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Now displaying: February, 2019
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

 

 

 

Feb 25, 2019

It is easy to be sucked in by the siren’s call of being busy and checking things off your list — but are you viewing your time as an investment? We will talk about that and more today on Living Free in Tennessee.

Workshop registration

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Bugging in happened – almost had to tap into my condensed milk – which we need to rotate through
  • What I put in the car
  • Working through the green beans
  • Making Sweet potato chili
  • Method: weekly assessment of what needs to be used up and freezer audit season

 

What’s in Season

  • Watercress
  • Duck eggs (also at the workshop)
  • Lettuce
  • Green Onions
  • Wild Garlic
  • 1st spring dead nettle popped up

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Segment

Stump the Sauce

  • Sick of homemade vinaigrette – ideas for different salad dressing?

Operation Independence

  • DAS WEBSITE – on last task (that is of course taking longer than ever expected)
  • Creative Outlet: Alzheimers, friends, singing, lifting your spirits (how that plays into independence)

Main topic of the Show: ROI on Your Time

Make it a great week!

Song: Belly Dancing Vamp Tune, by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Feb 22, 2019

Today April Ray of Radiant Acres joins me to talk about transitioning to the homestead from city living ---but not quite. Many folks need to have one person working a full time job while the other gets the homestead up and running.

April and her husband and three children live in Hampshire, Tennessee, a tiny town an hour outside of Nashville. Four years ago, after living their entire lives in big cities (Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles), they moved out to the country with a desire to grow their own food and be more self-sufficient. But April's husband, Nick, kept his day job in Nashville and they've learned to be both city and country dwellers at the same time. They've discovered that homesteading isn't an all-or-nothing venture. Self sufficiency doesn't happen overnight. Instead, there's a long period of learning, growing, adventuring, failing, succeeding -- and commuting -- that takes place on the journey.

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Instagram @raydiantacres

Feb 20, 2019

Today, I will share with you how I go from seedling to plant in the ground, talk a bit about garden bed preparation, how to know when it is time and care of newly transplanted plants.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Sausage Hash and Roast Beef Hash

Main topic of the Show: Transferring Seedlings Into Your Garden

  1. Prepare the ground
  2. How to know when it’s time
  3. How to transplant
  4. Care after transplant 

Do the same with store plants!

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Feb 18, 2019

Today we will go through several things you can to do get your head right and enjoy the darkest days of winter. Seasonal Affective Disorder is not a fake thing, but it is something you can take on and change your narrative. So, let's do this!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Not using canned vegetables as much and here is why
  • Audited what we have canned and in the root cellar and integrated them into the workshop menu
  • Watercress is slow in the creek but growing well in the AP system
  • Lost 2 heads of lettuce - left the cover off
  • Should be doing sprouts but I am not… need to kick that into gear

What’s in Season

  • Watercress
  • Wild Garlic
  • Nettles are almost ready
  • Mushrooms

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Segment from David Oswalt

Stump the Sauce

  • My french press makes the coffee taste like ash...?

Operation Independence

  • We have applications in for the duplex and it will be done by the end of this month! (A bit on rental income and the pros and cons)

Main topic of the Show: Chase Away the Wintertime Blues

Make it a great week!

Song: SURPRISE!!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Feb 15, 2019

This is a shorter episode where I share something that occurs to me while out on a walk. We focus so much on getting things done around here that sometimes it is easy to forget to make time for your mind to wander and a walk is a great way to do that. Today, I have some thoughts on the great tradeoff of control for other things such as reach, security, money and more. There is a constant pressure between these things and many folks do not assess their choices with this knowledge in hand.

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Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Shawn Mills

Resources

Feb 13, 2019

Today, I will talk about early spring plants, planting and the roulette game that many of us play as part of our gardening effort.

Holler Hat Wednesday: Latest photo is up and quite a few of you have figured it out!

Get your ticket for the Spring Workshop

Early Spring Plant Roulette

What is early spring plant roulette?
Mama Sauce’s radish planting strategy
The Method

Link to how to start seedlings: https://livingfreeintennessee.com/2017/03/06/episode-26-starting-seedlings-for-the-newbee/

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

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  • Twitter: @nicolesauce

 

 

Feb 11, 2019

Today, I will walk through areas to address if you plan to host an event or workshop so that you set yourself up for success and I will share what I learned as a seasoned event planner from last year’s spring workshop.

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Register for the LFTN Spring Workshop!

Cost is $400, but we only need your $100 deposit when you register.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • AP system update
  • Been gone a lot so not cruising through the stores as fast as I would like
  • Potato update 
  • Pottage is up for tomorrow…

Stump the Sauce

 

  • How to use up too much BBQ sauce

 

 

Operation Independence

  • Dryer Installation
  • Pump House Repair (A Note on living in the country and producing your own water)
  • Duplex is about ready

Main topic of the show: Tips for Running a successful Workshop on Your Land

Advice

  1. Start planning way before you think you have to. This has been in the works since June 2018
  2. Find great speakers
  3. Build a solid event team
  4. Safety and Security
  5. Systems (registration, check in, parking, camping, meals, sessions, Zello, Slack, Google Docs, Nametags)
  6. Make it an experience - it is not just some folks learning about rocket mass heaters it is

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

Shawn Mills

Resources

Feb 8, 2019

Today, we welcome back a friend of the podcast: The Tactical Redneck as he discusses his learning process in gardening from the first day he planted seeds to squeezing ever last ounce of fertility from poorly cared for soil where he is now.

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Shawn Mills

Resources

Feb 4, 2019

Today, I have a pretty short episode about family, making time for them, and why it matters. Why short? Because today, I am coming to you from California while visiting my family -- and nieces -- who I have not seen in over a year. And what a visit it has been. I will be here through Tuesday and fly home on Wednesday, which means that the podcast for Wednesday will be a replay because I have realized that flying across the country, and also recording a podcast is not going to work this week. But don’t worry. We will be back to normal on Friday...and the Holler Hat content post will go out as planned as it is the last one before Thursday’s drawing for a free membership!

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Spring Workshop: Jessica Mills, AKA Dixie, from Homemade Wanderlust will be sharing what she has learned about building a personal online brand. You will not want to miss her session!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Wild Garlic is up
  • AP lettuce survived the deep cold!
  • Groundhog did not see his shadow

Listener feedback

Operation Independence

  • Operation Back Rehab
  • Daniel: Congratulations

Main topic of the show: Family is Everything

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

Shawn Mills

Resources

 

Feb 2, 2019

Today is Friday and that means a Thought of the Walk episode! And it it all about perspective on todays show. About when -- and when not -- to open your heart to different perspectives.

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