Today, we discuss five things to know about homesteading whether you want to live in the country or simply increase your stability wherever home is. Because creating value from what you have and getting control of your supply chain can only lead to good things.

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Homesteading is work – there is no doubt. I mean, I am looking at mucking out the duck coop soon. But you can do things to make your life easier and one BIG thing to think about is how much your daily animal chores take and what you can do to improve your time spent on this.

A year ago, mine took 45 minutes to an hour – now they can be done as quickly as 15 minutes.

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Today, I talk through all the things you, the listener, have done in the last 30 days to get side hustles going or growing. Our community is resilient and this really inspired me to take on a new challenge this week!

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Today we have a thought of the walk. You see, these past four weeks I have been struggling with time management. While everyone has been home sharing which netflix series they intend to binge watch, complaining about being bored and so forth, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting little bits of lots of things done and nothing finished. So I will share some thoughts on time management later in the show.

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I had a request to talk through my tools – as in which tools I have and why. Rather than go through the exhaustive list, I thought I would run you through what is in my tool bag in the house – and then I will heartily complain about what is not because sometimes it happens that I or another visitor grabs something from the bag and does not put it back, which drives me batty when I need the thing.

Last week’s Holler Hat was making cheddar cheese.

Thursday Webinar is a Property Walk of the Holler Homestead. Then we will drop to monthly with Google My Business being the topic in May.

A word on the Spring Workshop, June 11-13

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It may not be an official interview day, but I thought you’d all be eager to hear this one as soon as possible. I am joined by none other than Ms. Jessica Mills – also known as Dixie of Homemade Wanderlust. We originally were going to talk about how the through hiking lifestyle impacts a person’s ability to be prepared, but we went on a talking adventure – join us!

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Today is Friday so it is an interview show and we welcome Donald Young, who has spend the last 8 years in grocery store security and five of those in his current location.

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Learning to identify wild edibles is a gateway drug to independence, lifelong learning, and healthy walks – so there really is not a downside as long as you take responsibility for properly identifying what you find.

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Today, we are going back to our roots with an episode about food and how to prepare it: Namely lamb. Apparently spring is lamb processing season and more than one has asked me to share recipes so I will give you five today.

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Today is Friday and we have a Thought of the Walk Episode. I was inspired to talk about something no one is really bringing up – getting past this economic disaster and health problem. Governments everywhere are rolling out plans to “restart the economy.” WTH?? It is not up to the government to do this – it is up to us.

May your weekend be fruitful and your beacon shine brightly.

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