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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 30, 2019

Today, I tell the story of the little duckling who could - or rather the little duckling who got herself into a predicament that almost resulted in a foot being cut off. Spoiler alert: she still has her foot.

Monday is Labor Day and there will be no show.

Green Chili Day Event Registration: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/product/green-chili-day/

Stump the Sauce

  • Breeding chickens: what to do with the roo?

Main topic of the Show: The Duckling That Almost Lost Her Foot

Lessons learned

  • A towel on the washing machine makes a great first aid table for small animals - saves the back and storing animal first aid in the laundry room was a win
  • Do not use blue cote on deep wounds that will have to be stitched 
  • The story would have been very different had I been alone on the homestead (multiple people=good on the homestead)
  • Always carry your phone even on morning rounds
  • No matter how hard you try to be a good steward of your livestock - something will go wrong - be mentally ready for it -- and keep basic first aid supplies on hand
  • Even when it seems urgent don’t be in a hurry on animal first aid

CAC Team Seeks Hurricane Volunteers

Make it a great weekend!

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 28, 2019

Today, I will talk through four ideas for homey and homemade gifts you can start now in preparation for Christmas.

This is the fourth time I have done this episode and it gets harder each year. If you do not find something you like in this one, you can go back and listen to the past three. I have provided links to them in the show notes.

Past Gift Idea Episodes

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

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Thinning out plants to make room for the fall garden
  • Basil is coming on strong
  • Tomatoes are about done but I found a survivor
  • Malabar spinach is taking off -- need to trellis it
  • Grabbed and 89 cent bag of leeks at aldi and planted them
  • Getting fall transplants in this week because I found some

Main topic of the Show: Four Christmas Gift Ideas to Start Now

  1. Reusable hand warmer

     

  2. Brownies in a jar
    1. https://delightfulemade.com/2014/05/08/mm-brownies-jar-free-printable/

       

  3. Bitters

     

  4. Fire Starters
    1. Reference LINK: http://mylittleredtractor.com/index.php/2017/11/08/diy-fire-starters/

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Aug 26, 2019

Today I was inspired by a listener who posted a quote over on the Mewe group for Living Free in Tennessee to remember to take life's detours in stride - and we had a doozy this weekend!

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Weekly Amazon Highlight: Bourbon Smoked Paprika

Green Chili Weekend Reminder - members only registration tomorrow, open to everyone on Wednesday.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Green bean derailment problem - Mama Sauce saves the day
  • Salsa is still a thing we cannot have enough of
  • Freezer Audit

Stump the Sauce

  • What to do if your partner is not ready to set long-term goals with you.

What’s in Season

  • Watercress
  • Sweet potato greens
  • Malabar Spinach and Thai Water Spinach

Operation Independence

  • The tub is set at Basecamp

Main topic of the Show: Prepare to Take Detours in Stride

Membership Sale ends Saturday

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 23, 2019

Today’s topic was suggested on the Mewe chat group. Someone wondered if I could give a breakdown of project tracking systems and pros and cons. Then Mama Sauce showed up in town and I thought what better way to do this than to interview her - the person who has been with me through practically all of the gyrations and tribulations of FIVE different tracking systems until we have landed on what we use today.

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Interview with Mama Sauce: 5 Project Management Systems We Have Hated

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The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 21, 2019

It is Wednesday so it is a homesteading day and what better topic to think about, dream about and focus on when it is 95 degrees outside and 95% humidity, than preparing for winter? 

#HollerHatWednesday: WHY IS SHE WITH THE TRN AND what is everyone around her doing?

Hold the Date: September 14 - Green Chili Weekend Event

Stump the Sauce

  • Tim on relocating peppers into the house for winter

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • What to drink after a very long, hot drive

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Hitting the fall planning and planting
  • Another small wave of tomatoes 
  • Chard and basil
  • Sweet potato greens

Main topic of the Show: 5 preparations for winter you can do now

Make it a great week!

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Aug 19, 2019

Today, I talk about some of the mental instability that is increasingly visible because of tools like Mewe and Facebook - and to encourage reactions in kindness.

