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Nov 1, 2021

Today, I will talk about how #My3Things can help you navigate the busiest of times while keeping your life on its best forward pathway.

Workshop Presale Launches TODAY! 7pm - here.

Turkey Day 2021 (Or buy your turkey)

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Prepper Pantry Winter Makeover
  • Last of the tomatoes are canned
  • Last batch of milk in the FD
  • Lots of lasts!
  • Using canned foods as sides (Easy green bean dish)

Operation Independence

  • Opportunity October Update

Main topic of the Show: Managing Busy Times

Why this topic? (Christmas is coming, Winter is coming, Fall homestead reality)

Preparing for 10 days on the road while still delivering coffee and podcasts, 2 presentations

Addressing conflicting priorities (Self and health, customer deliverables, Preparing to be gone, Homestead things)

  • List
  • List of minimums
  • Getting Real
  • Delegation and help
  • The real list of Minimums
  • #My3Things/day
  • Clarity of deadline and deliverable 
  • Built in sanity and assessment time

Grain of Salt/Taking yourself too seriously

No excuses

Landing

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MeWe reminder

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Oct 29, 2021

Y’all have heard so much about my keto journey and Opportunity October has been good to me along this path. Today, I am honored to welcome Dr. Ken Berry to the show to field questions from y’all. We cover what the proper human diet is, as well as discuss health benefits beyond weight loss.

Bunny Update

LFTN Spring Workshop Presale Monday at 7pm

Show Resources

Dr. Berry’s Website

Lies My Doctor Told Me (Book)

Main content of the show

Meaningful Research + Paleoanthropological Ancestry + Common-Sense…

Unlike most doctors, I love questions and ideas from you…

I used to be a fat, miserable, ignorant doctor, until I slowly discovered the power of removing the slow-poisons of the standard diet, and replacing them with the nourishment of a proper human diet…

I am a Board Certified Family Physician and Fellow in The American Academy of Family Physicians. I have been practicing Family Medicine in rural Tennessee for over a decade, and have seen over 20,000 patients in my career so far.

No big medical words here, just plain talk you can use to stay healthy and happy. If you like it limp-wristed and sugar-coated then you should probably look somewhere else.

I’ll explain how you can use your diet and your lifestyle to get the health you want. Videos about the low-carb/ketogenic/carnivore diets, intermittent fasting, thyroid health, hormone optimization and much more. I’ve declared all-out war on the epidemics of hyperinsulinemia, diabetes and obesity currently hurting our world, and hurting your health.

Learn how to lose weight, lower your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, optimize your hormones and more…

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Oct 27, 2021

Here is the deal, I am an evil Landlord. I rent to people. I evict them when they don’t pay. I have been doing this since I bought my first home and I grew up fixing my father’s rentals. There has been so much poo hurled at evil landlords of late that I thought I would share my perspective with yall today.

LFTN Workshop Presale Launches Nov 1 at 7pm = only 10 tickets available

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Stump the Sauce

From Chris: A question about the keto journey

Perspective of an evil landlord

How I got into this

Why I got into this

Reality versus the dream

My Rant

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Oct 25, 2021

Today we had a question on our telegram group about turkey shelter. I laughed to myself because we never planned to have turkeys this year, but ended up with 26 to help a friend who had life events come up and get in the way of being able to keep up on food and water! So today, Tactical and I will share what we have learned about turkeys having adopted 26 with no infrastructure in place beforehand!

Turkey Processing (or Purchasing) Day: 7 left! Register or buy

LFTN Spring Workshop Announcement - Nov 1 we will have 10 tickets on sale here.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Buying a butt for travel food
  • Winter transitions
  • Integrating bits and pieces into a saute
  • Root Cellar Set Up

Operation Independence

  • SOE Event Update

 

Main topic of the Show: Episode 493: Turkey Shelter Lessons Learned with The Tactical Redneck

Introduce Tactical Redneck

 

Lessons learned:

  • Assess: Shelter, Food Water, Containment
  • Teaching turkeys to eat odd things (Pepper story)
  • Turkeys and Rain
  • Shocking Experience
  • Turkeys and grass (Enthusiasm and impact)
  • Different Feeders
  • How Much Tactical Loves Electro Netting
  • How Turkeys Differ From Chickens

 

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MeWe reminder

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Song: Calling Your 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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Oct 22, 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:

  • Seasons Change
  • My Keto Update
  • Competitors as Allies
  • Winter is Coming

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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Oct 20, 2021

Today the chill in the air became more serious and it got me to thinking about last minute winter preparation. So we will talk about preparing for winter on a homestead today.

