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Feb 3, 2023

Today we talk about new life on the homestead, eggs, spring planting, old stuff, and more.

 

Featured Event: Feb 22-24 - Lanier Island, GA (Near Atlanta) Next-Steps.info, use coupon code Sauce10

 

Today’s Sponsor: TheHomesteadConsultant.com

 

LFTN listeners get a special offer of a free 20 minute initial phone consultation. Just send an email with the subject LFTN Consult to TheHomesteadConsultant@gmail.com with a brief description of the homesteading topic you would like to discuss and we will respond to you with available time slots.  

 

Forage

  • Grass again
  • Baby chick weed

 

Livestock

  • Baby Rabbits
  • Eggs are back! (Old ducks)
  • New paddock for the sheep
  • Getting ready to order chickens

 

Grow

  • One final garden bed to be prepared
  • Weekend planting in the bed we set up in the fall
  • Early spring flowers are poking up
  • Still have not started seedlings

 

Holler Neighbors/Community

 

Infrastructure

  • Map of paddocks for the future
  • Top wire is complete
  • Setting up semi-permanent fencing next door (video forthcoming)

 

Finances

  • Fixing old vehicles vs difficult to repair new vehicles (Planned obsolescence)

 

Membership Plug

 

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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Feb 1, 2023

Today we talk about permaculture, how to decide what is next on your homestead, rabbits, getting out of a J-o-b and more with Nick Ferguson and John Willis.

Featured Event: 

Canine Trainers Collaboration Workshop

Date: April 19-21

Location: Oviedo, FL (near Orlando)

Website is fortressk9.com/workshop

Today’s Sponsor

https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-design-course/?f-495 

Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs

Paul has a permaculture design course coming in June along side some other pretty cool In Person trainings over at https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-design-course/?f-495 If you have  been thinking about taking a course of this nature, consider heading to Montana to learn from a host of great instructors, Like Alan Booker, at Wheaton Labs!

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

HomegrownLiberty.com

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

Tuesday Live with Nick Ferguson

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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Jan 30, 2023

Today is another #my3things episode with the primary focus being to develop your purpose. We will also include the usual Monday segments.

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Speakers: Derrick Brose, Sal the Agorist, Jack Spirko, Rebecca Bush, James Corbett, Richard Grove 

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Today’s Sponsor: FreeSteading.com

Live this week:

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Spring is coming: Eating Only Stuff from here (I may have over canned last year)
  • Freeze Drying the rest of our 2022 herbs that are stored in the freezer (why this schedule)

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

Dollar Tree. The store has changed for the better. Maybe they added r borrowed some staff, but the store has been neatened up considerably. The drink coolers are probably at least 50% stocked, with (imho) a better product mix, including Venom energy drinks. The shelves are a lot neater too, and the Health aisle has had a lot of products added, and nicely organized. The place no longer looks "picked and sad," which is good.

Home Depot was #3, just to check the price of a 2x4x8. It is unchanged from last week, at $3.35. The store was normal-busy.

Aldi was last. They still had heavy cream. We found everything we wanted, and my debit card was warm but not smoking. 

Untainted regular gasoline remains at $3.999/gallon.

Frugality Tip from Charles

Test the limits of the TONER LOW notifications that you get on your printers. The HP Color printer that I have has been warning of impending doom for over 2 weeks now...probably 100+ pages have been printed with the existing cartridge.

At ~$100 per cartridge...well worth running it until the print quality gets bad.

On some older printers, when you get the low toner warning, you can remove the cartridge, shake it gently, and reinstall it, getting a another day or so of light printing...

Operation Independence

  • The Rat Infestation and Simplifying Life

Main topic of the Show: Develop Your Purpose with #my3things

Develop Your Purpose

In the early years of developing the #my3things method, we would go out to corporations to help them create strategic plans and marketing foundations so that they could establish a way to grow their impact, grow their sales, and improve the quality of their products or services. Before each engagement, my cofacilitator and I would create the coursework for the group, customized to what we thought they most needed. 

Sometimes, we would run the groups through activities that would result in a Vision Statement and other times, we would run them through developing their purpose first. In the end, after trying both ways multiple time and with different actives, we realized that developing the Vision first, followed my the purpose helped our customers come to consensus faster. Often, they would revisit their vision statement after developing the purpose statement, but time spent crafting both was reduced over time.

