Ah, summer squash. Which variety is your favorite? Capitalize on the ease and speed of this side dish that’s good for most restricted diets. I won’t specify ingredient amounts, but a rule of thumb is one 6″ squash per adult eater. Read more

Direct Download

Join us for a discussion of gardening when also not there, ram logistics, canning season update and more.

Featured Event: Self Reliance Voices Webinar Series

Sponsor 1: AgoristTaxAdvice.com/Webinar

Sponsor 2: TheWealthSteadingPodcast.com

Pond area

  • History
  • Progress report

 

Forage

  • Marking jerusalem artichokes
  • Blackberries are ripe
  • Usual summer forage: red clover, dandelion flower, day lily
  • Mulberry leaves to the rabbits

 

Livestock

  • Moving rams to my house
  • Bruny’s tick bite
  • Discuss moving rabbits temporarily
  • Ducks on strike
  • Wasps in the chicken coop (Hanging a fake nest in there)

 

Grow

  • Grass growing
  • Harvested garlic – meh year likely because I planted late
  • Peppers are doing well
  • Gardening while away

 

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Hay help goes both ways

 

Infrastructure

  • More grounding rods at the house to contain rams
  • Camper repairs continue

 

Finances

  • $1000 on fencing

 

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!

 

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Direct Download

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

Featured Event: The Self Reliance Festival, SelfRelianceFestival.com

Sponsors:

Show Resources

An American Homestead

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

Main content of the show

Make it a great week!

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

Community

Resources

Here’s something to tickle your sweet tooth, even if you limit gluten intake. And there are other benefits: Blueberries are antioxidants, help fight inflammation, boost digestion and brain function, and promote a healthy heart. They contain vitamins B6, C, E, and K; thiamine, riboflavin, copper, and manganese. Cornmeal boasts iron and phosphorus. A combination of corn, squash, and dried beans is a perfect protein – you can include the squash and beans in the meal that precedes this dessert. Read more

Direct Download

Today we talk about weaning Little Sheep, what is growing in the garden, time for garlic harvest, canning season kickoff, and more.

Featured Event: East TN Homesteaders Alliance Festival

Sponsor 1: AgoristTaxAdvice.com

Sponsor 2: HollerRoast.com

Big Picture: How is the new schedule going?

Forage

  • Day Lillies
  • Jewelweed story
  • Scoping out jerusalem artichokes
  • Thornless blackberries will be ripe next week

 

Livestock

  • My golden finch
  • Weaning Stormy
  • Fodder trees to Rabbits, Sheep, and Goats
  • Duck Jail
  • Sick pets
  • Fans on the rabbits

 

Grow

  • Squash is looking good in the garden
  • Cucumbers are starting to take off
  • 50% shade cloth
  • First Ripe Tomato Soon
  • Longer than usual tomato vines

 

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • GSD At Shawn Mills
  • More Automotive Mix and Match
  • Bresse Chicken Eggs

 

Infrastructure

  • Repairing a wood chipper to begin post treemageddon cleanup
  • How many wood boring bees can you fit in one shower pipe?

 

Finances

  • Operation Eyesore is starting to pay off

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!

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

 

 

Direct Download

Join me for a group discussion with John Willis of Special Operations Equipment and members of our community and beyond about building the life you choose, current events, building a durable life, community development, business, getting started, health and more. 

Each Tuesday, we welcome a different guest to tell their story, as well as take your questions live. 

Featured Event: The Self Reliance Festival, SelfRelianceFestival.com

Sponsors:

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

TheSurvivalPodcast.com

NicoleSauce.com

HollerRoast.com 

Main content of the show

Make it a great week!

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

Community

Resources

Direct Download

Today, I run through my ten principles for canning. We will also cover canning basics for those of you who have not tried your own home canning.

