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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 25, 2020

This was recorded last year and is two readings of the famous poem -- one intellectual version and a musical one. Though, can a choral version of this poem be classified as non-intellectual?

Dec 24, 2020

Scotland is a little ahead of the US in celebrating their Christmas Eve - so join Jaggy Little Thistle as he reads their version of the famous poem. (Recording from a previous year so the intro will be old too!)

Dec 23, 2020

This is a replay of the Night Before Christmas as read by our friend Aussieroo!

Dec 22, 2020

Join The Tactical Redneck in a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

Dec 18, 2020

Today is the last live episode of 2020 and I wanted to look back at how we did with our word of the year, and share with you 2021’s word. Because change is coming – it always does. 

  • Podcast Schedule
  • Get yourself in order over Christmas
  • Vin Armani Episode January 4

Boost LFTN

Main topic of today’s Show – Grateful for 2020

My gas tank is empty. How can I give you a great final episode when my gas tank is empty?

From Last Year: Grow

  • Myself (weight loss, mental health, simplification, happiness)
  • The network (Major growth in size and quality)
  • Opportunities (Podcast has doubled, Coffee has doubled, Unloose the Goose, SOE and other corporate relationships, Coaching expansion, Holler Neighbors, Events and speaking, Rentals)
  • My relationships (Increased clarity of communications and the apocalypse project, Spent time with family, mama sauce, connected with old friends in a meaningful way)
  • Plants and food (Indoor lettuce, tomato success, bacon seeds, etc)

The Hard Things

  • Financial Hits: The Income, The Car, The Car, The Fucking Car, The Dishwasher, The Plumbing, The Workshop, The Fencing, The Drains — there are more “THE’s” that I can’t even think of
  • Addressing bad habits
  • The fear and shutdowns/being able to see what happens next
  • People around everywhere all the time — we grew LOL

Hard Things Bring Bright Spots

  • Finding space in morning chats with Nicole and in the pool
  • The little things: Tactical taking over the animal care, that time KH had the right generator for the job, none of the dogs are lost, the blooming of the Holler Neighbors, the notes and ideas from listeners, time with family, finding new friends, the quiet shift from pain to growth right around the Spring Workshop
  • An internal shift: “What other people think”
  • The Crowdfunding project and what it meant (Grateful)
  • Someone I really enjoy suggesting a girl’s weekend

The Word For 2021

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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Dec 16, 2020

Today, we are taking the last step in creating your life strategic plan in simple terms that everyone can understand -- especially everyone who is along for the journey. This process can be used for you the individual, you the family or community, or you the business and the key to success is to cut out all the unnecessary and extra crap and really focus down on just a few things that bring you to the place you have described that you want to be -- the life you WANT TO LIVE ON YOUR TERMS. 

Last go-around, you chose three areas of focus -- with those in hand, the next step is to choose an accomplishment or two in each area that you will achieve in the next 12-18 months. We will walk through this today using the Holler Neighbors as an example.

  • Last Show is Friday, but there will be replays and the Night Before Christmas Series during my break.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Christmas Reception From The Pantry: pickled things, hard boiled eggs, cheeses and meats (I bought treats and beer)
  • Speaking of cheese -- the giant box: thank you to Dubravko, Jenny, Dave, Karen, Shawn, Dawn, Dori, Toby, Anni, Brad, Marde and Jessica for the awesome and fantastic gift -- you will get to enjoy it too if you are at the spring Workshop because on my break, I am MAKING CHEESE!!
  • Time to smoke the bacon
  • Getting Lettuce set up for real over the break

Operation Independence

  • Pig fence and barn are done -- and it is time to make bacon (as I mentioned) 

Main topic of the Show: Set Your Accomplishments

It has been a bit of work, this life plan thing. In past years, I would breeze through describing the process on a podcast and leave you to it. Many of you started then stalled. Hell, I have stalled this go around a few times myself as life got chaotic.