Why bring this up? Because as you develop your purpose statement, you may decide that adjustments are needed to your Vision statement and that is part of the interactive process to come up with your life strategic plan. Sometimes it takes seeing the same thing through multiple lenses to fully refine your direction.

Your purpose takes the vision you have developed and boils it down to the SO WHAT? Why do you exist in this world? How is the word better because you are in it. If you are wildly successful and disappear for ten years, how do things look different in a good way when you return?

To get to this, you first deconstruct your vision statement by analyzing the key elements present in this statement that MUST be there. Basically, you *start with your narrow Visions statement and pull out elements or characteristics that are important to its success and list them. 

The short cut would be to go back to the list that you made before you crafted the sentence, but this would be limiting. Instead, pull out a new list of characteristics or elements. You will find that they have subtly changed with the crafting of your visions statement.

In the case of the Holler/LFTN Community, this is how that list looks:

The Holler/LFTN COMMUNITY provides an inviting supportive place where aspiring agorists and homesteaders can connect, rejuvenate, share best practices and prosper together in freedom.

Key Elements:

*Inviting, safe place

*supportive community

*Connect aspiring homesteaders

*Connect aspiring agorists

*Healing and rejuvenation

*best practices

*Mutual aid/ helping one another

*True freedom is a choice

With this list craft your purpose statement in terms of what you or your family or your project is. Start by getting the concept crafted, then refine the language so that it is direct, clear and concise.

Some things to keep in mind while you craft your purpose statement: 

  1. Remember to include high-level information on how you are achieving your vision within the purpose statement
  2. Make sure that your purpose statement explains the “what” of your life plan or project
  3. This statement should also cover your why - why are you focused in these ways 

Living Free in Tennessee (Holler Neighbors) is a community that supports healing and mutual prosperity by connecting agorists and homesteaders with knowledge and resources so they can build an alternative to the violent systems currently used to support modern society.

Once you have a draft purpose statement, refine the language to be clear enough that a 6th grader can read and understand it, with as many tangible and visual words as possible. As with your vision statement, seek to reduce and remove unnecessary words through grammatical and vocabulary refinement without making it esoteric and jargon.

Once you have your final statement, take a week or so to shop it around to people and ask them to say back to you what the statement means to them. Listen carefully to the words they say and choose which new words make your statement clearer.

With both statements in hand, type them into a single document for future reference and prepare to develop your first most important areas of FOCUS that will move you forward in your journey.

SWOT

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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Jan 29, 2023

Today, we have an interview with Paul Wheaton about integrating permaculture ideas into your business and a bunch of other cool things.

Featured Event: SelfRelianceFestival.com March 24-25

Agorist Tax Advice

AgoristTaxAdvice.com/lftn 

Show Resources

Permies.com

Main content of the show

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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Jan 27, 2023

Today we talk about getting seeds started, big news from the duck coop, dealing with a sick duck and more.

Today’s Sponsor: Paul Wheaton

Ready to preserve your harvest for the months to come? Build a solar dehydrator! Check out this movie detailing the development of 2 models of solar dehydrator at Wheaton Labs:

https://permies.com/w/free-heat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVwyahpzl08

Featured Event: SelfRelianceFestival.com

Forage

  • Watercress got beat back
  • Grass is coming in slowly
  • Garlic is poking up

Livestock

  • No baby rabbits yet
  • The egg
  • The sick duck
  • Listing animals
  • Sheep rebellion
  • Baby is getting into toddler trouble

Grow

  • Still getting beds ready
  • Beginning to AP relocation project
  • Starting peppers and herbs this weekend

Harvest Meals

  • Pork Rib Roast

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Dinner was HUGE for Tactical at the Eversoles
  • Came home to firewood moved and a rainstorm
  • Helping a friend set up electrical fencing for new animals

Infrastructure

  • Electrical fencing update (permanent, zoned)
  • Solar install preparation

Finances

  • Catching up on warranty claims - an important part of finance
  • Clerical Friday

 

Membership Plug

 

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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Jan 24, 2023

Hijacked by the Tactical Redneck. Join Tactical as he covers what it is like to be HOMESTEAD ALONE in the Holler.

