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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

 

Apr 15, 2019

Today we go back to one of our core topics to cheer myself up: Making tasty food. Also, we are precooking much of the food for the Spring Workshop right now so the house smells amazing. I dearly hope you enjoy this food-based episode!

Announcement: There will be replays next week as we will be very focused on making this event fun. Do be sure to join the LFTN Coffee break Group if you want to see any of the livestreams we do from the event.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Serving us well - easy meals for crews of folks dropping in to help prepare for the workshop
  • Onion Update
  • Almost done with sweet potatoes - using them up this year!
  • Lot’s or reorganization by Tactical means there may be a better system in the root cellar this winter

What’s in Season

  • Found another dryads saddle
  • Reports or morels
  • Will save the garden update for Wednesday, but we had a $2.85 salad this week. Tomorrow’s harvest will be our break even salad at $2.50

Operation Independence

  • Traded rando reject coffee for lumber
  • Duplex is probably rented - never say it is until the person moves in
  • Share the podcast

Main topic of the Show: Delicious Event Food

Make it a great week!

Song: Anonymous

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Apr 12, 2019

Today is Friday so we have a Thought of the Walk episode. This is a short show where I talk through an idea I had while walking with my dogs, or sitting around the fire. American ingenuity is one thing that has made our economy grow despite all the fetters instilled upon it by government. It has lead to breakthroughs. But are we losing it?

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Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Apr 11, 2019

And you know what Wednesday - er I mean Thursday means: We have a homestead focused episode today and I thought it was about time to have the second in our cheese series. Why? Because last week, I was on the road and one of my favorite things to do to eat well is to make a plate with veggies, pickled things hard yummy cheeses and meats in place of a heavy dinner meal. This is even more fun when you can grab a nice cheddar you have been aging and add some slices of that to the mix.

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

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Stump the Sauce

How to tap into what you have on hand to feed a work crew (easy meals)

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Tomatoes are all out minus Timmy which will go out tonight
  • Banana plants are going out
  • New holly plant from Brand
  • Volunteer squash has germinated so I am seeding squash and cukes to see if I can beat the dreaded supersonic SVB that I am convinced David transported here  (it must be all his fault)
  • Buying peppers at the market Saturday - I hope
  • Potatoes are up

Main topic of the Show: Cheddar Cheese

  • Don't let the perfect get in the way of the good.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Apr 10, 2019

Today we have a replay episode. The cement pad has been poured and people are still on site putting in the final touches on it and I am just dying to have a DANCE PARTY. But the episode on making hard cheeses is a bit much to jump into at this late hour, so I bring you a replay of an episode from one year ago. We were getting ready for the first spring workshop ever. I got completely publicly reamed by someone in a board meeting in a very inappropriate way. And it got me to thinking about ways to deescalate tense situations. Something we can all use a reminder about, right?

SO, enjoy the episode formerly knows as 76.

Make it a Great Week!

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Apr 8, 2019

Today we have an update from the Holler Homestead on how things are progressing here. The first quarter is over and it is a good time to assess how 2019 plan is unraveling, look over the land before things get too overgrown, and make sure our focus is in the right place for long term success. So I will walk through the coffee, the podcast, the consulting and the paper - as well as check in on the progress of our developing homestead.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Meal planning around the pantry: fresh salads, stew, meatloaf this week
  • Using up butternut squash: roasted
  • May find a moment to head up to the nettle patch to gather some for winter teas

What’s in Season

  • Stinging nettle
  • Hairy vetch- what an unfortunate name
  • Dryad’s saddle mushrooms
  • Lettuces, greens, pea shoots
  • Carrots are up and looking good
  • Transplanting tomatoes into the aquaponics system, 100 year old timmy is still hardening off

Operation Independence

  • Seeking 100 old bricks - the kind without holes in them. Email me if you know of a decent source in TN

Main topic of the Show: Personal progress, business development and focus

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Apr 5, 2019

Today is Friday and that means we have a guest interview and today is another great one. We will hear from Salima Singletary about designing a life you want to live, specifically how she has set things up to be the way she and her husband wish to live in the long term --- and along the way she has learned skills, started a new business, and generally had fun adventures.

