Today we talk about the current state of things, Russia bombing Poland and rapid news overreactions, real solutions, and more with Bear Independent and John Willis.

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Sponsor: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs

Wanna learn or teach about permaculture while playing classic card games with your family this holiday season? Grab a couple decks of permaculture playing cards for stocking stuffers this year!

 

https://richsoil.com/cards.jsp?f=495

 

Power Pantry Webinar, Nov 19

LivingFreeinTennessee.com/pantry

 

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Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

BearIndependent.com

Grindstoneministries.com

Refugemedical.com

RefugeTraining.com

 

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Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

Wednesday live with Bear Independent, John Willis, Nicole Sauce

 

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Today, we have the episode you have all been waiting for: The LOST Episode. Dawn Sutton joins me to talk about raising sheep. St. Croix in particular. We recorded this over a year ago and it disappeared, only to return to me AFTER a summer of raising Dawn’s actual sheep!

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Today’s Sponsor: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs and Permies.com

Want to learn permaculture? Check out the Permaculture Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs! 

https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/?f=495

 

You can also learn all about growing food using all your own inputs through the Garden Master Course Kickstarter, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=d5joc

Don’t Miss the Power Pantry Workshop, LiveFree.Academy/pantry/?ref=52

(If you get a 404 error on this check back in a few hours, it is launching Monday, November 7)

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Dawn’s Youtube Channel – Autumn Dawn Endeavors: https://www.youtube.com/user/dfvalkyrie

StCroix.org

AutumnDawn.net

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Dawn Sutton and her husband are building an off-grid homestead on raw land in Tennessee. Formerly from Ohio, she raised St Croix sheep and has been involved in preserving good bloodlines.

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Today we have an interview show with Kevin Fitzgerald all about mushrooms. Kevin runs a mushroom side hustle turned full time hustle from his home in Arizona.

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Sun Valley Harvest Website: Svharvest.wordpress.com

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We are a urban farm in phx Arizona and have followed you through Jack and his podcast.

Urban homesteading and mushroom cultivation

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Today we talk about the food forest installation, a faux pig birthing, getting ready for winter, and more.

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Forage

  • One final round of mint to harvest
  • Watercress
  • Persimmons are dropping
  • Transition to roots

Livestock

  • Faux Pig Birthing
  • Sheep finally got easier
  • Dog Fight Update
  • Ducks are molting
  • Need to rotate the goats
  • Rabbit poop
  • Rats and the coop – making progress through exclusion

Harvest Meals

  • Lamb stew: Onion, lamb, curry powder, green beans, tromboncino squash, salt, pepper, garlic, counter-ripe tomatoes (Explain the tomato process)
  • Quick Ribs

Winter on the Homestead

  • Reprieve from cold so taking time to do plant care, etc 
  • Need to make a dog and sheep shelter
  • Pull outdoor shower and sinks
  • Need to plant garlic

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Food Forest Class: Leaves, Mashed Potatoes, Outhouses, Water System Coverage, Cleanup
  • Lots of new people in our state – thinning of finding a meetup before January

Infrastructure

  • Food Forest & Rock Wall Build Up
  • Reseeding with timothy and other things
  • Setting up permanent paddock – testing a new “pigtail” post
  • Water Redo
  • Leaky Cistern at the base of the hill

Finances

  • ½ Lamb Available
  • Pantry Management Workshop, Nov 19, 11- 3 or 4

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Today we talk about twitter, the fake meat market, Paulgate, and more with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

Save the date: Nov 19: Develop your deep power pantry system – a digital workshop

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Living Free in Tennessee

The Survival Podcast

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Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

Coffee Talk with John Willis, Jack Spirko, & Nicole Sauce

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Today is the first day of work after the Food Forest Workshop at the Holler Homestead. We had a great time with everyone and learned some unexpected things while here. Today is a recap of what we learned from trimming tree roots to shucking oysters.