TO be ready for FINALLY defining the short term accomplishments you will need to have in order to build the life you want to live, you should have already defined your purpose, set up where the rubber meets the road by creating a vision, and chosen three long-term areas of focus after doing a swot. 

If you are like me, you have a whiteboard or chalkboard with stuff written and rewritten as you refine it into what you want.

 

Vision: The Holler community supports healing and mutual prosperity by connecting resources and knowledge of agorists and homesteaders who wish to build a peaceful, voluntary alternative to society’s violent systems.

Purpose: The holler provides an inviting, supportive place where aspiring agorists and homesteaders can connect, rejuvenate, share best practices, and prosper together in freedom.

Areas of Focus

Community: Be a strong community based on shared principles, clear and direct communication, and facilitate each member to focus where our talents and interests are best suited.

  • Deploy and way to keep track of our traded goods, labor, value and knowledge that is so simple a 6 year old can use it so that Community members are able to spend our time where our talents are and not on tracking who owes whom what.
  • Create dedicated times and ways to improve communication about our needs, projects, wants, brainstorming, and priorities for the community.

Sustainability: Create enough ongoing, stable income and other resources so that the community can prosper.

  • Become the model of voluntarism, shared principles, alternative means of support
  • Paperwork
  • Pay off debts (external and to each other)
  • Increase animal feed from the holler
  • Deploy a way to use the assets of the Holler Community to bring in decentralized resources - one that community members are inspired to work on. 
    • Discuss what this might be
    • Test cases (eg chicken workshop)
    • Honest feedback

Health and Happiness: Community members make time for personal priorities,  physical and mental health, and develop the skills and knowledge for supporting others in their quest for finding the life they want to live on their terms.

  • Visit a coffee farm in central or south america
  • Develop a holler Apothecary that replenishes from locally grown plants
  • Game night -- or something 

Today’s example comes from me alone - and you can do this alone, but in the case of the holler, we have more work to do as a community to really hone in on where we want to go. It is slow going because not everyone here has done this before and they need time to think, discuss and decide. 

Our last podcast of 2020 will be this coming friday. I want to go back to a late episode in 2019, review how things went this year, and share with you my word for 2021 -- should be a fun time.

Freedom is a choice, not a right. In fact, no right is a right unless you take it. Funny when you think about it -- I was just lamenting that I simply do not understand the mentality of people who want to control other, to cause them to suffer, to have them enslaved. And yet, many people have this desire. They are quick to condemn others based on little real fact. They are willing to attack them and their families for a difference of opinion. They are willing to crash our economy and set up “wilderness spaces” where humans may not go in the wake of their economic destruction -- destruction that has a real costs in terms of human lives. And despite that evil push in our world, freedom is still there. Ready for you when you decide to be free. But you can;t have it both ways can you? You cannot make other people submit to you and still live a free life. 

Make it a great week!

Song: 911 by Sauce

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

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Dec 11, 2020

Today we have an interview with Emily Morse all about raising rabbits for meat -- not a bad place to put some effort if you ware looking to scale up onsite meat production quickly!

Announcements

  • East TN Freedom Cell Meetup Jan 16 - registration will be live next week.
  • Odysee Invitation Code -- if you join use this and we both benefit - just enter sauceisboss in your custom code area on the reward screen.
  • Also, use this link: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@livingfree:b

Main content of the show

Emily Morse of 5 Acre Family Farm: 5 acre family farm in East Tennessee, we do a little bit of everything we have 50 chickens, meat rabbits huge gardens, dogs cats, and geese. I enjoy canning, gardening, handicrafts.

Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/morsemountainfarm/

Topic: Meat Rabbits

Why rabbits?

Breed stock

How to choose what way way to raise them

Processing on farm

Meat chicken vs rabbit taste and processing

Make it a great week!

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

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Dec 9, 2020

Today I talk with Rae Bardon about the crafting life and it folds pretty nicely into our holiday craft gift registry.

