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Oct 31, 2022

Today is the first day of work after the Food Forest Workshop at the Holler Homestead. We had a great time with everyone and learned some unexpected things while here. Today is a recap of what we learned from trimming tree roots to shucking oysters.

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Show Sponsor: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs

Paul Wheaton's Garden Master Course Kickstarter is still open for backers to get Helen Atthowe's super comprehensive teachings on how to produce high yields of quality crops using all your own inputs, and being kinda lazy and messy with it, all for a fraction of the cost of the live course! And because they've far exceeded their goal, they're dishing out new stretch goal goodies every few days, so get in on it now to watch the goods stack up!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=7yxzv3

Livestream Schedule

  • 9:30 am Tuesday Live with Jack Spirko and John Willis
  • 9:30am Friday Homestead Happenings and Q & A Shop

A word on next week - LFTN: The Lost Episode

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Lamb, salsa, pickled things, squash soup, chicken, and so much more that was served at the workshop was produced here
  • Watercress is perfect and will soon hibernate for the winter
  • Another round of mint to harvest
  • Planning meals while away
  • What is in the freeze dryer: Chili and guacamole
  • The Mexican Restaurant by my house
  • Black Garlic

Weekly Shopping Report

  • None posted

Frugality Tip From Alan

My Frugal tip, that many, including myself often overlook, is simply when you have a problem, don't assume it is too complicated or you won't understand.

Google what you know or go to YouTube and search for it and then learn a little, the task or repair or remediation might be easier than you think.

Try asking the question with more and less details will sometimes help get you to an answer.

So when your dryer is making noise, or your refrigerator is not working or your mower is not starting or your faucet is dripping, you may find the remedy is simpler then you thought.

Or you may look into it and realize that you need help, but either way you will be better informed to make wise decisions.

Operation Independence

  • -2k, plus new relationships and 15 trees
  • Headed to Jack Spirko’s next week

Main topic of the Show: Food Forest Installation

  • Words Matter
  • Trust your gut
  • Start with the ends in mind
  • Root Trimming
  • Tree Trimming
  • Why a food forest might NOT BE installed on contour
  • Perfect = Failure
  • Perfect weather
  • Limited attendance yields closer contacts
    • New to permaculture seeking a path forward
    • Existing permaculture plan that needs feedback and not sure what to add or change
    • Seeking motivation to follow passions
    • Quest for a place in Tennessee
  • Install cost exactly what it would have as a stand alone, but there was much more benefit to doing it class style both from a learning standpoint and timeline of final planting
  • Plant guilds are not the end all be all
  • I miss rock n roll
  • How to shuck an oyster
  • Relationships in person are the foundation of all things

Also, Andy makes GREAT eggs benedict and Melissa can knock out some chili and German Chocolate cake.

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Oct 30, 2022

Today, we have another transformational story, this time centered around how to prepare for a long absence from your farm or Homestead. Lana Stenner joins me to share her journey.

 

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Website and book: https://lanastenner.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LanaStenner/

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Lana and her Fireman husband are parents to 4 grown kids and grandkids and live on a small farmstead in Kansas City. They raise goats, chickens & bees in a 120-year-old fixer-upper farmhouse. Lana is the author of The Grace-Filled Homestead - Lessons Learned on Faith, Family and the Farm is in big box stores across the country. 

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Oct 28, 2022

Today is an interview with Joel Ryals all about building your life from nothing - rather like a phoenix is reborn from its own ashes.

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Joel is the head trainer at Fortress K9 and K9 Academy. About 5 years ago, his wife used his dog training equipment to have him arrested and was awarded 99% of everything he built before filing for divorce. When he was released, he literally had the clothes on his back and had to build back from scratch. Now Fortress K9 is more successful than ever. Let’s talk about building back from scratch. 

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Oct 26, 2022

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

Today we talk perseverance, prepping and homesteading with John Willis and Rob Kaiser.

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All around Growth Podcast

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

Wednesday Live with the All Around Growth Podcast!

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Oct 25, 2022

Today is a recounting of a conversation between Tactical Redneck and me about long-term solutions on the homestead versus short-term fixes. When is it best to invest the time and $$ for a permanent solution? When not? What if you cannot come to consensus on this?

