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Feb 26, 2024

Today we talk about what you can do now to get your garden beds ready for spring planting, even though you procrastinated til late winter on setting them up. We will also cover Tales From The Prepper Pantry, The Weekly Shopping Report, A Frugality Tip, Operation Independence.

From the Weekly Mail. Livestream Schedule https://www.youtube.com/@lftn/streams

πŸŽ™οΈ Monday, 2pm, Late Winter Garden Preparation

πŸŽ™οΈ Tuesday, 12:30pm, Tuesday Live with Wazoo Gear Company, and John Willis, Special Operations Equipment

πŸŽ™οΈ Wednesday, 2:00pm, Accelerator for Ken Eash!

πŸŽ™οΈ Thursday, 7:00pm, Three Sisters Live

πŸŽ™οΈ Friday, 9:30am CT: Homestead Happenings with the Tactical Redneck

Featured Event: Early Bird Is Almost Over for The Self Reliance Festival! SelfRelianceFestival.com

Sponsor 1: HollerRoast.com

Sponsor 2: AgoristTaxAdvice.com/Webinar

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Fresh sprouts in four or five days 
  • Refining what I store since the dietary needs have changed in the household
  • Planning the garden for 2024
  • Seed Starts
  • Investigating the ability to update the prepper pantry (Not sure if we CAN hang melamine)
  • Basturma

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

Dollar Tree was first. Some of the drink coolers are again completely empty. I think they may still just be trying to assemble their defecation in there, because there are plenty of drinks on shelves. The food coolers are well-stocked, and other aisles look to be in good shape too. Don't overlook Dollar Tree for cleaning supplies; that area has always been well-stocked. They have a lot of the Awesome branded products, which we really like. Lysol, Ajax, and other name brands are all represented in this section. A buck and a quarter (plus extortion) beats the tar out of typical grocery store prices on these products.

Although we did not go into Home Depot, the online price of a 2x4x8 has gone up, to $3.38, a 13-cent increase.Aldi has had slightly larger crowds the past few weeks. Other than the hiatus with the Masa, they have not had difficulty maintaining stock, and we found everything we wanted. Staple prices were: eggs: $2.78 (+); whole milk: $2.93; heavy cream: $4.69; OJ: $3.29; butter: $3.69; bacon: $4.25; potatoes: $3.99; sugar: $3.09; flour: $2.29; and 80% lean ground beef: $3.99 (+). That egg price is a full dollar higher; if not hand-written, I'd think it was a typo. We didn't buy eggs this week, so I can't confirm on our receipt. Although I had heard egg prices might be going higher again, I'll keep an eye on this one, as that's a huge jump.

Untainted regular gasoline was $3.699/gallon last week. That's slightly higher, but could also be a station difference.

Frugality Tip from Margo with an oCool weather, means outside projects. For me one was a painting project. I did some house touch up, and I painted the driveway. My frugality tip is NEVER buy the Cheapest paint roller.  Save yourself paint and energy expended by buying a good roller!!! Ask me how I know. 

Operation Independence

  • Making an egg for sale sign this weekend to FINALLY start the egg business after almost a year of getting ready, starting with the building of the Holler Roost.
  • Sheep Math

Main topic of the Show:  Late Winter Garden bed Preparation

Intentions can help us move toward our best goals and build the life we want to live, rather than continuing to live a life that was developed for us, by someone else. We talk about this a bunch here because the systems in our society increasingly lead toward a life lived in service to the system rather than to ourselves and our chosen communities.

It can be so hard to get people who have been programmed by the system to see the system as the only option on how to break out. Yet when the system fails people, they get scared and start looking for options. And when they start looking for options, if we can be mentors and connectors, a small percentage of those looking for a better life will start to make the changes it takes to get here.

Many of you have heard my story of transitioning from a socialist leaning toward communist to libertarian overnight. <Tell the story>

And that change seems like it just happened and I became the Nicole Sauce you know today, but that is not at all how it happened. I still had habits and programming to bust through. Heck, despite being a thought leader in the world of agorism, I still find programming that I MUST deprogram.

But the Intention to move myself toward true freedom and opt out of the system as much as I can is how I have moved from an urban chick completely unprepared to take care of myself through anything, to a prepared, badd-assed homesteader not afraid to share failures alongside successes because the INSTAGRAM homesteading community often only shows the good side of homesteading and, gorsdurnit, homesteading is heartbreaking, hard, messy, gross and one fo the most rewarding parts of the life I have built for myself.

What does all this have to do with garden prep you ask?

Well, I HAD intentions to get my garden beds put away for the fall, but what really happened is I spoke at a bunch of events and handled a major repair to my home. And it is time for spring planting in Tennessee though we are not in spring for another 3 weeks.

So today I talk about getting your garden ready for spring planting.

Never had a garden there before:

  1. Til vs no til
  2. Raised bed vs in ground
  3. Sod removal
  4. Solarizing or smothering
  5. The role of mulch
  6. What I would do if faced with a grass bed in late February north vs south

Existing garden

  1. Cover crop vs no cover crop over the winter
  2. What you could have done with tarps or cardboard but you did not do
  3. Germination and mulch
  4. Planning what you will plant with your current reality
  5. What I would do now to get ready for spring planting
  6. Biochar, IMF, Lactobacillus, fungi from the woods, synthetic fertilizers, etc

Stephen Raisner: https://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/naturalframing-ai

All in all it is not too late to get your beds ready but you will not do as well as you would have done. However, you can make a HUGE difference this year by simply making some IMF, which you still have time to do, for example. And if you do a bit each weekend between now and planting, you should be in good shape anyway.

So get out there and grow some food guys!

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

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