Today is for new and aspiring homesteaders. There are five things I wish I had known before I jumped and we discuss them today.

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Join is at the Holler Homestead in Lancaster, TN for an open house. 10AM-3pm. Come any time, stay as long as you like.

We have had a HUGE uptick in visit requests this year and the Holler Neighbors decided it would be better to have open house days for visits so that y’all can see what we are doing first hand, AND so that we get some private time too. Privacy, peace and hard work are some of the reasons we live as we do, afterall.

Our first open house is an experiment and we are still working out the schedule. We decided to have a mix of tours, talks, and activities. Some things that will happen:

  • Nicole will share the journey of the Holler Homestead
  • Chickens will be processed right before we “open”
  • A Q and A session about homesteading or really anything
  • Tours of the Solar water heater, water gardens, livestock
  • Wild edibles WILL be pointed out
  • Finger foods WILL be shared
  • We are inviting anyone who wants to and has a cool homesteady thing to sell to set up a table (that you bring). There are no power or water drops, just grassy areas

Possible things that will happen

  • Rabbit tractor build
  • Tour of failures
  • Holler Neighbor Crockpot Meal Production Line
  • Canning or cheese demo (depends on what is fresh)
  • Freeze dryer demo

There is no RSVP process for this – just come to the Holler Homestead any time between 10am and 3pm. Address is on the internet or punch 605 Long Branch Rd, Lancaster, TN into your GPS and hope!


Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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I was going to talk through some things I love about the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer but then I got to talking about food with Tactical this morning. Specifically foods that are very good for you that we sometimes forget to eat. Today, I will share five that come to mind.

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But first

  1. Schedule next week
  2. Relocation Roundtable and Water Bath Canning Webinars
  3. 2 Seats left for the Chicken Workshop!

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Uncle
  • Seed saving: Broccoli, cilantro, peas, lettuce
  • Tomatoes look GREAT
  • Putting out peppers and sweet potatoes now

Main content of the show: 5 Nutritious Things We Forget About

  1. Fruits in season
  2. Bone Broth
  3. Hard Boiled Eggs
  4. Water
  5. Ferments

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Today we will discuss what really matters in the new world order, the great reset, and many other “conspiracies” that are turning out to be based in truth.

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Join me for a webinar demonstration of water bath canning!

June 2021: Waterbath Canning

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Today, I share with you five things about raising meat rabbits that I have learned after having them for only two weeks.

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What’s up in garden

Main Topic: 5 things about raising rabbits

  1. Turns grass and vegetation into meat with very little additional time or effort
  2. Mineral lick hack
  3. Tractor versus cage
  4. Gender challenge
  5. Handling and cute factor

Wish list: Tractoring system, watering system, cooling/shade set up, rabbit fodder seed blend.

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The last two weeks have brought big, sad, life-changing things to many in our network. Today, I will talk through some things you can do for your friends and family when there really is nothing you can do to help. 

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Schedule this week (Rogue Food)
Chicken Processing Workshop June 14
Holler Homestead Open House June 26, 10am-3pm

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • First Freeze Dryer Lessons: Location, Hot Pump!, Rehydrating, Oil Filtration, Is It Worth the Money?
  • Lettuce has been hanging on
  • Found a last round of things to restock for the rest of the year (old habits die hard)
  • Canning kitchen is almost all set up

Featured Forage: Hemlock

Operation Independence:

  • $5/bag hiking strawberries
  • Solar Water Heater Update

Main topic of the Show: What to Do When There Is Nothing You Can Do

#reach out (trite/stilted…dont read into a non response. Send a card or little gift)

#avoid discounting the pain or being that person who says turn that frown upside down. It is ok to be sad

#avoid sharing your similar sad story or anyone elses (two things, two friends…same day)

#Use your unique superpower to make their life a bit easier: (meal prep, childcare, offers of driving places, network,  whatever it is)

#check in a few days later… ask do you want, not do you need.

#check in week/weeks/months later. They may not reach out to you.

Life brings hard situations and we can help our friends and family by listening. Asking questions, sharing photos and good stories…and using our superpowers. What we cant do is wave a magic wand, bring someone back to life, or fix a relationship.

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Song: Grandpa’s Song by Sauce

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Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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Today’s Thoughts Include:

  • Resetting
  • Airborne Viruses
  • Hoarding
  • Perception
  • Look a Gift Horse in The Mouth

To view the videos for Thought of the Walk Episode, go here: Odysee: https://odysee.com/$/invite/@livingfree:b

They are also produced on Youtube as a playlist.

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I have had a bunch of emails come in in the last 2 weeks and rather than answer them in writing, I thought it would be fun to answer them in a listener variety show. Here is what we will cover today:

  • Suggestion from Christopher that I do a podcast on how to start a home roasting business
  • Website and other recommendations requested from Melissa
  • Do you do tours of your homestead from Betsy
  • Getting started on a homestead when you know little about permaculture from Jim
  • How to get started with wild edible plants from Billy

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What’s Up in the Garden

  • Wall of Tomatoes
  • Dill Germinated
  • Beans are up
  • Strawberries ripening each day — anti chicken defense system
  • Need to replace lettuce with basil
  • Wishing for automated watering

Main topic of the Show: Listener Variety Show

Suggestion from Christopher that I do a podcast on how to start a home roasting business

  • Add your thoughts on the mewe post about this topic

Website and other recommendations requested from Melissa

  • Buddy Press
  • Untimate Membership Pro
  • Coinpayments

Do you do tours of your homestead from Betsy

  • June Open House To Be Announced Next Week

Getting started on a homestead when you know little about permaculture from Jim

How to get started with wild edible plants from Billy

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