Announcements

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • MOO
  • Holler Stew

Operation Independence

Main topic of the Show: Holiday Crafts and Gifts with Rae Bardon

How to connect with Rae

Website: 80smompodcast.com

MeWe: https://mewe.com/p/80smompodcast

Parler: https://parler.com/profile/80smompodcast/posts

Viking & Weaver: vikingandweaver.com

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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Dec 4, 2020

Today, we talk with two clever folks who have figured out how to monetize their 3d printing and we cover things you will want to know about getting your own system set up  - or if it is even a good fit for you.

Announcements

Show Resources

https://www.facebook.com/twelvehounds

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/12hounds

https://www.ebay.com/str/ferriertreasures

Main content of the show

We run a 3D design and printing business. We have been selling online since 2016. We also sell locally, as well as run multiple side hustles like reselling on eBay and other e-commerce platforms, transporting dogs, dog sitting, and small engine repair.

We have a small homestead called Half-Ass Acres where we are just starting out. We sold our house in Florida and moved to Tennessee. We bought our land outright and have been building and adding ever since.

Topic

3D Printing: Why do it? How can you make money with 3d printing, what technology do you need to learn, what kind of printer should you get, what is “difficult” about 3d prin ting, what about getting designs? AND MUCH MORE!

Make it a great week

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

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Dec 2, 2020

Today we take the third step in developing your live strategic plan by choosing three areas of focus for you to take in order to reach your vision and purpose. 

  • Holler Neighbor Livestream Thursday at 7pm - Discussing Cooking Keto
  • Christmas Reception tickets will be released on Saturday -- Friday to members. Sat Dec 19; 1pm - 4pm at the Holler Homestead in Lancaster, TN (Bring an appetizer to share, Plan to camp if you drink)

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • In never fails --- venison
  • Canned 30 quarts of stock (Chicken and Turkey)
  • Starting to consume the canned foods
  • Homemade mayo season is upon us

Operation Independence

  • All KS orders that have forms filled out have shipped (Minus the custom mugs and some t shirts)
  • Venison Bounty

Main topic of the Show: Choose Three Places of Focus

OLD Vision: The Holler community supports healing and mutual prosperity by tapping into and connecting the resources and knowledge of agorists and homesteaders who wish to build an alternative to the violent systems currently used to support our society.

UPDATED Vision: The Holler community supports healing and mutual prosperity by connecting resources and knowledge of agorists and homesteaders who wish to build a peaceful, voluntary alternative to society’s violent systems.

Purpose: The holler provides an inviting, supportive place where aspiring agorists and homesteaders can connect, rejuvenate, share best practices, and prosper together in freedom.

With that in mind, we need to assess what we have and where we are going and choose three places to put our focus for development or improvement. Three areas of focus where making big forward strides will steer this plan to the right place. The three things need to be the best choice for our community both from a “making progress” standpoint and from a “makes a difference” standpoint.

A great way to start seeking these three places to put your effort is through the good old traditional SWOT analysis.

What is a SWOT? https://www.liveplan.com/blog/what-is-a-swot-analysis-and-how-to-do-it-right-with-examples/

Questions to ask

Strengths:  

Internally, what do we have that helps toward our vision?

Weaknesses:  

Internally, what holds us back from the vision?

Opportunities:   

Externally, what things outside our group can help us toward our vision?

Threats:

Externally, what external things could hurt us most?

Make a list/brainstorm

Example:

Strength: Building relationships and mutual exchange

Weakness: Tracking and clerical

Place to focus/endstate/perpetual 

  1. Community members both gain and provide value to the whole to set a peaceful foundation for healing, growth, and freedom.
  2. Deploy and way to keep track of our traded goods, labor, value and knowledge that is so simple a 6 year old can use it so that Community members are able to spend our time where our talents are and not on tracking who owes whom what.

Make it a great week!

Song: Special by Sauce

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

Community

Advisory Board

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