Show Sponsor: Paul Wheaton, Wheaton Labs and Permies.com

Paul Wheaton's Garden Master Course Kickstarter is still open for backers to get Helen Atthowe's super comprehensive teachings on how to produce high yields of quality crops using all your own inputs, and being kinda lazy and messy with it, all for a fraction of the cost of the live course! And because they've far exceeded their goal, they're dishing out new stretch goal goodies every few days, so get in on it now to watch the goods stack up!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=7yxzv3

Livestream Schedule

  • Tuesday at 1pm Central:  Interview with Lana Stenner on planning for an absence from a busy farm
  • Wednesday Live with Rob Kaiser and John Willis
  • No Friday Livestream due to the Food Forest Event (AWESOME INTERVIEW SHOW INSTEAD!)

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Lamb has arrived! (Those who purchased it, check your inboxes later today for instructions) 170 lbs meat
  • Freezer audit season in advance of deer and beef season
  • Freeze Drying Milk and other surplus
  • FD Beef Used Yesterday
  • Pantry Moths

Weekly Shopping Report, 10/23/2022

We made our usual shopping trip on Saturday, visiting four stores. Traffic was light. I did not see or hear any signs of stress, like muttered remarks or arguments, in fact I saw the usual courtesy, such as one man motioning a woman ahead of him when another line opened, even though he was closer to it, and she had a cart with more stuff.

The first stop was Dollar Tree. The food coolers are essentially empty, and the drink coolers are also becoming sparse. The food aisles still look full. There was an employee setting out boxes to restock in some aisles, but I did not see what types of products were in them. Sonia found some craft items, and I grabbed a drink.

Next was Hobby Lobby. I didn't see anything unusual in there; shelves looked full as usual.

Home Depot was third. A 2x4x8 was $3.75; I think that's the same as last week, which was down from the week before's $3.98. I noticed the addition of their own batteries on an island, a brand called "HDX." They are alkaline, but made in China, so I'd expect them to leak. Other brands looked at the same levels as last week; not full, but much better than the week before.

Aldi was last. I noticed higher prices on many breads, milk, and eggs. We found what we wanted, except for the cantaloupe, which looked wrinkly and decrepit. I'm keeping an eye on tomato products due to what I've been hearing about shortages, but they still seem to have a normal amount of soups and sauces. They also had canned ham again, for the first time in months, so we got two. Their new cashier is still awaiting bite training, and may have been the only person I recall seeing muzzled.

Untainted gasoline remains at $4.199/gallon, and I believe I saw $3.399 for the corrupted stuff.

Frugality Tip

From Margo: Here's a simple little tip to extend the life of your metal outdoor chairs. Grab a bottle of nail polish and paint the little rust spots. You will get extra years out of your chairs. I have a pair of chairs I got off the curb 3 years ago and for $1.00 bottle of nail polish, we can still use them without leaning on sharp rusty spots. As long as the seat is still good, every 6 months or so I'll paint over the rust spots with nail polish. 

Operation Independence

  • Picked up the lamb (tracked those miles!)

Main topic of the Show: Short Term or Permanent Fix?

  • The Story of Friday Night

When do you do things long term vs short term?

  • Money evaluation
  • Time evaluation
  • Damage that happens while something is not fixed
  • Never ending things to do on a homestead
  • How does this relate to clutter?  – A friend’s broken dryer –
  • What about the permanence of “the right” fix?

It depends is the answer we use all the time for so many questions and it fits here too. 

Joel Salatin on temporary fences. Buy once cry once and the meat slicer. But the aggravation and time used to reset my event space has to stop now - and a temporary fix buys us the winter to set up the long-term repair shop. 

It’s up to you.

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Oct 23, 2022

Today is an interview with Jason Sparks all about starting a homestead from scratch, being a carpenter, building community and more.

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Kentucky Sustainable Living: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267335831465407

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43 year old male born and lived in bowling green ky my whole life.

Own a general contracting company in bowling green ky.

Graduated from Western Kentucky University with construction management degree.

