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Now displaying: May, 2022
May 27, 2022

Today is a homestead update about rabbit ears, incoming livestock, emergency room visits, food success, and more.

Forage

  • About to get Elderberry flower
  • Sassafras Leaves
  • Fodder tree harvest round one is in process
  • Red clover - the clover story

Livestock

  • Pig nest and pond sealing update
  • Sheep Arriving
  • Chickens keep getting stuck in the feeder (Class is almost sold out)
  • Goat troubles
  • Rabbit Ear Mites
  • New Ducks coming soon - broody duck 2.0 and what we are doing about it

Grow

  • Arugula and greens have patches established in the garden
  • Squash in pig pasture (Rehab in process, water automated)
  • Nutrient issue in Sunshine plot and location problem
  • Succession planting where the outdoor lettuce was
  • A word on the week of intermittent rain and planting

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Lots of visitors through this week, potluck solution, taking next week off from visits
  • How we found the sheep
  • Preparing SRF - Call for volunteers

Infrastructure

  • Chicken Tractor Fencing
  • Tomato walls are done
  • IBCs ready for the AP
  • Sheep Fencing (Video coming soon on setting a post in solid rock)

Finances

  • $4k invested in sheep

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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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May 26, 2022

Today we talk about upselling, self reliance and more  with Toolman Tim and John Willis.

LAST CHANCE:

Paul Wheaton has a Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/free-heat?ref=1f3rkb

Chicken Processing Workshop, July 2 9am-2pm

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

https://www.youtube.com/c/TOOLMANTIMSWORKSHOP

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MceTD-y9DM8

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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May 23, 2022

Today is a response to a question from a listener who wanted to know how it is that the LFTN Community is so functional, mostly spam and scam free, and able to talk about hard things in a productive way. Rather than just answer that one person, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to foster a functional community.

Announcements:

  • Chicken Processing will be rescheduled to July 2.
  • Tuesday Live Update

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Post vacation reset
  • Garden producing all vegetables (What that looks like)
  • FD running 24/7 and freezers being used to stage the next batch
  • Canning kitchen almost set up (why we have it outside)
  • Curing and grinding the pork to finish the four pigs
  • Chicken breast recipe - alfredo (Cook With What You Have)

Frugal Tip

  • Gas Buddy
  • Reusable bag update

Operation Independence

  • We are at 90% from Homestead food at this time of year - it feels very good.
  • Considering renting access to our processing setup

Main topic of the Show: 

    1. Decide Purpose (Communicate it)
    2. More is bad (Communicate it)
    3. Be a community of doers not takers (communicate it)
    4. Set and model clear and healthy boundaries (communicate it)
    5. Use technology (communicate it)
    6. Have an inner circle and accept help (Communicate it)
  • Erase toxic people (communicate it)
  1. Mentor people on the edge (communicate it)
  2. Discussion is good - arguments are bad (Take things offline that should be off line)

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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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May 20, 2022

Today is a homestead update and we cover pig relocation hijinks, how the gardens are faring, handling things alone, money matters, food problems, and more.

Forage

  • Lambsquarter
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Daylily flowers
  • Radishes, greens, lettuce, basil and herbs, mint
  • Tactical forged through my freezer while I was gone

Livestock

  • Pig Moving Hijinks
  • Chickens are on pasture (Processing class June ??)
  • Pod sealing with swines (Corn over holes)
  • Broody duck
  • Goat on tether
  • Begin harvesting fodder
  • Cycy is better

Grow

  • Bean germination problem
  • Cukes and squash up
  • Tomato wall looks good
  • Hops need trellis
  • Foliar spray cycle needed, plants look sad everywhere but the ap and hydro system
  • Potatoes look great, need to be hilled
  • Sweet potato slips

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • T held down the fort
  • LB and playing dead
  • Jenni feeding pigs

Infrastructure

  • Pond, three sections with electric for sheep
  • IIBCs for the ap are cut and prepped for the AP
  • Perimeter fence is underway
  • Hydro is about done
  • Need to install trellis everywhere
  • Automated pig water and garden water

Finances

  • The last 2 weeks cost us money

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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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May 18, 2022

Today we talk about rotational grazing, crazy people, being the counter economy and food shortages on a Tuesday Live episode with Billy Bond and John Willis.

 

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Special Operations Equipment

https://www.permapasturesfarm.com/

 

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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May 16, 2022

Today we talk about community, problems of our own making, or the game “What’s that smell?”, and more on Afternoon Tea with the Spicy Sisters.

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A Farmish Kind of Life

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rhxswOGTRc

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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May 13, 2022

Today is a live stream from the volunteer room at Exit and build! Go do something good this weekend guys.

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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May 11, 2022

Today we talk about prepping, knives, getting things done, planting trees and more with Patrick Roehrman and John Willis.

