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Apr 6, 2020

Today we walk through some things to consider as you find or reevaluate your purpose. Because now is a great time to look to the future and find opportunities to get you there.

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Youtube LiveStream Thursday at 7pm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-PX-bHfC3AEOUPWgJ5d40g/

Introduction to Cheesemaking Webinar - sign up!

Tales From the Prepper Pantry

  • Reorganizing everything
  • Update on 4 weeks with no store
  • Changes in approach for the future

What's Up in The Garden

  • Holler Food Production Plans

Operation Independence

  • Reducing need to buy things through good home economics

Main topic of the Show: Find Your Purpose

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Apr 3, 2020

Today, I get the honor of talking to a fella who I have admired for years, who cares about freedom and who understands that food security throughout the country would be vastly improved if we could get the government regulators out of our business and let folks sell food to one another, from the bottom up rather than further a centralized food system that puts us all at risk when deliveries no longer come for whatever reason.

But first

  1. What can you do this weekend to make you life better either now or in the future?
  2. Cheese Making Webinar Thursday, 12pm Central Time - Sign Up Here
  3. What do you want webinars on? 

Show Resources

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/roy.ramey.94

FB Campaign Page

https://www.facebook.com/RameyforAg/

FB Friends of Roy Ramey for WV FB group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2676899735770937/

FB Minuteman Farmer Page

https://www.facebook.com/MinutemanFarmer/

www.rameyforwv.com (under construction)

Main content of the show

Roy Ramey operates a small family farm in WV. Previous to which, he attended college, worked in construction and engineering, served in the Army, including combat in Iraq. He has served as a college professor, teaching military leadership and currently manages military education. He's married to his wife Fran with an 11-year-old daughter Abby, whom they homeschool. After serving as an Army officer for over 30 years, now in the Army Reserves, after being dissatisfied with government, he has decided to quit complaining and BE the solution, extending his service to run for office as the Commissioner of Agriculture of WV.

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Apr 1, 2020

Today we talk about five ideas for storing your pantry items in a way that is easy to access, or at least easy to manage.

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#HollerHatWednesday, Where is she and what is she doing?

Announcements

Stump the Sauce

  • BLT With Canned Tomatoes

What's Up in the Garden

  • Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Chicken

Main topic of Today's Show: Five Pantry Storage Ideas

Make it a Great Week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 30, 2020

This age we live in is so prosperous. We have everything we need if you think about it. And yet, we still complain. So today, I wanted to talk through this golden age we live in and all the opportunities that we have because of it.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

What Reality Looks Like Without Store Augmentation
Solution: Freeze or can veggies for next year
Homemade Lunch Meat Ideas
More cheesemaking, or more advance purchasing (freezing cheese)
Redoing short-term and mind-term storage areas, which means my home look slike a burglar got into it

What’s in Season

Hairy vetch
Wild mustard flower
Pea shoots would be had I actually planted them
Poke

Operation Independence

Spending less on gas, but more on mailed in supplies (Feminine product fail)
Homestead projects are happening quickly, an overall win

Main topic of the Show: The Golden Age

If you look at your situation and let me know what you are lucky to have in your life right now? I would really like to know.

Make it a great week!

Song: Dr. Feeley, Dr. Skinner

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 27, 2020

Today is a thought of the walk on fear and freedom. We are seeing so many people call for curtailing the freedoms of people all over the country and expansion of the very government systems that have made this situation worse and that just ain't right.

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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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Mar 25, 2020

Today is a how-to day and someone asked me about ways that fermenting from home can be integrated into your lifestyle in a time when store trips are spare. So I decided to share 4 home fermentation projects that are perfect for this moment in time.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and why is she so far away from her friend?

Livestream tonight at 7 CT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-PX-bHfC3AEOUPWgJ5d40g

What’s Up in the Garden

  • As expected, spring weeds are here 
  • Getting ready for a round of in-ground planting
  • Supplies for the outdoor hydro system arrive Friday
  • Greens galore 

Main topic of the Show: 4 Home Fermentation Projects

  1. Homemade Sour Cream
    1. Whole milk & sour cream or half and half or cream
    2. Buttermilk Starter
  2. Lacto-fermented Vegetables
    1. 3 tbsp for every 5 lbs
    2. 6 TBSP to 1 gallon water for a light brine (sliding scale)
  3. Kombucha (organic red wine vinegar and red wine, or a commercially produced kombucha)
    1. Ratio: 1 gallon, 1 cup sugar, 8 tea bags, 2 cups “starter” an the mother
  4. Beer
    1. Kits online: carboy, fermentation lock, ingredients, racking cane, bottles, caps
    2. Malt, hops, yeast

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

 

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Mar 23, 2020

Today, we do a check in on Grow, a quarter 1 update. And more importantly how we can all grow through this year, come what may. 

