off my debt because my wife spends too much month
  • I can’t fold my laundry because I don’t have time
  • I can’t start my business because I haven’t built the website
  • I can’t lose weight because my job keeps me on the road without a kitchen

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 25, 2019

We are officially in fall. Another year has almost passed with its hope for a great harvest in the spring, wicked hot late summer days, and now, fall. So today, I wanted to share with you my early fall checklist on the homestead.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

Listener Feedback from Jennifer

What’s Up in the Garden

  • We had a terrible infestation of cabbage worms (what we did about it)
  • Fall lettuce is trying to bolt - will have a shade strategy in place for next year

Main topic of the Show: An Early Fall Checklist

Gardens

  • Gather the antifreezing materials: plastic and bricks
    • Stock tank heater
    • Outside sheets
  • Prepare the garlic bed
  • Plant fall bulbs (tulips and daffodils, here we come!)
  • Begin to mulch areas that are already done for the year (asparagus)
  • Trim the eldreberries and mulberries (they are already dropping their leaves)
  • Plan for any new fruit tree plantings

 

Animals

  • Updated food storage: more
  • Ensure we have enough hay for the winter
  • Test the water antifreezing systems
  • Look at shelter and evaluate for winter
  • Bedding
  • Outdoor shelter for dogs and cats

Humans

  • Prepare for the fall root cellar move
  • Review the freezer contents and look for food storage weaknesses
  • Finish the rocket mass heater
  • Review pipe anti-freezing technology
  • Start winterizing the yard things
  • Look the cars over for decent antifreeze, etc
  • Power outtage kit review
  • First aid/medicinal support review (flu, colds)
  • Firewood
  • Clean the chimney
  • Order the broken stove baffle (OMG)
  • Holiday travel and guest plans
  • Review winter clothing status

Really the only thing on this list that does not apply to a city fall check list would be the livestock list and if you have pets, it might well. I am often struck by how the lessons in developing my lifestyle freedom on a homestead apply to most other ways of living that a person might choose.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 20, 2019

It is Friday so we have an interview show and today, I talk with Daniel Allen about aircrete - an interesting, insulative and very flexible building material that you may want to consider for your next project.

Resources

Website: https://tinygiantlife.biz/

Video course

YouTube channel 

Bio: Daniel Allen

30 years in the building Industry I took a job in I.T. and the company lost its big client to an Exxon buy out. The great recession hit and I could not find work without moving. So I cashed out my retirement, bought some land, build a small house and lived for a few years growing all my own food taking odd jobs.

I started building alternative buildings and had the opportunity to build every type of alternative structure. Eventually I found AirCrete, or cellular cement as it's know in the industry. I fell in love with it. 

AirCrete let's a comfortable structure be build in any climate affordably with the enormous amounts of labors required by typical alternative construction or expensive machines. Throw some tools and cement in a truck and one person can build anywhere they can drive to.

Now, I am starting a web based business teaching people how to build cheap beautiful debt free homes so that they can live an intentional life with or without a typical job. I offer digital video courses as well as workshops.

Richard Hastings turned me onto your podcast. I did a podcast interview with the survival podcast and really licked the interaction.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 18, 2019

Today, we will discuss three value-adding ideas for your garlic crop. Why? Because in just 3 weeks or so, it is time to plant garlic here and if you decide to sell garlic products, you may want to plant more than you did last year.

#HollerHatWednesday: What in the world happened?

Stump the Sauce

  • Why am I getting a huge air gap in my canned foods? Background: sometimes when I process foods, after I remove the jar from the canner, I find that a bunch of liquid has boiled out and it leaves an air gap. Why does this happen? Is it safe to eat the food?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Insects
  • Eating fresh salad from the garden.
  • Laying plans to prepare the garlic planting beds
  • Jerusalem artichokes are blooming FWIW

Main topic of the Show: 3 value add ideas for your garlic

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 16, 2019

 

Today, we will run through the various business endeavors going on here at the Holler Homestead and give on update on progress toward their goals - as well as share some lessons learned along the way.

Direct Downlaod

Amazon Highlight: Fine tipped white chalk pens

Show References: Episode 155

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Green Chili Event Update
  • 24 jars of salsa, 24 jars of canned stewed tomatoes
  • Canning is done for now 
  • Also: 100 lbs onions, 2 boxes sweet potatoes

What’s in Season

  • Lettuce is ready to harvest in the AP system - and it has been very very hot
  • Deciding when to harvest the sweet potatoes 

Operation Independence

  • Located a convenient place to have my pallets of coffee delivered that will save me $150 per time I order green beans!

Main topic of the Show: Holler Homestead Business Update

Make it a great week!

Song: Wolf

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Sep 11, 2019

Green Chili Day is just around the corner and I thought I would take some time today to share a few recipes, including my latest salsa recipe, talk about the event preparation and generally get folks excited to come here to the Holler Homestead and hang out. 

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

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Stump the Sauce

  • How do I pull ph on fermented foods if I do not have a $75 tester? Can I use ph strips?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Fall plants are looking great
  • Sweet potato greens - thinking about when I want to harvest the potatoes
  • Jerusalem artichokes are blooming and that means this is the time to mark your patches of wild ones for later harvest - the tubers will be starting to form now as the plant energy returns to the earth
  • Thinking about planting garlic - maybe this year is the year?

Duckling Update

  • Limpy returned to the flock

Main topic of the Show: Hatch Green Chili Day

Make it a great week!

Song: 911 by sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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