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Mar 30, 2022

Today we welcome Joel Ryals of Fortressk9.com to the show to discuss protection animals. This is the audio from a Tuesday Live with John Willis.

 

LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING of $35: SelfRelianceFestival.com

Hog Processing Workshop

 

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Discussion:

What is a protection dog?

How do you train a protection dog?

Will they get along with other animals I have?

Can I trust a protection dog not to bite my family and friends?

How much is a protection dog?

How do you deploy a protection dog?

Why would I want a protection dog?

Isn’t the dog just going to get killed if I use it?

Can I feed my dog raw food?

….and about a million other topics.

 

Make it a great week!

 

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Mar 25, 2022

Intro: Physical injuries and soreness vs emotions, the passing of a soul mate, theories on soulmates. A hard week on the homestead with schedule, emotional things, and spring coming

Forage

  • Wild mustard flower
  • Watercress
  • Dandelion flowers
  • Green onions
  • Red veined sorrel
  • Searching for morels

Food Storage/Pantry

  • 700 LBS Pork
  • First milk freeze dried
  • Making bacon, sausage
  • Cheese for LFTN 22
  • Reorganizing this weekend with assistance

Livestock

  • 4 pigs, one weekend
  • Sheep Visit from Dawn
  • Rabbits due next week
  • Goat hijinks
  • Duck Eggs

Grow

  • Garden beds forked
  • Early Spring Weeding
  • Hard reset on worm bins
  • Visit from Kerry on Friday

Holler Neighbor/Community

  • GSD Weekend

Infrastructure

  • Fence in the pond for the sheep
  • Assessing neighboring property for fencing
  • Electrical fencing and closing in for protection
  • Front of house hydro plan in place

Finances

  • Pork for sale

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Mar 24, 2022

Today I have a bonus episode with an interview with Chef Keith Snow about storing and using food - particularly when you are a low carb/keto eater. This episode includes a coupon code for membership at his site so pay close attention!

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Most recently, Chef Snow served as Director of Food & Beverage at Sundance Mountain Resort in Provo Utah where he oversaw a diverse array of restaurants, banquets, coffee shops, a deli, The legendary Owl Bar, The Foundry Grill, and the venerable Tree Room which holds the Forbes 4-Star designation.

In 2018 the Snow created Food Storage Feast, a website designed to help others learn what foods to store and most importantly, how to cook with otherwise bland foods in an emergency or food shortage situation.

Chef Keith Snow is the author of The Harvest Eating Cookbook-Running Press 2009, and host of Harvest Eating Radio, which has surpassed 442 episodes and continues to grow a substantial audience of devoted listeners, true friends, and fans.

Chef Snow has been featured in many national magazines such as Prevention, Women’s Health, and Western NC Magazine. Chef Snow has been featured in some of the biggest online destinations such as Fox News, Parade Magazine, and Slashfood. In addition, Chef Snow was one of 12 US-based chefs invited to participate in the 4/14 Festival In Dijon France.

Keith has served on the Expert Council for The Survival Podcast since 2011 and fields listener questions for the TSP podcast.

Chef Snow has appeared in hundreds of original culinary videos that are showcased on Youtube and many other video-sharing websites. The videos have been viewed millions of times since 2005.

The Harvest Eating TV Show on RFD TV was available to 55 million homes in the US. Chef Snow and his production team created 20 episodes of Harvest Eating that broadcast starting in May of 2012 each Tuesday at 4pm central.

The Harvest Eating Youtube Channel focuses on teaching people how to make local and seasonal cooking a way of life.

In 2008 Chef Snow was awarded The National Restaurant Association’s Youtube Hot Chef. An all-expense trip to Chicago and a chance to give a live demonstration at the largest restaurant trade show in the US.

Also in 2008 Chef Snow delivered the keynote speech at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte NC. Chef Snow has worked alongside the culinary media’s most well-known and respected talent at events like The Edible Garden and NY Botanical Garden and also as a featured lecturer at Disney’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in 2009 and 2010.

In May 2011 Chef Snow was the featured celebrity chef aboard The Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam cruise ship which sailed from Seattle to Alaska and back.

