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Now displaying: December, 2023
Dec 31, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from a group of folks oriented on helping community member Willow identify how to use her passion to also earn money. This is the first in a series of Activation projects that we will pursue in 2024.

This audio will also be highlighted as part of Toolman Tim’s end of year 24 hour radio program that runs from Noon on New Year’s Eve through Noon New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year everyone!!

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

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Dec 30, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from me right after my grandma died recapping the year and choosing to follow my dreams.

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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Dec 29, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from John and Nicole about the power of bringing positivity into your life and business.

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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Dec 28, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from Toolman Tim Cook about using mindset to change your life.

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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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Dec 27, 2023

It is the last week of the year and I am home, tucked into my end of year regeneration project. My goal for myself is to set a foundation in the home for a fantastic 2024. To motivate myself, I set of a five day series of motivational episodes.

Today, we hear from Caritalee about showing up for yourself every day to take control of your health.

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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Dec 25, 2023

Our final version of The Night Before Christmas for 2023 will be this version recorded by the Cookeville Mastersingers in 2017 at Wattenbarger Auditorium. Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2023

Tonight we have a reading of the Cajun version of The Night Before Christmas by The Ellender Family - listeners of LFTN. 

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas.

Dec 24, 2023

Tonight we have a reading of the Australian version of The Night Before Christmas by Aussieroo of the TSP Zello Group.

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas.

Dec 23, 2023

Tonight we have a reading of the Scottish version of The Night Before Christmas by Jaggy Little Thistle of the TSP Zello Group.

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas.

Dec 22, 2023

Tonight we have a reading of the Pagan version of The Night Before Christmas by Mia of the LFTN Mewe Group - join the group here: https://mewe.com/join/lftn

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas.

Dec 21, 2023

Join us for the second in this year's series of versions of The Night Before Christmas for the Redneck version, read by The Tactical Redneck.

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas

Dec 20, 2023

Today, we have the first in our Night Before Christmas series for 2023, beginning with Leos: The Intellectual Night Beofre Christmas.

Join us each night at 6pm leading up to Christmas

Dec 18, 2023

Today is the annual BIG REVEAL of my word of the year. Time to redouble efforts in a new direction for LFTN, for Nicole Sauce and for the community! We will also cover our usual Monday segments.

Sponsor 1: John Pugliano and the Wealthsteading Podcast, InvestableWealth.com

Sponsor 2: AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Last new Podcast of the year, Night Before Christmas, Motivation week

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday - not sure if we will have a livestream

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • New Freezer - Luckily no losses, Also YoLink
  • Bone Broth Rotation and what we do with the bones
  • Putting the home back together and the pantry reset

Weekly Shopping Report: None today

Frugality Tip from Margo

It's holiday baking time!!!!! But not everyone has time, or the funds to make all the cookies. Host a cookie exchange, maybe do it with a potluck. Dinner and a variety of cookies for the price of one batch and one dish. Everyone brings a batch of cookies, and goes home with a variety. Super fun and saves you time and money. 

Happy baking y'all.

~Margo

Operation Independence: Coffee Season, an Update

Main topic of the Show: Word of the Year

Today is the last new show of the year and as I wander off into a time of reflection, rejuvenation, and investment in my family relationships, it is also time to revel my word of the year.

What the word of the year is and why they are helpful

How it integrates with my3things

Past ones

  • Grow
  • Balance
  • Focus
  • Breakthrough

Quick summary of what I learned.

What I thought it would be DL

Words I considered.

HOW I GOT TO MY WORD

What I hope it will bring me

Sharper results

More of less

Steadier hand, communications, balance

Purge

The word:

When to start and wrap up,  you can, you can, you can

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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Dec 15, 2023

Today we talk about projects on the homestead, sheep, coyotes, squirrels, homegrown meals and more.

Sponsor 1: The Wealthsteading Podcast (InvestableWealth.com)

Sponsor 2: Agorist Tax Advice (AgoristTaxAdvice.vcom/LFTN)

Winter is here — brr

Branding talk

Long term picture is coming together, repairing things all the way

Forage

  • Field Hay
  • Jerusalem Artichoke\
  • Ferns - looking into what kind (Sheep are eating it)
  • Watercress got beaten back

Livestock

  • Duck Jail has finally happened
  • Sheep need minerals - staying in again
  • Sheep eating more than expected which is great for clearing
  • Hawk Stories
  • Rabbits - Poop is adding Up
  • LGDS, Guns, and Coyotes
  • Time to process more roosters

Grow

  • Planning to get the indoor lettuce grow operation going in January
  • Still need to plant garlic

Harvest Meals

  • Taco Salad
  • Easy Pork Loin
  • Workshop Leftover Lamb Stew With Radishes

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Secret Santa
  • Holler Neighbors and DAS PROJECT
  • Squirrel Issue at the Duplex and tapping the network
  • Dan starting a welding/repair business with a friend

Infrastructure

  • Floor Update
  • One more stretch of hard fencing

Finances

  • Cow update likely for the next show
  • Spending $$ on woodworking tools to work on building things from her (Furniture, etc)

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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Dec 12, 2023

Today, as promised, we will talk about what is changing as we move into next year, the why, as well as our usual Monday segments.