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • We are only eating from the prepper pantry now (What that means: stored goods, frozen goods, grown goods, eggs, foraged food)
  • Doing a series on youtube called cook with what you have

What’s in Season - wild edition

  • Vetch
  • Wild garlic
  • Watercress
  • Wild mustard greens
  • Dryads saddle
  • Chick weed
  • Dandelion
  • Burdock
  • Plantain
  • Deadnettle
  • Stinging Nettle is perfect for harvest this week

Operation Independence

  • Doing our best to sell mail-ordered coffee - a big change happens today! 
  • Basecamp update: Kitchen floor is in

Main topic of the Show: Grow in 2020

Jenni's Interview

Food Growing

  • Originally planned to get an indoor lettuce growing operation growing 
  • Outdoor Hydro 
  • Expanding into seedlings to sell 
  • Planting the old garden plot too
  • Duck eggs
  • Considering bringing in another pig

Personal Growth

  • Have fun by myself
  • Put the phone down
  • Stay focused on one thing at a time
  • Learn to recognize and reframe bad interactions
  • Embrace that I can only control one person and that person is me
  • My Keto Journey

Holler Roast Coffee Growing

  • Had to decide go big or not
  • Black rifle story
  • Will focus on the premium, custom-roasted, mail order business core
  • Big transformation after customer research

LFTN Network Growing

  • The network is growing itself

So tell me - what is your word and how is this year working out for you?

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. 

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Mar 20, 2020

Today is Friday and we have a great interview with Amy Dingmann of A Farmish Kind of Life certain to get you off your diff and ready to go build something awesome.

Check out my show with Jack Spirko about Finding Side Hustles During Crisis

About Amy Dingmann

Website: https://afarmishkindoflife.com/

Podcast: https://afarmishkindoflife.com/farmish-podcast/

MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/afarmishkindoflifehomesteaders

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afarmishkindoflife/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/farmishkindoflife/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/farmishlife/

Books: https://afarmishkindoflife.com/shop/

When you’re thinking about starting a new adventure, whether it’s starting a business, building a homestead, pulling your kids out of school, or any number of things, it takes bravery to actually step out and do it. But it also takes smarts to know the best way to go about doing it.

Amy Dingmann of A Farmish Kind of Life is a homesteader, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, podcaster, and YouTuber and she is here to help you think through the importance of being both brave and smart when you’re considering your next adventure.

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 18, 2020

Today, we continue the pantry management series with a discussion about how to keep your pantry stocked once you get things organized in there and have built up a store of supplies. Remember, this is all founded in store what you use, use what you store to tag off of Jack Spirko’s recommendations. And restocking can be a real bugaboo if not everyone in the house is helping with it. I will share with you today how I manage this without laboriously doing inventories and spreadsheets.

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

Stump the Sauce

  • Brett Chef on Cooking From Your Pantry

Main topic of the Show:  A Pantry Restocking System

>>Why set up a restocking system

>>What characteristics should your restocking system have

>>My process:

How do you keep your pantry restocked?

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 16, 2020

Today we will explore five ways to overcome high stress by taking care of yourself. There really is no reason to spiral into that place of fear that makes people into beasts, is there? And when you let stress take over, things just do not work right. 

