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Now displaying: April, 2022
Apr 29, 2022

Today we have a replay of a recap of what the LFTN community and podcast are all about. Enjoy!

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There are so many new listeners that I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about our tagline: Helping you build the life you choose on your terms. Lots of people think this podcast is about homesteading, about cooking good food,  about liberty and freedom – and it is. We do tons on starting and growing your own business, side hustles and more. But when you dig right into things a little deeper, you will discover the LFTN is about choosing the life you want to live, then setting yourself up to go there. The life I choose to live is in the country, but this approach works in the city and all over the world. The hardest part of doing it is accepting that you CAN do it.

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  • Coronavirus
    • Thermometer
  • Tornado
    • Finding old radios from Linda

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Main topic of the Show: Live the Life You Want

8 foundations to live the life you choose

  1. Set yourself up to opt out (Debt free)
  2. Decide what you want (Life strategic plan)
  3. Always move the ball forward for YOU (#My3things)
  4. Get your house in order (Be prepared for the most likely)
  5. Lose the deadweight (NETWORK: Surround yourself with doers not takers)
  6. Reframe the things you cannot change – (Mental programming)
  7. Find ways to do what you want to do (Liberty)
  8. Give back (Teach and mentor)

Ideas from Members

  • an expert show — need questions and suggestions if you think this is a good idea.
  • Livestreaming the podcast – would help if I had 1000 youtube subscribers. Subscribe

Make it a great week!

Song: Belly Dancing Vamp Tune

 

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Apr 27, 2022

Hey everyone, today is Friday, May 31, 2019 and this is episode 138 of LFTN.

Today we talk about building your business, keeping yourself accountable, solar and generators, prepping, and the Exit and Build Land Summit.

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

ToolmanTim.com

ExitandBuildLandSummit.com

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpahUrccrkA

 

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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Apr 25, 2022

This episode was recorded in March 2020 right before lockdowns were enacted. This was the year of the great TP shortage and folks who had never thought about having more than a few days’ worth of food on hand were thrust into keeping several weeks on hand. As we turn the corner into supply chain problems, this topic has again arisen. Please enjoy this replay episode on how to build a deep pantry right away rather than over time - which is the better way.

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Episode 279: Build Your Pantry the Right Way

2 episodes to listen to

  1. Load from the back, take from the front - as in the grocery stores
    1. Avocado Oil Example
    2. Now they are out of it at the store due to service interruptions -- NBD
    1. Never needed to do this but did not have a large family
    2. You will find yourself knowing how much of a thing you use
  2. The food journal (1 month)
    1. Take advantage of sales too!
  3. Doubling

Make it a great week!

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Apr 24, 2022

Today, Amy Dingmann from A Farmish Kind of Life and I get together over tea – or something stronger – to discuss all the crazy of the last month.The trolls. The panic. The rumors. All the stuff we usually do not discuss in our usual episodes.

This was recorded live - if you want to join a future Spicy Sisters episode live, please keep an eye on my Telegram channel!

Exit and Build Land Summit, May 12-15 in Bastrop Texas

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A Farmish Kind of Life

Youtube recording of our episode

Main content of the show

A good, old-fashioned stitch and bitch discussion of the world around us!

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Apr 22, 2022

Today I discuss raising rabbits on grass only, popping forage, late gardens, and more.

Exit and Build Land Summit, May 12-15 in Bastrop Texas

Forage

  • Early spring greens are getting long in the tooth
  • Lettuce, radish, etc
  • Pea shoots
  • Plantain
  • Comfrey and bees story

Livestock

  • PIGS
  • Getting ready for baby chickens (Why we time it for now)
  • Adding Muscovies (And Why)
  • Raising Rabbits on grass only - an update

Grow

  • Low germination so far - keeping the beds watered
  • Potatoes are up
  • Garlic
  • Hops
  • Sweet potato slips
  • Tomato system on the to do list
  • Lettuce and brassicas are happy this year
  • Fertility schedule is launched
  • Seeding right after spring workshop: Squash and cukes, beets 2.0, beans

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Focused on the workshop
  • Jenni is growing radish sprouts

Infrastructure

  • Just about “ready” for sheep and what that really means
  • Red rocks and strawberries
  • Anti duck and chicken defense systems

Finances

  • Nothing to report at the moment

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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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Apr 20, 2022
Today we have a monthly chat with Billy Bond of Permpastures Farm, We delve into what kinds of livestock you want to have on a homestead and take questions from the viewers.

