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Now displaying: April, 2019
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!

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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

 

 

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