I have a small homestead right outside of Bowling Green KY. We raise a few cows,sheep,chickens and pigs. We process all our animals at the farm. I started off in prepping about 12 years ago and realized that no matter how much you store it will run out eventually. There is where I started going more in the direction of sustainable living and growing more for my family.

I and one other person started Kentucky sustainable living with the purpose of building state wide community. The community is like minded people that help each other now and in the future no matter how the world goes.

We have meetings and training events for members.

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Oct 22, 2022

Every Friday, we record our Homestead Happenings update, followed by a questions and answers session. Today’s podcast is the questions and answers session from yesterday’s podcast. We cover: rat poison, sheep, getting ready for a big event, homestead realtors in the network, and more.

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa5uZlo2h_Q

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Oct 21, 2022

Today we talk about cross training, banana care, the future of the Holler bees and more on today’s show.

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Food Forest Class

Sponsor of the day: Freesteading.com

Forage

  • Mullein, Red Dock, Comfrey
  • Ground nut season

Livestock

  • Escaping Sheep Issues
  • Picking up butchered meat
  • Rodents are still a problem
  • Pasture update
  • Bees

Harvest Meals

  • Squash, Italian casserole
  • Green beans and butter

Winter on the homestead

  • Moving firewood 
  • Temperature management
  • Mulching the banana

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Newsletter going out
  • Normal Holler Neighbor Interactions (Musical cars), campfires

Infrastructure

  • Scheduled fencing movement
  • Water plans
  • Sourcing plants
  • Leaves
  • The microclimate under Tajmaholler

Finances

  • Nothing to report

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Oct 19, 2022

Today we talk about starting your own business, content creation, attitude adjustments, dog poop and more with Toolman Tim Cook and John Willis.

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Youtube replay video

https://youtu.be/UKXBUh6udB8

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Oct 17, 2022

Today, we will talk not about being forgiven, but about why it is so important to forgive those around you if you want to build the life you choose.

Show sponsor: Paul Wheaton

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Paul Wheaton's new Kickstarter aims to create a video-based Garden Master Course featuring Helen Atthowe, and all the things she's not allowed to teach in a university-sanctioned Certified Master Gardener Course. You can support the project, and get gobs of permaculture goodies by pledging as little as $1 here: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=6cxu6f

OTHER SPONSOR LINKS

Free heat: https://permies.com/w/free-heat?f=495

Wood heat 8-DVD set: https://permies.com/wiki/63837f495/Wood-Heat-DIY-Rocket-Mass

Livestream Schedule

  • Monday: 10:30 Central- Monday Podcast Recording
  • Wednesday: 12:30 Central - Live with John Willis
  • Friday: 9:30 Central - Homestead Happening and Q&A

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Use up mode in full swing: Green beans and salsa
  • Preparing the menu for the Food Forest Event
    • Breakfasts are eggs (from the eversoles), hash browns, bacon or breakfast sausage, whole fruit
    • Thurs evening: Brats and burgers
    • Friday lunch - Turkey Tacos, Friday dinner BBQ - pulled pork, rotisserie or smoked chicken, green beans, mac n cheese, salad
    • Saturday lunch - Chili, cornbread, salad, Saturday dinner - butternut squash soup, oysters on the half shell, leg of lamb, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, birthday cake with wheat flour and everything
  • Fridge broke (outside)
  • Neckbones for dinner

Weekly Shopping Report 10/16/22

First was Dollar Tree. There were a few more items restocked in the Health aisle, but the food and drink coolers are now all very depleted. The food aisle still looks good though, and canned mackerel (although a different kind) has returned. I believe there were at least a couple of extra employees stocking shelves, but it appeared to be very random what they were putting out. I've seen more glassware available there lately.

Home Depot was next. A 2x4x8 has dropped again, to $3.75. It was hard to tell because some things have moved around, but I think they got in some more Duracell and/or Ray-o-vac batteries, as most of the battery shelves at checkout had some products on them.

Aldi was last. There was a lot more chicken there than in recent weeks, a good amount of lunchmeat, and most areas looked good. The only notable exception were the cantaloupes. They had a lot of them, but they all looked wrinkly, suggesting age and/or poor storage conditions. I didn't see any significant holes, and we found everything we wanted.

