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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

And today we got 15 baby ducks and so must juggle the super small babies and the less small babies who cannot be raised as a flock yet because they are too far apart. And as I got to thinking about it, I realized that I have never shared how we seek tp protect our ducks from predators, so today I will review our 4 strategies for protecting our ducks from predators while free ranging them.

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

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Stump the Sauce

  • From Emily: What to do with too many limes?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Manually watering the AP Dutch buckets because the drip system is plugged up
  • Green beans
  • Sweet potato greens in abundance
  • Tomatoes are slow going this week
  • Squash is GONE
  • Peppers are a bust this year - I did not give them enough light and space

Main topic of the Show: Protecting Ducks from Predators

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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Jul 29, 2019

Today, I really wanted to step back and take a look at something we do not talk about much here on Living Free in Tennessee - and that is reasons WHY people do not start their businesses. Or rather the top 5 excuses I see people using to not get started. 

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Amazon Highlight: Sherpa Himalayan Salt 

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Time to re-order salt
  • Yes I did buy mason jars
  • Traded coffee for turkeys
  • Put up 22 pints of salsa, got another 20 lbs of tomatoes to process today 
  • The living room canned good storage area is full -- sooner than usual

What’s in Season

  • Jewel weed
  • Comfrey
  • Cook with what you have - the green beans that went to long! --- book promo.

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp update: cleared out the last of the smelly paneling and the bathroom is ready for drywall. It is coming along a bit slower than planned because of my schedule.
  • Saved $500 on tyres
  • Announcement - no show on Monday - vacation day

Main topic of the Show: 5 Excuses for

Make it a great week!

Song: Burned, by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Jul 24, 2019

And here is a fun topic for the summer: 3 ways to combat loneliness on the homestead. Because now it is summer. But winter is coming

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Stump the Sauce: How about them apples?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • The garden has outpaced my ability to keep up with the harvest, but this is more about my schedule than the garden
  • A mid July cooling off inspired me to get some new plants going in there - the first round are getting long in the tooth.
  • I am seeking sources for fall plants since I did not actually seed trays this year. Anyone local have some started?

Duckling Update - what really happened --- 2 ducklings have survived.

Main topic of the Show: 3 Ways to Combat Homesteader Loneliness

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Jul 22, 2019

Today we talk about canning, jamming, drying and freezing peaches along with tips I have learned over the years to make things go smoother.

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Urban Homesteading Workshop in Charlottesville, VA

Hack My Solar Workshop in Clinton, TN

Amazon Highlight: Zyliss Garlic Peeler

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Peachapalooza - jam city
  • Out of jelly jars and low on canning jars and have not yet done beans, corn, dilly beans, green chilies or salsa
  • Focused on eating through the freezer - still haven’t done the summer audit
  • JulyChallenge Update - chocolate rations story
    • Assessing weaknesses - bourbon, chocolate, snacks - not a true weakness
    • In-Season means in-season (Onion problem is not really a problem)
    • Paper supplies are mostly well managed but it is going to be close on some items
    • I do not plan my pet food well

What’s in Season

  • Jewel weed
  • Red amaranth
    • Nother wild green that is packed with nutrient
    • Harvest young flowers to eat
    • Seeds are a grain that is gluten free
    • >>I always identify it when it is a bit late to eat the seeds but plan to cultivate a patch on my wild food hillside

Operation Independence

Main topic of the Show: Preserving Peaches

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

 

 

 

Jul 17, 2019

 

Today I will catch you up on the duck hijinks at the Holler Homestead and talk about mail ordered ducks and the trials and tribulations that can happen with them.