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

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Jan 23, 2023

Today we have an interview show with Jake Weinhagen, author of the Primal Primer, a book about integrating primal self care into your life. What is primal self care? Stay tuned to find out!

Featured Event: Next Steps on Lanier Island, Georgia - Next-Steps.info Use coupon code: SAUCE10

Today’s Sponsor: The Homestead Consultant

Promotional blurb: In today's chaotic world there is a major disconnect between our land, our food and our community. At The Homestead Consultant, we believe that the solution to bridging these gaps starts in the individual home. By taking practical steps toward food production, land restoration, independent education and rational preparedness we can begin to restore these disconnects. That is where The Homestead Consultant comes in. We will work closely with you to evaluate your property with your unique goals, vision and resources in mind. Using a restorative,  permaculture lens we will help you design a holistic and actionable gameplan to help make your homesteading dreams a reality. Our sincere desire is to see all of our clients become more connected and resilient! Find out more about our services by visiting our website at TheHomesteadConsultant.com 

LFTN listeners get a special offer of a free 20 minute initial phone consultation. Just send an email with the subject LFTN Consult to TheHomesteadConsultant@gmail.com with a brief description of the homesteading topic you would like to discuss and we will respond to you with available time slots.  

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Website: https://corehumancompetence.com/

Book: https://amzn.to/3go8jqg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LukeWeinhagen

Main content of the show

Luke Weinhagen is a Certified Situational Awareness Instructor, former United States Marine, Founder of Core Human Competence LLC, and the creator of Dangerously Competent, a self-defense and self-sufficiency training program.

For over fifteen years, Luke has taught individuals, families, and organizations to assess risk, respond swiftly, and win. He is the author of The Primal Primer and an Applied Theory Fellow at the Natural Law Institute.

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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Jan 20, 2023

Today we talk about sheep care vs the STUN method, managing expectations when 2 people work on one homestead, early spring growth and more.

Agorist Tax Advice

AgoristTaxAdvice.com/lftn 

Agorist Tax Advice. Do you want to give Uncle Sam fewer of your hard-earned dollars? Do you wonder if the time has come to set up your LLC? Are you confused about what kind of business to establish? Are you wanting to pass along wealth you have built to your kids, but not sure the best way to do that?

Matthew Sercely of Agorist Tax Advice can help you make sense of all the options, understand how to stay on top of tracking write-offs, and see new ways of organizing your finances so that you keep more of the money you earn in your pockets. 

Matthew has a broad knowledge of business finance, real estate and rentals, end of life planning and more which means that he can help you find legal tax loopholes and understand risks. 

Head on over to AgoristTaxAdvice.com/lftn to sign up for a free consultation.

Event Feature: LFTN Spring Workshop - released 10 more tickets when I realized what we are doing for the build! Get the word out. LivingFreeinTennesse.com

Forage

  • Dandelion leaves are here (and what this means)
  • Same root things as last round
  • Lemonbalm has baby leaves
  • No chickweed or dead nettle yet but they will closely follow
  • Regrassing of the ripped up land is in process

Livestock

  • Caring for sleep vs the STUN method (The tail story)
  • Putting girls together so we have “two” herds and can control birthing timing
  • Hoping some baby bunnies arrive in the next 2 weeks
  • Still no eggs and T is investigating if they are being stolen from the coop (A word on the Dumore nutrition rumors on Youtube)
  • LGD update
  • Still needing to list pigs and the St Croix with West Coast genetics

Grow

  • Trees are budding out (and what this means)
  • Seedlings, an update
  • Final garnered bed preparation while it is warmer in January

Holler Neighbors/Community

Infrastructure

  • Preparing for the solar installation
  • Finally was able to order more step in posts (30% time savings no paddock shifts)
  • Trailer care needed to maintain the livestock trailer (There is always something)

Finances

  • No update

Membership Plug

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!

Community

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Jan 18, 2023

Today we talk about history and how to use it as a lens for current day decisions, the rise and fall of empires and more with CJ Killmer and John Willis.