Self Reliance Festival

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

MTKnives.Com

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJU9kAZ01uw

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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May 9, 2022

Today, we dive deeper into a concept that came out at the LFTN Spring Workshop: Finding and embracing your Special Sauce.

Exit and Build Land Summit

Self Reliance Festival

May Webinar: Assessing Your Land For Security, May 22 at 4pm CT

Chicken Processing Workshop

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The last two jars of 2019 and some discolored beets from 2020
  • Swimming in lettuce and greens
  • Onion Flowers in salad
  • Road food: fd cheese, cold cuts, left overs
  • Chicken Recipe: Tuscan Chicken with Ginger and ham

Frugal Tip

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-make-foaming-hand-soap/

Operation Independence

  • Launched the chicken processing workshop
  • Using pigs to hopefully seal a pond

Main topic of the Show: Find Your Special Sauce

Why?

What do I mean by Special Sauce

I started out as a food blogger – ended up a podcaster and facilitator. 

How to find it:

  • What do you love?
  • What do you hate?
  • What are your naturally great at?
  • What are you naturally bad at?
  • What do other people tell you you are good at?
  • What have you tried?
  • Why did it succeed or fail?
  • When you are happiest, what are you doing? Why does this make you happy?
  • Wait 2 weeks and review
  • Tear this down to its base elements

Ex - happy at the farmers market (great at talking to people, tells good stories, quickly establishes trust, etc)

Happy in the Garden (comfortable being alone, excellent observation skills, etc)

>>>Go out and try, learn, refine, analyze until you find your Special Sauce or Sauces

I started out as a food blogger – ended up a podcaster and facilitator. 

  • Used to sing rock n roll
  • Started a food blog (could NOT motivate)
  • Became a facilitator and story expert
  • Tried podcasting for the heck of it
  • Realized some things: Performer, facilitator, teacher and storytelling with a heavy musical/verbal focus = podcasting and teaching, not blogging and WRITING.

My special sauce is Story Telling, Connecting People/networking (from others), Reading People/Facilitating.

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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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May 6, 2022

Today, I talk about the Spring Sprint, caring for yourself and your homestead, adding a Daily Dose of garden care, No Kill List, and the new heartbeats that are arriving this morning.

Email feedback to nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Forage

  • Last call for watercress
  • Wild rose petals
  • Hairy vetch
  • Radish greens, lettuce, malabar spinach
  • Sage, young dill, young basil, parsley, cilantro

Livestock

  • The chicks are arriving and I still did not find the chick feed I want (sans soy, sans fish protein)
  • Not sure of the sheep schedule
  • Pigs will soon move to Jenni’s
  • Goats need hoof trimming, mineral refills
  • Ducks are about to go broody
  • Dog integration update

Grow

  • Spring Sprint: LFTN22 happened exactly when we needed to be transplanting
  • Tomatoes are in the ground, as are herbs
  • Peppers are being hardened off this week
  • Daily Dose: 1 row per day approach
  • No Kill List - Tomato Wall
  • Hopps update

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Jenni served Dinner much to our relief on Tuesday - we are all tired
  • Post event cleanup continues and is taking forever
  • Holler Neighbor Livestream coming soon

Infrastructure

  • Hillside AP update

Finances

  • Lost a little money on the workshop itself (reality check)
  • Chicken Class will be limited to 10

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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May 4, 2022

Today is the audio version of a First Tuesday show with Jack Spirko and John Willis. We talked about Flote Fest, LFTN 22, Exit and Build Land Summit, Self Reliance Festival and what one finds at such events. We also covered growing trees, mowing grass, preserving food and many more topics

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=SwqCSC3obqs

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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May 2, 2022

Every year, we have a new insight from LFTN22 adn this year is no different. This year was the workshop I envisioned when I first had this crazy idea. It took FIVE years, heartache, hardship, injury, recovery and more to make it to this point, but we arrived! 

Tuesday Live with Jack Spirko and John Willis, 12:30CT Youtube

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Used up the green beans- apparently, I should can THREE bushels this summer if possible
  • Fen 74 people for four days - no problems
  • Venison roasts were great, salmon, rabbit, holler chickens, self made bacon, breakfast sausage, and more
  • Assessing the shelving solution

Operation Independence

  • We just passed a major benchmark

Main topic of the Show: Insights from LFTN22 Spring Workshop

Getting ready stories

Cleanup and community

Set up and community

The day of everythings breaks and community

Last minute speaker cancellations and community

Av problems and community

Lesson: ware the workshop word of the year!

Krystal’s Introduction

Main Themes - CONNECT:

  • Things happen - failing is opportunity - community solutions (The Aquaponics build adjustment)
  • It all boils down to you: Let go of doubts and do it - imposter syndrome - the only opinion that matters is yours - beating back the voice of cant - believe - regenerate - community solutions (highlight sessions and contributions)
  • Stop Panicking - how to find out what’s happening/perspectives - community solutions

Connect - community - solutions – success - resilience The YOU in CommYOUnity)

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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. 

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