Announcements:

  • Zoldak Webinar Wednesday - FREE to everyone this week
  • Extra content coming your way as we can during our period of being grounded. Let me know if there are topics you are interested, like cooking with what you have…
  • We are livestreaming the recording of the podcast on Youtube now

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Overall assessment of how it is working
  • Reorganizing short and mid-term storage strategy for everything and here is why
  • Getting set up to dry fresh, early spring herbs like blackberry leaves and stinging nettle
  • Stocking up on extra mullein because my dried stock got ruined by a darn cat
  • Time to shift canned goods and inventory as we move back into canning season

What’s in Season

  • People are finding morels! 
  • Watercress is back at a peak
  • Dead nettle
  • Chick weed
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Mullein (almost always in season)
  • Poke greens are popping up (Explain how to cook it)
  • Wild garlic
  • Green Onions
  • Lettuces and greens
  • Cilantro central
  • Indoor dill success

Operation Independence

  • Pantry stores have kept me from the stores
  • Goat milk trade - barter is great!
  • Coaching trade - win win for both of us

Main topic of the Show: Episode 282:Taking Care of You - 5 Ideas to Overcome High Stress

Five Ideas to Overcome High Stress

  1. Create time for yourself to enjoy and encourage your family to do the same - schedule this
  2. Do something for someone who needs help
  3. Regular Exercise - away from news and chatter
  4. Give yourself time to be scared, mourn, etc - then work to let it go
  5. Learn something new

Make it a great week!

Song: 911 - by Sauce (An exploration of the heaviness, news chatter, and societal response to 911.)

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 15, 2020

Today is #selfishsunday and with all the tension surrounding the coronavirus, I asked Tactical Redneck to reach out to his father to get a better perspective on the scale of what he is seeing in this illness versus the media-fueled, absolute mind-losing panic that we are seeing.

He agreed to send an email with his thoughts, which I heave read in this podcast.

If after listening, you have more questions, send them to me via email - you know my email or use the contact form here.

If we get enough questions, I will see about getting him on the air. If we do not, I will gladly email your question to him for answering.

Looking to get ready to stay home for a month or so? Here are some episodes that cover that:

Thank you and make it a great week!

Nicole Sauce

Mar 13, 2020

Today is a thought of the walk day and I thought it would be a great time, among all the covid panic to explore the concept of champagne and hookers that i covered in my debt payoff episode a little more deeply.

Zoldak Webinar

Main topic of the Show:  TOTW on Champagne and Hookers

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 11, 2020

Today I want to do another segment in the series of developing and managing a responsible pantry. I we will cover how to stock your pantry without running to the store and spending $1000 with a concept called “doubling”, as well as why you may want to start a pantry journal for a time.

#HollerHatWednesday: Who is she with and what did she do all day?

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How to Build A Facebook Campaign - register this week

Stump the Sauce

  • What to do with watercress from kerry

What’s Up in the Garden

  • ALL THE STRAWBERRIES

Listener advice on Caronavirus

Fron Jocylyn

If you are a generally robust and under 50 sort of person, figure out who in your neighborhood is immunocompromised or elderly and figure out what you can do to help them limit their exposure. Exchange phone numbers so can help them order things on Amazon or do door drop-offs of their groceries, etc.

Episode 279: Build Your Pantry the Right Way

2 episodes to listen to

  1. Load from the back, take from the front - as in the grocery stores
    1. Avocado Oil Example
    2. Now they are out of it at the store due to service interruptions -- NBD

  2. The food journal (1 month)
    1. Never needed to do this but did not have a large family
    2. You will find yourself knowing how much of a thing you use

  3. Doubling
    1. Take advantage of sales too!

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 9, 2020

There are so many new listeners that I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about our tagline: Helping you build the life you choose on your terms. Lots of people think this podcast is about homesteading, about cooking good food,  about liberty and freedom - and it is. We do tons on starting and growing your own business, side hustles and more. But when you dig right into things a little deeper, you will discover the LFTN is about choosing the life you want to live, then setting yourself up to go there. The life I choose to live is in the country, but this approach works in the city and all over the world. The hardest part of doing it is accepting that you CAN do it.

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Listener Feedback

  • Coronavirus
    • Thermometer
  • Tornado
    • Finding old radios from Linda

Webinar Coming March 18

Zoldak Webinar: How to run a Facebook Campaign - March 18 at 7 Eastern.

Register here

Main topic of the Show: Live the Life You Want

8 foundations to live the life you choose

  1. Set yourself up to opt out (Debt free)
  2. Decide what you want (Life strategic plan)
  3. Always move the ball forward for YOU (#My3things)
  4. Get your house in order (Be prepared for the most likely)
  5. Lose the deadweight (NETWORK: Surround yourself with doers not takers)
  6. Reframe the things you cannot change - (Mental programming)
  7. Find ways to do what you want to do (Liberty)
  8. Give back (Teach and mentor)

Ideas from Members

  • an expert show -- need questions and suggestions if you think this is a good idea.
  • Livestreaming the podcast - would help if I had 1000 youtube subscribers. Subscribe

Make it a great week!

