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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

I had a request to talk through my tools - as in which tools I have and why. Rather than go through the exhaustive list, I thought I would run you through what is in my tool bag in the house - and then I will heartily complain about what is not because sometimes it happens that I or another visitor grabs something from the bag and does not put it back, which drives me batty when I need the thing.

Last week’s Holler Hat was making cheddar cheese.

Thursday Webinar is a Property Walk of the Holler Homestead. Then we will drop to monthly with Google My Business being the topic in May.

A word on the Spring Workshop, June 11-13

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Stump the Sauce

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Front Hydro system is in
  • Still racing the rain to get plants in
  • Need to fence out the three chickens

Main topic of the Show: Episode 301 - Nicole's Tools

Ladies - yes you can! 

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 27, 2020

It may not be an official interview day, but I thought you’d all be eager to hear this one as soon as possible. I am joined by none other than Ms. Jessica Mills - also known as Dixie of Homemade Wanderlust. We originally were going to talk about how the through hiking lifestyle impacts a person’s ability to be prepared, but we went on a talking adventure - join us!

Webinar this week: Property Walk at the Holler Homestead

Livestream with the Holler Neighbors - Knighthawk Shares His Purpose! https://youtu.be/vbBUitXlR5g

Spring Workshop June 11-13 https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/spring-workshop-2020/

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Rouchetta
  • Getting ready for a dry good resupply
  • A word on food system disruptions - and what to do

Featured Forage - source the Herbal Academy

  • Red clover (Trifolium pratense
    • Skin conditions as a tea with stinging nettler and yellow docl
    • “Purification” properties used in addressing lung conditions and bronchitis
    • Menopausal support (Unverified)
  • If you are going to use this, look over interactions with drugs and other conditions - I know it is hard to think that tea can interfere with pharmaceuticals, but if too much broccoli can negatively impact certain treatments, an herbal remedy can also.  Red clover can increase chances of bleeding so do not pair with blood thinners for example.
  • Harvest when still wet with dew (I had no idea)
  • Tea: 1-3 tsp red clover, steep for 15 minutes

Operation Independence

  • The psychological upgrade of the pergola

Main topic of the Show: Hiking, Preparing and Living Your Best Life with Jessica "Dixie" Mills

Make it a great week!

Song: Special by Sauce

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Apr 24, 2020

Today is Friday so it is an interview show and we welcome Donald Young, who has spend the last 8 years in grocery store security and five of those in his current location.

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Daniel Young works for a large grocery chain in Chicago as a security manager. His background is 8 years of experience in private security and 5 years in his current position. Recently, Donald transitioned from security to EMT services.

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 22, 2020

Learning to identify wild edibles is a gateway drug to independence, lifelong learning, and healthy walks - so there really is not a downside as long as you take responsibility for properly identifying what you find.

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#HollerHatWednesday: Where did she disappear and what in the world is that?

Tomorrow’s Livestream - finding purpose 

Water Garden Systems at the Holler Homestead

Stump the Sauce

  • Stump the Sauce - PPP

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Beets are up - except where the chickens got in
  • Pushing to get all seeds in this week
  • Pepper plants are ready to go out - but the weather is not

Main topic of the Show: Getting Started in Wild Foraging

  1. Find a local forager - or take a wild edibles class
  2. Go to your local farmers market, or ones in small, rural towns and get to know the farmers
  3. Find a good resource and inspiration
  4. Learn about lookalikes and get to know them too! 
  5. Start with some basics
  6. Add 1-2 plants a year, or month depending on how much time you have

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 20, 2020

Today, we are going back to our roots with an episode about food and how to prepare it: Namely lamb. Apparently spring is lamb processing season and more than one has asked me to share recipes so I will give you five today.

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Register for a side hustle working group

Register for Thursday'd Webinar (If you are not a member. Members, log in and you will find the link on your account home page)

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Share the devilled egg recipe
  • Salad Dressing Theory
  • Troutafish Salad Sandwiches and no celery

What’s in Season

  • Hairy vetch
  • Dryads saddle mushrooms
  • TIme for a spring tea walk

Operation Independence

  • A GSD Friend Stopped by and rewired the pump house
  • Beehive story

Main topic of the Show: Five Yummy Lamb Recipes

Recipe 1) Leg of lamb or lamb roast of any kind.

Sides (any chutney or jelly, horseradish, roasted root veggies, rosemary garlic butter and bread)

Recipe 2) Lamb curry

Sides: chopped fresh onion, cilantro, green onions, lettuce, papadoms, flat bread, rice

Recipe 3) Grilled or pan fried lamb steak or lamb chops

Sides: salad, vegetable saute, baked potato

Recipe 4) Lamb Kabobs

Sides: Salad, bread and garlic butter

Recipe 5) Lamburgers

Sides: potato salad, green salad, coleslaw

Make it a great week!

