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Now displaying: May, 2021
May 31, 2021

The last two weeks have brought big, sad, life-changing things to many in our network. Today, I will talk through some things you can do for your friends and family when there really is nothing you can do to help. 

Schedule this week (Rogue Food)
Chicken Processing Workshop June 14
Holler Homestead Open House June 26, 10am-3pm

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • First Freeze Dryer Lessons: Location, Hot Pump!, Rehydrating, Oil Filtration, Is It Worth the Money?
  • Lettuce has been hanging on
  • Found a last round of things to restock for the rest of the year (old habits die hard)
  • Canning kitchen is almost all set up

Featured Forage: Hemlock

Operation Independence:

  • $5/bag hiking strawberries
  • Solar Water Heater Update

Main topic of the Show: What to Do When There Is Nothing You Can Do

#reach out (trite/stilted...dont read into a non response. Send a card or little gift)

#avoid discounting the pain or being that person who says turn that frown upside down. It is ok to be sad

#avoid sharing your similar sad story or anyone elses (two things, two friends...same day)

#Use your unique superpower to make their life a bit easier: (meal prep, childcare, offers of driving places, network,  whatever it is)

#check in a few days later... ask do you want, not do you need.

#check in week/weeks/months later. They may not reach out to you.

Life brings hard situations and we can help our friends and family by listening. Asking questions, sharing photos and good stories...and using our superpowers. What we cant do is wave a magic wand, bring someone back to life, or fix a relationship.

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Song: Grandpa’s 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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May 28, 2021

Today is a thought of the walk episode - a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

Today’s Thoughts Include:

  • Resetting
  • Airborne Viruses
  • Hoarding
  • Perception
  • Look a Gift Horse in The Mouth

To view the videos for Thought of the Walk Episode, go here: Odysee: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@livingfree:b

They are also produced on Youtube as a playlist.

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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May 26, 2021

I have had a bunch of emails come in in the last 2 weeks and rather than answer them in writing, I thought it would be fun to answer them in a listener variety show. Here is what we will cover today:

  • Suggestion from Christopher that I do a podcast on how to start a home roasting business
  • Website and other recommendations requested from Melissa
  • Do you do tours of your homestead from Betsy
  • Getting started on a homestead when you know little about permaculture from Jim
  • How to get started with wild edible plants from Billy

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Wall of Tomatoes
  • Dill Germinated
  • Beans are up
  • Strawberries ripening each day -- anti chicken defense system
  • Need to replace lettuce with basil
  • Wishing for automated watering

Main topic of the Show: Listener Variety Show

Suggestion from Christopher that I do a podcast on how to start a home roasting business

  • Add your thoughts on the mewe post about this topic

Website and other recommendations requested from Melissa

  • Buddy Press
  • Untimate Membership Pro
  • Coinpayments

Do you do tours of your homestead from Betsy

  • June Open House To Be Announced Next Week

Getting started on a homestead when you know little about permaculture from Jim

How to get started with wild edible plants from Billy

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May 24, 2021

Patrick Roehrman of MTKnives joins me today to talk about creating your best life. We recorded this right after the LFTN Spring Workshop.

Thought of the Walk Series

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Went Full Tazmanian Devil on the Prepper Pantry
  • Quarterly Freezer defrost had to be done monthly
  • Holler Neighbor Project - Meals in bags (livestream this week)
  • Transition from using to filling - canning supply migration 

Featured Forrage: Potentialla Recta (Eurasian but growing here)

Operation Independence

  • Our HipCamp is Open! All $$ goes to my last little amount of debt

Main topic of the Show: Your Best Life with Patrick Roehrman

Bio: Patrick Roehrman is a knife maker and bladesmith from Missouri whose handmade knives include highly collectible  neck knives, custom hunting knives, custom survival knives, bushcraft knives and other hand-forged knives.

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May 19, 2021

It has been a long time since we did an episode on the Holler Homestead and what we are all doing here -- and yet this is one of the reason’s y’all tune in. Today is an update. An update on the Holler Homestead, and update on the Holler Neighbors, and an update on the progress toward living our lives on our terms and balance.

If you have been wondering what country life is all about, today is your day.

Webinar with Sue Zoldak Saturday at 4pm Central
Pirate Memes: https://piratememes.com/

Stump the Sauce

  • Send stump the sauces to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Scapes are starting -- garlic scape pesto coming soon
  • Lemon balm and bee balm are ready for harvest and drying
  • Tromboncino squash is being planted
  • The Year of Broccoli and Peas (A cool spring in Tennessee)
  • Strawberries and how we got them to do well
  • Behind on planting and not worrying about it

Main topic of the Show: What’s Up in the Holler

  1. How the Holler Came to Be a Thing
  2. Food Production Update
  3. Open House in the Holler
  4. Hipcamp is open
  5. Holler Neighbors Meals Project
  6. The Animals

New series - Thought of the Walk on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@livingfree:b45f9a0d7db001fed32d9547b04c8b0b7f1fa617

(No playlists there yet but will get that handled when there are)

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May 17, 2021

The invasion of BroodX is coming. No! It is here. Will your trees die? Will you get hurt? Do you need to protect your animals and children? We will talk about Cicadas and what to expect from the hatch.

Saturday Webinar with Sue Zoldak: Personal and Business Branding -- login to your membership area to register, or buy the webinar at LivingFreeinTennessee.com if you are not a member.

Chicken Processing Workshop - 5 seats left!