Song: Belly Dancing Vamp Tune

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 6, 2020

Today, we are joined by Jenni Hill as she talks about how she uses journaling and focusing on a single word of focus each year to guide her growth. 

Friday Feature: Tim Cook’s Handyman Videos on Youtube - gave one of our other community members a great idea for building his new business through doing home repossession  cleanups for banks.

All-Season’s Maintenance Youtube Channel (Tim Cook)

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Main content of the show: Change Your Life With Jenni Hill

Jenni on Social Media

Jenni just completed training as a massage therapist in Tennessee, where she makes her home with her children and a dog. She enjoys spending time with her feet in the dirt, learning to grow things and having new experiences. When she’s not in the outdoors, or reading, she’s in the kitchen creating something yummy. Believing in the power of positivity and perspective, Jenni spends time encouraging others to live their best life.

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Mar 4, 2020

Today, we talk about how ready we were here at the Holler Homestead for the aftermath of the Tennessee tornadoes and what you can learn for that as you build the ability to make it through similar events at your home or on your homestead. I will come at this with my homestead as the example but also keeping in mind that many of you live in a city and have different realities.

#HollerHatWednesday: What is she doing?

Thanks to the folks who offered work trade for part of their tuition to our Spring workshop. I took the first person who contacted me and am thankful for all the interest!

LivingFreeinTennessee.com/Tornado is where I will collect local resource information when the internet lets me.

CacTeam.com is already active in Nashville and is looking for people who what to help and possibly resource donations.

PS: I do not have good internet so the website show notes will not be up until I do.

Mar 3, 2020

Last week’s shows seemed to shake comments out of the trees, so today I will share some feedback with y’all as well as further thoughts on the following topics:

  • Preparing for Coronavirus
  • #Mythreethings, what it is and how it works -- and why even try it?
  • Conquering your debt monster (We had tons of input on this one

NOTICE: Looking for someone to help with things related to workshop set up/or tear down in exchange for a half priced ticked. Email me if that person is you.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Need to move everything out of that space as we prepare for a GSD Weekend 
  • My coronavirus shopping list: $43
  • Hopefully joining  a herd share (and what one is)
  • Duck Stew: greens, lemon juice, chicken and duck stock, peppers, garlic, onion, mushrooms, chili sauce (keto friendly)
  • Keto accountability update

What’s in Season

  • Watercress is about done here right now, but I expect a second round
  • Plantain
  • Chickweed should be coming on
  • Keep an eye out for wild mustard greens
  • Dead nettle is blooming

Operation Independence

  • As the plumbing turns
  • Fence posts from trees

Main topic of the Show: Three Things, Coronavirus, and Debt Elimination

#My3things Resources

What it is

Why it Works

How I do my Daily Journal

How to Become Debt Free - listener feedback

Resources

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Coronavirus

What has changed: 2 deaths, it is “wild” and nothing really.

What I am paying attention to: travel and shutdowns

Suggestions to be better prepared from listeners in the event of quarantine

  • Choose a project that your family can do together, like put in a garden or painting, etc and be ready to do it 
  • Think about other entertainment ideas: books to read, projects to work on, shows to watch, research to do - it is very unlikely you will lose internet but you never know
  • Keep your vehicles above half full on gas just in case you need them and there is not easy to access fuel nearby

Landing: The best thing to come out of this podcast has been you and today’s show proves it. You have so many great ideas. It really underlines what can be accomplished when you are surrounded by a community of doers.

Make it a great week!

Song: Sauce, Belly Dancing Vamp Tune

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 28, 2020

Today is a Thought of the Walk (TOTW) day and I had a good one ready on champagne and hookers, but with so many folks panicking about the coronavirus, I decided to do a show on how to prepare for the coronavirus in 7 days if you are not already prepared.

This comes from the point of view that panic is not needed and I hope that some of the tangible things I suggest with help people be in a better place should this event impact you, while not spending a bunch of money on things that you will never use.