Featured Event: LFTN Spring Workshop - April 25-27, 2024

Sponsor 1: DiscountMylarBags.com

Sponsor 2: EMPShield.com Coupon Code LFTN

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday Live, 12:30PM Central, Nicole Sauce and John Willis welcome Porterhouse!

Friday Homestead Happenings, 9:30am Central

Sunday: Monetizing Sunshine - Join us for an INTERVENTION with Willow to help her monetize what she does best - spreading Sunshine. I will be joined by a mastermind panel: Toolman tim Cook, Brian Aleksivich, Kerry Brown and 

TORNADO UPDATE

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • We fit 2.5 cows in the freezer by playing freezer tetris - yolink
  • Pulled a PILE OF MEAT OUT for this week to stay on plan despite the ongoing construction chaos
  • Crockpot roast: onion, garlic, cumin, 1 jar tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Add carrots 4 hours before finish or if you fumble that ball, precook them and add them in

Weekly Shopping Report

12/11/2023

We took our usual trip on Saturday. It was a rather gloomy day, but not truly yucky, and we stayed dry. Traffic was light.
Dollar Tree was first. The coolers (food and drink) are all in decent shape, as though perhaps an effort is being made. The store has become a LOT busier over the past few weeks, and three cashiers were open. Amidst the junk, there are some good finds here. Feel free to listen to Jinne on her "Homestead Corner" YouTube channel; she often does budget Dollar Tree prepper hauls.
Home Depot was second. FYI, they will shake your own paint cans for you, and I don't think there's a charge. The tag was missing in the store, but looking online it looks like a 2x4x8 has gone up 7 cents to $3.25.
Aldi was last. We found everything we wanted, but the chocolate is dwindling again. We got the last small piece of Atlantic Salmon, but the cashier said they were expecting a truck. There were some price adjustments. Staple prices were: milk: $3.02, eggs: $1.66, heavy cream: $4.69, OJ: $3.29, butter: $2.99 (-), bacon: $4.25, potatoes: $3.99 (+), sugar: $3.09, four: $1.99, 80% ground beef: $4.19.
A gallon of untainted regular gasoline is $3.699.
I made a quick second trip to Walgreen's on Sunday to restock vitamin C; somehow our last bottle was nearly empty. FYI, they typically have BOGO deals on vitamins and supplements, or buy one at full price, and the second is half price. The C was BOGO, so we now have a couple years' worth, for around $21. There were holes here and there for certain brands or sizes of various vitamins and supplements, but overall the selection looked complete.

Frugality Tip: none this week

Operation Independence

Poverty Mindset, Project Fatigue, and the color of my floor

Main topic of the Show: 2024 Changes for LFTN

No - I am not pregnant LOL

Remember my epiphany from this year’s word: Breakthrough? Do Less

Healthier Nicole: fitness, family, food, time, Home

With that in mind and having tapped into some of the data for the podcast, your comments and interactions on social media, email requests and more, I realized that 2024 has to bring some changes so here they are:

LFTN, the podcast and show

  1. Tuesday Lives will Become a Stand Alone Podcast
  2. 3 shows a week on a schedule, Monday 2pm, Wednesday 2pm, Friday. 9:30am
  3. Tactical will join me weekly - sometimes one or the other will be solo
  4. Focus and topics: building freedom as an agorist, homesteading life and how to, community, creating success
  5. Weekly Mail and marketing/clerical help
  6. Increase Playfulness - or rather return to it, New shorts series
  7. Clarity on affiliate promotions

THE HOMESTEAD

Refocusing on the things we love most

Building the event center where Tactical lives

Acquiring more land

Collaboration with Dawn Gorham, Homegrown Cooking: Cooking from snout to tail, video based, membership, etc.

SRF and LFTN Spring Workshop (EVENT PLANNER?)

Fewer speaking engagements - why

THE BOOK - an update

Project Accelerators and Mastermind

Holler Roast Coffee - to the moon! (SELL IT?)

Membership

Membership schedule for the year - 12 webinars, not monthly

New value ads, youtube subscriptions

Rental properties (SELL IT?)