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Show Sponsor: Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Labs

Paul Wheaton’s Garden Master Course Kickstarter is still open for backers to get Helen Atthowe’s super comprehensive teachings on how to produce high yields of quality crops using all your own inputs, and being kinda lazy and messy with it, all for a fraction of the cost of the live course! And because they’ve far exceeded their goal, they’re dishing out new stretch goal goodies every few days, so get in on it now to watch the goods stack up!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=7yxzv3

Livestream Schedule

  • 9:30 am Tuesday Live with Jack Spirko and John Willis
  • 9:30am Friday Homestead Happenings and Q & A Shop

A word on next week – LFTN: The Lost Episode

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Lamb, salsa, pickled things, squash soup, chicken, and so much more that was served at the workshop was produced here
  • Watercress is perfect and will soon hibernate for the winter
  • Another round of mint to harvest
  • Planning meals while away
  • What is in the freeze dryer: Chili and guacamole
  • The Mexican Restaurant by my house
  • Black Garlic

Weekly Shopping Report

  • None posted

Frugality Tip From Alan

My Frugal tip, that many, including myself often overlook, is simply when you have a problem, don’t assume it is too complicated or you won’t understand.

Google what you know or go to YouTube and search for it and then learn a little, the task or repair or remediation might be easier than you think.

Try asking the question with more and less details will sometimes help get you to an answer.

So when your dryer is making noise, or your refrigerator is not working or your mower is not starting or your faucet is dripping, you may find the remedy is simpler then you thought.

Or you may look into it and realize that you need help, but either way you will be better informed to make wise decisions.

Operation Independence

  • -2k, plus new relationships and 15 trees
  • Headed to Jack Spirko’s next week

Main topic of the Show: Food Forest Installation

  • Words Matter
  • Trust your gut
  • Start with the ends in mind
  • Root Trimming
  • Tree Trimming
  • Why a food forest might NOT BE installed on contour
  • Perfect = Failure
  • Perfect weather
  • Limited attendance yields closer contacts
    • New to permaculture seeking a path forward
    • Existing permaculture plan that needs feedback and not sure what to add or change
    • Seeking motivation to follow passions
    • Quest for a place in Tennessee
  • Install cost exactly what it would have as a stand alone, but there was much more benefit to doing it class style both from a learning standpoint and timeline of final planting
  • Plant guilds are not the end all be all
  • I miss rock n roll
  • How to shuck an oyster
  • Relationships in person are the foundation of all things

Also, Andy makes GREAT eggs benedict and Melissa can knock out some chili and German Chocolate cake.

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Today, we have another transformational story, this time centered around how to prepare for a long absence from your farm or Homestead. Lana Stenner joins me to share her journey.

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Website and book: https://lanastenner.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LanaStenner/

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Lana and her Fireman husband are parents to 4 grown kids and grandkids and live on a small farmstead in Kansas City. They raise goats, chickens & bees in a 120-year-old fixer-upper farmhouse. Lana is the author of The Grace-Filled Homestead – Lessons Learned on Faith, Family and the Farm is in big box stores across the country. 

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Today is an interview with Joel Ryals all about building your life from nothing – rather like a phoenix is reborn from its own ashes.

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Fortressk9 Website

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Joel is the head trainer at Fortress K9 and K9 Academy. About 5 years ago, his wife used his dog training equipment to have him arrested and was awarded 99% of everything he built before filing for divorce. When he was released, he literally had the clothes on his back and had to build back from scratch. Now Fortress K9 is more successful than ever. Let’s talk about building back from scratch. 

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Today is a recounting of a conversation between Tactical Redneck and me about long-term solutions on the homestead versus short-term fixes. When is it best to invest the time and $$ for a permanent solution? When not? What if you cannot come to consensus on this?

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Show Sponsor: Paul Wheaton, Wheaton Labs and Permies.com

Paul Wheaton’s Garden Master Course Kickstarter is still open for backers to get Helen Atthowe’s super comprehensive teachings on how to produce high yields of quality crops using all your own inputs, and being kinda lazy and messy with it, all for a fraction of the cost of the live course! And because they’ve far exceeded their goal, they’re dishing out new stretch goal goodies every few days, so get in on it now to watch the goods stack up!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/garden-master?ref=7yxzv3

Livestream Schedule

  • Tuesday at 1pm Central:  Interview with Lana Stenner on planning for an absence from a busy farm
  • Wednesday Live with Rob Kaiser and John Willis
  • No Friday Livestream due to the Food Forest Event (AWESOME INTERVIEW SHOW INSTEAD!)