Song: Anonymous by Sauce

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Apr 17, 2020

Today is Friday and we have a Thought of the Walk Episode. I was inspired to talk about something no one is really bringing up - getting past this economic disaster and health problem. Governments everywhere are rolling out plans to "restart the economy." WTH?? It is not up to the government to do this - it is up to us.

May your weekend be fruitful and your beacon shine brightly.

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 15, 2020

Today, I hopped over on Mewe to ask what folks would like to hear about and got a laundry list of ideas. Mr. Eash posited one that I thought would be timely today: changes you might want to make to be ready to not leave for 4 weeks in light of our extension through April 30 on stay at home orders. He was asking from the perspective of a homestead, but I will take a bigger lifestyle view of this.

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

Side Hustle Working Group: https://calendly.com/sparkcomm/side-hustle-working-group?month=2020-04

Webinar on Gardening: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/product/ways-to-launch-your-garden-in-2020/

Youtube Livestream - Holler Neighbors Discuss Five Weeks With No Grocery Store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVFBSqiFsPA

Stump the Sauce - side hustle ideas from Farmer Harry

Tales from the Booze Whisperer

  • Violet syrup

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Last round of planting seeds (for round 1) this week
  • Transplanting tomatoes way too early this week- they are 2 feet tall
  • Strawberry round two transplanting Thursday
  • Greens are looking great
  • A word on protecting plants through a late frost (cover, candle, move air)

Main topic of the Show: 6 fundamental changes to make post covid19

  1. Eliminate Debt and Save Money
  2. Learn Proper Pantry Management/Reasonable Food Storage
  3. Take Control of Your Health
  4. Produce Food at Home
  5. Develop community service habits
  6. Push Back on Centralized Government Programs (food stability, healthcare stability, etc)

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 13, 2020

Today at your request, I talk through practical approach to building side hustle income into your life. This is meant to help you get the right frame of mind as you build revenue streams, rather than send you off to try 14,000 new hustles. Because right now, there are opportunities, if just working at Krogers for a month or two, and no need to feel totally hopeless about income if you have lost your job.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • A neighborly Easter Dinner: Fish, Ham, Greens, Devilled Eggs, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Gravy
  • Bumped Animal Feed up to a 3 months supply
  • Still doing well with our one site stores
  • Have a line on lamb with another friend to restock meat stores
  • A word on whole animal cooking

What’s in Season

  • Another round of dryad’s saddle mushrooms
  • Vetch is ready to bloom soon
  • Dandelion flower
  • Bee swarms

Operation Independence

  • Almost done with 2019 tax prep - ahead of my usual schedule
  • Preparing to run 50 meat chickens

Main topic of the Show: A Side Hustle Approach to Income

  1. Take stock of what you have
  2. Take stock of what you can do
  3. Look at technological opportunities
  4. Look at your market opportunities
  5. Choose the easy/most fun ones first and systematize them
  6. Run the numbers regularly.
  7. Add one thing at a time and leave time for recreation

Make it a great week!

Song: Calling my name, by sauce

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

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Apr 10, 2020

Today, I take questions about making the perfect pot of coffee, growing lettuce, inverters and read what y'all have built in your lives that is making you more stable through this halting of our economy.

I hope this gives you a positive perspective as the weekend comes and we have another couple of days to focus on building our lives the way we want them to be.

Make it a Great Week!

Nicole Sauce

Apr 8, 2020

Today, we talk through three ways to kickstart your fresh vegetable pipeline if you are running into grocery store shortages. I have been hearing varied reports of fresh vegetable shortages, or conversely way too many fresh vegetables and thought now would be a good time to talk through some of the faster ways to get something fresh back into your diet in as few as 3-4 days.

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

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Thursday Webinar: Introduction to Cheesemaking

Thursday Livestream (Talking about our food production plans)

Stump the Sauce

  • From Christopher: Got a stump the sauce for you.  What to do with coffee grounds that are old and no longer make good coffee

What’s Up on the Homestead

  • A swarm of bees
  • Weed 1.0
  • Adding tons of homestead-produced meat and vegetables 
  • Back into beer brewing 

Three Ways To Kickstart Your Fresh Vegetable Pipeline

  1. Sprouts 

Lids:  https://www.amazon.com/OWAY-Sprouting-Screen-Stainless-Canning/dp/B07H1V6973/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=sprouting+lids&qid=1586373569&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5N0Y4MURRVzRIUDAmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA0MTI1NjMxQThVWDdIVEVXM0FLJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAwMTAxNjlQQk05Wk0xMU9GN0kmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

2. Microgreens

Dowie Farms: https://www.dowiefarm.com/

Trueleaf: https://www.trueleafmarket.com/

Kitazawa: https://www.kitazawaseed.com/

 

3. Seek local growers selling direct

Bonus Webinar next week - Quick starting your spring garden in 2020 with TRN, Thursday at noon.

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 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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