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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 28, 2019

Today, I wanted to give you what you were supposed to get on Monday - a walk through of this side hustle life and how, over time, they can lead you to your passion - that is assuming that you are at a place where you are ready to find it.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 2 more gallons of honey collected - $20 a quart
  • Actively using up last canned goods from 2017
  • Grocery store challenge - purpose to test my pantry management
    • One item allowed - mine is half and half
    • Travel does not count
    • Farmers market is ok, but not buying prepared foods
    • Regularly scheduled things (like my annual salt purchase) is allowed

What’s in Season

  • Yay!! Tomatoes
  • Edible flowers 
  • AP greens and green beans
  • Squash - still not doing awesome with the squash
  • Harvesting potatoes

Operation Independence

  • Closed on the new rental house - which folds into today’s show nicely. We’ve been doing the initial sterilization - and I use that word strategically because the last inhabitants were not sanitary with their bodily waste, or that of their animals so we have been cleaning out all manner of fecal matter both in the main house, the yard and the basement. It has been rather horrific and Tactical Redneck has shouldered most of this burden because he doesn’t want me to repeat last year and get sick.
  • Product recommendation: Rocco Stain and Odor Eliminator: https://amzn.to/2IVWwfE
  • How does this lead to independence? It will become local revenue in the form of rent over time and hopefully build into  another rental and another and another.

Main topic of the Show: A Side Hustle Life

Make it a great week!

Song: Cilly Song by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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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 Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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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

Advisory Board

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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Stump the Sauce

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

Make it a Great Week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

Jun 10, 2019

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

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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

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

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

Make it a great week!

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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

Make it a Great Week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

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

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

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