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Episode 754 – Homestead Happenings for June 2, 2023

Join me for an early summer update about what is happening on the Homestead. Chicken processing class is coming soon, more babies than we know what to do with, garden update, dry weather and more.

Featured Event: John Willis’ Chainsaw Event, June 17 in Camden, TN

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  • Honeysuckle
  • Last wild rose harvest (until there are rosehips in the fall)
  • Day lilies
  • Harvesting seed heads from pasture grasses
  • Perilla
  • About time for wild raspberries but I haven’t seen any


  • Breeding one rabbit
  • 28 babies so far this year, starting raw diet
  • Baby chicken and duck update – looks like all female ducks but we are waiting before I claim that
  • Meat birds are about ready to process – Join our 6th annual Chicken Class, June 24
  • New dogfood for lgd’s, costs less and better quality – pairing with rabbits


  • It has been dry
  • 1st fodder tree harvest
  • Strawberries are slowing down
  • Chard, scapes, peas, broccoli, nasturtium
  • Last round of lettuce
  • Tomato wall update (1st flowers)
  • Slowly managing the food forest from a pioneering species standpoint
  • Harvested: peppermint, tarragon
  • Garlic almost ready to harvest
  • Time to thin out strawberries

Harvest Meals

  • Sautes, salads, and time management
  • Bone broth

Holler Neighbors/Community



  • Kitchen forward momentum
  • Solar water is a thing now – grounding and breakers were addressed
  • Runoff adjustments – keeping water on property even though it is dry
  • Final push on perimeter fence


  • 100% eating off the homestead

Thoughts on the busy season and keeping sanity.

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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