Amazon Highlight: The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emory

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 30 chickens, 30 necks, 60 missing feet
  • Freezer Audit happening this week when Mama Sauce arrives
  • Catfish from the farm sitter
  • Already using up this year’s salsa
  • Time to get serious about drying winter herbs like goldenseal, peppermint and mullein

What’s in Season

  • Goldenseal
  • Elderberry
  • Wild Watercress (unusually early)
  • Peppermint
  • Excited to see it will be another decent paw paw year!

Operation Independence

  • Debt O Meter - selling stuff we don’t need
  • New finance structure for all businesses is working - but taking discipline
  • New offering at Spark Communications Group: Website development coaching program (one on one - 5 sessions)

Hack My Solar Workshop Debrief

Main topic of the Show: Kindness and Sweeping Generalizations

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 14, 2019

A look at the homesteader as a whole person. What makes a homesteader successful or not successful? Well, it turns out that there are some things that many successful homesteaders have in common and today we will talk about four of them.

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

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Stump the Sauce

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Dseased green bean vines are still producing like mad
  • Tomatoes are about finished
  • It is time to clean out the ap and interplant fall things

Main topic of the Show: 4 Essential Characteristics of the Successful Homesteader

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Aug 12, 2019

Today we talk about today and its role in building the life you choose to live on your terms. Because today is the first day of the rest of your life.

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Amazon Highlight: Terro Liquid Ant Bait Traps

I wrote a cookbook! Cook With What You Have

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Freezer re-org month is upon us - you never know what treasures you will find
  • Canning green beans in 2 weeks
  • First box of onions is in hand 
  • 30 meat birds

What’s in Season

  • Okra is here
  • Harvesting wild herbs for winter
  • Time to dry some comfrey
  • Passion flower vines have flowers but no fruit yet

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp update: 
  • Debt Payoff: Tractor for sale 

Main topic of the Show: The First Day of the Rest of your Life

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out by Sauce

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 9, 2019

Today is Friday so we have a thought of the walk and there has not been one of these in quite awhile since I took Fridays off in July. And today’s topic was sparked as part of a conversation over on our Mewe group about bullying. Because kids are mean, right? Or is it the artificial situations we put them in? But we will talk more about that in the main content of today’s show.

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Janet Szabo is collecting links of listeners who have blogs, podcasts or what have you content sites - reach her in the Facebook Group or the Mewe Group.

Feedback on layout software from Derek

Main topic of the Show: Thought of the Walk on Bullying

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 7, 2019

Today, we will address a set of homestead/food freedom related questions: What to do with too much squash, composting outhouses, keeping your animals alive in the heat of the summer, small business finance, self-publishing and more.

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Mewe Chats Tuesday and Thursday at 7am

Amazon Highlight: Getting Things Done

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

Stump the Sauce

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Vacation and neglect
  • Tomato blight
  • Lots of green beans
  • Starting more seeds this coming weekend

Main topic of the Show: A variety show

Tamlynn: How to keep animals alive in the hear

Jenni: A series of Aquaponics questions

Ken Eash: Composting Outhouse

Joel: When and how should I harvest plantain and mullein?

Ryan: Business finance 101

Jenni againi: What's the best way to season a natural carbon steel wok?

Ken again: How finely do you ground your coffee for a french press?

Chuck and Barbie: How do you self publish

Thesia: Combining two flocks of ducks, or introducing young ones with adults. 

Amazon Highlight: Getting Things Done

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

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Aug 5, 2019

Today, I am on vacation so we have a replay episode and this is one from just about a year ago. It is all about #My3Things. This was the initial kickoff of that concept on this podcast and I thought it would be fun to revisit it a year later and think about how things have grown over this past year, the relationships you have developed with one another, and how many things we have all gotten accomplished in that time! 

Now...off to sip a cocktail by the pool!

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Aug 2, 2019

Today, we have a fun interview with Tamlynn Clyde about lessons learned from the July Grocery Challenge - you remember right? The challenge where we decided not to go to commercial grocery stores for a month to test our pantry strength, our community relationships and ability to feed ourselves.

Remember, if you want to join us for an interview, you can do so by filling out the guest form here.

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Tamlynn Clyde and her family currently live in North Texas on a 5 acre homestead. They raise honeybees, dairy goats, chickens, fruits and vegetables. She hates humidity, chiggers, and going to the grocery store.

Reach her on Facebook here.

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

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