Episode 589 – Homestead Happening for July 1, 2022

Today we walk through the week on the homestead: drought, lack of rain, growing plants in drought, preparing the chicken workshop, and lack of water.


Swale Workshop


  • Milk Weed Flowers
  • Dry grass
  • Dry mint
  • Dry bergamont
  • BTW it is dry
  • Plantain seed- they are dry


  • 2 new does are in house
  • KH has baby rabbits
  • Sheep are inching closer to the barn and field where they will mostly live
  • Duck is setting 8 viable eggs
  • Snapping turtle woes
  • Goats need to earn their keep
  • Chick processing preparations – relief!


  • Without sprinklers and the hydro systems we would be screwed this year
  • The great tomato blight weather pattern is upon us
  • Beets, garlic, carrots, cucumbers
  • Still no green beans
  • Best dill year ever
  • Rabbit poop is magic

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Update on what we plan to do with Basecamp


  • Fencing, fencing, fencing
  • Setting plans for the flooring under Tajmaholler


  • 2022 chicken raising cost

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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