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Finalizing the rest of 2021 ordering and organizing (Will see how I did by the end of the year)
  • Holler Neighbor Project
  • Mama Sauce did the spring Canned Goods Organizing -- almost time to start canning again
  • Incoming Freeze Dryer

Featured Forage

  • What to harvest: Wild Rose petals, red clover

Operation Independence

  • What this is
  • Simplification

Main topic of the Show: Cicada Invasion

  • The hysterical headlines in the news
  • Cicadas -- their lifecycle - egg, nymph, metamorphosis, adult
  • 17 year brood - what to expect: music, lots of bugs
  • Why the swarm? (Thought to be protection)
  • Will they kill my trees?
  • Are they harmful to my children/self/animals?
  • Cool things that happen in a cicada swarm year
    • There is a tangible homeschooling science project that can expand beyond the bug to learning tons about insects
    • The deafening sound is quite beautiful
    • Your chickens/poultry will get fat
    • Fishing Lures timed with the die off

 

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Song: The Flood by Sauce

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May 12, 2021

John Pugliano of Investable Wealth and the Wealthsteading Podcast joins me to discuss how to get recognized and build personal success - weather you run your own business or work in a career.

Chicken Processing Workshop June 14
May 22 at 4pm Central: Sue Zoldak on Personal and Business Branding

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John Pugliano is a late blooming entrepreneur and the founder of Investable Wealth, LLC an independent fee only investment advisory firm. John served in the military for 7 years before starting a 20 year corporate career in sales and marketing of industrial products.

More importantly he followed his passion and honed his skills as an individual investor for over 25 years before becoming an investment adviser. Understanding the plight of the retail investor, he advises clients using the experience he gained while managing his own portfolio. John his the host of the Wealthsteading Podcast.

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May 10, 2021

Today we talk about finding your reset in times of high productivity, overwhelming task lists and ever-changing requirements that come from living the life you want to live.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Reordering for the pantry for the rest of 2021 (The process and reasoning)
  • Thankful for Mama Sauce and broth making adventure
  • Reorganizing canning items in advance of canning season - will do a water bath canning webinar in June
  • Almost time for honey

Operation Independence

  • She might be pregnant! 

Main topic of the Show: Find your reset

25 mile hike that turned into 23 miles because we found a shortcut.

Why backpacking:

  • Increase confidence
  • Tire out the body to clear the mind
  • Preparing for a longer stroll 
  • Great way to spend time with Mom

What you should do: what works for you? Clubbing, a trip to the spa? International travel? Volunteering at a food bank? Church? Kayaking? Hunting?

Finding your reset is different for everyone.

List what characteristics must be there:

  • Lack of interruption
  • Physical activity
  • Few people vs many people
  • Times of “no inputs”
  • A goal

Set the stage for a true reset (handling of urgencies while you are resetting, addressing I cant leave, money matters, duration) --- choir story

Pregame your thinking - decide why you are going - or decide that you are resetting to find the why of it all. Think about this in advance so your mind is set to noodle while you go.

Use a reset to celebrate your successes -- the hike was set for after the LFTN workshop on purpose.

Track your lessons learned:

  • One step in front of the other
  • BALANCE requires delegation
  • When you are in the backcountry - you figure things out (men skip ahead here)
  • We do not need what we think we need
  • I must drop one business unit this year if I want to grow revenue
  • There are many hours of monkey work ahead and once they are done, the clerical road ahead will get easier

Finding your reset amid times of high stress opens your mind to simple solutions, helps protect your health, and brings perspective. 

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Song: Wolf by Sauce

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May 5, 2021

Today we talk with John Moody, author of Winning the War on Weeds, family and farm guy, facilitator of Abby’s Elderberry, permaculturist extraordinaire and founder of The Rogue Food Conference. We talk about food freedom, why go rogue and much more.

Chicken Processing Workshop June 14

Rogue Food Conference

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Tomatoes are in the tomato system and doing well
  • Harvesting chard, kale, lettuces and spring herbs
  • Groundnuts are up
  • Green beans going in this week
  • Garlic scape season is nigh
  • Squash getting direct sowed
  • OMG weeds already

Main topic of the show: Become a Food Ninja at Rogue Food

  1. All about John
  2. Food Freedom
  3. Why go Rogue?
  4. Nutrition from the land
  5. Ideas for getting real food into the hands of people who want it but don’t want to farm it

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May 3, 2021

Today I am excited to talk food, nutrition and freedom with Niti Bali, author of Farm to Fork Meat Riot and outspoken supporter of empowering people to take control of their health via taking control of what they put in their bodies. 

Chicken Processing Workshop, June 14 starting at 9am here in Lancaster, TN.

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Niti The Farmacist

Main content of the show

Niti Bali is the Founder and CEO of Farm to Fork Meat Riot, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving as a catalyst for reestablishing the regenerative small family farm food system. Her strategically designed CSA program educates eaters to harness the power of life giving force through regenerative foods. Niti’s Farm to Fork Meat Riot CSA simultaneously supports regenerative livestock production based on consumption that results in a zero-waste system. This balanced program allows farmers, ranchers and artisans to operate with less risk and earn fair wages while growing their operations organically to fit the natural demand for this higher quality food.

Niti’s passion for sharing regenerative food began after her 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Esthesioneuroblastoma in 2007. Meenakshi underwent 5 rounds of toxic chemotherapy that did not stop the cancer. As a mother fighting for her child’s life, Niti embarked on a holistic mission to source the cleanest, most regenerative foods from local farms. Although Niti cured Meenakshi’s cancer with real nutrient dense food, the damage to her vital structures from the chemo was too great and Meenakshi died September 13, 2009.

Since then, Niti has made it her mission to protect her family and others from the corporate food system. Niti is developing regenerative farmers and regenerative consumers while producing educational media in the way of her podcast and interview show. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and 2 surviving children and continues to challenge us one bite at a time.

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