Stump the Sauce

From Jesse: How to get started with my homesteading content business?

Main topic of the Show:  Winter is Coming 2021 Edition

No Kill List

  • Animals (Water, bedding, shelter, feed)
  • Fish (Freezing)
  • Plants (Freezing, Transplanting, Mulching)
  • Humans (Water, heat, clothing, shelter, food, chimneys)

No Break List

  • Pumps
  • Pipes
  • Roofing

Comfort List

  • Fuel storage
  • Backup electricity
  • Luxuries
  • Learning and entertainment

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Oct 18, 2021

Today, I share some thoughts about what life would be like if I lived completely off my homestead and network relationships - and why it is a good idea to think about that.

Nashville Activation Tour - the day after Self Reliance Festival in Franklin, TN Veterans Park (611 W. Main St), 12pm-2pm Miriam Gomez, Ramiro Romani, Ryan Cristián, Derrick Broze 

Tuesday: 10am - Live with Dr. Ken Berry

Dr. Ken Berry just agreed to speak at the Self Reliance Festival! Get Early Bird Pricing Through Wednesday this week! Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Freeze drying the last of this year’s milk
  • Added lamb to the freezer
  • Last round of salsa may get processed this week - or maybe next week
  • Drying the late fall herbs and teas
  • 1st Woodfire!

Operation Independence

  • Considering adding sheep to the Holler Homestead - will keep everyone updated.

Main topic of the Show: Living Off Your Homestead Last night I was up most of the night because Coyotes were too close for comfort. Every time they caught something in the woods, they would put up a cheer. My dogs would lose their minds barking in response. Why was I disturbed by this?  Well, we have a bunch of turkeys outside that we are raising for a friend and that are sleeping out in the open and they electro netting stopped working. It would take nothing for a Coyote to just push through that and eat all the turkey they want. I have already sold most of these turkeys and would have to refund the money, and would then lose that because it is already spent on turkey feed and infrastructure.  That got me to thinking - we always talk about being prepared for the things most likely to happen such as:

  • Short term supply shortages
  • Tornado related problems
  • Ice storms
  • Loss of income
  • Illness

But what would happen if any of these things went on longer. Throughout the history of the US, at least every 100 years, we have ad something last longer than a season and cause difficulties in resupply. Civil war - turkeys example What would it look like if I ended up living off this homestead and existing relationships for five years?

  • Animal Feed And Animal Care
  • Imports: Distilled liquor, medicine, Asian and European imports, Seasonal eating, clothing and so forth, cleaning supplies, salt
  • Entertainment
  • Trade and Community (B 2 L update)
  • Repurposing
  • Keeping the land, energy, resupplying clothing and other odd items

Why would I even think this way? Make it a great week! Song: Wolf By Sauce GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce.  Community

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Oct 15, 2021

Today is a Friday so we have an interview show and I am pleased to welcome John Bush to talk about his coming conference, Exit and Build.

  1. Episode 500 Reminder - Submission due SUNDAY
  2. Back to the land Festival
  3. 9 Turkeys left!
  4. Self Reliance Festival - Final schedule to be released Sunday evening

Show Resources

Exit and Build Conference

Freedom Cells

LiveFree.show

Brave Botanicals

 

Main content of the show

John Bush is a radical activist, entrepreneur, and father of two based in Austin, TX. Since 2002 he has worked tirelessly to create a more free and peaceful world through political activism and the promotion of alternative institutions. He is a proponent of health freedom and operates Brave Botanicals which offers kratom and CBD. In 2015 he laid out his vision for Freedom Cells, small mutual aid groups networked with other cells to achieve common goals and secure the sovereignty of group members. The Freedom Cell Network has since grown to over 2,200 people globally and hopes to one day replace the state as a means of social organization.