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

Perma Pastures Farm

SelfRelianceFestival

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-agoPXBJNI

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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Apr 18, 2022

Today I talk about the warnings of coming shortages, and explore the questions that we are asking - the wrong ones as it turns out.

Livestream Schedule This Week:

  • Tuesday Live with Billy Bond and John Willis, 12:30pm; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-agoPXBJNI
  • Afternoon Tea With the Spicy Sisters, Thursday at 2pm CT
  • A Word on Next Week’s Schedule

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Reorganized the prepper pantry for spring and summer
  • FD Bone broth
  • Raspberry and blackberry leaves have popped
  • Violets if you make jelly
  • Transitioning to refilling (Season change)

Operation Independence

  • Underground Network: Informal GSD Weekend - electrical to Tajmaholler, Outdoor shower for LFTN22 
  • Taking time to assess

Main topic of the Show: The Wrong Question

What is your objective?

Food and supply shortages - what I see

  • Get your shoes, winter coats, food, etc etc etc
  • But why?
    • International shipping is jacked up
    • Crop failures to the south
    • Other countries building up stores
    • Sure, the war in ukraine
    • Initial Covid shutdown cycle
  • Who is to blame?
  • Timeline for shortages
  • The wrong questions…..(what can I grow that my kids will eat)
  • The right questions
    • Local production
    • What do you truly need to thrive 
    • How can you own your health (Nutrition and excersize)
    • What bad habits need to get thrown out and how can you attack them one day at a time
    • How are you spending your time? Watching the world burn or DOING things?
    • How can you change your provider now or provide it yourself?
    • Winter is coming! But is is spring right now

(Do Hard Things)

In the end, what will be will be - but it is up to you to set up the best success by asking the RIGHT  questions.

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Apr 18, 2022

Today I am joined by Matthew Sercely to talk all about his experiences in the rental world, from an Agorist Tax Advice standpoint!

Show Resources

www.agoristtaxadvice.com/LFTN

https://flote.app/user/Malachirc

https://mewe.com/i/matthewsercely

Main content of the show

Matthew Sercely is many things- he is the Agorist Tax Advisor. He is a Lawyer. He's a bit of a Smartass. But he has also been a real estate investor for over 12 years who now owns multiple rental houses and has also joined groups that own 3 apartment complexes. He believes that for most people, Real Estate is the BEST way to build wealth long term.

What sort of real estate have you invested in yourself?

Is there a way you think is the “best way” to get into real estate?

Don’t you need a lot of money to invest in real estate?

Any horror stories you’ve had with real estate?

Other than collecting rent, how do you make money in real estate?

So, what are the tax advantages of investing in real estate?

Membership and Coffee Pitch

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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Apr 15, 2022

Today we talk about rabbits (it’s easter!), slow springs, rain events, water systems and more. 

 

#Allthethings. 

Bigger is harder. 

Video Tours.

 

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

 

Forage

  • Watercress, mustard flower, dead nettle
  • Hairy vetch, plantain
  • Green onions
  • Strawberries have unripe fruit (the red rock trick)

 

Livestock

  • Hoof trimming
  • Failed rabbit pregnancy and rebreeding
  • ALL THE EGGS (The irony of this)
  • Conflicted over pigs

 

Grow

  • Seedling update on youtube (Jacks and saving seed)
  • Peppers are just not germinating
  • Failed old pea seeds
  • Lettuce in the AP 
  • Ground nuts
  • Seed Roullette
  • Winter wheat

 

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • All hands on deck for the spring workshop
  • Mama Sauce is in town
  • Mini GSD Weekend

 

Infrastructure

  • RAIN and rerouting
  • Outdoor shower almost complete
  • Fencing Demo prepared
  • A word on growing grass

 

Finances

  • No progress made on selling pork because we have been focused on the workshop

 

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. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

 

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Apr 13, 2022

Today we talk about food shortages, inflation, aquaponics and aquaculture, panic prepping, and more with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

Homesteading for a Living

BacktoTheLandFestival

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYP2937u2eY

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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Apr 11, 2022

Today is a complement to last Monday’s episode on developing a deep pantry. We will discuss lessons learned from two folks who navigated the inflationary period of the 70s, when jobs became scarce, people saw the value of their retirements cut in half, and a savings account was the worst way to preserve wealth.