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Salima is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys various arts and crafts when she isn't doing laundry and hauling kids to practices and games. In a previous life she worked as a copy editor at a university press and an advertising proofreader in one of the nation's oldest newspapers. She expected to end up a magazine editor, but life is full of surprises.

Make it a Great Week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Apr 2, 2019

Travel teaches some great lessons that apply to normal home life and side hustle living. Today, I will talk through 6 things that occurred to me this week.

2 tickets left for the spring workshop!

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Balancing on the road with pantry practices
  • Almost out of Salsa

What’s in Season

  • Getting loads of salad greens from the aquaponics
  • Watercress is at peak harvestability right now 
  • Dandelion flowers
  • Transplanting tomatoes this coming weekend

Operation Independence

  • Sales - because it is important
  • Collections - because it is even more important

Main topic of the show: What We Can Learn From Travel

Daniel from the coffee break group and logo design

Make it a great week!

Song: Dr Feeley, Dr Skinner by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 29, 2019

Today is Friday so it is a Thought of the Walk day and I got a little weird this week. I started thinking about social networks, censorship and the Bonfire of the Vanities. So we will discuss how social networks are behaving much like Friar Savonarola's rein of terror is mich like what is starting to happen now on what have become major publishing platforms.

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Source: Museum of San Marco [Public domain]

Make it a great week!

Mar 27, 2019

Today, I thought I would talk about something all of us in Tennessee have been doing for a few weeks and that many of you will soon need to do: helping your plants through morning frosts that happen in the spring as the earth embraces spring, gets warm, then spikes down below the freezing point at night. I’ve got 5 things you can do without spending a ton of cash - and these are especially important if you are playing early spring plant roulette as I am.

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

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BrettChef on Hard Boiled Eggs

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • The year of taming the weeds by my house - transplanted day lillies, elderberry, comfrey, potatoes
  • Added rose bush and rosa ragusa
  • Need to fence out the chickens and do regular weed hoeing sessions, ground cover
  • What I would be doing in sunshine plot: cutting weeds in the pathways, cleanup and mulching

Stump the Sauce

FROM Tom on pickled carrots

Main topic of the Show: 5 ways to save your plants from frost

  1. Prepare the ground: Mulch 
  2. Water them well 
  3. Heat their feet 
  4. Cover them
  5. Heat under the cover

Bring plants inside...

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 25, 2019

Today, I want to examine gratitude and how being grateful for what you can do, what you have and what being grateful for others are in your life can do to help you find a pathway toward growth and success - and ultimately build the life you want to live rather than fall back into old habits of living up to everyone else’s expectations.

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We are 3 seats away from being sold out for the Spring Workshop!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Set up the composting area for kitchen scraps in Garbage grove
  • A person cannot put up too much salsa
  • Sweet potatoes are starting to think about turning - making sweet potato chips
  • Pickled quail eggs for the workshop

What’s in Season

  • Ap salad and pea shoots
  • Chickweed
  • Wild mustard flowers
  • All the other greens
  • All the eggs

Operation Independence

  • Focused on renting the duplex, finishing the recipe book and starting another
  • 2 salads from the ap = $10 each :)
  • Tomatoes and pepper transplants are up and free from seed from previous years

Main topic of the Show: Gratitude

1: Perspective is everything

2: Find the good in the bad things

3: Add purpose to being grateful

4: Break bad habits of ingratitude

And how does being grateful help you build the life you want to live? I think that it does in a few ways:

  1. Redefines what is important and where to focus
  2. Puts you in a positive frame of mind, which leads you toward solutions rather than critiques
  3. Reminds you to be the one responsible for your happiness, success and life
  4. Brings graciousness and politeness back into the habit - and this is a habit fast disappearing

Make it a great week!