Interview

Membership and Coffee Pitch

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Oct 13, 2021

Today is an ask me anything day and I will be recording this live, taking questions from folks who are tuned in, as well as answering questions you have emailed me. How do you get your question in for a show like this? Email me.

EVENTS:

Main topic of the Show:  Q and A

  • From Margo: Solar advice and a coffee question
  • From Rebecca: Where to start when you are starting out 
  • From Patricia on RV Life
  • From Victor: How to I sioux Vide Eggs?
  • Frpm Sam - How do I deal with a Small Kitchen?
  • And who knows how many questions we take live??

Make it a great week!

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Oct 11, 2021

Today, I will run through some things I never knew about fencing that I learned this weekend as friends Autofab and the Tactical Redneck were stretching fence for Jenni.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The Green Chili Story
  • Last Round of Root Cellar Items
  • Root Cellar Feedback from Keith
  • Harvesting and drying mints this week
  • Farmers Market Season has Ended, transition from fill up to use up

Operation Independence

  • Expanding Listenership - An event every weekend through Thanksgiving
  • Episode 500 Deadline

Main topic of the Show: New Lessons Learned From Fencing

BG of fencing over the past year or so

Lessons

  • It is a better two person project, (Turkey netting story)
  • Logging = “Stretching fence” (BC Story) - related, proper stretching tools are helpful
  • Electric fence is great, until it isn’t (The water story)
  • Ongoing maintenance never ends unless you find an animal to do it for you (Pig story)
  • Fencing will be tested most if you do not manage your rotation well enough (Animals, hills, etc)

All in all, it has been pretty eventful here with the fencing, the animals and the transition to increased food production off my small, 3 acre plot of hilly land with just the right amount of southern exposure.

Make it a great week!

Song: Calling Your Name - by Sauce

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Oct 8, 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:

  • Build a Better Life 
  • Roll with it
  • A Travel Coffee Maker
  • Natural vs Time Routines
  • Turkey on Pasture

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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Oct 6, 2021

Today, I share four normal things on the homestead that some outsiders view as oddball actions.

Freedomcell Activation tour is coming to Kentucky Oct 14. 

Turkey Processing Day Update

Stump the Sauce

From Joshua of Ganderflight: How do I prep if I am living in a 28 foot RV and moving around the country with my family?

Main topic of the Show:  Four Normal Things on the Homestead that Seem Odd

  1. We try to use up everything - Introducing the BONE BAG
  2. We discuss slaughter over dinner
  3. Rolling leftovers are not only a thing - it is with pride that we find many ways to “roll” (homemade is usually preferred over restaurant foods)
  4. Baby livestock ends up inside - this could mean pigs, chicks, rabbits, goats -- just about anything

Make it a great week!

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Oct 4, 2021

Today I go on a tear about sticking to principles when the sticking gets tough.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Found about 10 more steaks!
  • Ready to consolidate freezers down to two
  • Fridge for sale
  • Freeze Drying Basil and other herbs

Operation Independence

  • Lodge Warehouse Sale
  • The Bathtub

Main topic of the Show: Principles

Today started with a video of a OBGYN from a year ago about an anti abortion bill that would charge Dr.’s with murder who do not attempt to re-implant ectopic pregnancies. This is a pregnancy where the egg does not make it to the uterus. And this got me to thinking about big picture principles and how we tend to take discourse from principles to extreme examples in an effort to “win” the argument on issues.

She basically landed on the message, “Get politics out of medicine.”

Yesterday on a long drive, I heard Nurse Amy from https://www.doomandbloom.net/ defend he choice to get vaccinated - a decision she has grown to regret. Her credibility was attacked from someone who is against the vax. She landed on Get the Politics Out of Medicine.