Announcements:

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Madly preparing workshop food
  • Freeze Drying Left Overs for travel food
  • Time to assess vinegar stores for the year
  • Using up old seeds

Frugality Tip

  • Reusing ziploc
  • Reusable ziplock tip from a listener! https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Storage-Ziplock-Sandwich-Freezer/dp/B091CRGNMX/ref=sr_1_7?crid=TNH3SHOUUNGC&keywords=reusable+ziplock&qid=1649690426&sprefix=reusable+ziplock%2Caps%2C114&sr=8-7

Operation Independence

  • All focus is on the Spring Workshop

Main topic of the Show: Navigating Inflationary Periods

Why we are talking about this

How I gleaned this information. 

A tale of two families: Just Starting Out vs Time to Retire

Set the context: in 1969, gas was 19 cents a gallon … and rose to 29 cents (50% increase), then kept rising. Policy steps taken - price fixing and rationing.

Dad focused on big picture, Mom on the details

  • Preserving wealth (Food and agriculture, government job | HAD to have a side hustle to get ahead. 2 jobs)
    • Interest rates were much higher (Like 11% on a mortgage was a good rate)
    • Unemployment high
    • Realestate investment/rentals
    • Buying low, selling high (trellising wire example, barrels 15-100 (Dowie joke)
    • Kept household expenses down, squeezed pennies from stones (Buying $69/yard fabric for clothing, not $99/yard fabric. Multiple stores to get the cheapest thing because gas was cheaper than food.
    • Always were “fully mortgaged” – robbing peter to pay paul some months on the bills

       

  • Value From Home
    • Garden
    • Canned foods
    • Buying wholesale eggs
    • Learning to do things from scratch to save 
      • “Milk” shake
      • “Cool” whip
      • Spicing up the same old ingredients to add variety
      • Home sewed clothes (we looked funny)
      • Canned beans vs dried beans
      • Dad DIYd everything so we lived better than many

         

  • Family/Relationships giving a leg up
    • Initial downpayment (Dad’s regret)
    • Cobought a cat with his brother then resold
    • Sunday Dinner with the Middlesworths
    • Family would help on large projects

       

  • Hellmans Mayo - $.43 cents a quart - not is $5 and lost 2 ounces

     

  • Retired perspective
    • Grandparents sold the farm and had money in the bank - lost 50% of their retirement value because it was in cash
    • Lived quite frugally - RV, from scratch cooking, growing and preserving
    • Did odd jobs (picking fruit, roofing, etc)
    • Bought and sold real estate in Arizona to make up some of the difference
    • Short term bond at 20% story

       

  • Sum it up - your saving dont mean crap - biggest worry right now is the dollar no longer is the world basis currency:
    • Produce food
    • Trade and barter/DIY when it makes sense
    • Material things hold value better than savings (as long as they are useful) gold vs building materials example
    • Look at different investment vehicles (Check out the wealth steading podcast)
    • Mindset (Buying used vs new)
    • Assets that are not assets - 1 job loss from losing a home example

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Apr 10, 2022

Join Janet Szabo and me as we talk about her journey from pursuing a career in science to becoming a homesteader, knitting guru and more.

The week ahead:

  • Last Unloose the Goose Episode Wed at 4pm CT
  • Tuesday Live with John Willis
  • 4 Shows a week for April

Show Resources

Janet’s Blog: https://buttercupmade.com/blog

Main content of the show

My husband and I have lived in Montana for 28 years and for a large part of that time, we "prepped," or "homesteaded," or whatever you want to call it. We have about 30 hens and one very spoiled rooster, raise pigs, and have a large garden and orchard. I can and preserve as much as I am able. We're both in our mid-50s now and starting to realize that we have to do things differently than we did in our 20s and 30s. I thought our experiences might be useful to others.

  • How did we end up in Montana?
  • Did we know we wanted to do this when we came here?
  • How did our homestead evolve?
  • What changes have we had to make because of age?
  • What would we do differently looking back?
  • What opportunities do we see going forward?

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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. 

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Apr 8, 2022

Today is a homestead update that covers germination challenges, losing heartbeats on the farm, early spring salad mix, and more.

Freeze Drying Webinar is Sunday!

Forage

  • Wild mustard flower (and how I came to permaculture)
  • Hairy vetch
  • Dead nettle and watercress
  • Green onions, brassica greens
  • Red veined sorrel - The tale of the 4 year chard plant RIP

Livestock

  • Lost 2 heartbeats this week
  • Goats need more rotation
  • 2 year land agreement for the sheep
  • Fencing for sheep
  • Pig decisions are hard (Lady got out!)

