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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 30, 2019

I had a request over on the Mewe chat group to talk about what to have in your car for winter. And since this is a topic that every homesteader should have a handle on, since most of us live far from help, I thought - perfect topic. Better yet, it applies to everyone as we start seeing snowstorms and freezing temperatures.

#HollerHatWednesday: Who is wearing her and why does she look so sad?

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LFTN Gift Listing: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/directory/

Stump the Sauce

  • How do you determine what projects to take on and which ones to pass over?

Tales from the Booze Whisperer - mention Justin

  • Hot Buttered Rum: 1 shot rum, 1tbsp hot buttered rum batter - hot water

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Garlic is IN
  • Walking onions are IN
  • Row cover will be in place by tomorrow at the latest
  • Bringing cold sensitive plants inside for the winter

Main topic of the Show: Winter Car Preparation

  1. Car Mechanics
  2. Car Kit
  3. People Care
  4. Orientation

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 28, 2019

Today, we cover using the concept of "Selfish Sundays" to further your self interest - and why this is not a bad thing.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The great root vegetable transfer moment has arrived - and Jack’s Workshop is in the way - delay, delegate, drop
  • Average weekly grocery bill $20 (Not counting animal feed)
  • Fantastic Curry: Pork Ribs and Pork Chops, Onion, 1 Jar tomatoes, 2 tbsp curry powder, 1 quart turkey stock, greens, Carrots, garlic
  • The mayo story

What’s up on the homestead

  • Separated horseradish
  • Transplanted jerusalem artichokes to a better location
  • Building a guest cabin where the greenhouse was
  • Prepped the garlic bed
  • It is time to rake leaves and use them as mulch
  • AP winterizing happens this week

Operation Independence

  • Traded chicken for beef

Main topic of the Show: Selfish Sunday

Make it a great week!

Song: Feed My Hunger, by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Oct 26, 2019

Today, we explore the idea of how to choose what to eat from your pantry in a thought of the walk episode. What is a thought of the walk episode? A short podcast about something that has been on my mind during one of my walks - usually taken with my doggies in the Holler.

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Update on Ashley’s Campaign for Prom Princess

LFTN Community Tip

  • From Justin - Going back to dealing with coring Tomatoes

TOTW on What To Eat from your pantry

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

Make it a great week!

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Oct 23, 2019

Today, we will have a homesteading Q and A with multiple topics and questions, including plant identification, marketing a flower business, do I have a voice for radio, is Tennessee really that much cheaper than Illinois, processing walnuts and more.

#HollerHatWednesday: Why is she wearing an 80s era red veiled hat that is a throw back to the 50s?

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Stump the Sauce

  • From Ryan: What are some preparations, uses, or storage options for the fruit of the passion flower plant?

What’s Up on the Homestead

  • Do not Kill List
  • Gathering firewood for winter much later than we should be!

Main topic of the Show: Homestead Q and A Show

Feedback from Finland: Maria

How do I process Walnuts from Niki

Do I have a Voice for Radio? From Travis

How do we market our business? From a different Travis (Book recommendation)

Is there a plant that looks like comfrey, grows like plantain but has a very furry leaf from the Tactical Redneck

What is the catch on living cheap in TN? From Eli

Make it a great week!

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The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 21, 2019

Today, we talk through five things to help you be successful in your transition to self employment if that is the path you choose.

Get your questions in for a variety show!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Did not store enough potatoes even though I do not eat many of them
  • Added 1 box of sweet potatoes from the yard (how to cure them and why you do it)
  • Turkey is not just for thanksgiving - turkey saute idea

What’s in Season

  • Things are winding down and pushing into root storage for the winter
  • Jerusalem artichokes should come on soon
  • Persimmons
  • Truly the last call for drying peppermint

Operation Independence

  • Two ricks of wood = $100 in the independence fund

Main topic of the Show: Making Self Employment Work

  • Plan to Earn Enough
  • Good CPA
  • Health Insurance
  • Distractions, Visits, and Misunderstandings
  • Always On Mentality

Make it a great week!