Then I remembered a discussion with a doctor I had who wanted to prescribe Ivermectin, a known antiviral used on humans to help early onset Covid because the research indicated it may help and the risk level of negative impacts from the medicine are unlikely. Pharmacists are refusing to fill it because it is not approved for use in treating covid -- an off-label use. This doctor just wants to see the politics taken out of medicine.

Then it struck me. The last 2 years have done something I had not realized. It is not about whether or not politics are in medicine. It is what people are willing to accept from their medical care. A decade ago, it would have been impossible to implement socialized medicine in this country (referred to under new marketing as “single payer”). Want to know why? Nobody would have accepted so much meddling in their treatments, in who does and does not deserve medical help, in long delays for important screenings and procedures, and in off label use for medications. In other countries where medicine is socialized, people are willing to wait months for that cancer screening without raising a fuss. They are willing to accept that elderly do not get the same access to something like heart surgery or limb replacement as a younger person. They buy into rationing of care by a politically appointed governing body, and are resigned to how that works. In fact, they are thankful that their care is “free,” and mystified about how our “free-market” system (That is neither free nor market based by a long shot) can be accepted by people. All this while citizens of their locations travel here to get those delayed screenings faster by paying up front for them.

<TC Story>

By enacting draconian shut down, implementing control over what can and cannot be used to treat covid, firing healthcare staff who choose not to accept an emerging vaccination, rationing monoclonal antibody supplies for political reasons, and everything else that has happened -- expectations of those who use healthcare have changed their expectations. They are now OK with letting their loved ones go into the system without an advocate under the guise of “protections.” They will wait weeks or months for screenings because of “staffing shortages.” They buy into government bodies who know nothing about practicing medicine making decisions about what can be used to treat an emerging virus, thus stifling progress and innovation in favor of trumping up their corporate sponsors.

And these same people screech when something is put forth to change the when and how that a woman can receive treatment for pregnancy-related issues like not allowing treatment of an ectopic pregnancy.

Freedom for me but not for thee. 

We need to step above this. To embrace something better. The ends CANNOT justify the means even if it is in service of something good lest they be aimed for evil by another.

When we empower force of government to relieve people of their property, their freedom, their bodily autonomy in favor of achieving goals we think are important like:

  • Curing addiction (drug war)
  • Paying for the community (Involuntary taxation)
  • Dictating what medications may be used for what (Medical socialization)

When we choose our pet project, like ending poverty then outsource the implementation to a committee of special interests, we simply make things worse for everyone.

And the last two years have reframed what people are willing to accept. Shortages of supplies? Sure. Forced shots to be able to travel? Bring it. Bullying toward people who do not adhere to the current-day’s accepted social protocols? RIGHT ON!

When you support any of these things, you support all of them, so be careful.

Next up will be this: Climate change is a danger and overpopulation adds to the problem. Women must now take birth control or be sterilized to address this issue. Wait. no. If we do that society will not continue -- only the women with undesirable genetics, who maybe do not have a decent profession or who are too lazy to stay thin. Those women need to be sterilized or take the pill lest they spread undesirable genetics.

See?

The same instinct that makes people want to control what others do because it is better for that person and better for society as a whole, even though that person does not want it, that instinct? That instinct lays the foundation for philosophies that are evil, like eugenics. 

 

That is why it is so important now more than ever to stand on your principles even when it is hard. Things like freedom of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of bodily autonomy, freedom to own property, freedom of commerce, freedom to travel -- all of these things are important and all of them, when taken to one extreme, could have a bad outcome when allowed.

Like I may have to support someone’s freedom to discuss why eugenics is good if I am to remain true to my principles because they are free to have an opinion with which I disagree. But therein lies the beauty of freedom. If we remain true to the principles, then that person will need to get people to voluntarily work as a community to make reproductive choices based on genetics -- and we see how well that went for European royalty, do we not? Eventually the problem solves itself.

But if we force a solution by stifling the discussion of a bad idea, then we set the foundation for more abuses of the individual, of needle rape, and all the other things that can be done to people who if we would just let them live their path have a better chance off success than when we try to force them to do the “right” thing.