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Thank you to Patrick Riley for composing and recording the new show introduction. What to you all think?

Main Topic of Today's Show: Prepare for the Coronavirus in Seven Days

Handle the "Big Three" first:

  1. Food
    • Document what you have eaten or plan to eat this week - expand that to a month and make a list of needed ingredients
    • Audit what you already have
    • Buy enough of those items for a month, minus perishables that will not last a month
    • If the perishables that will not last a month are required for balanced nutrition, replace the perishable version with non-perishable (canned, frozen, something else that does the same thing and will last)
    • If you cannot afford a month of groceries at one time, fall back on staples - rice and beans - Mormon Pantries are a great place to get these. If you do this, make sure you include purchase of salt and spices if you can afford it!
    • ensure you have enough pet food
    • Note: Paper products like tampons, TP and other needed items are included in this planning process.
  2. Water
  3. Sanitation
    • The n95 Mask is not a silver bullet - resist the temptation to overspend on one while people are panicking about this single item
    • Some construction respirations can help reduce exposer to airborne illness
    • Know how to set up a quarantine room in your home (This is a best practice for many illnesses)
    • Know what to sterilize beyond the obvious to combat the spread of germs (doorjambs, keyboards, remote, etc)
    • Stock rubber gloves, sanitizer, bleach, etc. (Boiling kills things if you do not have this stuff and a gallon of bleach goes a very, very long way - no need to buy a case of it!)
    • A word on handling human waste should your sewage fail

After you have addressed the above (in 7 days I hope), address the next layer over time:

  1. Medical
    • Symptom - friendly meds: fever, congestion, couching, sore throat, diarrhea
    • Herbal support (Learn 2-3 basics): Mullein for congestion and cough is usually easy to find, stock herbals teas and honey for comfort
    • Prescriptions for humans
    • Prescriptions for animals
    • Ensure that you're as healthy as possible through proper nutrition, hydration, getting enough sleep
  2. Shelter & Travel
    • In some disasters such as flooding and tornadoes, you end up needing backup plans for shelter. In this case if you are quarantined you get to stay in your home!
    • Business travelers: add a few extras to your luggage and be ready to stay with a friend if you are worried about getting stuck
  3. Financial
    • Are you ready to pay your bills for a few months without income? If not, start saving now!
    • If not be ready to (ONLY in the event of not having the income due to quarantine): contact your mortgage company for extensions, seek a small loan from a personal contact, bank or credit union)
    • Only if there are no other options: cover a real need, like your mortgage, with a credit card --- hopefully no one ever needs to do this
    • Consider talking with your boss about if you can work from home and continue to earn in the event of disruption
    • Do you have time to build a side income in the interim
    • If you get quarantined and need to take any of the above loans: use the time with your family at home to come up with a new financial plan that eliminates debt and increases savings

The purpose of this episode is the help folks who are not ready for an even like the coronavirus to be as ready as they can be should it have an impact on day-to-day life in the short term Once you have the peace of mind that you have done what you can, I encourage you to learn a bit about Modern Prepping - a term coined by Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast. Rather than preparing for "The Zombie Apocalypse," he encourages people to be ready for life's likely events: Job loss, family illness, external event such as a hurricane, forest fire or minor civil unrest. Because being ready for things likely to happen throughout your life puts you in a position to handle the more extreme things IF they come up without wasting time and money on things you will never use.

If you find this information helpful, please share it with folks who may also benefit. 

Make it a great week!

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GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 26, 2020

Today, we are joined by the Tactical Redneck and Sir Handy to discuss something nearer and dearer to my heart  - 5 things everyone should know about plumbing even if you never ever ever ever plan to do any plumbing whatsoever.