 

Today’s Sponsor: Brave Botanicals

FreeOunceofKratom.com

Brave Botanicals offers top-quality, organic CBD and Kratom products along with other herbal resources. 

This month, we are highlighting the kratom, an herbal supplement that comes from the coffee family, minus the caffeine. It grows in Southeast Asia and is traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Its leaves contain compounds that can have psychotropic and it has gained popularity in the Western world for its potential to help with the management of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety, and some people use it to try to overcome addiction to opioids or to reduce the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms.

If you want to learn more about kratom, head on over to BraveBotanicals.com to learn about its many uses and dig into the different varieties and dosage.

Interested in trying it out? John Bush also offers a free ounce of kratom, plus 50% off your first order through his site, FreeOunceofKratom.com.

Featured Event: SelfRelianceFestival.com

 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

ProfCJ.org

 

Main content of the show

 

Make it a great week!

 

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

 

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Jan 15, 2023

Today we have a great conversation with Toolman Tim Cook, who will be featured at the LFTN Spring Workshop in April!

 

Today’s Sponsor: Brave Botanicals FreeOunceofKratom.com

 

Show Resources

ToolmanTim.co

 

Main content of the show

 

Interview

 

Membership and Coffee Pitch

 

Make it a great week

 

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

 

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Jan 14, 2023

Every Friday, we record our Homestead Happenings update, followed by a questions and answers session. Today’s podcast is the questions and answers session from yesterday’s podcast. We cover: Fencing, sheep, recipes and so much more. 

 

Today’s Sponsor: AgoristTaxAdvuce.com/LFTN

 

Main content of the show

 

Make it a great week!

 

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

 

Community

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Resources

Jan 13, 2023

Today is a homestead happenings discussion with Baby being one week old, another cold front coming, and things going on sale!

Today’s Sponsor: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs and Permies.com

permies.com/link/lftn

The days are getting longer, and spring is on the way, which means it's time to plan the garden! If you're looking to do something a little different this year, like establishing some low-maintenance and high-producing permaculture food systems, then check out the Permaculture Design Course at permies.com/link/lftn!

Not only will you learn about earthworks, water harvesting, perennial food systems, and so much more, but you can also bundle this PDC with the Appropriate Technology Course so you can learn about rocket heat, solar cooking and preserving, and other amazing technology that will save you money and effort.

All 177 hours of video from this course can be yours for as little as $65 if you visit permies.com/link/lftn

 

Forage

  • Mullein
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Wild Garlic
  • Other root things

 

Livestock

  • Baby is good
  • Fence charger crapped the bed and LGD dogs got out
  • Rabbits are due
  • Still no duck eggs - they should start any time
  • Soy free feed fiasco

 

Grow

  • Spring is coming (Seedling time here for cold weather crops)
  • Getting the last beds ready

Harvest Meals

  • Massive Beef Stew - it exploded (and what I did about that)

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Late Christmas is this weekend!
  • Bathroom update
  • Spring Workshop Highlights
    • Dining Things: Venison Roast, 

 

Infrastructure

  • Posts are back in stock (and ordered)
  • Rabbit update for TSC - the collapse too easily so T added J clips to keep them from doing that. Initial feedback - he likes them but time will tell
  • The stupid fence charger
  • Power meter to measure pump house electrical usage and cabin usage in preparation for storage and solar options
  • Goat bathtub cracked in the cold (Should have put the stock tank heater in there or at least empty gallon jugs or wood)

 

Finances

  • Expenses are more than income at the moment and we have no Product we are selling that is year round. Brainstorming on that

 

Membership Plug

 

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!

 

Community

Advisory Board

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Jan 12, 2023

Today we talk about dogs, niche businesses and more with Joel Ryals and John Willis.

Show Sponsor: TheHomesteadConsultant.com 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

FortressK9.com

Make it a great week!

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

Community

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Jan 9, 2023

Join me today for a freestyle discussion about fencing, homestead unpredictabilities, refrigerators, my3things, and many other topics.

This was recorded right after a bunch of stuff went sideways this morning on the Homestead.

Thanks to ALL our Sponsors:

Make it a Great Week!

