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Jun 19, 2019

Today, I needed a reminder about living my life on my terms, not society's so we have a replay. We will take a walk through the benefits of simply living. Simply living – as in simply living your life, not letting others live it for you. Why Simply living and not simple living? You gotta listen to find out!

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The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

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Jun 17, 2019

Today we explore investing in family and what it means to build your dynasty, why that is not a bad thing, as well as who your family should be.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Canning Reorganization Update
  • Workshop Leftovers, the gift that keeps on giving
  • Getting a handle on how much vinegar we use in a year 9Orders for pickup)
  • Comment on sears and the mercantile

What’s in Season

  • Creek mint
  • Mullein is blooming
  • All the garden things!
  • Still no ripe tomatoes

Operation Independence

  • Embarking on a new real estate project soon - starting the process of expanding the number of properties I manage
  • Keeping  Redneck around is resulting in things getting fixed without needing to call “a guy”

Main topic of the Show: Investing in Family

Make it a great week!

Song: Grandpa's Song by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Jun 12, 2019

Today we will talk about the 8 projects you can do to master canning. Because canning is a great way to tap into abundance and enjoy your results all year long. But canning, like any skill, works best as a progression.

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

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Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Whisky Ice Cubes

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Green Beans
  • Chard
  • Potatoes
  • Squash
  • Basil
  • Still no ripe tomatoes
  • Time to start second wave of summer veggies and the fall garden plants

Main topic of the Show: Steps to Mastering Canning

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Jun 10, 2019

Today, we cover some ways to get started in cooking with what you have rather than a recipe.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Cook With What You Have will be available for download on the membership portal on Friday! 

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • All the processing is happening
  • Working toward all wide mouth jars
  • 13 quarts of beets pickled
  • Bone broth in process
  • Herbs drying
  • Want: Canning Kitchen set up outside

What’s in Season

  • Day lilies: Salads and sautes
  • Dill: Pickling and salads
  • Elderflower: Fritters & Tea
  • Honeysuckle flower: Simple syrup for beverages this week
  • Hearty greens like dock and plantain are getting a bit chewy, but you can harvest and eat plantain seeds

Operation Independence

  • 10 Quarts of Honey extracted - a $200 value. Keeping 4 for us and selling the rest.
  • Finished out some of the wrong kind of project opening up more time for the long term push

Main topic of the Show: Cook with What You Have

Book Recommendation from the show: Ratio

Make it a great week!

Song: Dr. Feeley, Dr. Skinner by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Jun 7, 2019

Today I examine a bad cultural habit we have of demanding that others give up their rights just because we had to give up ours. This is a thought of the walk episode so it is short.

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Main topic:  Thought of the Walk on Power Abuse

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Jun 5, 2019

Today, I have invited the Tactical Redneck to come on the show and talk to us about small motor maintenance for three items: a push lawnmower, a chainsaw, and a weed eater (not the goat).

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

Stump the Sauce

  • What to do when your passion is hard to find

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Updated the trellising strategy in the ap and made sure all the suckers were off the tomatoes
  • Mexican Sourgurken will be ready soon
  • Scapes came and went and it is time to harvest garlic and baby potatoes
  • Lots of firsts: Malabar spinach is up, 1st green bean, coriander seed pods are there, carrots coming on slowly, 1st squash
  • Seeding another round of beans, cloning tomatoes, looking at starting cucumer and squash plants inside to transplant later in the summer after the vine borers dessimate all my stuff.
  • Time to plan the fall garden

Main topic of the Show: Small Motor Maintenance on the Homestead

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Jun 3, 2019

Sometimes, we must push back on repugnance, learn or try something new, because if we stop learning - we stop growing. And if you are not growing, atrophy quickly follows.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The pickled beet story
    • Dill from the market (Dog Fennel) -- I said Horse Fennel in the show - I meant Dog Fennel! DO NOT EAT DOG FENNEL!!
  • Canning tip: Never reuse lids

What’s in Season

  • First baby squash 
  • Rosepetals (candied)
  • Day lilies
  • Nasturtium - too bad I did not plant any

Operation Independence

  • Cook with what you have
  • The tool fairy

Main topic of the Show: If you’re not learning something new, you’re doing it wrong!