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

Mewe Reminder: 730-8 (I will be driving and not on)

Chef Brett is opening a restaurant - apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4FfW6Dh17ela135u4WrRf3cEbUoICJ98cB9zRG7rSejKnlA/viewform

Show Resources: 

Stump the Sauce

  • What to do with too many Jalapenos

What’s Up in the Garden

  • 1st seedlings are started - round two this weekend
  • Same as last week - the early spring things
  • REALLY need to plant carrot seeds
  • Time to fill in the wicking beds and prep more in ground planting
  • Sweet potato slip update

Main topic of the Show: Five Things Everyone Should Know About Plumbing

Introduce Sir Handy and Tactical Redneck

  1. Know the difference between feed lines and drain lines (get an idea of where they are)
  2. Know what kind of plumbing you have: Pex, PVC, Galvanized, Copper
  3. Know how to shut off the water
  4. The real number four: Turn off power or gas to the water heater if it is drained (Intentionally or not intentionally)
  5. Learn a Little Maintenance

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 24, 2020

I wanted to take on an issue we have sort of glossed over lately: Debt payoff. When I was talking with Beau a few weeks ago, I realized that as much as I say you need to be debt free to truly be free to live the life you want, we haven’t discussed the how of this. Then I was chatting with a friend who is paying off debt and she started asking me really pointed questions about my decision to pay off a second mortgage instead of the rest of my consumer debt.

Webinar update: Email with questions coming soon, as well as a calendar invitation.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Sam’s Club Story
  • Working through the green beans - not sure what to do with the corn as I go low carb :D
  • Indoor lettuce growing operation is morphing and I hope to increase volume of production
  • Loving the pictures of how people store their stuff

What’s in Season

  • Flowers blooming
  • Cilantro, greens, baby dill from the inside grow area
  • Watercress, dead nettle

Operation Independence

  • My health journey begins today at 201lbs
  • The Neighboring Rednecks have started in on the little bathroom repairs

Main topic of the Show: Debt Payoff Ideas

Note: Not a financial advisor - I am merely sharing my debt payoff story

##Why I started paying down debt: Calculated monthly interest payments and realized $450 ish was going to service debt which meant that this amount of monthly earnings was simply time wasted for instant gratification.

What I tried: 

What did not go well

Beginning Level: Stop the bleeding - used Dave Ramsey - ish method

>>Feedback: 

A word on unhappiness and spending.

Adjustments to the process -- 

Thoughts to share on getting out of debt:

Make it a great week!

Song: Cilly Song by Sauce

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 21, 2020

Today is a Friday so we have an interview show today and we are joined by our own BBQ Homesteader, also known as Daniel Jarvis, to talk about starting your business and more importantly how to get over analysis paralysis if you tend to overthink things. We also dive into establishing work family balance and much more - I am sure you will love this interview.

  1. Zoldak Webinar on how to choose which social media to use to promote your business. 
  2. LFTN Premium Member Quarterly Call is tomorrow at 11am - reach out if you did not get the email invitation!

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Daniel grew up in southeast Texas and was home-educated his entire life. He went to the University of Houston and got a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has run several different kitchens and restaurants. At this point though he is a project manager for an Outdoor Living company and is working on growing his business Off Kilter Brownies on the side. 

He has always been in an entrepreneurial environment as his father ran his own company and also had a previous iteration of Off Kilter Brownies, plus various other projects along the way. 

He has been eating gluten-free for about 12 years, which is what started him on the path of providing great food for those with food allergies and making sure no one is left out. He is also an incessant question-asker and loves encouraging others to let go of perfection and just take the next step.

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GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 19, 2020

The pantry here has been working well and getting a pantry to work for you rather than become a stuff collecting problem, you may need to do a purge and organize. So today we talk about how to take this on.

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

Mewe Reminder

What’s Up in the Garden

Main topic of the Show: How To Purge and Organize Your Pantry

What a well-managed pantry means to you

What I mean by pantry: Consumables that you work through in your household

Signs it is time to purge and reorganize

The Process

  1. Schedule several days for this process:
  2. Invite a friend who knows you well to help
  3. Set foundational principles/think things through
  4. Sectional approach to purge and reorganize
  5. Establish a personal accountability check in schedule - 

LFTN Workshop - 3 tickets left!