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

Community

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Jan 8, 2023

Today, we have an interview show with Toolman Tim Cook as we talk about his 24 hour radio show, expanding a supportive community of creators and ideas for building your alternative path to a successful small business.

 

Today’s Sponsor: Brave Botanicals

FreeOunceofKratom.com

 

Y’all know John Bush from our time together in the Unloose the Goose podcast and also the webinars we do with Live Free Academy. But did you know that John has another company that provides organic herbal products? 

Brave Botanicals offers top-quality, organic CBD and Kratom products along with other herbal resources. 

This month, we are highlighting the kratom, an herbal supplement that comes from the coffee family, minus the caffeine. It grows in Southeast Asia and is traditionally used for medicinal purposes. Its leaves contain compounds that can have psychotropic and it has gained popularity in the Western world for its potential to help with the management of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety, and some people use it to try to overcome addiction to opioids or to reduce the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms.

If you want to learn more about kratom, head on over to BraveBotanicals.com to learn about its many uses and dig into the different varieties and dosage.

Interested in trying it out? John Bush also offers a free ounce of kratom, plus 50% off your first order through his site, FreeOunceofKratom.com.

Reminder - LFTN Tickets go on sale NEXT WEEKEND!

 

Show Resources

Toolman Tim’s Workshop

 

Main content of the show

Toolman Tim Cook hales from the TSP and LFTN network. With over 15 years of experience in the construction and home improvement industry, Tim has the knowledge and skills to tackle any project with confidence. From little jobs to fixing up old houses and everything in between, Tim's expertise and attention to detail make him the go-to guy for all your repair and maintenance needs. When he's not working on projects, Tim can be found sharing tips and tricks, and developing strong community at his website, Toolmantim.co, and on his YouTube channel, where he inspires others to roll up their sleeves and get to work. 

 

Interview

 

Make it a Great Week!

 

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Jan 6, 2023

Today we talk about new life on the homestead, losses, big projects getting bigger, the FREEZE, and more.

AgoristTaxAdvice.com/lftn 

Agorist Tax Advice. Do you want to give Uncle Sam fewer of your hard-earned dollars? Do you wonder if the time has come to set up your LLC? Are you confused about what kind of business to establish? Are you wanting to pass along wealth you have built to your kids, but not sure the best way to do that?

Matthew Sercely of Agorist Tax Advice can help you make sense of all the options, understand how to stay on top of tracking write-offs, and see new ways of organizing your finances so that you keep more of the money you earn in your pockets. 

Matthew has a broad knowledge of business finance, real estate and rentals, end of life planning and more which means that he can help you find legal tax loopholes and understand risks. 

Head on over to AgoristTaxAdvice.com/lftn to sign up for a free consultation

Coming Events

Forage

  • Desperation rations in the creek
  • Dandelion root
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Always in winter: Mullein which is good if you get a cold

Livestock

  • Baby lamb and stillborn lamb and the related lessons
  • Rabbits are bred, we think - white rabbit on probation
  • Ducks still not laying eggs - WTF
  • Brownie is for sale
  • Pigs getting listed for sale (Never posted them before)

Harvest Meals

  • All cooking is in the crockpot (not cold enough to run the woodstove)
  • Red Curried Venison with Turnips

Winter is coming (IS HERE)

  • We all survived - even the animals outside with no heat (no heat on ducks, stock tank heater with fish, water heater for rabbits, babies in mudroom, boys in the barn, pigs with a cover – all with lots of extra straw. (There is still straw getting tracked into my home all the time)
  • Water was the biggest pain: animal water and my pipes
  • Heating was just fine - even through rolling blackouts
  • Ducks like to hang in the pods during cold times
  • Lessons learned: Want better water by next year

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • ALL THE HELP on the bathroom - and the story of the bathroom
  • Christmas and New Year was fun
  • Toolman Tim’s stream in the LFTN community

Infrastructure

  • Testing new $30 rabbit cages from TSC
  • Fencing Weekend Workshop Coming
  • Adding Insulation
  • Making long term plans so that we can focus on 1-2 at a time (#my3things)
  • Spring planting is beginning

Finances

  • Spent $100 on straw
  • Found a soy free feed source since MPS no longer makes it

Membership Plug

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!