Song: Calling My Name - by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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May 31, 2019

Today is a Friday so we have an interview show today and I think you are going to love this one - Especially all of you who have been dabbling in or dreaming of installing your own Aquaponics system! We will hear about Aquaponics on a large scale, lessons learned and how it integrates with a permaculture approach to homesteading from Richard Hasting.

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Announcements!

  1. 150k download celebration - share with two friends and email me to tell me you did and get entered to win 5 lbs of coffee or 1 year annual membership at the premium level
  2. New email process for the show - sign up.
  3. Mewe Livechats Tuesday and Thursday, 7am-7:30am Central Time on the LFTN Mewe Group

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EastTexasAquaponics.com  

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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May 29, 2019

I got a question in about ducks and it was involved enough that I thought it would make a great Wednesday topic. And indeed, I find it easier to brood ducks on the summer than the early spring, so today we will go through a bunch of stuff, from brooding, to caring for, to why you might want ducks or chickens or chicken over ducks.

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

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Stump the Sauce

  • What to do with 12 dozen eggs - decide if you really want to eat that many eggs (8 week plan)
    Scramble and freeze in 2 egg sets

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Variation on  Julep by Derek

What's Up in the Garden

  • No rain - have had to water starter plants some more
  • Tossing leftover sweet potato slips in a place where I always fight weeds to see what happens - and starting some organo there (need drip irrigation for that)
  • Frankentomato should ripen soon
  • Lots of volunteer tomatoes in one bed  
  • Keep thinking it is the last salad, and getting another salad ($.75 salad)
  • Squash blooms
  • Malabar spinach is finally up!

Main Topic: Introduction to Ducks

Brooding, feeding, water, diseases, training and more!

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Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

May 24, 2019

Originally, I was going to talk about eating frogs, but then I looked at something interesting. Y’all know I love to do CrossFit but that I injured my back moving a clothes dryer and have taken some time off right? But like all CrossFitters, I do tend to keep up on what is going on there. Well today, CrossFit corporate pulled out of Facebook and Instagram - and better yet, they published why. So we will talk about opting out or Orwellian manipulation.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

May 22, 2019

Today, I talk through elements of an aquaponics system, bed styles and some things to think about when you start with aquaponics.

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

Find out how you can win 6 pounds of coffee or 1 year of free premium membership!

Stump the Sauce

  • What to serve if you want a totally foraged side dish

What's Up in the Garden

  • germination
  • all the greens
  • tomato and mexican sauergurken set

Main topic of the Show: Basic Mechanics of an Aquaponics System

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

May 20, 2019

Today, we have an important topic for many of us - what to do when your time is not yours. Because there are times in almost everyone’s life where you end up in a situation where for one reason or another, your time is not yours. The expectations or agreements you have made put you in a position where you do not want to be. I know I feel choked whenever I end up in this position. Like I literally cannot breathe. So I thought it would be a good time to walk through ways to bear it, and ways to avoid it.

Live Chat on MeWe Tuesday and Thursday 7am-7:30 am CT

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • I am so bad - the reorganization is still not done
  • Using up green beans and corn and pickled things
  • Researching green chili salsa recipes in advance of Green Chili Fest this fall
  • A word on dry good storage

What’s in Season

  • Day lilies
  • Vetch flowers
  • Clover flower, Bee balm, Sage, Berry leaves, Lemon balm, Peppermint
  • Thistle

Operation Independence

  • Dutch Buckets and gleaning soil from old grow beds

Main topic of the Show: What to Do When Your Time Isn’t Yours

  • Walk away
  • Reset your expectations
  • Retraining
  • Seek the middle ground (Reduce times of pull)
  • Accept that this is a tradeoff (I get to go to work vs I have to go to work)

Make it a great week!

