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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

 

 

Sep 30, 2019

Today, I will walk you through the process I go through to establish priorities for the coming year because people often wonder how I get so much done. Really, it boils down to focus and prioritization and learning to let go of feeling overwhelmed by a project!

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Announcements

  • Workshop videos repaired on member portal - this years are posting soon - we have had some technical difficulties
  • New Member Discount: Off Kilter Brownies (10% off)
  • Send me your craft company to go on an LFTN gift page - Subject "Holiday Gift Vendor"

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • There is nowhere left to store canned food
  • Drying late fall herbs: sage, oregano, basil
  • Still need to do the freezer audit

What’s in Season

  • Chestnuts
  • Persimmons
  • Black Walnuts
  • Hickory nuts
  • Filberts

Operation Independence

  • I went out of town and my 2 redneck house sitters did a HUGE operation eyesore which will help with the campground rental.
  • Renting the cabin long term

Sound of Music Sing Along Update

Main topic of the Show: Goals for the new year

Q1: Has the vision changed?

Q2: Have we knocked out any of the three areas of focus?

Q3: Under each area of focus, what projects will be done?

Q4: Is everyone in your family on board with these goals?

Q5: What stands in my way of getting these things done?

Q6: Energy vampire purge

Dark Horse 25 has launched

Make it a great week!

Song: Cilly Song, by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 27, 2019

Periodically, I got for a walk and something becomes clear to me while I am alone with the dogs. This is why making space in your life to wander is so important! Often the thoughts I have something to do with freedom, society or a bigger picture - but not today. This one is about human nature and the concept of “can’t”

Holler Roast Contest on Instagram: @HollerRoast & #CoffeeThoughts

The News From Around the Bend: https://www.smallscalelife.com/our-best-is-yet-to-come/?fbclid=IwAR0RXNRf9bhs76znZHNIO1EVAkVmOQBloyk0LaXA6pibGDI8VT104kDLytU

Main topic of the Show: Thought of the Walk on Can’t

You know what I mean, right?

  • I can’t pay off my debt because my wife spends too much month
  • I can’t fold my laundry because I don’t have time
  • I can’t start my business because I haven’t built the website
  • I can’t lose weight because my job keeps me on the road without a kitchen

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 25, 2019

We are officially in fall. Another year has almost passed with its hope for a great harvest in the spring, wicked hot late summer days, and now, fall. So today, I wanted to share with you my early fall checklist on the homestead.

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

Listener Feedback from Jennifer

What’s Up in the Garden

  • We had a terrible infestation of cabbage worms (what we did about it)
  • Fall lettuce is trying to bolt - will have a shade strategy in place for next year

Main topic of the Show: An Early Fall Checklist

Gardens

  • Gather the antifreezing materials: plastic and bricks
    • Stock tank heater
    • Outside sheets
  • Prepare the garlic bed
  • Plant fall bulbs (tulips and daffodils, here we come!)
  • Begin to mulch areas that are already done for the year (asparagus)
  • Trim the eldreberries and mulberries (they are already dropping their leaves)
  • Plan for any new fruit tree plantings

 

Animals

  • Updated food storage: more
  • Ensure we have enough hay for the winter
  • Test the water antifreezing systems
  • Look at shelter and evaluate for winter
  • Bedding
  • Outdoor shelter for dogs and cats

Humans

  • Prepare for the fall root cellar move
  • Review the freezer contents and look for food storage weaknesses
  • Finish the rocket mass heater
  • Review pipe anti-freezing technology
  • Start winterizing the yard things
  • Look the cars over for decent antifreeze, etc
  • Power outtage kit review
  • First aid/medicinal support review (flu, colds)
  • Firewood
  • Clean the chimney
  • Order the broken stove baffle (OMG)
  • Holiday travel and guest plans
  • Review winter clothing status

Really the only thing on this list that does not apply to a city fall check list would be the livestock list and if you have pets, it might well. I am often struck by how the lessons in developing my lifestyle freedom on a homestead apply to most other ways of living that a person might choose.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 20, 2019

It is Friday so we have an interview show and today, I talk with Daniel Allen about aircrete - an interesting, insulative and very flexible building material that you may want to consider for your next project.

Resources

Website: https://tinygiantlife.biz/

Video course

YouTube channel 

Bio: Daniel Allen

30 years in the building Industry I took a job in I.T. and the company lost its big client to an Exxon buy out. The great recession hit and I could not find work without moving. So I cashed out my retirement, bought some land, build a small house and lived for a few years growing all my own food taking odd jobs.

I started building alternative buildings and had the opportunity to build every type of alternative structure. Eventually I found AirCrete, or cellular cement as it's know in the industry. I fell in love with it. 

AirCrete let's a comfortable structure be build in any climate affordably with the enormous amounts of labors required by typical alternative construction or expensive machines. Throw some tools and cement in a truck and one person can build anywhere they can drive to.