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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Dec 8, 2023

Today we talk about meat, meat finances, balancing all the things and the phrase “when we catch up on large projects on the homestead

Sponsor 1: StrongRootsResources.com

Sponsor 2: DiscountMylarBags.com

Forage

  • Same as last week: tubers, roots, and winter hardy things

A word on SOCIAL

Livestock

  • Everyone has stayed in so far, sheep wise with the high volume of field hay
  • Working them through 3-4 times
  • Rabbits are doing well
  • THE HAWK

Grow

  • Confession about garlic

Harvest Meals

  • Lamb stew in the crock pot
  • Chinese and Mexican food harvested from a local restaurant

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Trying to keep up while doing this project has gotten particularly hard
  • Christmas Concert this weekend

Infrastructure

  • Need a new fence charger and not sure which to get

Finances

  • Whole cow was $1900 (which is $158 a month)

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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Dec 5, 2023

Today we talk about reducing drama in your life, Gen X language and childhoods, The Clown Circus, and energy generation with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

Featured Event: Freedom Cell Event in Medina Ohio: https://www.yorkmeadowfarm.com/medina-freedom-cell-network-december-2023 

Sponsor 1: InvestableWealth.com  

Sponsor 2: HollerRoast.com

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

Main content of the show

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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Dec 4, 2023

Today, we dive more deeply into why having a home that works for you is so important to overall success.

Featured Event: Dec 9, Mastersingers Christmas Concert, Cookeville TN: https://mastersingersinc.com/product/christmas/

Sponsor 1: AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Sponsor 2: HollerRoast.com

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday, 9:30 Live with Jack Spirko and John Willis

Friday, 9:30 Live Homestead Happenings

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • 10 pound meatloaf
  • Awesome venison shin stew LOL
  • Waiting on plan despite the chaos went well but took work (The stir fry bail out)
  • Getting set for more cold AND to move back into my home this week
  • There will be a post Christmas Pantry Audit
  • 2 incoming cows this week and the ice cream freezer

Weekly Shopping Report: None posted

Frugality Tip: None Sent

Operation Independence

  • 90% of my focus is on Holler Roast Right Now
  • A work on podcast schedule: Dec 19 is the last show for 2023 aside from the Night Before Christmas series

Main topic of the Show: 

Usually when I talk about this topic, I am explaining how to transform your home from something that costs you money into something that brings YOU money - or at least pays for itself. A cornerstone of homesteading is finding ways to create value from your home no matter if you have 20 acres and a flock of sheep or if you live on a small urban lot or apartment, there are ways to glean value from your home.

But today, we have a different perspective. Remember how I said it is the many small choices you make each day that matter much more than the ones that seem huge?

>Roaster story vs. spending an extra hour each day communicating about what Holler Roast has to offer for the holidays

>Building a root cellar vs making your meal plan each day or week BEFORE you are hungry

Which brings me to today’s true purpose: Your home provides a solid foundation for your success when done right, and it can hinder your progress if done poorly. #funfacts

Look at power couples: often one addresses the domestic foundation either through personal attention or outsourcing so that the other is freed to focus on financial success - but both are successful at what they do.

Each day, we need some things to happen and this list can be different for everyone, but there are themes:

  1. Proper sleep and activity
  2. Nutritious food and hydration
  3. Clean clothing, grooming, etc
  4. Systems for finding information, managing things that happen

And for the solopreneur: Uninterrupted time to accomplish important tasks (I would say this is necessary for everyone, really) which means nOt hAvinG tO Put oUt fYres aLL tHe thYme.)

Why I am thinking about this topic: 

  • I had things set pretty much

Why is this a thing?

  • CEO Story: Leaving on trips to close deals - the extreme example
  • Home chef for Scott - the intermediate example
  • Your domestic situation vastly impacts your day. It sets wether you are tired, healthy, put together, worried and so much more - so while it may seem counter intuitive, puttin attention to your home and how it supports your priorities is rarely discussed but very important.

SOE Land: the brilliance of the Employee Lunch

Thoughts on a MESSY vs a CLEANY and how to transform your home into something that works for you (Choose standards you are OK with vs museum standards – or embrace your museumness) 

Things you can do to address this - my initial list while I put my life back together

  • Follow One Course Until Successful
    • Email
    • Bill and filing system
    • Laundry mountain
    • The one messy room
    • Backlog balance
    • Remember to eat on plan
    • Etc
  • Journaling to identify what is most important - it may be personal habits, it may be a spatial issue
  • You make space for what is important to you - are you making space for success or failure
  • Phone a friend

>Land on something that includes OMG THE CLUTTER

Membership Plug

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Dec 1, 2023

Today we talk about asking for help on the homestead, escaping sheep, much needed rain and more.

Featured event: Dec 3 gathering at Kerry Brown’s, 12pm-5pm near Knoxville, 

Please RSVP to Kerry: strongrootsresources@gmail.com

Sponsor 1: Discountmylarbags.com

Sponsor 2: AgoristTaxAdvice.com: https://bit.ly/3hDFWpa 

Forage

  • Returned to underground things
  • Wild game

Livestock

  • LGD Story
  • Fence charger issue and discussions of pasture improvement
  • Eggless birds and nutrition

Harvest Meals

  • Final round of deer shin stew
  • Bought commercial food to eat on plan through the next three days

Heating with wood 

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • ADHD Meltdown and Tracy (doubling)

Finances

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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