Info

Living Free in Tennessee - Nicole Sauce

Homesteading, food, freedom and fun!
RSS Feed
Living Free in Tennessee - Nicole Sauce
2022
June
May
April
March
February
January


2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
July
June
May
April


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: February, 2022
Feb 28, 2022

We have had two permaculturists out to help review what we are installing at the Holler Homestead. Kerry Brown and Nick ferguson. Today, I run through the list of things that we have to do and will describe how we move on when the list is bigger than the pocketbook.

Show Resources:

Kerry Brown: Strong Roots Resources

Nick Ferguson: Homegrown Liberty

Weekend things in March:

  1. Planting Ausage for the living fence this coming Sat, 1pm
  2. Processing Pigs (no class) March 19 - come and help if you want
  3. GSD Weekend: March 25 - Sat and Sunday (Bonfire, operation eyesore, outdoor shower, installing power, hanging lights.

RSVP to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Chicken tastes good again
  • Illness in the Holler
  • Roemertopf Beef Roast Recipe of the week
  • Freeze Dryer Update (busy times)
  • Re-upping milk subscription
  • Missing fresh veggies from the garden and need to start seeds now

Spring Forage

  • Chick weed
  • Dead nettle
  • Watercress
  • Dandelion greens

Operation Independence

  • Taxes

Main topic of the Show: Permaculture Debrief

Process: Goals discussion, walk about, the rain event

  • Hillside Garden/Aquaponics/Water Feature
  • French Drain Outlet Erosion Issue
  • Fodder Trees - Camping Area
  • Fodder Trees Elsewhere
  • Food Forrest 
  • Pond Area and Sheep/Goats
  • Fig Hedge

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!

Song:

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Feb 25, 2022

Russia invaded the Ukraine - that is what the headlines say. For days, I have watched people hyper focus on this international event. Then the joke memes started. Then the prepper facebook group got amped up about getting prepared via purchasing all the things. Then more humorous memes happened.

Then it was Friday - and I had extra time to spend on something. And I had a decision to make. 

Today, I will share with you how I am moving beyond the crisis reporting drama of this world event to do my best to focus on the things that will move my life forward despite the fight with Russia, or the Ukraine, depending on which side is the side du jour.

Connect on Social:

Resources: 

Main Topic: Living with War

War sucks - and what happens next from our country’s leaders to this altercation could have a pretty dramatic impact on our lives. Or very little. And the hell of the matter is that it is entirely out of our control.

So, then, how do we live with war?

  • Situational awareness vs obsession (Time is investment)
  • What does war mean if it happens?
    • Profit opportunities (John’s email)
    • Terrible loss of life - military activation
    • We are not as tough as we once were and this is a problem
    • If it goes on: supply chain issues for things that are not easily available/made here
    • Violence against us citizens abroad and possibly on us soil 
  • What if it doesn’t happen?
    • We know something will happen - just not how far the US admin will go
    • If you go all in on “we are going to war” and it does not happen - you lose
    • If you make decisions motivated by fear, they are usually the wrong ones
  • So what do you do?
    • What can you do? Time is an investment. Investing time in learning resilience is something that pays off forever, no matter what happens. Learning new skills will help you if we seriously go to a wwIII scale war. Investing is personal and community stability is worthwhile. Invest in relationships
    • Keep moving your life and your community forward 
  • Situational Awareness is key - obsessing on wargames will only undermine your success (Jack Spirko’s video)

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

Feb 23, 2022

Join Mama Sauce, Tactical Redneck and me as we talk through how we decide to do events, how we get ready for events, and what happens from there.

 

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!

Song:

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Feb 16, 2022

Today, we welcome Jenni Hill back on the show to talk about how she designs her medical kit and some steps you may want to take to tailor yours to the needs of your household.

Announcements:

Show Resources

Jenni on Facebook

 

Main content of the show

Jenni is a massage therapist with a strong background in the healthcare field. While navigating auto-immune disorders in her own household, she put a big focus on health, healing and preventative care.

 

  1. How do you know where to get started?
  2. Okay, so tell us what's in your stores.
  3. How do you know when to use what?

4.How do you rotate and resupply?

  1. When deciding a course of treatment, what factors do you look at?
  2. Let's talk about preventative care and how your preps help
  3. How about some of those natural alternatives



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

Feb 14, 2022

Today we will talk through several things that you need to learn not to be squamish about on the homestead.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Urgently need to do the freezer audit and inventory
  • Reorganizing wire shelving with dollar tree bins to keep stuff from tipping
  • Restocking 1X per month for the next 6 months in light of shortages
  • Planning garden based on canned good usage (How this works) (2 bushels beans, 200lbs tomatoes, 150 beets, etc
  • Book to read soon: Winning the War on Weeds by John Moody

Weekly Forage

  • Dead Nettle 
  • Watercress

Operation Independence

Main topic of the Show: Squeamishness and Homesteading

Why this topic and the reality of homesteading

Assumptions: livestock, very rural

Squamishnesses

  • Blood and guts/ injuries/ first aid
  • Blood and guts processing
  • Insects and rodents
  • Poop/manur
  • Sitting in the dirt
  • Cold food that should be hot

In the end, you do what you have to do.