Song: Anonymous

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 22, 2019

Today is Friday so we have a guest interview. When I got to know Jessica Mills, AKA "Dixie" from Homemade Wanderlust, I was impressed with her no nonsense, friendly and empowering approach to everything. She was fun to talk with, eager to share information, and genuinely interested in seeing everyone around her do well. This, paired with her ability to get things done well no matter what, made her a great person to interview. Join me today as I talk with Jessica about building your dream job, establishing a personal brand, backpacking, self-reliance and more!

Mar 20, 2019

Today we run through things to thing through for the transition from winter into spring on the homestead. And not just for the homestead, but really, with a few minor tweaks for any household that is looking toward ongoing, steady management instead of the “on demand” approach to living and lifestyle.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Using up the last of your canned goods before a move

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Potatoes are in the stepped area near the AP - hope is that I will keep up better on weeds
  • Spring greens are doing well
  • Tomatoes and peppers are up in the seedling trays
  • Setting up a new mulching system since we are sans pigs
  • Need to ground cover seed the pig pasture - clover and daikon radish

Main topic of the Show: Spring on the Homestead

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 19, 2019

Today, we will talk about My3Things - and more specifically - how to use it to balance your long term success with short term needs. As the group that shares accountability online grows, subtleties are beginning to appear in the approach - as well as some confusion on what #my3things is and how it works. So I will quickly review the basics as well as talk about your long term success strategy and how to build it into your daily and weekly life.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Fed a crew of 12 this weekend from the pantry
    • Sweet potato chili
    • Smoked butt, greens, corn and beans
    • Bacon and eggs
  • Holler Stew: Leftovers plus venison and tomatoes
  • The Blackstone Cooktop

What’s in Season

  • All the early spring greens - though I have not seen wild mustard yet.
  • Lettuce, leeks, peas from the AP

Operation Independence

  • GSD Weekend Happened and we now have a second composting outhouse
  • Tore down the building in front of our workshop and cleared the area to prepare for the slab pour
  • Did the earth works for the slab pour on Monday

Main topic of the Show: #My3things - covering your long term bases in a short term environment

  1. Identify why: short term push (Das Website); overcommitted; poor prioritization; wasting time on something like social media, tv, etc (tracking app).
  2. Block time to focus on the long term at least 3 days a week for a full hour. (Monday choir story)
  3. Reprogram expectations away from always available, always responsive, both from yourself and from others.

How to attack different roadblocks

TN GSD Crew Classic Rock List: (Bryan Young) 

Make it a great week!

Song: Thanks Dave, performed by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 13, 2019

Because today is a Wednesday, we will be talking about a homesteading topic - and one that is near and dear to many a heart. At the request of Victoria from the LFTN Coffee break group, I thought I would share with you 5 tools that I think every homestead should have - even the off-grid ones. But remember - if you ONLY can have 5 tools on your homestead, these are not they. Rather - these are 5 I truly wanted to highlight and each for a different reason.

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

 

Listener Feedback

 

  • White Coffee

Getting the Gardens Ready

  • Potatoes ready to plant
  • Seedlings on the heat mats
  • Peas are up, which means pea shoot salads are coming soon

Main topic of the Show: 5 Tools to Keep on Your Homestead

Coffee 

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Mar 11, 2019

 

Guys, I had one hell of a day today - and mostly not in a good way. By 5pm, I still was unable to record the show. It is rare that so much bad stuff comes up that I cannot record, but it happened today. So a close couple of friends asked me: "Why not do a replay?" And I thought about it and realize this: I NEEDED to re-listen to "Change Your Narrative, Change Your Life," so why not do a replay of that episode for all. We all have weird, yucky stuff happen from time to time - and it is a good reminder to make what you can of it when it does. 