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HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

July Challenge Update

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Cook With What You Have - Dori’s Story

Stump the Sauce

  • My salsa is too hot
  • Canning Yellow Tomatoes

What’s Up in the Garden

  • The July heat is stressing some of my plants and I am having to manually water
  • Sweet potato greens are coming on
  • Malabar spinach and Thai water spinach is not growing very fast - not sure why

Main topic of the Show: Mail Order Baby Ducks

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Jul 15, 2019

And the topic I have set up for today is one that people have been asking be to cover for quite some time. 5 ways to make good conversation. You may wonder why the asked me of all people to do this. I mean, I can talk for an hour at a time and it ends up being a podcast - and this narration does not a conversation make.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Salsa
  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Still eating workshop leftovers 
  • Time to do a freezer audit/defrost

What’s in Season

  • Sassafrass leaves
  • Mullein flower
  • Plantain seeds
  • Dill weed is about done

Operation Independence

  • Still working on basecamp 

Main topic of the Show: 5 Ways to Make Interesting Conversation

Make it a great week!

Song: Burned by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Jul 10, 2019

Originally, I had planned to talk about hand tool maintenance, but then I kept getting lots of questions about tomatoes - like what to do if you get too many, or not enough, or if your salsa is runny, or how to preserve them so I thought, why not talk about one of my favorite topics? Canning tomatoes and other ways to preserve them!

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

Ken Eash - A Good Carpenter

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/constructionandhandymanservices/

Stump the Sauce

  • What do I do if I make homemade salsa and it is runny?

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Bourbon Ice Cube Update (slushy story)

What’s Up in the Garden

  • It is too hot!! 
  • Next round of seeds are in - watching the AP carefully for evaporation

Main topic of the Show: Canning, Using and Preserving Tomatoes

Shop on Amazon

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Jul 9, 2019

I stared and stared at the blank screen today, trying to figure out what to write about. I talked to Autofab and Tactical this morning and nothing specific came out. This almost never happens and the challenge is that what I want to share is something that doesn’t happen much but should. And it has to do with hard work, community, fellowship and forward progress. And I wasn’t sure if it was different enough from my episode on hard work.  

But then 3 pm rolled around and all I had were my usual segments, coffee orders shipped, and a big, blank screen.

So today, you get the story of Basecamp, the cleanup project and the GSD crew.

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Feedback from Bryan - Untouchable Day

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Grocery challenge
    • Hashtag: #Julychallenge on social
  • Ham Holler Stew
  • Roasted potatoes and the Evo Olive Oil Sprayer: https://amzn.to/2FWuhvx
  • Broke into this year’s pickles
  • Cook with What You Have
  • Almost through last winter’s venison

What’s in Season

  • Watercress is harvestable again which is strange for this time of year
  • Creek Mint
  • Lilies
  • Wineberries
  • Blueberries
  • All the garden things

Operation Independence

  • GSD Crew Dropped In
  • Debt Payoff is Nigh

Main topic of the Show: Helping Hand Days Are Normal

Make it a great week!

Song: Wolf by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

Jul 3, 2019

What else to talk about in a week where I am processing a bushel of cucumbers than making pickles?! So today, I will talk to you about making pickles a few ways, as well as share a fun relish recipe.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Got nothing this week - send in your questions!

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Bourbon Ice Cubes

What’s Up in the Garden

  • It is time to start new tomatoes below the current tomatoes
  • Dill is heading out - hoping to get a patch started in the yard that comes back each year
  • Cucumbers are starting to come on!
  • Lots of green beans - reseeded at the base in the AP to hopefully get a second round later in the year

Main topic of the Show: All About Pickles

QUICK PICKLES

FERMENTED PICKLES

Hot Pickle Relish

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Jul 1, 2019

Hard work. We sometimes underestimate the impact that hard work has on us. And I don't mean just the hard muscles, but the spiritual benefit of working hard and getting things done. And after you work hard, you play hard right? So today, i thought we would examine that a bit more.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Grocery Store Challenge 
  • Eating mostly off the garden at the moment
  • Canning Pickles

What’s in Season

Operation Independence

  • Looking at buying land to put in a hipcamp ground

Main topic of the Show: Hard Work Matters

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

 

 

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