Song: Learning What Leaving Is by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 18, 2019

Lots of women write to me about this show - glad that I share my successes and failures ---often trying to do things that are traditionally handled by men. Today we will talk through home maintenance and the five categories you should check annually to save yourself a world of hurt in the long run. Ryan Steva joins us to talk through five categories to review on your homestead.

Ryan Steva has a varied background from cable to construction to home inspections and, like many of us, has landed as a business owner wondering why he studied what he did in school. His home inspection company is called Inspections by Clarity.

Resources

Make it a great week

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 16, 2019

Today, I share my four essential herbs that I like to have on hand in my home apothecary for the winter. 

#HollerHatWednesday: What is the birth number of the child she is visiting?

Stump the Sauce

  • How to avoid sending or receiving blunders in communication

What’s Up in the Garden

  • First frost update
  • Getting Garlic and walking onions in
  • Looking at where and how plantings will happen next year
  • Time to set up a winter greens station (sprouts and lettuce inside?)

Main topic of the Show: Four Essential Herbs for Your Home Apothecary

Mullein

Cayenne Pepper

Elderberry

Comfrey

What are your four essentials?

Make it a great week!

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 14, 2019

Today, we will talk about 3 core motivations that almost everyone has - and what it means in our day to day interactions.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 10 visitors came through and the prepper pantry
  • Last round of dried herbs getting set to be integrated into the pantry
  • Transitioning into using what is here, rather than storing what we find

What’s in Season

  • The heat beat back the watercress and it is coming back now that cooler weather prevails
  • Persimmons still!
  • Last chance for sassafras leaves
  • Sweet potatoes are harvested

Operation Independence

  • Sometimes you buy something to build your independence fund: Firewood
  • A listener and friend found us a free glass top stove - perfect for my guest cabin rental
  • Marketing project

Main topic of the Show: We want the same thing

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

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 11, 2019

Today's podcast is a thought of the walk on rebuilding. Every once in awhile on a walk, I have a thought. Sometimes they are even worth sharing with Y'all!

Rebuilding is not hard, it is simply work.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Oct 9, 2019

Today, we talk through five power outage ideas if you do not have a generator. There are many things you can do to make things a little easier when you lose power.

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#HollerHatWednesday: Whose awesome wife is she with?

Stump the Sauce

  • Air bubble in canned tomato sauce

Listener Feedback

  • Yummy sounding tomato sauce recipe from Justin 

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Putting fall bulbs and garlic in
  • Putting things to bed other places
  • A frost may be here Saturday!!

Main topic of the Show: 5 Ways to Make A Power Outage Better without a Generator

  1. Perishable food: Frozen Water & Insulation
  2. USB Battery Chargers -- in the car
    1. Anker - http://bit.ly/2M1S7tl
  3. Water Storage
    1. 2 gallons per person
  4. Cook outside on your grill/camp stove
  5. Rechargable Coleman LED Lanterns (bring to work)
    1. Coleman Rechargable Lantern- bit.ly/2OybuM7

Oh yeah entertainment!!

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

 

Oct 7, 2019

Today, I want to review the 6 foundations of Lifestyle Freedom - a list I have been working on for a few months. It started out at 15 and gradually got whittled down to just 6. This is part 1 of a two part series - the second will focus on “how to get there”.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Low on some important medicinals: Mullein, peppermint, comfrey
  • Adding dried herbs before the frosts come
  • Ready to move root veggies from my bedroom to the root cellar but there is a giant hole in the wall at the moment

What’s in Season

  • Persimmons
  • All the nuts - missed hazelnut drop last week somehow
  • Lettuces and greens
  • Last wave of peppers, etc

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp update

LFTN Tips

  • Child’s Snack Fridge

Main topic of the Show: Six Foundations for Lifestyle Freedom

Membership Plug

Make it a great week!