All three places were busier than I remember, even for a Saturday. It did not look like anyone was panic-buying; they just all decided to go shopping.

I didn't stop, but untainted gasoline remains at $4.199/gallon.

Frugality Tip from Margo

I am a cheap person, or frugal I guess is a better label lol. This week's frugality tip: 

We like to go to estate sales, the tip part is going on the last day of the sale when everything is at least half off. We buy things to use around the house for projects. Things we have recently purchased:

A whole coffee can of screws for $1

Chanel locks for $1

Screwdriver for 50¢

A dustpan for 25¢

A $300 extension ladder for $50

Assorted pvc fittings and pipe I grab any time I see them and have over $500 worth of pvc fittings and pipe that I paid maybe a total of $10 for...aquaponics is going to happen soon over here...

Go to the website estatesales.net and put in your zip code and find local sales. Happy Hunting!!

Operation Independence

  • All hands on preparing for the Food Forest Class
  • 1.5 lambs remain available

Main topic of the Show: Forgive

I have been pondering some deep things lately, among them are punitive actions that we humans take against others who do things “illegal.” I basically started because one of my friends was mad at another friend for her “Unchristian” lifestyle.

I started thinking about the large numbers of Christians in my life who never ask anyone’s religious views, who love those around them unconditionally, and who also manage to do this without getting hurt. 

Why?

One thing they share is a large capacity for forgiveness. 

Then this tweet came out:

Tweet fro Cyprian (Vin Armani)

While on the cross, Christ interceded on behalf of those who crucified Him, seeking that they might be forgiven and, thereby, saved.

"Father forgive them, for they know not what they do."

When you wish destruction on those whose degeneracy disgusts you, whom are you serving?

BUT WHY does forgiving lead to a better life?

  1. You move into the future and let go of the past so your mindset is right

>Story of my nonprofit years and losing my largest donor

  1. You stop evaluating new relationships with the lens of the old

>Story of the first fiance and interceding two decades of troubled relationships

  1. Your energy is on building good things, rather than seeping into non salvageable things

>Website clients who never pay their balance and collections

>The $240 commercial meat slicer

>John Willis when you do something wrong

  1. What does forgive and forget mean to me?

>Laprises and morning cuddles

Landing: Forgiving yourself. Forgiving those around you. Building your future.

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Oct 17, 2022

Today we have an interview with Steven File all about strategic home defense.

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Strategic Home Defense: https://www.strategichomedefense.com/

Instagram: @strategichomedefense

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Steven File is originally from Harrisburg, PA and relocated to Texas last year during the spring. Steven has been in the Army National Guard for over 11 years as an Infantryman and has worked in law enforcement for 7 years. He has worked operationally on a SWAT team and worked as a criminal intelligence detective. After seeing the aftermath of violence and traumatized victims Steven and his wife Kelsey devoted their lives to preventing victimhood and empowering people to secure their own future.

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Oct 15, 2022

Every Friday, we record our Homestead Happenings update, followed by a questions and answers session. Today’s podcast is the questions and answers session from yesterday’s podcast. We cover: sheep, dealing with depression, finding land, and more.

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/x6iW8JXI65A

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Oct 14, 2022

Today, we discuss sheep finances, livestock in the fall, growing food, a new segment and more.

Sponsor of the day: FreeSteading.com

Forage

  • All going underground
  • Nuts
  • Harvest comfrey and other frost sensitive plants that are still with us

Livestock

  • 5 Sheep to the processor and how loading went
  • Going to retrain Max to like the Eversoles
  • One look close to giving birth - it is our first time so she may just be fat
  • Time to breed the rabbits
  • Ducks are still in jail - 1 egg 2 days ago (RATS)
  • Pigs for sale - IPP and a duroc/IPP mix
  • Lamb for sale

Grow

  • Putting all the beds to sleep
  • Lettuce and brassicas in the AP
  • Have not gotten the indoor grow operation together (And will not til after Jack’s)
  • May adjust this section for winter - thoughts

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Meat slicers, dinners, drone shots and emergency sheep assistance
  • New business launches post SRF
  • New feed source in the upper cumberland