Song: Thanks Dave by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

May 17, 2019

Today is a Friday so we have an interview and this interview is great. Local farmer and listener Jason Smith of Smith Family Farm joins me today to talk about how they built their 10 acre paradise into something that both brings them high quality food and supplies locals and restaurants with awesome produce. You also get a booze whisperer segment today.

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Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Red kryptonite

Interview with Jason Smith of Smith Family Farm

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

May 15, 2019

Today will be the first in a series of shows on Aquaponics - and today is the most basic of overviews - from the perspective of a user, not an installer, not a designer, but someone who has been hands on with an Aquaponics system for a year.

#HollerHatWednesday: Whose floor is she on and who or what threw her there?

Instagram: @nicolesauce1

Stump the Sauce

Tidings from the Garden

  • $.95 salad will be served this evening (some lettuces are starting to bolt)
  • Potatoes are looking great
  • Peas are going strong
  • Swiss chard is coming into its own
  • Need to add nutrient - probably mg and calcium, though it could be iron, though that would be really odd
  • Some beans are climbing their poles
  • Tomatoes are blooming but have not set fruit
  • Parsley and cilantro are going to seed
  • More variety than last year
  • Thai water spinach has germinated, malabar spinach has not - may put some in pots under heat mats
  • Spent my June liquor budget on lava rock for AP expansion

Main topic of the Show: Introduction to Aquaponics - a user’s view

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

May 13, 2019

Today, I talk through something kind of personal - the thought process on whether to push through the hard time in my business or to pull the plug. This is a place everyone seems to come to when starting a micro business (under 5 employees) and I am right there. But more on that in the main section of today’s show.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Drying herbs: Oregano and sage - comfrey
  • Still in the massive reorganization
  • Used the final onion
  • Pulling out pork to grind rather than buy it ground to use up the meat in the freezer

What’s in Season

  • All the greens
  • Strawberries
  • Comfrey and vetch
  • Bee balm, lemon balm, berry leaves
  • No mushrooms this week

Operation Independence

  • Spike in web work

Main topic of the Show: Business Decision Time - Push Through or Pull Out?

  • Did your hustle turn out to be what you love?
  • Will pushing through yield the financial results you want?
  • If you add side income, is it the best use of your time?
  • Are you actually set up to make a profit?
  • Will you always have to have side income, or is this temporary? (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • What are your alternative options and do any look more appealing than what you are doing now?
  • Do you have the support you need to go for it?

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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May 10, 2019

Today, we have a thought of the walk for Friday about Doers versus Takers. It really is amazing what happens when you gather a group of doers together and the become friends. Perhaps this is why the communities that work the best are based on doers, not takers. More on that in the show today.

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

May 8, 2019

Today, I talk about how to begin implementing a permaculture approach to your homestead. This has been at the front of my mind this year as I started taking a PDC. I will share with you how I stumble across permaculture, what it is, and some steps we have taken here to begin adjusting our homestead to be more functional through permaculture design. Don’t get me wrong: I am a student of permaculture sharing my journey with you, not an expert. 

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with? @nicolesauce1 on Instagram...

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Stump the Sauce

From Christie: What to do with too many onions

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

Update

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Potatoes are looking awesome - need to fill in with wood chips or straw to encourage more potatoes
  • Time to look for Garlic scapes
  • Building Dutch Pots for last of the peppers and tomatoes
  • Filled in herbs, water plant seeds, and other warm weather plants this week
  • Onion starts going in the ground
  • Sweet potatoes going in when dutch pots are done so we do not lose all the real estate in the ap like we did last year

Main topic of the Show: Beginning the Permaculture Approach to Homesteading

Show Links

Zones simplified: https://www.permaculturevisions.com/getting-permaculture-zone/

Gaias Garden: https://amzn.to/2H9DpxP

Onion Recipes: https://www.onions-usa.org/recipes

Jack Spirko's New-ish Episodes on Permaculture

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

May 6, 2019

It is so easy to get hurt by what people say and do to you - even when those same people meant something completely different. Today, I have a reminder for all of us to not take things so personally. It is not about you and it is not about me most of the time - but we perceive the world through our view - and everything can seem personally targeted to us, even when it isn’t. We will discuss that and some ways to reframe your view right after our regular segments.