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Jan 4, 2023

Today we talk about the economic outlook for 2023, ideas for starting businesses, science that isn’t science, better health, and more with Jack Spirko, Dr. Ken Berry, and John Willis.

Sponsor of the Day: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs and Permies.com

Paul Wheaton over at permies.com has put together a robust bundle of homestead goodies this week. 

35 ebooks, videos, and more, including my Cook With What You Have ebook, all for only $35. The bundle is only available at this special price until January 5th, and it's got stuff on chickens, gardening, cooking, cleaning, building, and more!

With over $285 worth of stuff for only $35, you'll wanna get your hands on this bundle today, before the price goes up. That's 35 awesome pieces of digital media to help you realize your homestead dreams, for basically $1 each! Visit permies.com/s/homesteading to check it out now

LFTN Workshop Tickets Coming January 14, 2022 at 9am Central at LivingFreeinTennessee.com

Jack’s First Episode of 2023 - The Coming Shitstorm of Opportunity

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

DrBerry.com

SelfRelianceFestival.com

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

First Tuesday Coffee Talk with Jack Spirko, John Willis, Nicole Sauce

Make it a great week!

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Jan 2, 2023

Today, we talk about what the #my3things method is, why a strategic plan for yourself and your life is a powerful tool, and we cover how to create a vision statement for your life strategic plan. (Or your family strategic plan).

This is the first in a series of episodes explaining how to use the #my3things method to become more successful, productive and to build the life you choose on your terms.

Dec 24, 2022

Join me for a reading of the Night Before Christmas, Cajun Style – read by the Elender family.

Dec 23, 2022

Today we have Michael Leonido (also knows as the chef at the Spring Workshop) reading the Intellectual Night Before Christmas followed by the traditional text in song. Merry Christmas Y'all!

Dec 22, 2022


Join Aussie Ro as she reads the Night Before Christmas, Australian style.

Dec 21, 2022

Today, we have the Scottish version of The Night Before Christmas, read by Jaggy Little Thistle.

Dec 21, 2022

Today we talk about preparing for a house fire, resilient living vs “prepping,” how to build a following on Youtube, and more with with Ed Hubbell of Iridium Solutions and John Willis of Special Operations Equipment.

Show Sponsor: 

Brave Botanicals - Your source for high quality CBD and Kratom products at a reasonable price.

Get ready for January!

  • SRF Tickets, Sponsorships, and Vendor Booths
  • LFTN Spring Workshop
  • New YT Channel: Harvest Cooking
  • More…

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

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Dec 20, 2022

Each year we read variations of the classic poem, The Night Before Christmas. Today's version is the Redneck Night Before Christmas read to us by The Tactical Redneck.

Dec 19, 2022

Episode 673 - What is My 2023 Word of the Year?

Today is our last Monday Show until after the New Year is upon us! In keeping with tradition, I will share with you the word of the year, why it was chosen, and what I hope it will mean - even though we all know we find different lessons along the journey.

I will also let you know what is happening during the time between Christmas and New Years for content.

Livestream Schedule this week:

Today’s Sponsor: Paul Wheaton od Permies.com and Wheaton Labs

https://permies.com/link/lftn

Paul Wheaton has developed a truly passive greenhouse that can grow through the winter with no additional heating. Not only that, but it won't overheat in the summer months! How's that possible? 

Find out by watching the Truly Passive Greenhouse movie:

https://permies.com/link/lftn

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Every Nook and Cranny in the deep freezers are stuffed, as is the fridge with things to cook (Managed to decommission the two outdoor appliances)
  • Almost through the potatoes from the garden (had half a bushel)
  • End of year restock is primarily complete
  • Christmas Dinner from the pantry: Leg of lamb, roasted turnips and carrots, charcuterie and pickled things (Holler Neighbor Style)
  • In purge mode for a last push before the end of the year - lost the crap, keep the things we use

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

The first stop was Walgreen's for some vitamins. Stock was mostly good, but there was only one left of a large size of "D," so we had to choose another size in order to use their buy one get one free.

Food City was next. Dry cat food was very limited, but they had a couple of 16 lb. bags of Meow Mix. They had a lot of Friskies boxed cans, so we added a box of those too.