Infrastructure

  • Geothermal lines are where they need to be. Some residual things to connect gravity water the house. ($2,000)
  • Getting the list of things for water redo project

Finances

  • Sheep Finance Review:
    • Sheep: $3,000
    • Trailer: $3,000
    • Feed/hay/seed: $900
    • Vet: $80
    • Dogfood: $200
    • Processing: $550-$600
    • Gas: $200
    • Fencing: $2,000
    • Per animal cost (depreciating the fencing and trailer): $539
    • Per animal charge: $450-$550

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Oct 12, 2022

How does crowd funding work? What does Paul Wheaton, the DUKE of permaculture have in the pipeline as far as his next project? We cover this on today’s livestream.

Paul’s Kickstarter: Link to Paul's Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=6cxu6f

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

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Permies.com

Wheaton-Labs.com

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/yOICNA_CBhw

 

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Oct 10, 2022

After a week to assess SRF, today is the Great Debrief of the event. The good, the bad, the ugly, the money.

Live streams this week

  • Tuesday Interview Show (Audio podcast on Sunday)
  • Wednesday Live with Paul Wheaton
  • Friday Homestead Happenings and Q & A

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Transition from storing to using has happened
  • First frost of 2022
  • Freeze dryer is back in action
  • Preparing October Food Forest meals: Pulled pork, smoking home cured bacon, breakfast sausage, ground turkey for tacos, butternut squash soup, venison (More to come, as much from the Holler Homestead as possible)
  • Bumper crop of chestnuts this year (How we store them)

Weekly Shopping Report for Powell, TN 10/03/2022

We made two trips this weekend. The first, on Saturday, was to three usual places, Dollar Tree, Home Depot, and Aldi.

Dollar Tree looked about the same, except less frozen and refrigerated foods. The Health aisle has not been restocked. There are still a lot of cotton pads (good to soak in wax for firestarters), bandaids, and some OTC meds, but the selection is dwindling. One section of food coolers remains Out of Order, but the other sections are now almost empty as well. The drink coolers still have a lot of product, and canned goods are still pretty full, even though it's mostly tier-2 brands.

At Home Depot, a 2x4x8 remains at $3.98. For the first time, we both noticed less selection on the tool wall, although we did find another pair of pliers. A lot of the tools are made in China, so I'd expect stock to continue dwindling as central warehouses are drawn down.

I don't remember any remarkable changes at Aldi, and we found what we wanted, escaping at just under $100 for the two of us plus the kitties.

I don't recall seeing any face-diapers on Saturday.

Today, we also made three stops. The first was Dollar General Market. Sonia did not find a large one-piece spoon she wanted (the prior one had just broken at the welds), but she found a small cast-iron piece for the toaster oven, and we added some apples and a small bag of potatoes. Stock looked okay, although they've got Christmas stuff out already, which is indecent. In line we were behind a couple of muzzled sheeple, but I don't remember seeing more.

Second was the recycle center; nothing special noted. Traffic seemed light.

The final stop was a different Dollar General, where Sonia found the spoon, and also a muffin pan for the toaster oven. The latter turned out to be slightly too big, so we used our tools and turned it into a 4- and a 2-muffin set. Looking through the food aisles, there were lots of holes, but we found a couple of boxes of angel hair pasta for $1 each; hopefully it is edible.

Untainted regular gasoline remains at $4.199, although I've seen the corrupted stuff as low as $2.999 now.

Frugality Tip

Eggdrop Soup for breakfast

Operation Independence

  • SRF Made a profit for the first time!
  • A word on the food forest budget
  • Penny wise and pound fooling on water lines

Show Sponsor: Paul Wheaton - Launching a kickstarter tomorrow! Stay tuned.

Main topic of the Show: The Debrief

SRF is behind us and now it is time for the great event debrief.