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!

Song:

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Feb 11, 2022

Today we have a fun interview show with John Willis and Jack Spirko that was recorded a few weeks ago when I still have the covaids. We talk about current events and self reliance;

 

Members! Log into your account or check email for the link to this month’s webina: Makin’ Bacon with Mike Leonido. Saturday at 12pm CT.

 

SelfRelianceFestival.com has the final lineup for the Feb 19 & 20 event. Get your tickets in advance before the price goes up!

 

Show Resources

Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast.

John Willis from Special Operations Equipment

 

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

Feb 9, 2022

Today, we continue the pantry management series with a discussion about how to keep your Today’s show was inspired by Krystal when she asked how do you balance “Have tos” and “Get tos”. Great question and worth putting thought into!

Stump the Sauce

  • Where should I move to in Tennessee?

Main topic of the Show:  Have to vs Get tot

  1. Reframe
  2. Let Perfection Go
  3. Add Rest as a To Do Item
  4. Learn to Silo
  5. Ask for Help
  6. The Reality Planner Approach

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

Feb 7, 2022

Homestead living is often romanticized by those outside the lifestyle. Homesteading takes work and choices to live differently than the “norm”. Today I will talk you through the Holler Homestead’s spring 2022 plans. Because the clock is ticking on getting things planted, built and preserved for another year of abundance.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • $400 restock
  • Beef investment ($1600)
  • Freezer Audit
  • Bone broth and Cycy’s recovery

Forage in Winter

  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Ground nuts
  • Dandelion root
  • Day Lily Root

Operation Independence

  • Tajmaholler Update

Network Opportunities

  • 1 Spring Workshop ticket left!
  • Self-Reliance Festival
  • Rogue Food Conference

Main topic of the Show: Spring Plans at the Holler Homestead

  • Hydro Systems
  • Hillside Gardens
  • Regular Garden
  • Living Fence Project
  • Fodder Trees
  • Livestock Update: Pigs, bees, goats, rabbits, sheep
  • Classes: Canning, Cheese making, Pig processing, chicken processing, turkey day, open houses

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!

Song:

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

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

Feb 3, 2022

Fodder Trees with Nick Ferguson

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

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

Feb 1, 2022

Today, I share with you some best practices on getting your podcasts and events promoted by others. Ever reach out to a personality and them get frustrated when they either did not respond or cross promote your stuff, or they shared the wrong information? This episode will increase your close rate for these sorts of communications.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Freezers are full
  • Setting foundation for meat birds this year
  • Cooking during illness
  • Getting set to weather trucker strike shortages

Operation Independence

  • Pdc in April
  • Bacon webinar update

Main topic of the Show: Underground Networking and Promotion

What is underground networking?

Why this topic? (Moody)

Rogue Food Conference

“If I can help let me know”

Frustrations and communication

If we are going to make an underground network WORK, we need to learn to communicate the important information.

Problems

  • Put me in the universe
  • Does not communicate basic information succinctly
  • Where to find more information
  • No clear call to action
  • Graphics are missing or hard to find or use
  • Long tet, not social blurbs

Why this is a  missed opportunity (IF we all share eachothers podcasts, books, events, and the like we end up with a better ecosystem in which to operate)

Solution: Channel your inner Gabby

  • Asks what she wants up front
  • Includes “the skinny” on what she is talking about - in this a case an event with day, location, summary, schedule,price, website)
  • Adds social blurbs for wonder use that can be cut and pasted
  • Adds shareable graphics
  • Offers help for additional needs and interviews, etc.
  • List of blurbs needed in such a post
    • 1 sentence twitter length
    • Facebook or Mewe post length
    • Email blurb

Underground networking is more than secret handshakes and selling eachother beef. It is about building our ecosystem and we can do this by cross promoting eachother’s work.

Our community is ripe for rabid growth 

John is not wrong. 

But It doesnt work to expect that someone will just know you are doing a thing. Sending a link to your website is a non starter and most websites are hard to go through to find the skinny.

We can all do better and make this happen - start by

  • Making a list of people to reach out to to ask or cross promotion
  • Framing your project in simple terms with all the information in one place
  • Think of it as if you are doing the other person’s job to promote it and make it cut and pasteable for them
  • Tailor to the person you are reaching

See what happens next. I think you will be surprised

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

1