Song: Mr. Clammy by Sauce

 

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 4, 2019

Today we speak with one of my favorite people, a mentor and friend, Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast about lifestyle freedom and liberty. I first found Jack years ago while canning tomatoes. I wanted something to listen to while doing this messy job that would not require me to restart the next podcast. I searched for a podcast on wild edible plants and found Jack and I was hooked. Since that time, I have watched in amazement as he manages to mentor hundreds of thousands of people as they develop lifestyle freedom, survival skills, cooking techniques and more - but we will dive more into that later in the show.

Show Resources

The Survival Podcast

Live tracking for Kurt

DarkHorse450 Fundraiser

Main content of the show

Jack Spirko is founder and podcaster at The Survival Podcast, a daily show about self sufficiency and self reliance in the modern world. He “conceived and created this podcast because over the years I have come to realize how fragile the human condition and the United States economy really is.”

But the podcast is much more than a “prepper show.” Jack focuses on helping people develop stability, prosperity and lifestyle freedom into their lives. Before launching the podcast he had successful careers in sales and marketing, and business development. When Jack drops a piece of business advice, it is usually spot on.

He lives in Texas on a small homestead with his Wife, Dorothy.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Oct 3, 2019

Today we have a quick update conversation with Kurt Dugger about his Dark Horse 450 flight (that is 450 miles) with a paramotor across Tennessee. Because the weather is so very important to flight success, Kurt has decided to start tonight in the hopes of beating the rains that may come toward the end of the weekend.

This flight is to raise awareness of the issues facing combat veterans when they return and face the challenge of reintegrating into normal society and he is hoping to raise $6,000 for the Dark Horse Lodge so that they can get closer to completing their retreat for veterans and begin the hosting process.

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When asked why the retreat is so important this morning in the Mewe chat, I handed the mic over to the Tactical Redneck because he is a returning combat veteran himself and know much more about this topic than I do. Here is what he said:

"Most vets feel alone because they can't talk to other people about what they've been through. Speaking from experience, it's nowhere near as hard to talk to another vet."

Then I was talking to Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast this morning and he explained that his three years in the Army were all overseas so he found it really hard to do simple things, like stand in line at the grocery store because he had gotten very used to being mostly on very small and remote military bases. And as he tried harder to reintegrate, simple things began to make him feel angry so he took a long walk on the Appalachian Trail to get his mind back into the right place to be back home with his loved ones.

Places like the Dark Horse Lodge are one way that space can be made for our returning combat veterans and that is why I made a donation to them today in support of both the lodge and of Kurt's flight (which is not costing the Lodge money).

Would you like to help too? Here are some ways to do so:

I will update this page as video/more information is released over the next few days and thanks for listening.

Make it a great week!

Oct 2, 2019

Someone asked me to elaborate on something that has always seemed simple to me: Load from the back and take from the front in your pantry. So I got to thinking: most of us are not taught how to manage our pantries and so when we talk about building food stability into your life through developing stores of foods that you actually want to eat, and learning food preservation, it is also worthwhile to discuss pantry management practices. Today, we will cover the 8 basic concepts to bring you to a well-managed pantry.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • How to get paid via paypal when you have an etsy store - remind people about the holiday gift vendor concept 

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Lettuces and greens
  • Watered the sweet potatoes so we can harvest them
  • Still have SOME brassicas left but the cabbage worms have been pretty bad 
  • A last hurrah of tomatoes and green beans
  • Found peppers are starting to produce

Main topic of the Show: Episode 218: Pantry Management 101

  1. Store what you eat and eat what you store (Jack Spirko)
  2. Load from the back and take from the front (Stan)
  3. Cook from scratch - and keep trying new things
  4. Learn preservation skills and substitutions
  5. Do a quarterly audit - and make meal plans with stuff that is getting long in the tooth
  6. Pest control and food protection
  7. Have backup plans for things likely to happen to your pantry
  8. Use stuff up

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

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