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GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 

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Feb 17, 2020

Springtime is threatening to be here and that means that things are on fast forward at the Holler Homestead so we will talk through a round robin of projects and events that have happened here in the last few weeks - along with related lessons learned. Because there is always something interesting on a homestead.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Meal cooking rotation and supplies
  • Root Cellar Makeover in progress
  • Pulled the bad sweet potatoes
  • Lots of butternut squash to use up

What’s in Season

  • Watercress is nearing the bloom phase
  • Dead nettle
  • Plantain is starting to grow
  • Wild Garlic

Operation Independence

  • Tighter reins on purchases through planning and tracking system

Main topic of the Show: Tales From The Holler Homestead

  • Duck relocation story
  • Knighthawk Makes Biscuits
  • Goat Foot Story
  • Slow Cars Story
  • Tactical Mcrib Story
  • Pump House Story: https://youtu.be/8tFyiubzQeU
  • Slow Cars Story
  • Tactical Mcrib Story

If you want to meet some of the crazy folks in these tales - LFTN Workshop

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Feb 14, 2020

Today, I talk to Tom Cunningham, a fellow with a new platform that will link consumers directly to farmers for purchasing food. Think AirBnB of meat - a platform called Grazr. He is planning to launch right here in Middle Tennessee, but this interview covers food freedom, a bit about rolling out software based business, and more.

  1. LFTN Premium Member Call scheduled for: Sat Feb 29. 11:30am CT

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Bio: Tom Cunninham, Grazr

Tom Cunningham was born in Rockford, Ill. His mother stayed at home to raise him and younger sisters Anna and Clare. A week after his 10th birthday, the family moved to California for Mr. Cunningham’s career with FedEx. Mrs. Cunningham taught at UC Davis. At 12 years old, Tom earned his keep as a paper boy. His always supportive parents taught him to be daring.

Inspired by musician Ben Harper, Tom jammed out during high school. His father’s friend liked his music enough to produce it through his new record company, Emerald City Entertainment, after his Dotcom busted. He rocked out on tour through his early 20s with various jobs and cities along the way. He worked on farms, fishing boats, in construction and wineries in between gigs.

Life was exciting, but not what Tom wanted it to be. He wound up back in Woodland, Calif where he met a girl he knew from high school. The two dated and soon married. Tom found love, but not yet his ideal career.

Wendy spurred him to pursue a longtime desire to be a fireman. He became EMT certified and joined the Air Force Reserves as a firefighter. After leaving active duty orders with the Reserves, he was hired by the City of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department while living in Carson City, Nev. He enjoyed the busy mountain towns all risk responses from backcountry rescues to ski slope responses to responding to emergencies on beautiful Lake Tahoe. The family grew to five with daughter, ​Cadence​,​ ​and sons, ​Merit and ​Gage​.

Both Tom and Wendy desired more time together as a family and to raise their children in intimate relationship with the land. He wanted to free his children from rigid school years and the rat race; he wanted to become a farmer and teach his children a different way of life. Wendy’s success as an independent consultant with Arbonne International meant change. Tom was able to retire from the fire service at 30 years old to partner with Wendy in her Arbonne business and stay at home as a present father. They began seeking land.

The couple searched far and wide before settling on Middle Tennessee. They chose Summertown, Tenn. to homestead for its beauty and reasonable proximity to the burgeoning market of Nashville. Wendy instructs the children with homeschool curriculum. Tom teaches them about the great outdoors. ​The good life ​was far from simple, but it was meaningful.

Tom learned the struggles of being a farmer raising poultry, hogs, and cattle and saw the obstacles to getting meat to consumers. He wondered how to streamline the process. There had to be a way to “close the loop on the local food chain” and keep the money in the local economy.

Tom floated the idea for months. One day in ​April ​2019, as he conversed with his farming partner and neighbor, Corey​, he began to realize this was his calling not merely an idea. Tom met with his men's group friend, Anthony Laney​, to sow a plan: the two founded Grazr. Tom as CEO, Anthony as ​CTO​.

Tom spearheads the architecture and inner workings of a complex solution by weaving farmers, processors and discerning consumers stakeholders together into a streamlined system that serves each stakeholder. Every hurdle overcome and each conversation with an interested stakeholder builds his confidence in the viability and necessity for Grazr.

Make it a great week!

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce.

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Feb 12, 2020

Today we talk with Mama Sauce about how to get started with knitting. Knitting is something I tried to be interested in when I was younger but I never caught the bug. Now that I am older and less interested in watching movies, it might be time to give it another go.

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

FEB 26, 7PM ET: Webinar Number 2 from Sue Zoldak – How Do I know Which Digital Platforms Are Best to Market My Business?

Stump the Sauce

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Preparing for a cold night
  • Strawberries are not yet planted
  • Getting seedlings going today-Friday. It has been a slog

Main topic of the Show: Getting Started with Knitting

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