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Lamb has arrived! (Those who purchased it, check your inboxes later today for instructions) 170 lbs meat
  • Freezer audit season in advance of deer and beef season
  • Freeze Drying Milk and other surplus
  • FD Beef Used Yesterday
  • Pantry Moths

Weekly Shopping Report, 10/23/2022

We made our usual shopping trip on Saturday, visiting four stores. Traffic was light. I did not see or hear any signs of stress, like muttered remarks or arguments, in fact I saw the usual courtesy, such as one man motioning a woman ahead of him when another line opened, even though he was closer to it, and she had a cart with more stuff.

The first stop was Dollar Tree. The food coolers are essentially empty, and the drink coolers are also becoming sparse. The food aisles still look full. There was an employee setting out boxes to restock in some aisles, but I did not see what types of products were in them. Sonia found some craft items, and I grabbed a drink.

Next was Hobby Lobby. I didn’t see anything unusual in there; shelves looked full as usual.

Home Depot was third. A 2x4x8 was $3.75; I think that’s the same as last week, which was down from the week before’s $3.98. I noticed the addition of their own batteries on an island, a brand called “HDX.” They are alkaline, but made in China, so I’d expect them to leak. Other brands looked at the same levels as last week; not full, but much better than the week before.

Aldi was last. I noticed higher prices on many breads, milk, and eggs. We found what we wanted, except for the cantaloupe, which looked wrinkly and decrepit. I’m keeping an eye on tomato products due to what I’ve been hearing about shortages, but they still seem to have a normal amount of soups and sauces. They also had canned ham again, for the first time in months, so we got two. Their new cashier is still awaiting bite training, and may have been the only person I recall seeing muzzled.

Untainted gasoline remains at $4.199/gallon, and I believe I saw $3.399 for the corrupted stuff.

Frugality Tip

From Margo: Here’s a simple little tip to extend the life of your metal outdoor chairs. Grab a bottle of nail polish and paint the little rust spots. You will get extra years out of your chairs. I have a pair of chairs I got off the curb 3 years ago and for $1.00 bottle of nail polish, we can still use them without leaning on sharp rusty spots. As long as the seat is still good, every 6 months or so I’ll paint over the rust spots with nail polish. 

Operation Independence

  • Picked up the lamb (tracked those miles!)

Main topic of the Show: Short Term or Permanent Fix?

  • The Story of Friday Night

When do you do things long term vs short term?

  • Money evaluation
  • Time evaluation
  • Damage that happens while something is not fixed
  • Never ending things to do on a homestead
  • How does this relate to clutter?  – A friend’s broken dryer –
  • What about the permanence of “the right” fix?

It depends is the answer we use all the time for so many questions and it fits here too. 

Joel Salatin on temporary fences. Buy once cry once and the meat slicer. But the aggravation and time used to reset my event space has to stop now – and a temporary fix buys us the winter to set up the long-term repair shop. 

It’s up to you.

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Today is an interview with Jason Sparks all about starting a homestead from scratch, being a carpenter, building community and more.

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Kentucky Sustainable Living: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267335831465407

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43 year old male born and lived in bowling green ky my whole life.

Own a general contracting company in bowling green ky.

Graduated from Western Kentucky University with construction management degree.

I have a small homestead right outside of Bowling Green KY. We raise a few cows,sheep,chickens and pigs. We process all our animals at the farm. I started off in prepping about 12 years ago and realized that no matter how much you store it will run out eventually. There is where I started going more in the direction of sustainable living and growing more for my family.

I and one other person started Kentucky sustainable living with the purpose of building state wide community. The community is like minded people that help each other now and in the future no matter how the world goes.

We have meetings and training events for members.

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