<addiction> 

So tomorrow, when your inclination is “there ought to be a law”, look instead to a different track: what laws could be removed to improve this situation.

Make it a great week!

Song: Belly Dancing Vamp Tune by Sauce

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Oct 1, 2021

Today I am joined by someone we have heard several times on the podcast, Sue Zoldak. Usually she comes on to talk with us about entrepreneurship or marketing. But today, Sue joins us to share something a bit more personal - her leap into homeschooling for her high school-aged daughter. 

Show Resources

Sue’s Business: https://www.thezoldakagency.com/

Coming soon! The Zoldak Academy, https://www.thezoldak.academy/

Main content of the show

Sue Zoldak is a brilliant marketing and public relations talent with a foundation in digital methods. Her whole life has given her experiences in entrepreneurship, communications, art and creativity, and even math and economics. This combination is particularly well-suited to take on homeschooling her daughter.

Interview

Membership and Coffee Pitch

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Sep 29, 2021

Today, I will provide a bit of an update on the Holler Neighbors and talk about how our little community works -- and sometimes doesn’t work -- as an semi-intentional community.

Self Reliance Day

Call for Episode 500 submissions - deadline October 15

Social

Stump the Sauce

  • Serious September Update

Main topic of the Show:   It Takes A Holler

What is Holler Neighbors?

Why Have the Livestreams Stopped?

It Takes A Holler

  • How Things Work
  • Homesteading Alone
  • Knighthawk’s Business Trip
  • Shared Undertakings
  • Jenni’s Kids

Handling Problems

Other Challenges

Membership Plug

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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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Sep 27, 2021

Today I share with you some things that change you after you have lived the homesteading lifestyle for awhile. Four big things in fact.

Trip/Roaster

New Events Page: https://www.livingfreeintennessee.com/events

A word on Turkey Day

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

Operation Independence

  • Roaster Upgrade
  • Signed up for Roadie

Main topic of the Show: Four Perspective Changes From a Decade of Homesteading

>>Lifestyle homesteading versus yuppy homesteading versus new homesteaders

  1. On bugs, critters, snakes and Mother Nature
  2. Daily news cycle, covid, shortages and the like
  3. On solitude and hustle and bustle
  4. The Common Cold and other tales

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!

Song: Suicide by Sauce

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

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Sep 24, 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:

  • Where the damage lies
  • The Important Seal, Extra Trays and Gloves for your Harvest Right Journey
  • Winter is Coming
  • Leg Of Lamb
  • Don't Fight With People on the Internet

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!

Community

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Sep 22, 2021

Today, we share some ideas on how to work through an abundance of apples for the home canner, home dryer and really anyone who stumbles on apples at this time of year in volume.

Turkey Day Announcement

Stump the Sauce

  • From Frank: What do I do with all these black walnuts?
  • https://black-walnuts.com/discover-harvesting-and-hulling/hulling-and-buying-locations/

Main topic of the Show:  Processing an Abundance of Apples

Apples and apple season

  • Getting cheap apples
  • Storage
  • Canning
  • Cider
  • Apple Sauce
  • Apple Butter (pectin)
  • Drying
  • Apple Molasses: https://farmandforagekitchen.com/blog/apple-molasses
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Freezing

Membership Plug

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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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Sep 20, 2021

Today I will share four things about marketing that are important for success, and that are boring to do. We will also cover the Green Chili event, talk about a coming trip and review habits that bring us more stability.

Self Reliance Festival, 1st Round of Demos are Set!

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • What happens to the pantry for an event: Usage, Tracking, Storage
  • GC Rain
  • Making GC Powder this week and just 12 jars of salsa
  • Get your goldenrod tootsweet!
  • Apple season

Operation Independence

  • Listing my Nissan XTerra for sale
  • Headed to Kansas later this week to get the upgraded roaster
  • Live with Sue Zoldak! This Wednesday - Homeschool Transition

Main topic of the Show:  4 Boring But Important Things About Marketing

What is marketing and why is it important?