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Putting lambsquarter seeds out
  • Potatoes are going in the ground this week, along with a rose bush I got, rosehips
  • Speaking of which: The last potatoes from the prepper pantry are either getting planted or eaten

What’s in Season

  • Watercress
  • Chickweed
  • Dandelion, deadnettle, stinging nettle, plantain
  • Keeping my eyes out for dryad’s saddle mushrooms

Operation Independence

  • Duplex
  • Other things

Topic: Replay - Change Your Narrative, Change Your Live

Song: Feed My Hunger

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 8, 2019

Today, we have a fantastic guest and a fantastic topic. Sue Zoldak founder of The Zoldak Agency joins us to talk about setting up your business for success. Sue started her own ad agency in 2016 due to...client request. She has since gone 36 months without a corporate paycheck. She is also the founder of a networking group she started with 40 friends and now, 5 years later, is 1,400 people deep and one of the most well known in her industry. She is an adjunct professor in digital strategy at George Washington University.

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I first met Sue at a workshop we were running and she was positioned to me as a competitor.  As it turned out, she was fun to talk with, knew a helluvalot more than I did about digital marketing, and is one of those people who approaches life with a prosperity for all mindset. She saw the client as someone who needed a win and turned into a powerful force to help them as best she could - and she welcomed other people helping them in different ways.

Make it a great week!

Sue on the Web

Web: www.thezoldagency.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thezoldakagency/

Web: www.suezoldak.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/szoldak/  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suezoldak/

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

Mar 6, 2019

It is the first Wednesday in March so we should be doing a new topic, but I feel like plants got the shrift last month with those 3 missing days, so we are doing the second in a two part series on 8 plants to grow in your yard or on your homestead. Today I will share with you the final four plants.

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

Website migration update

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com. I have gotten some great show topic suggestions that you will hear soon!

Main topic of the Show: 8 Plants You Should Grow in Your Yard, part 2

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Mar 4, 2019

If you don’t know who the TN GSD crew is, they are a group of friends who sometimes get together at one place or another and help kickstart a project. They’ve done site visits, plans, aquaponics builds, a composting toilet and had lots of fun along the way doing it. So what makes this community different? We will talk about that in today’s show as well as ways you can start developing your own community --- or finding one like it.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Using up stewed tomatoes:
    • Sweet Potato Chili
    • Normal Chili with Crowder Peas
  • Preparing the potatoes to go in the ground (link to post in show notes)
  • Hoping this freeze is the last real one for the year so we can bring out the overwintered banana plant and the water hyacinth
  • Elderberry syrup in rotation as I feel seasonally challenged

What’s in Season

  • Early Spring Plant Roulette Update: It’s cold and the peas are thankfully not up
  • Dandelion greens
  • Watercress (will beat back a bit from the cold)
  • Stinging nettle

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Spices in drinks

Stump the Sauce

  • How to skim cream off of milk

Operation Independence

  • What goes around comes around - GSD Weekend at Brett’s - But more on that in today’s show

Energy Expert Answer

  • Should I grab these free solar panels?

Main topic of the Show: TN GSD Crew strikes again

Kudos from Coffee Break: Song list on spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4re3uS64zN04patCYB3SlD?si=FN6aCWdeStCHh9F3JZW-dw

Make it a great week!

Song: 911

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

Mar 1, 2019

Today is Friday and a Thought of the Walk day. It has been a long couple of weeks selling random things and seeking to rent my duplex apartment out and this has gotten me to thinking about how technology is changing human behavior. It may seem like i am down on technology - I am not. But I do think we need to be aware of how we come across when we use it so that we are using the technology, not letting it define us.

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Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Feb 27, 2019

Today is the first in a two-part series about 8 plants that you should grow in your yard or on your homestead if you can. Some of these are “wildly available” and others domesticated but all of them serve a culinary purpose.

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#HollerHatWednesday on Instagram

4 of the 8 plants you should grow

Make it a Great Week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

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