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Now displaying: November, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

There is still time - still time to make something by hand and give it to someone you care about. I know that Christmas is coming fast, and tomorrow many of us will feast on turkey and pie, but you can still do it! Today, I will share four handmade gift ideas that you can still do in time for gift-giving season.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and what is she guarding?

Stump the Sauce

  • What do I do if I forgot to get my turkey and they only have frozen ones?

What’s In Season for Thanksgiving

  • Watercress
  • Mushrooms
  • Wild yard greens - plantain and dock

Thankful

  • Thank you

Main topic of the Show: Four last-minute gift ideas

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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Nov 25, 2019

For years, I have struggled with organizing my house while also keeping things going on the business and animal care side of things. This year, I finally turned an organizing corner. It wasn’t asking myself if something brings me joy - though that is a good question. It was a decision followed by some founding concepts to keep the momentum going and I will share those foundations with you today.

Gift Registry - added TWO more people to it - check it out this week - let’s keep our dollars supporting one another.

Save the dates: Spring Workshop Save the Date: April 23-25, 2020

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Remember to review root veggies biweekly
  • Mushroom Season
  • Hoping for a Thanksgiving deer/grinding bacon for added sausage fat
  • Workshop Leftovers Still Going Strong - perfect for a week with a feast at the end

What’s Up on The Homestead

  • Goat needs a friend
  • Let 2 beds get frosted in advance of winter so that I can work the beds
  • Moved from No Kill list to Final Winter Checklist

Operation Independence

  • Basecamp - cabinets in and flooring going down
  • Christmas Coffee Update - sold half our sample pack capacity in one week

Main topic of the Show: 5 Foundations to Organize Your Home

  1. One system at a time Commit to putting things back in their place
  2. Set a realistic timeline and enjoy the journey 
  3. Schedule interventions with specific goals (then see item number 1)
  4. Reduce, release, move on - and get real
  5. Gain family buy in

Make it a great week!

Song: The Flood 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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Nov 23, 2019

Today we are pleased to invite the founders of Angie's Gardens to share their small business development journey. Josh and Angie Reynolds started with permaculture, discovered herbal remedies, developed tasty and healthy teas, then added high quality CBD products to their growing business. They got started in one farmers market and now visit 6-7 per week, as well as supporting online orders. Find out more on today's show.

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Angie’s Gardens, headquartered in Texas, was born from the founder’s love of helping others. She first learned the power of herbs when her husband suggested their daughter drink some lemon balm tea with honey to feel better from a possible oncoming cold. She drank the tea and felt better.

Angela was astonished that something so simple could work so effectively and quickly that she began looking up other herbs. After reading the list of benefits of fennel, which took almost 10 minutes, she was hooked and began her studies of herbal medicine.

Angie has always felt a calling to healing and this is her way of doing just that!

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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Nov 20, 2019

Thanksgiving is only a week away and I just grabbed a turkey out of the freezer. This year, I thought it would be fun to share some experimental recipes we plan to have at the Holler Homestead. These are a little outside the norm this year because, well, I thought it would be fun to get outside the box and save the more traditional chestnut dressing and other sides for Christmas.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Volunteering for farmers to learn skills - Crystal in Maryland

What’s Up in the AP

  • Everything is still growing well with the row cover

Main topic of the Show: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweet Potato Perogi

Spicy Dill Pickle Cranberry Sauce

Dead Easy Salad Dressing

Fermented Veggies

Hot Chocolate and Rumpleminz With Cream

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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Nov 18, 2019

Today is 6 weeks until Christmas, six weeks to get your annual goals completed. It is time for the Final Countdown list. But all work and no play is not healthy, so we talk about what should be on your countdown list.

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Nicole's Choir Concert: Cookeville on Sunday, December 15m, 3pm- Mastersingersinc.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Winter feed cycles are all set up: open a bag, buy a bag (no more doubles)
  • Potatoes are almost consumed and they are growing eyes
  • Planning Thanksgiving sides from pantry: Recipes this Wednesday!
  • Green Chili Stew this week as our Holler Stew left over from Green Chili Weekend

No Kill List

  • Coffee Roaster

Operation Independence

  • Setting up an indoor grow area and considering doing a mini-hydroponics system

Main topic of the Show: The Final Countdown

  • List
  • Prioritize
  • Delegate 
  • Drop
  • Reprioritize
  • Drop more things
  • Execute

So what does your final countdown look like? Can you get it down to 6 things in 6 weeks?

Make it a great week!