  1. Brute Force Foreshadowing Is Your Friend (TV show Story)
  2. Repetition Works 
  3. Clever is Not Always Better
  4. Data is King (Clean Data)

Make it a great week!

Song: 9-1-1 by Sauce

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

Sep 17, 2021

Today we have a live Q and A discussion on Hatch Green Chilies.

What are Hatch Green Chilies

Why do you have green chili weekend every year

What has been the biggest challenge this year in getting set for the event

What are your favorite recipes

How do you preserve them?

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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Sep 15, 2021

Today, I will talk about a few interesting things: Lessons learned from working with an overseas assistant; and some thoughts on developing personal self-reliance when life feels too busy to get anything done.

Stump the Sauce

From Jenni: How do I deal with self-reliance overwhelm?

How do you deal with self-reliance overwhelm? 

I'm making a list of skills I want to learn, but I get overwhelmed every time I visit it. What's the most important? What's something I actually want to learn? How much should I invest when I don't know if it suits my long term goals? 

The evaluation process just leaves me with more questions, but the biggest is in becoming self reliant on my own... How do I find the time to do it all by myself?  

I understand time management and prioritizing but I'm also a single parent with other responsibilities and challenges. 

Thanks for any input

Definition: 

  • Self Reliant
  • Self Sufficient
  • Thoughts on Resilient Lifestyle Design

Resources

Main topic of the Show:  4 Things I Have Learned in Working With an Overseas Assistant

The background: Why I chose an overseas assistant

The Four Things:

  1. Choose the right one (You may go through several) - my shortcut
  2. Most challenges are my fault (culture, poor planning, time management)
  3. Improve Email Skills (All the things in one email)
  4. Upfront Time Investment in Process Yields Long-Term Time Savings

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. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Today we talk about what to do in circular discussions.

Episode 500 Submissions

GC Announcement

Self-Reliance Festival Tickets - Get them while you can

Save the date: November 20 - process (or buy) your own Thanksgiving Turkey at the Holler Homestead

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Last round: Salsa and sauce
  • The Fall Regeneration Period and a tomato experiment
  • Starting Fall Ferments (Why Now)
  • Rabbit Recipe
  • Herbal Tea Collecting: Goldenrod, mints, lemon balm, sumac berries, mullein flower and leaves
  • Creeping Charlie or Gotu Kola? Need to consult an expert
  • Getting set for animal processing season

Operation Independence

  • Green Chili Event Set Up

Main topic of the Show: Opt Out of Nonsensical Discussions

Nonsense. It is all nonsense all the time. 

The most obvious nonsense is around covid.

We look at the mandate proclamation that has no teeth and freak out. 

We hear that non vaxed are the ones spreading the disease. Then we hear the vaccine does not stop the spread of the disease and that is why you need to be vaxed. I literally heard someone say in the same diatribe that everything with covid is the fault of the unvaxed and then go on to explain that vaccines are not intended to stop the spread, but rather to protect the person who gets the disease from getting a harder case. But then say that vaccinated are not contributing to the pressure being put on the virus to make it mutate.

Wait what? The words coming out of your mouth do not make any sense.

If nothing else has become clear it is this: we have not found a cure for the common cold. There is a reason we haven’t. 

But I do not want today to be about the illness. We talk waaaay too much about this.

Today, I want to explore the increase in nonsensical discussions that are polluting reasoned discourse in our society. You see, as we have become more prosperous, it has become acceptable to spew bullshit. Black is white, up is down and so forth.

We have become so comfortable that rocking the boat is scary. What if someone pushes back? What if I look stupid? Maybe they know more than I do.

No.

Stop.

Just stop.

Your bullshit meter is working just fine. The things people tell you that make no sense and seem to illustrate the opposite of the original assertion are, in fact, circular logic. You are being gaslighted. 

Ever hear the theory that people need to hear something 8 times to accept it as fact? This is a, oft cited marketing foundation. It is why marketing gets a bad name. The number 8 can be changed to 15, or 6, but the foundational idea is if you are exposed to a lie long enough, you begin to accept it.