Grow

  • Slow to wake - trees are flowering just in time for the last freeze
  • Seedling update: Lettuce/peppers not yet germinated
  • Last round of seeds are here: Tarragon
  • Potatoes are in, seeds planted last week still have not germinated - the waiting is the hardest part
  • Swimming in duck eggs

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Resumed holler dinners this week - holler family meeting
  • Had the property blessed this week
  • All the car trades
  • Milk
  • A word on homesteading solo

Infrastructure

  • Outdoor shower is coming along
  • Need to for real plant the living fence seeds

Finances

  • Only purchasing bratwurst and cold cuts for the spring workshop this year - the rest was grown here
  • Thanks to Ryan and Myles

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. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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Apr 6, 2022

 

Today we talk about food shortages, inflation, aquaponics and aquaculture, panic prepping, and more with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

 

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXi3b79U5eo



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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Apr 4, 2022
Today we address an issue: How to quickly develop a deep pantry vs panic prepping. Day after day as the rumors of food shortages abound, I see lists distributed by people who do not appear to have prepped a day in their lives. Usually wheat, beans and rice are heavily featured. Instead of panic buying these items, consider taking an afternoon to develop your deep pantry plan. You will be much happier with the end results if you do. Announcements: Tales from the Prepper Pantry
  • Addition of an electric smoker
  • Precooking workshop things: Chili, Sweet potato chili, bacon, meatloaf, sauerkraut, feta cheese
  • The 25 lb bag of carrots for $20
  • Fresh yard greens (Plantain is up!)
  • Pre-canning assessment season

Frugality tip 

  • Rags vs paper towels

Operation Independence

  • Ordered the last of our 2022 garden seeds (Only needed green beans, turmeric, tarragon. Could use radish, beet and a few other things for the fall garden. Thank you to the seed fairy of 2020)

Main topic of the Show: Developing a Stable Pantry vs Panic Prepping

Resources

SHORTAGES ARE COMING TIME TO PANIC!

  • Inflation
  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Crop failure
  • THINK - what season is it in the US and why does this matter (Corporatized Food System)

What happens when you wake up to the instability of our system?

Panic prepping advice

  • Mre’s 
  • 20 year storage
  • Wheat, beans, rice
  • Conspiracies

I Have guns, I’ll just hunt, shoot people for food, etc

  • US Civil War

What really works: Developing a stable pantry

Story: I live waaaaay out away from everything

Story: homesteading the west

Short term rectock - do it now

  • Investigate
  • Allocate
  • Prioritize
  • Purchase
  • Store properly
  • Rotate

What about rice and beans?

Stable Pantry System

  • Store what you use on a rotation
  • Measured in months of stability
  • Replenishment strategy
    • Play the what if game? (herbal remedies, grow food, local sourcing, do i really care if it is gone?, substitutions)
  • The Perpetual motion Game
    • Garlic example
    • Chicken Tractor on steroids
    • The local apple orchard
  • Storage SYSTEM as in things are MOVING
    • Long Term storage, short term storage, creative storage, Inventory systems

What about inflation (coming soon)

And what about 20 year storage? (A word on freeze dryers)

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Apr 1, 2022

Today is an update on the Holler Homestead for the week including plumbing, Cycy’s healing, in-ground gardens, the GSD weekend and more. 

Forage

  • Mushrooms
  • Could have radishes but we do not
  • Dead nettle, stinging nettle, chick weed
  • Wild lettuce, lettuce, sage
  • Red sorrel
  • Dandelion flower

Food Storage/Pantry

  • Removing this unless there is something of note that does not fit on Monday’s show

Livestock

  • Pigs?
  • Cycy
  • 8 eggs a day from Ducks
  • Rats in the coop
  • Goat hijinks
  • Baby chicks ordered

What we did instead of grow/homestead

  • Hot water heater turned blow out
  • Pump House repair
  • Fix kitchen sink leak
  • (Plumbing all the time) - seedling starts suffered

Grow

  • Garden beds are in
  • Post pig grasses
  • Beets, radish and carrots seeded
  • Brassicas in the AP
  • Seeding throughout the weekend

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • GSD

Infrastructure

  • Outdoor shower framed

Finances

  • Pork sales

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. It makes a great Christmas Gift!

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