Dollar Tree was next. We found some large 9Lives cans in there for the first time in months, and grabbed a few; not all our cats like those. The frozen food coolers were really sparse and most of the drink coolers are back to being nearly empty; I think it's the worst I've seen it. The health aisle is beginning to look picked again, but most other areas looked well stocked; there were less unrefrigerated canned drinks though. Both of the two lines they had open extended back into the aisles.

Same at Home Depot, which I ran in just to check the price of a 2x4x8. It's still $3.75. I did not look over any other areas, but it was fairly crowded, as spending season is at its peak.

Aldi was last. We got a few extra things in case we decide to put off next week's shopping, but grocery crowds shouldn't be too bad, so we'll likely go. We found what we wanted, including heavy cream. I didn't see any notable holes, but both lettuce and grapes did not look as good as usual.

Untainted regular gasoline remains at $3.999.

Frugality Tip from Margo

Here's a frugality tip on one of the most valuable things to me.....MY TIME (AND SANITY). For your holiday menu plan it out a month or so in advance. Gather the things you need and start cooking some things early and freeze it (and then take it out of the freezer the day before to thaw) Make sure you have all of the things you need the week before the holiday.  I did not make rolls this year, I bought rolls and put them in the freezer, FYI Hawaiian rolls freeze and thaw very well. And save your sanity during the holidays and keep a stocked pantry y'all! 

 

Operation Independence

  • The 3% checking account, emergency fund, and discipline

 

<WINTERBREAK!>

  • Night Before Christmas Countdown
  • Replay episode will not be replays - start your 2023 on the right foot. The importance of downtime.

 

Main topic of the Show: What is my 2023 Word of the Year

 

No year has ever been so hard as this year for finding the right word. Even last night, I knew the concept but not the word. Part of the problem is that I knew the concept I wanted but was not finding a single word to describe it. And the two word option I had was only a close fit, not the full breadth of what I wanted to focus on.

 

What is a word of the year?

Why do it?

 

Past words:

  • Grow (It is a choice and it is up to me)
  • Balance (You have to want it and boundaries)
  • Courage (The power of no. Letting go of insecurities. Sooner is better.)

 

Then we have this year. I strove for MORE. I worked harder. I played harder. I undid every lesson I leaned in the year of balance. I GREW my businesses. I made it over a really important personal hump: Increased cash flow to where I could finally take some from the businesses.

 

What the last five years have been like building LFTN and Holler Roast Coffee.

 

Had to have the courage to

  • Say no to things I was doing to earn money but that are distractions from the primary objective
  • Address conflict head on
  • Openly admit weaknesses
  • Stand my ground
  • Build personal talents from good to great
  • Become unapologetic

 

Where it has led - 

  • Priority on things that are important to me on the non business side like the food forest, redoing my bathroom, box seats at the symphony, hiking, relationships
  • More opportunities of the kind I want
  • I am singing rock n roll again
  • Poised for fast growth

 

The words that did not change: Step-change, 10x

  • What it means
  • Problem: Balance

 

So what could I do? There is a glass ceiling that is not ok and I need to break it. It isnt due to my gender, my background, my level of education or what anyone thinks of me. It is there because of me. My mindset. My perception of what is possible. My hangups. The glass ceiling is of my own making.

 

The worst part is this: It is glass so I can see through it. 

 

There are lots of reasons why it is there. Every one of them is an excuse.

 

The other side of that glass ceiling looks great. I want to go there. But there is this glass ceiling that needs to be broken. 

 

And the cool thing about glass is that it will break. And 2023 is the year I break it. With whatever I can use to do so. My hands, a hammer, a rhinoceros, my head. Whatever it takes.

 

For every word there is a flip side too: The sharp shards that will hit me as I make my way through the glass. I expect that to be there too.

 

So my word of the year, which encompasses both the goal to move beyond my perceived constraints. The word that also prioritizes balance and priority to my spirit, body and heart. The word for 2023 is <WORD>.

 

I don’t know exactly how things will go, but I am excited to start, have already started. And you will see the first steps in January

 

This is the last non-interview podcast before the break so rather than our usual closing, I leave you with this - Make it a great break yall.

 

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

 

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