And we have been using this to great advantage. Maxwell house is better than folgers. Colombian beans are the best in the world. Masks work, or they don't work (depending on what you are exposed to). States with low vac rates are having larger outbreaks than, say, Oregon. Home ownership is the best way to handle your housing because renting is just throwing your money away. The Afghanistan withdrawal was a success. Also it was Trump’s fault. But it is a success. But anyone who got hurt is Trump’s fault. 

Fake mandates!

<No longer hearing about Afghanistan are we?>

We are in a constantly rolling set of angenda -based crisis and the fearmomenter has been turned up again, as it always is, when they have something to hide. The think to ask yourself as you become terrified of losing your job, of angry hoardes attacking peaceful people in reaction to mandates, is this: What are they hiding with their manipulative spin?

Who are they dividing? 

How can I opt out?

The sad thing about this cycle is that it has set into motion the habit to buy into taglines and spin so heavily that people use it in discussions with one another. And when you point out the illogic, personal attacks follow because, anymore, the goal of discourse is to win, not to learn.

And THAT brings us to the point. What should we, as critical thinkers do when we come into nonsensical discussions with circular logic? Do we stay and fight? Do we leave with a “whatever dude?” Or do we do something else.

In the big picture, a nonsensical discussion is not really worth my time and if I have it,  especially on the internet, all I do is feed the nonsense that I am trying to counter. 

Dont believe me?

Go find one and look at the back and forth. People get increasingly divided and angry. They end having not changed. The “lgoical” arguer often comes across looking like a dick. Mean people are not appreciated. Therefore the wrong narrative often “wins” in the eyes of an outsider.

So what can we do?

  • Turn off the news
  • Acknowledge your own circular or faith-based biases
  • In a discussion establish a big picture goal: Are we talking to “win” or to learn? What are we discussing? (Ivermective example) Are both sides willig to be wrong? <The emotional release thing> Who is your target for discussion?
  • Find ways to find good information (read studies, confirm things with sources)
  • Keep the long term, big picture in mind

It can be hard when faced with a circular argument to not engage to correct the problem. We see it all the time on a personal level when our friends get into an “i can’t” mindset and will not see the opportunities for fear of the things they see as barriers. You know who I mean right? That friend who is stuck at a dead end job but can’t find another one because they have kids and need to pay the bills.

Wait what? 

Stop.

You and I just want to slap them when they go there because having bills is the environment they are in, not a hurdle. That means it is either best to safe like mad so that you can transition to a lower paying income opportunity, reduce expenses, or look for a job like it is your only hobby that will be a better fit and pay what you need for expenses.

But telling someone that when they are in the “I can’t” mindset never works. They just see you as an opposing force and try to WIN the argument. This then solidifies the barrier in their mind.

SO in this case, if the goal is to help them past that barrier, a better way is to say something like “Well I believe you can make it past that barrier if you put your mind to it. Let me know if you ever want to brainstorm ideas.” 

And then shut up about it.

They may do another cycle of I can’t but stop engaging.

This one is no different than how we need to talk to folks drinking the kool aid of corporate media messaging. My goal is not to win the argument but to plant the seed. People need to see the spin for themselves to start freeing their mind up for critical thinking and going head to head in your face with them rarely works. Better is to ask a question that may take them a few days to answer. And hope they are open enough to get there.

And if they are not, you will know because they will inevitably come back and call you a poopy head who does not care about people.

So what does this mean for us in today’s accelerating propogadized world? Be the gardener, plant the seeds of critical thinking, culture that garden both in yourself and those around you. And know that while you cannot change everything at once, seeds grow, plants spread, and the more we can push back on the bullshit, the less of it we will have to shovel when this all comes to a head.

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Sep 10, 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:

  • Refugees, Meleagris gallopavo domesticus, have arrived
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  • No One Actually Cares Why
  • The cheapest life skill to learn
  • Take the Long Term View
  • Homestead Habits

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Sep 8, 2021

Ever think about going back to the land? Well today, I am joined by Matt Hundley, musician, youtuber, and founder of the Back to the Land Festival happening right here in Tennessee in October!