Livestream Schedule

Tuesday, 9:30AM, Coffee Chat with Jack Spirko and John Willis

Friday, 10:30AM,  Homestead Happenings With The Tactical Redneck

Featured Event: SelfRelianceFestival.con

Sponsor 1: The Wealthsteading Podcast

Sponsor 2: DiscountMylarBags.com

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Canning Pickled Beets
  • Nervous about green beans
  • Meal planning, pile of meat style
  • Organizing meals for when I am away

Weekly Shopping Report from Joe

At Home Depot, a 2x4x8 is still $3.48. The store was fairly busy on multiple trips here on different days. On a later trip, I picked up a small Midea window AC unit I had ordered, a very efficient inverter model that I should be able to run with solar power if the need arises. Home Depot’s price on it was actually slightly cheaper than Amazon’s. They also had the blacktop patching “stuff” we needed for a spot on the driveway; sometimes they haven’t had it.

Aldi: They were busy on all three days, with multiple checkout lines going. We found everything we wanted except for cantaloupes, as they were few and miserable. I found a couple of better ones today. Staple prices were: bread (20 oz. white): $1.35; eggs: $2.67 (++); whole milk: $2.83; heavy cream: $5.39; OJ: $3.45 (+}; butter: $3.59; bacon: $3.99; potatoes: $4.49; sugar: $2.99; flour: $2.35; and 80% lean ground beef: $3.79.

A gallon of untainted regular gasoline remains at $3.599.

Frugality Tip From Christie

My frugal tip is not a money tip, it’s a time tip  

Watering trees:  Hubby and I spent way too much time watering new trees around our property.  We found some cheap five gallon buckets, drilled four holes in the bottom using his smallest drill bit. Now to water a tree, we put the bucket beside the tree on the up side if it’s on a hill and fill the bucket up and walk away. Let the bucket do the work.  The water slowly drains out of the bucket into the ground to the roots where you want the water, not running off because the hose delivers the water too fast.

Main topic of the Show: Ten Principles of Canning

  1. Be Fearless – But Not Too Fearless
  2. Know The Why
  3. USDA Tested Recipes Really Are Safer
  4. Fresh Is Best
  5. Don’t Can Things You Don’t Like
  6. Embrace Botulism Basics
  7. Don’t Guess
  8. When In Doubt Throw It Out
  9. Eat What You Most Want First
  10. Have Fun

Make it a great week!

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

Community

Resources

 

Here’s a salad with plenty of protein and taste. So clip the hair of that chive plant, get some turnips, and go to town. Read more

Direct Download

Join us for a discussion on the new summer schedule at the homestead, forward progress during the heat, garden issues, and more.

Featured Event: Freedom Trinity Free Webinar

Sponsor 1: DiscountMylaarBags.com

Sponsor 2: KangenWaterCollective.com

The new schedule

The Salatin Webinar

Forage

  • Paw Paw Update
  • MINT
  • Oyster Mushrooms
  • Seeing Mullein Blooms
  • Lambsquarter

Livestock

  • Fodder Tree and Plantain Morning Ritual
  • Livestock stopped acting crazy
  • Rabbit tractor is not great – needs to be bigger squares on the ground
  • Update on little sheep’s ears
  • The snapping turtle

Grow

  • Garden is not great, but I just keep putting in seeds
  • Greens, chard etc
  • Tomato Update
  • Potted peppers are looking good
  • Wood Vinegar
  • Garden sprinkler is better but it went through 100 degree days with a non working water system

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Vehicle circus
  • 6 trucks, 1 works
  • Holler Dinner Tonight

Infrastructure

  • Tree project update

Finances

  • Saving money by using the fodder trees and augmenting rabbit feed

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!

Community

Advisory Board

Resources

 

Direct Download

Today we talk about how adjusting when you do things on the homestead can really impact the day to day frazzle.

Sponsor 1: The Wealthsteading Podcast

Sponsor 2: HollerRoast.com

Assess the pain points

Put everything on the table

Establish priorities for production, health, happiness

Make the change – Here is what we did and why

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!

Community

Advisory Board

Resources