Now, I am starting a web based business teaching people how to build cheap beautiful debt free homes so that they can live an intentional life with or without a typical job. I offer digital video courses as well as workshops.

Richard Hastings turned me onto your podcast. I did a podcast interview with the survival podcast and really licked the interaction.

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 18, 2019

Today, we will discuss three value-adding ideas for your garlic crop. Why? Because in just 3 weeks or so, it is time to plant garlic here and if you decide to sell garlic products, you may want to plant more than you did last year.

#HollerHatWednesday: What in the world happened?

Stump the Sauce

  • Why am I getting a huge air gap in my canned foods? Background: sometimes when I process foods, after I remove the jar from the canner, I find that a bunch of liquid has boiled out and it leaves an air gap. Why does this happen? Is it safe to eat the food?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Insects
  • Eating fresh salad from the garden.
  • Laying plans to prepare the garlic planting beds
  • Jerusalem artichokes are blooming FWIW

Main topic of the Show: 3 value add ideas for your garlic

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 16, 2019

 

Today, we will run through the various business endeavors going on here at the Holler Homestead and give on update on progress toward their goals - as well as share some lessons learned along the way.

Direct Downlaod

Amazon Highlight: Fine tipped white chalk pens

Show References: Episode 155

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Green Chili Event Update
  • 24 jars of salsa, 24 jars of canned stewed tomatoes
  • Canning is done for now 
  • Also: 100 lbs onions, 2 boxes sweet potatoes

What’s in Season

  • Lettuce is ready to harvest in the AP system - and it has been very very hot
  • Deciding when to harvest the sweet potatoes 

Operation Independence

  • Located a convenient place to have my pallets of coffee delivered that will save me $150 per time I order green beans!

Main topic of the Show: Holler Homestead Business Update

Make it a great week!

Song: Wolf

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

Sep 11, 2019

Green Chili Day is just around the corner and I thought I would take some time today to share a few recipes, including my latest salsa recipe, talk about the event preparation and generally get folks excited to come here to the Holler Homestead and hang out. 

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

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Stump the Sauce

  • How do I pull ph on fermented foods if I do not have a $75 tester? Can I use ph strips?

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Fall plants are looking great
  • Sweet potato greens - thinking about when I want to harvest the potatoes
  • Jerusalem artichokes are blooming and that means this is the time to mark your patches of wild ones for later harvest - the tubers will be starting to form now as the plant energy returns to the earth
  • Thinking about planting garlic - maybe this year is the year?

Duckling Update

  • Limpy returned to the flock

Main topic of the Show: Hatch Green Chili Day

Make it a great week!

Song: 911 by sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 9, 2019

Today I have something that is near and dear to my heart: I have been seeking something to support to help combat veterans who come home carrying a heavy burden. And this weekend, I had a great interview with Kurt Dugger of Freedom And Photography and Gretchen Catherwood of the Dark Horse Lodge. Kurt will embark on a  journey across the state of Tennessee in a paramotor to raise awareness of the high suicide rate among combat veterans - and to help raise money for the Dark Horse Lodge. This interview is well worth a listen.

Direct Download

Amazon Highlight Terro Ant Baits

Show Resources

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Canned more salsa and tomato sauce
  • 32 jars of green beans
  • Ready to harvest some herbs for drying, but green chili week starts Wednesday, so holding off on making more messe

What’s in Season

  • Goldenrod is blooming
  • Plantain is back
  • Apples are in their prime

Operation Independence

  • Still dialing in the water situation
  • Offering my guest cabin for a 5 month rental starting November 1
  • Moving a guest camper to the Holler

Main topic of the Show: Flight for Combat Veterans with Kurt Dugger and Gretchen Catherwood

Make it a great week!

Song: Burned by Sauce

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

Sep 4, 2019

Remember the one thing that I always say about moving to a homestead? LEARN TO MAINTAIN YOUR WELL or PUMPHOUSE. Well this week, the holler homestead pump house was completely re-plumbed. I have patched and patched the thing for 13 years and since we already had redone all the house plumbing, Tactical decided to apply pressure until I let him redo the pump house completely. So I did. With one caveat. I needed to understand everything he did and why so that this winter, if something breaks, I can fix it.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and whhy does Mama Sauce look shellshocked?

Announcement: Interviewed on The Survival Podcast by Jack Spirko today about building community - be sure to check that episode out.

Stump the Sauce - sauerkraut

Amazon Highlight: Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Food Processor https://amzn.to/2LmLamh

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Fall transplants are in
  • Cleaning out the old-dead summer plants
  • Sweet potato greens are going insane
  • Cooler at night = more fruiting flowers on plants

Main topic of the Show: How the Pump House Works with the Tactical Redneck

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

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!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

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/

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

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!

Direct Download

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

Make it a great week!

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

 

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

Make it a great week

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

 

 

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!

Advisory Board

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

Advisory Board

The Booze Whisperer

The Tactical Redneck

Chef Brett

Samantha the Savings Ninja

Resources

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