Upcoming Events:
Sept 18 Green Chili Day
Oct 14-16 Back to the Land Festival

But first: From a Covid Nurse

This is reality for me, I’m not debating vaccination vs non vaccination here at all so just don’t . I see both vaccinated and unvaccinated on the vents and dying so the whole you think your safe just because your vaccinated is a farce. It may help keep you in the lower severity category but once on the vent it all ends pretty much the same.  I wish I had answers to make this horrific nightmare stop. Eventually this will be endemic and not a pandemic , eventually we will be back in the drivers seat and not at the mercy of a .3% mortality rate virus. We still have 400,000 to die in this country before we have met our .3% . I think Delta is going to get us to that number a little faster. There isn’t room for anything else in the hospital it’s pretty much all covid , or clot and strokes due to covid and vaccinated patients . It’s getting everyone folks this causes blood clots so act accordingly. We are back to cancelling elective surgeries . We need our health care providers elsewhere right now. I won’t go into how tired we are and how much demand is being placed on us to fill gaps. I harp on that enough.  When people call about their loved ones on the phone they don’t get it , they don’t understand why their wife isn’t answering her phone anymore. Or their college aged son isn’t texting his best friend anymore. They can’t . They are sedated , paralyzed and intubated . That means they can’t talk, they can’t move on their own , they can’t do anything without our assistance and they hopefully feel no pain and aren’t aware of what’s going on around them too much because it’s quiet. No real human interaction , we don’t know what they hear so we talk to them when we give them a bath and turn them. I play music for them. I wish families were allowed to see them and sit with them . My humanity side says maybe more would make it if they weren’t alone in isolation.  Maybe it would help them cope seeing the progression instead of the phone call from a doc saying it’s time to make a decision right now. Most families think they have time while they are on the vent  , you don’t . They are so fragile a good turn and fluid shift could change everything going well to tanking in a New York minute. Then when they need ECMO sorry only taking patients under 40 yrs old and there is a waiting list. Most by this time can not wait so they die. They in some cases will not put a vent on anyone over 80 , bad outcomes and young people need that vent so they are HAVING to prioritize care on those that have the most ability to survive. My god. I never thought this could happen here . It tears the docs up because they have to call or tell the family we have no vent for grandma. Chronic conditions are prioritized to down the list . It’s all about survivability and who is in front of you. Don’t get sick , it’s a terrible time to be sick , get your check ups , get your labs done , talk to your GP like you should and eat well. Drink water , start an exercise regimen , stop smoking or drinking alcohol. Do this now. That way if you get a sniffle you can self treat before you need an ER for sepsis or pneumonia. Help us help you please ! There is no more room .

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Matt Hundley is a permaculture farmer, homestead designer, and musician in Middle Tennessee. He is launching the Back To The Land Festival with Gabby Reed and a host of homesteading, foraging, farming, and teaching experts to create a unique gathering space to connect like-minded homesteaders regionally who are ready to build self-sufficient, independent, and regenerative homesteads and communities.

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Sep 3, 2021

Today I am joined by Jim Gale of Food Forest Abundance to discuss self-reliance, spiritual and physical independence, and the lofty goal of getting a food forest into every suburban yard.

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Green Chili Day - Join us for canning demos, tours, food and fun on Sept 18. $25 for a day pass, $50 for overnight. Food and non-alcoholic beverages provided. BYO (alcoholic) B.

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Jim Gale is a regenerative entrepreneur and father of 4 daughters who has proven - "If you can conceive it and believe, then you can achieve it". For the past 16 years Jim has been obsessed with finding the answer to the question "What is the IDEA whose time has come" that Victor Huge wrote about? What is the "Embarrassingly simple" solution that Bill Mollison was speaking about? He found it, he and millions more demonstrate it and his mission in life is to share it.

What about vibrations and energy in developing self reliance?

Why food forests and permaculture?

Why is this so important?

What can someone do to get started?

What is the Government's role in the solution?

Is it hard?

How can I participate?

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