Chef Snow has a long history of working within the farm-to-table community. In 2007 he was a founding board member of the Slow Food chapter in Greenville SC. In fact, the chef has lived on farms since 2003 and has become an avid horseman, gardener, and survival homesteader….it’s a work in progress.

In the early 2000’s Chef Snow was the Executive Chef at one of Colorado’s premier ski resort destinations where he managed a staff of over 300 strong with 13 outlets and restaurants and 9 million in food and beverage sales. That was before the chef founded Harvest Eating and started in culinary media. He now likes his new boss much better!

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Mar 23, 2022

What would happen if John Willis, Amy Dingmann and Nicole Sauce all hopped on a Tuesday live together to discuss the world? Magic. Magic would happen. Join us for a replay of the Tuesday live discussion about trolls, minding your own business, growing food, building a better life and so much more!

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Amy Dingmann is an author, podcaster, vlogger and manages a homestead in Minnesota. She sits on the Expert Council for The Survival Podcast and knows a thing or two about homeschooling, people, having fun, and building your life on your terms.

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Mar 22, 2022

The audio on yesterday's episode was jacked up for some listeners and not others, so I decided to re-release this episode. 

Enjoy!

Nicole Sauce

Mar 21, 2022

This weekend, we processed four pigs. We ended up with 700 pounds of meat, maybe more. The cap to the weekend was a late night live with Toolman Tim who will be speaking at my coming spring workshop! 

The usual Monday episode will air tomorrow as I am taking a light day after all that work.

Tuesday Live is with Amy Dingmann and John willis

I hope you enjoy this livestream - there are f bombs

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Mar 20, 2022

Today I run the audio from a live video shot with Amy Dingmann of a Farmish Kind of Life. We will do these discussions monthly and you get it as a bonus podcast.

This episode has explicit language.

Sunday at 9pm EASTERN - I will be live here with Toolman Tim! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azaD5Z3VVY4

Shit that really happens on the homestead

  • Cost of feed
  • OMG EVERYTHING BROKE

Entitlement Mentality from Listeners

  •  "Amy, you need to talk about current events more because you have a platform you should be using for 'good'."
  • Nicole “Don’t say fuck on your own show because I don’t like it
  • Flouncing
  • “Remove me from your group because I don't like what you said” (Can you be a bigger victim than this?)

Get off your ass

  • Telling me you don't have time to do something you "really want to do/start/change", but spending HOURS online chatting/posting. DUDE. I see your constant posting in the chats all day long when I scroll back through. STAHHHHHP.

Media Sucks

  • Unprecedented
  • Ukraine is not panicking people enough so we have a new, more transmissible combo variant!

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Mar 18, 2022

Today Today we talk about the past week on the homestead. Projects, livestock, stories and more in order to serve as an inside look at what homesteading is really like.

Forage & Gardens

  • Watercress
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Morel season arrives

Food Storage/Pantry

  • Freeze drying milk once again
  • Making ready to eat meals
  • Seasonal shift from root cellar to house due to temperature

Livestock

  • Put my processing pants on
  • BIG decision you all saw coming
  • Poultry classes/Turkey Day/ Sustainable meat chickens
  • Rabbits due in 2 weeks
  • POOP!

Grow

  • AP planted
  • IBCs incoming despite everything breaks week
  • Upper garden update/rain
  • Seeds starting and cuttings

Infrastructure

  • Living Fence Update
  • Fencing the pond
  • Sheep plans

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Processing weekend and collaboration on food
  • The story of moving feed
  • Gas prices and the weekly milk

Finances

  • Feed prices are up
  • Chicks are more than double from last year
  • More went out than came in this week, BUT the cow finances are looking GREAT

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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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Mar 17, 2022

Billy Bond and John Willis join me today for a replay of yesterday’s livestream. We talk about growing food, mindset and navigating inflation on this episode.

New monthly livestream with Amy Dingmann: Afternoon Tea with the Spicy Sisters.

  • YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6l_E-iyl1c
  • Odysee: https://odysee.com/afternooontea:b4fb3f0b9d796603b1c18e87e0b1c2255502727c
  • Flote: https://flote.app/user/Nicolesauce/live

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Stump the Sauce

  • From Corey about finding wholesalers

Main Topic: Tuesday Live with Billy Bond and John Willis

What is up with these livestreams?