Why SRF Exists

  • Bridge the gap between prepper and homesteader so that we are all stronger together
  • Master new skills
  • Remove barriers and roadblocks that attendees have to choosing success
  • Become a functioning and expanding counter economy to increase personal resilience

My personal involvement

  • I get to invest my time in something that helps people 
  • Replaces website development BU

The good

  • 440 people
  • 30 speakers
  • 28 vendors
  • Easy access to good food
  • Showers, hand washing stations and the like (Better infrastructure)
  • Raised $1700 for Darkhorse Lodge Veterans Retreat
  • Music and fun
  • Connections were made
  • Better flow
  • It made a profit

The bad

  • Pre event communications needed to me steadier and faster
  • Ticket sales was hard this round
  • Event coordination team understaffed (Trade offs in my personal business)
  • Speaker churn
  • Content challenges (We missed the mark on what some attendees were there for: practical vs lifestyle)
  • More vendors
  • Better marketing needed

The Ugly

  • Some internal tensions emerged
  • We got so big I am no longer aware of exactly who I should be thanking and I want to fix that

The money

  • I got to pay some people!
  • There is profit, but this does not account for the last 3 events’ losses or John’s or my team’s time (about 4 months of man hours per event)

A year ago, this was a small event with a handful of people and we are 4X the size and achieving great things: new businesses, relationships, virtual attendance, creative participation, and moving people off the fear!

Thankful for all the help, the sponsors, the participants and the progress. 

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Oct 9, 2022

Today is a Friday so we have an interview show with Nicholas Ferguson of Homegrown Liberty. We talk about when to have an orchard versus a food forest and take some live questions from the audience.

Sign up for the Oct 28 & 29 Food Forest Class.

Show Resources

Homegrown Liberty: http://www.homegrownliberty.com/

Main content of the show

Nicholas Ferguson is a permaculturist and founder of both HomeGrownLiberty.com and RarePlantStore.com. He regularly speaks at large events such as the Self Reliance Festival and is much sought after for his permaculture advising programs.

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Oct 9, 2022

Every Friday, we record our Homestead Happenings update, followed by a questions and answers session. Today’s podcast is the questions and answers session from yesterday’s podcast. We cover: Geothermal cooling, sheep and dogfood, kratky hydroponics, growing sweet potatoes in the Aquaponics system, repairing a foundation, and more.\

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://youtu.be/4OFWDJ19Gro

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Oct 7, 2022

Today’s homestead update covers two weeks since we were at the Self Reliance Festival last weekend and not around to livestream on Friday. Fall is really taking hold here, we have stayed unusually dry so do not have much grass, will be processing sheep next week, and more.

Forage

  • 80 + chestnuts from one tree
  • Watercress looks sad
  • Last round today for any sensitive herbs like mint 
  • New mullein plants are popping up
  • Timothy is starting to finally grow
  • Too dry for oysters, alas!

Livestock

  • No baby sheep yet
  • Need a livestock trailer to move 5 sheep to slaughter on Oct 11-12 (Barn splitting project)
  • Ducks are laying in the yard and going back in jail
  • Muscovies and Khakis have intermingled
  • 8 sheep, 16 acres, 3 months – and not enough rain to regrow enough to go back over it
  • Pigs will be leaving - hard decision because we got SO MUCH meat - at about $2.35 direct cost (Not including labor)
  • LGD update - Max doesn't respect the fence - but now he does again
  • Feeding dogs dogfood without feeding sheep dogfood (Thanks Steve)

Grow

  • Tromboncino as long as T’s leg (and how we grew it)
  • Harvesting timothy seed heads to save on seed money
  • Have not set up indoor lettuce yet
  • Ripping out the whole garden
  • Cauliflower update

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • We left and no one died - thanks to the network housesitter, Steve and Tracy, KH, and the other Tracy who kennels dogs for us
  • Had a delightful dinner at the Eversoles - will start one here next week (This week got nuked by surgery)
  • SRF was a screaming success thanks to many hands pitching in

Infrastructure

  • Decommissioning the solar water heater and cleaning chimneys
  • AP heat
  • Burying the water line for the gravity fed water project at the coming Food Forest Workshop
  • Need to move the bees

Finances

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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Oct 4, 2022

Today we talk about the Self Reliance Festival, poverty mindset, creating success, Ukraine, natural disasters 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.

First Tuesday Coffee Chat with Nicole, John & Jack

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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