Today I walk through #my3things as well as discuss why LFTN came to be and also why preparing for life is what is needed to thrive.

Epoch Times covers Self Reliance Festival – welcome the new folks


Fall Events

  • July 30 & 31, Swale Workshop in Camden, TN ($197)
  • September 26-29, Butchering Masterclass in Camden, TN ($TBD)
  • Oct 1-2, Self Reliance Festival in Camden, TN ($75)
  • Oct 28-29, Food Forest Install Workshop, Lancaster, TN ($375) – tickets launch August 1

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • A word on the drought and its impact on crops
  • Early spring greens transition
  • Still no green beans or cucumbers but they should hit next week
  • Chickens for the winter
  • Busy day meal preparation for a stir fry
  • Filling in the gaps in the pantry: salt, vinegar, etc

Frugality tip for extension cords from Strider47

Weekly Shopping Report for 06/25/2022

Operation Independence

  • Broccoli Story

Main topic of the Show: Revisit #My3Things

  1. Zumba class at the gym
  2. Set up election booths for tomorrow’s election
  3. Start clearing growth under power lines

You read that on our mewe group and you wonder – what is this all about? How does it work? Often people respond with a list of five or six things. Because doing more is better right? I mean, we talk about going the extra time, doing better, AND THE VALUE OF HARD WORK.

But does working harder really pay off?

What is My3things

Why it works and what it will bring you

How to get started – big picture goal

Is go to work a my3thing?

What to do when there are more than 3 things

How to balance the list (maintenance vs new territory)

I only have 1 three thing

Night time to do list and journal

Monthly review, annual review

Membership Plug

MeWe reminder

Make it a great week!


GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. 


Advisory Board


Today we have a replay of a recap of what the LFTN community and podcast are all about. Enjoy!


Link to old post

There are so many new listeners that I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about our tagline: Helping you build the life you choose on your terms. Lots of people think this podcast is about homesteading, about cooking good food,  about liberty and freedom – and it is. We do tons on starting and growing your own business, side hustles and more. But when you dig right into things a little deeper, you will discover the LFTN is about choosing the life you want to live, then setting yourself up to go there. The life I choose to live is in the country, but this approach works in the city and all over the world. The hardest part of doing it is accepting that you CAN do it.

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Listener Feedback

  • Coronavirus
    • Thermometer
  • Tornado
    • Finding old radios from Linda

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Main topic of the Show: Live the Life You Want

8 foundations to live the life you choose

  1. Set yourself up to opt out (Debt free)
  2. Decide what you want (Life strategic plan)
  3. Always move the ball forward for YOU (#My3things)
  4. Get your house in order (Be prepared for the most likely)
  5. Lose the deadweight (NETWORK: Surround yourself with doers not takers)
  6. Reframe the things you cannot change – (Mental programming)
  7. Find ways to do what you want to do (Liberty)
  8. Give back (Teach and mentor)

Ideas from Members

  • an expert show — need questions and suggestions if you think this is a good idea.
  • Livestreaming the podcast – would help if I had 1000 youtube subscribers. Subscribe

Make it a great week!

Song: Belly Dancing Vamp Tune

GUYS! Don’t forget about the cookbook, Cook With What You Have by Nicole Sauce and Mama Sauce. Community


Looking to buy land and move to your dream homestead? Hold your horses! Land is a long-term purchase and it is a good idea to think before you leap. Today we will talk about the most important things to consider before you spring for that plot of dirt.


Holler Neighbor Livestream Thursday: 6:15/6:30 ish

Stump the Sauce

  • From Mark: Ideas for meals with meat that are easy to chew.
  1. Sandwich salad
  2. Sloppy joes on zoodles
  3. Stroganoff
  4. Sauerkraut n minced pork
  5. Shepherds pie
  6. Thick, creamy italian style soup
  7. Bisque with meat
  8. Curry

What’s Up In the Garden

  • Tomato blight in system 1 but not in system 2
  • Tromboncino Squash is going nuts
  • Egg plant looks stressed – might be that the pots are black so we are wrapping them in burlap
  • The Great Reset in Sunshine Plot (Post Garlic Harvest)
  • Garlic Harvest 

Main topic of the Show:  #My3Things Before You Buy Land

  1. What is the homestead lifestyle you want to have? (Characteristics not the what) — decision out of fear of agenda 30)
  2. Local zoning, codes, taxes, etc
  3. Sun, Water, Rainfall, Soil, Slope, Proximity to Services

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. 


Advisory Board



Today, we will talk about My3Things – and more specifically – how to use it to balance your long term success with short term needs. As the group that shares accountability online grows, subtleties are beginning to appear in the approach – as well as some confusion on what #my3things is and how it works. So I will quickly review the basics as well as talk about your long term success strategy and how to build it into your daily and weekly life.

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Photo of Nicole Sauce's messy kitchen

Today, I want to talk about how focusing on a few things can help you get many things done. That’s right. We have touched on this concept in other episodes, but today, I thought we could dive a little deeper. And what sparked this idea? Well, it is the new Facebook group, Living Free in Tennessee Coffee Break. This is where lots of listeners are starting to post up to 3 do or die items that they will get done that day to move themselves forward toward their long-term goals. Some of the things are small, like taking a walk every morning. Some are big: like put up 6 bushels of corn — or some crazy amount — that took that person three days, but she got it done. And people are posting pictures of their progress and sharing ideas. But why three? Why now? We will talk about that after our segments.

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