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Mar 14, 2022

The last two years, I have seen friends take on smoking and drinking addictions and whip them into submission. As part of the journey, I realized a few things about addictions in my own life. Today, I share them with you.

Webinar for April: Getting Started with Freeze Drying: April 10 at 4pm CT

Livestreams this week:

  • Tuesday Live: Billy Bond (12:30 CT): SOE and LFTN Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-PX-bHfC3AEOUPWgJ5d40g
  • New Concept with Amy Dingmann: Afternoon Tea with the Spicy Sisters: LFTN YT and Flote:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-PX-bHfC3AEOUPWgJ5d40g

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The failed jar of tomato sauce (Video out tomorrow)
  • Freezer Audit/preparation for pig day is complete
  • Prioritizing eating up of the older items: 2021 beef, pecans from Kurt, other items
  • Freeze dried smoked chilies anyone?
  • Precooking chilies and stews for LFTN 22

Forage this week

  • SNOW

Operation Independence

  • Side Hustlin to earn some extra cash
  • Exit and Build Land Summit it May

Main topic of the Show: 5 Addiction Lessons

Mental vs Physical Addiction

  • Physical finite, mental takes time
  • Every day a choice
  • Not just chemicals you consume (Meth, sugar, social media endorphins, helping, etc) When does it become addiction? When it runs you instead of you running it.
  • Addressing root problems

If It Was Easy You Would Not Be Addicted

  • Every day choice = a grind
  • Using food for emotional things 
  • Sugar/chocolate
  • Moderation vs not at all

The Change Must Come From Within—And Help Can Come From Without

  • Court orders
  • Doing it for your spouse, child, etc
  • Hitting Rock Bottom is different for everyone
  • Speakers
  • AA and other methods
  • Support and boundaries

Forgiveness

  • The only forgiveness that matters is your own
  • Focusing on faster resets
  • Every day is a choice

Happiness and Enjoyment

  • Establishing new rewards systems
  • Having fun in different ways (Bar story)
  • Some stuff just wasn’t fun and you never realized it
  • Rebuilding health (Mental and physical)

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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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Mar 11, 2022

Today we talk about the past week on the homestead. Projects, livestock, stories and more in order to serve as an inside look at what homesteading is really like.

 

Webinar reminder: Assessing your property for microclimates

 

Email homesteading questions to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

 

Forage

  • Friday Foraging Frenzy: dead nettle, watercress, dandelion greens
  • Spreading seed foraged from last year

 

Food Storage/Pantry

  • Milk Story
  • Freeze Dryer cycle reboot

 

Livestock

  • Decided Sheep
  • Winter bedding problem

 

Grow

  • Garden meeting
  • Finished pollarding
  • Eggs are increasing with the light

 

Infrastructure

  • Pond fencing progress
  • Weed control set up for living fence
  • AP Plan for hillside garden
  • Weedcloth

 

Better Living

  • Post construction cleanup
  • Dog training.Cycy update

 

Finances

  • More is going out than coming in (feed/grain, infrastructure, and bedding)

 

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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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Mar 9, 2022

Today I am joined by Charles the Humble Mechanic and John Willis of Special Operations Equipment to discuss getting your business house in order no matter what the current environment.

Reminder:

  • Member Webinar this coming Sunday: Assessing Your Property for Microclimates with Kerry Brown, Sign Up

The show is growing as a resource for improving your life, homesteading, and self reliance.

Language happens

New Wednesday format

Extra Show this week

Stump the Sauce

This isn't really a stump the Sauce question but can you talk more about vacuum bagging your dressed chickens? Pros, cons, and maybe what to look for like the size for whole birds, and what else you've found it useful for.

I know these machines are expensive and you are the only person I have ever heard even mention them on any show I listen to.