Cookbook update - Got my copy for a final edit - very excited to launch it!

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Canning lots of stock 
  • Not done with the summer pantry transition we discussed in Wednesday’s show

What’s in Season

  • “Wild Strawberries” which are really Mock strawberries or Duchesnea indica
  • Peas are blooming - pea shoots
  • Hairy vetch
  • All the lettuces
  • Clover flower collection week (for tea)

Operation Independence

  • Talk about the independence fund and being penny wise and pound foolish
  • Duplex is truly rented! 

Main topic of the Show: Remember Not to Take Things Personally

Make it a great week!

Song: Thanks Dave by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

May 1, 2019

Today we will talk about the annual process of preparing for summer in the pantry. You see, we are moving from eating what we have stored in large part to eating fresh foods and storing the excess and with that comes the need to audit, reorganize and plan for the coming year.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with? (on Instagram: @nicolesauce1)

Stump the Sauce

  • From Angela: Do you grow lettuces from seeds or seedlings
  • Event stock 

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Too many plants - need to get my dutch pots built
  • Transition from cool weather plants to warm weather plants
  • Harvesting every other day or so
  • Battle of the weeds begins

Main topic of the Show: Preparing the Pantry for Summer

Process:

  1. Audit what it where
  2. Remove and deep clean section by section
  3. Move old to the “use it first” section, put empty jars in the add new canned goods section
  4. Freezer management: (Challenge every year)
  5. Assess if we used things at the same rate as we usually do
  6. Fast track 2 year old jars and/or meats by moving to the kitchen freezer

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Apr 29, 2019

Today, we talk about some highlights from the spring workshop we had here at the Holler Homestead. The Tactical Redneck and Mama Sauce will join me to give their perspectives as well.

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Apr 26, 2019

Today is a big day at the LFTN Spring Workshop! We will have sessions all day then land at the barter blanket where folks have the fun of trying to tell the bet story to sell their wares. We bring you a timely replay today on how to make homemade salad dressing.

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Apr 24, 2019

We are just launching out first evening of workshop hijinks today, so I bring you a replay episode in honor of my good friend The Tactical Redneck who has worked his ass off helping us get all set up for the big event.

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Apr 22, 2019

This week, we have the Spring Workshop at the Holler Homestead so Living Free in Tennessee's podcasts will be all replay episodes all the time. First up this week, "Breakthroughs Happen When You Least Expect Them." It is always nice to have a reminder to make time to have the breakthroughs you need. I hope you enjoy this episode.

 

Apr 19, 2019

Today, we have an interview with a wonderful couple who are working together to build the life they want with a homesteading mentality but in an urban environment. Tom and Julie Domres of a Small Scale Life are a big part of our LFTN community and today, we get to talk about how they are accomplishing the best life they can build together.

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Tom and Julie in the Web

Make it a Great Week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Apr 17, 2019

Today, we walk through something we have never really discussed on the podcast: Easy to Bake Bread via a process I learned from Geraldine Duncan - one of my early in life influencers and inspirers - the lady who showed me not to fear taking on big tasks in the kitchen. 

We will also walk through some homestead hijinks as this week has been crazy and when it is crazy on the homestead, your animals can sense something is up and I SWEAR they become crazy themselves. Or spring is in the air - either way.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • How can I keep my lettuces fresh
  • How long can I expect them to remain fresh

Tales from the Holler Homestead

  • Goat Night
  • Swarming Bees
  • Holler Roast Ottoman

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Potatoes are up
  • Sweet Potato Slips Ready to Transplant
  • $2.50 salad was achieved yesterday
  • Tomatoes a foot tall and growing like mad
  • Volunteer Squash, beans and other plants

Main topic of the Show: Easy to Bake Bread

  • Make a sponge
  • Work in the rest of the flour
  • Let Rise
  • Bake@425 for 20-25 minutes

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

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