Episode 53: Developing Your Dream Homestead (Six Months In)

Lots of things happened in the last week, including my first time in a hurricane, more goat hijinks, and success in preserving food. But even more interesting is a new interview with Dori. Remember Dori? She reached out earlier this year because she had purchased a dreamy sounding property in Missouri complete with deteriorating cabins and a home built onto the side of a cliff and into a cave! We had a fun interview right after her first weekend at the property and talked about her plans for the land. Dori will be on after our regular segments to give us an update on how things have developed in the last six months.

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Tales from the prepper pantry

  • The fall garden provided a yellow squash! (Remember the risk I took?)
  • Pea shoots
  • Chestnuts
  • Potato mania
  • Cucumbers from the market
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Radishes but no lettuce
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes 2.0
  • We’ve already eaten or given away half our salsa!\
  • Auditing the venison and our favorite processor went out of business.

What we are preserving this week

  • I made jewelweed/mint salve
  • Comfrey plantain is next
  • Hoping to do applesauce or dried apples
  • Drying Oyster mushrooms

Garden Economics Update

Stories from the Holler

  • Tempting Murphy Worked
  • Driving INTO a Hurricane
  • Holler Roast Bean is Changing
  • The Goat Ladder

Dori is a real go-getter and her family found what looked like it would be a great retirement property with the added benefit of being fun to visit now. 6 months ago, we heard from Dori after her first weekend on the property, talked a bit about priorities and infrastructure.

Dori’s First Interview with Living Free in Tennessee: New Land, New Adventure