Love the show and your coffee made great Christmas gifts. Keep up the good work. (Eric)

Main topic of the Show:  Fireside Chat with Charles the Humble Mechanic and John Willis

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Mar 7, 2022
Today, we discuss getting ahead of the urgent by doing your homework, as well as communicating when schedules slip.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Road food fail
  • STILL SEEKING to reorganize the freezers
  • Reconfiguring the above chest freezer storage this coming weekend
  • Lots of green beans to eat - not sad about this
  • Scored a beautiful Bok Choy from the Stoltzfuss farm at Rogue - so nice to have something fresh to cook

Forage this Week - not much has changed

  • Watercress (but flooding)
  • Dead nettle
  • Chickweed
  • Dandelion greens

Operation Independence

  • Post Rogue Assessment - lost money - next steps (Profit was -$455)

Main topic of the Show: Do your Homework

We haven’t had a hard conversation in a long time. You know the one I mean - the one I mean. The one where we are honest with ourselves.

Just got back from Rogue - got me to thinking about doing my homework (explain the coffee situation there and what we did)

Then starting thinking about SRF 1 and 2 and ways we could have better equipped sponsors, vendors and attendees with information in advance of the festival and realized we had more homework to do as well as a 9 hour drive.

I am very good at handling changing demands of an event with grace, but if I do my homework, there are fewer of these issues.

What do I mean by doing your homework?

  • Post meeting follow ups the same day
  • Preparing a thank you note in advance of an event where one will be needed gets that small but important task done
  • Thinking through big projects and identifying production needs, then doing them BEFORE deadline
  • Looking into the background of people and things that you must know about to be successful (SRF Speakers)
  • Establishing project goals and planning how to achieve them
  • Setting up systems so that post event items get cleaned and stowed efficiently

The list is endless. And therein lies the rub. The key to finding success and easing your life by doing your homework is knowing which homework you truly must do.

If you don;t change your hvac filters, you end up with a huge mess.

Likewise, if you do not thank your sponsors or other supporters, you damage the relationship.  And usually these kinds of problems stem from not doing your homework in advance.

Usually these things keep us from doing our homework:

  • Fear of failure
  • Overcommittment or overwhelmedness
  • Disorganization
  • Distraction
  • Depression

All are excuses when you embrace who is in control of your life and schedule.

So how then, do we hold ourselves accountable while maintaining that all important health-relationship-work-fun balance?

  • Separate the important form the busywork (Example - coaching call transcript vs coaching call summary. Speaker confirmation and communication vs internet sleuthing for more on the speaker)
  • Establish your baseline: what must always be done (Example - coaching call must always have a post call write up the same day)
  • Set up the system that empowers the homework: (Example - schedule coaching calls with an additional hour or two for the post call write up)
  • Make the promise to yourself (I WILL do or die this thing)
  • The hard step: follow through. 
  • Communicate better - underpromise and overdeliver rather than over promise and underdeliver. Eg - someone wants something now

From planning events, to executing things well on your homestead, to interacting with people better - homework is something that is easy to put off. Part of this is because we are expected to do things that are busy work - like filing our tax reports. And because things like taxes come with a heavy consequence if you do not do the busywork, we have become trained to not separate the true homework that is important from the busywork that it is easy to assign ourselves because we feel good when we do it. You know - that endorphin rush you get when you click things off your list? 

But imagine what it is like when you DO set yourself up for doing your homework? Think of how SRF check in will be when we have everyone with parking passes in advance. When vendor spaces are on a map and assigned?

Or think of how easy it is to add people to your table when you have a plan for dinner and a deep pantry?

Or how about when you have a template email ready to go to confirm things?

All of these sorts of structures happen when you do your homework.

But you have to do it or it will never get done.

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Mar 2, 2022

Today we have something new: a monthly chat with Jack Spirko and John Willis. These First Tuesday talks are at 12:30 CT and we stream them live on various video channels. Be prepared for the f bomb in these episodes.

Headed to rogue Food Conference this weekend.

Get your tickets for the June 11-12 Self-Reliance Festival

Stump the Sauce

Feedback from Jon in West Virginia on Siloing.

Main topic of the Show:  Fireside Chat with Jack Spirko and John Willis

Connect with us!

Why we are doing this new show series and what do you think?

Covered on this episode:

  • Proper prepping
  • Unkraine
  • Coffee
  • Building a Business
  • Finding Employees

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