Episode 681 – Homestead Happenings for January 13, 2023

Today is a homestead happenings discussion with Baby being one week old, another cold front coming, and things going on sale!


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  • Mullein
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Wild Garlic
  • Other root things


  • Baby is good
  • Fence charger crapped the bed and LGD dogs got out
  • Rabbits are due
  • Still no duck eggs – they should start any time
  • Soy free feed fiasco


  • Spring is coming (Seedling time here for cold weather crops)
  • Getting the last beds ready

Harvest Meals

  • Massive Beef Stew – it exploded (and what I did about that)

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Late Christmas is this weekend!
  • Bathroom update
  • Spring Workshop Highlights
    • Dining Things: Venison Roast, 


  • Posts are back in stock (and ordered)
  • Rabbit update for TSC – the collapse too easily so T added J clips to keep them from doing that. Initial feedback – he likes them but time will tell
  • The stupid fence charger
  • Power meter to measure pump house electrical usage and cabin usage in preparation for storage and solar options
  • Goat bathtub cracked in the cold (Should have put the stock tank heater in there or at least empty gallon jugs or wood)


  • Expenses are more than income at the moment and we have no Product we are selling that is year round. Brainstorming on that

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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