Song: Calling My Name, 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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Nov 15, 2019

Today we have a thought of the walk. What is a thought of the walk? It is something short and sweet that comes clear to me when I take a walk with my dogs. And this week, I realized something interesting about true friends. But we will dive into that after two reminders

Gift Registry

Brownie plus Coffee of the Month

Main topic of the Show: Transferring Seedlings Into Your Garden

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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Nov 13, 2019

Today, after a week of caring for my goat, I will review the 9 lessons that Mama Sauce learned from Clover, our goat.

#HollerHatWednesday: What is she on and where is she going?

Mewe Reminder: 730-8

Stump the Sauce

  • Lynn on generators in a vacation rental in the mountains.

What’s Up in the AP

  • 3 60 watt bulbs kept our plants mostly alive through a 16 degree night
  • Thai water spinach, Water hyacinth, malabar spinach and ginger are all in the house. 
  • Forgot to move peppers or the avocado tree
  • Setting up an indoor grow area for microgreens and lettuces

Main topic of the Show: 8 Lessons the Gat Taught Mom

  1. Even though the goat pulls hard on her chain when you walk her, never wrap said chain around your hand to get a better grip lest you become bruised.
  2. When the goat becomes tangled to a tree and you need to untangle her, never place your finger between the tree and her chain. I thought I had crushed the bone…
  3. When leading the goat on her chain in the morning to her first grazing spot, hold the chain with both hands and lean way back as if you are on a ski rope tow.
  4. Each morning, when letting the goat out of her barn, you open the door then wait until she brings her head back before skiing to her first browsing spot.
  5. Similarly - release the hook with her tether from the barn gate BEFORE you open the latch to the gate.
  6. In the evening when moving the goat to her barn, all you need to do is un hook it from her tether location and she will drag the chain back with her - holding the chain while she does this is a bad idea.
  7. Each day in the morning, you must wait for the obligatory peach tree leaf munching before leading her to her first grazing location. Then walk he from this location to that asking her which plants she prefers to eat today.
  8. The more trees there are near the tether location, the more times she will wind and loop the chain around things in a crazy way. Similarly - the harder the terrain is that she is on, the more winding up of the chain she will do in order to improve the chances of pulling you off your feet when you come to move her.
  9. Don’t tether the goat where she can get up on things - particularly the poultry corn barrel.

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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Nov 11, 2019

Today I will share with you my two biggest take aways from Jack Spirko's Workshop - then I want to walk through how to find your why - and as an example, I will use one of our very own community members: BBQ Homesteader, Daniel, founder of Off Kilter Brownies and someone that you have all heard from if you run in the LFTN digital communities.

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Mewe Live Chat Time Change: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30-8am

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Ensuring we do not freeze anything
  • The Onion Story
  • Pulling 2018 canned goods out to remind us to use them
  • Finishing Last Year’s Pig, Piece by piece
  • Snow is coming - and I am not shopping because the pantry is all good

No Kill List

  • 16 degrees

Operation Independence

  • Jack’s Workshop - 2 things I got from it (Sharpen the sword)

Main topic of the Show: Find your Why

  • Phases
    • Analysis Paralysis: (Just Get Started)
    • Minor Initial Success:  (Why Am I Not Growing Faster?)
    • Enquiry & Trials: (More Questions Paired With Learning From Results)
    • Receptive to Perspective Change: (From Me to You)
    • Acceleration: (Sharpening)
    • Why is Found: (The Real Work Begins)

Make it a great week!

Song: Tripped Out 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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Nov 1, 2019

John Moody, author of the weed book (Winning the War on Weeds), producer of Abby’s Elderberry, food policy geek and all around great guy is here to talk with us about going rogue with food production, as well as a really cool conference he’s got for us in late January. I for one plan to be there and serve some coffee!

But first

  1. Holiday Gift Registry Reminder
  2. Next Week: Jack’s Workshop

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Main content of the show

FROM JOHN ABOUT JOHN

I am not your typical farmer. Most people probably don’t consider me typical anything. Farming and homesteading were not something I ever planned to do. But I am now glad I get to do them.

Growing up, I enjoyed a varied diet of video games, cartons, and processed foods. Dental decay, seasonal allergies, and constant sickness were the inevitable result – a result that doctors and other denied was connected with my family’s food and lifestyle choices.

In my early 20s, I was waylaid by duodenal ulcers, my body’s final warning that some things were dreadfully awry. Thankfully, I listened. Over the course of a year, my fiancee (now wife) Jessica and I completely changed our understanding of food – what is food? How should it be raised? How should it be prepared?

This lead to thinking long and deep about farming, and eventually, moving out to a farm of our own.

Interview

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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