Episode 609: Homestead Happenings for August 18, 2022

Today we catch-up on integrating LGD’s with our sheep, homestead bootcamp, creating a new garden bed, getting ready to leave, and more.


A word on next week – Nicole is out but there will be shows.


  • Goldenrod
  • Elderberry
  • Watercress
  • Echinacea, other herbs
  • Sassafrass leaves
  • Fodder tree – final round


  • Pig is due – LB needs to go
  • Forging steep sheep pasture
  • LGD update: Arrival Cluster
  • LGD Update: orienting them with the herd
  • LGD Update: Orienting them on electrical fencing
  • Baby
  • Duck training problems
  • Chestnut is sick
  • Rats


  • Back to watering the garden
  • Green beans are slowly trickling in
  • Tomatoes: 100 lbs so far
  • Squash is abundant
  • Sweet potato green explosion
  • Waterchestnut is dying – not sure how I killed it (A note on growing food and killing plants)
  • Time to harvest hops here
  • One big last round this evening on the gardens and I am out for a week (Pins and needles)
  • Seeded beets and carrots

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Homestead bootcamp
  • Seeking trees and shrubs for the food forest class: Blueberry, cherry, apricot, crabapple


  • Expanding supplies for electrical fencing to make more paddocks in advance


  • Nothing to report

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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