Today we talk about upselling, self reliance and more  with Toolman Tim and John Willis.

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LAST CHANCE:

Paul Wheaton has a Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/free-heat?ref=1f3rkb

Chicken Processing Workshop, July 2 9am-2pm

Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

https://www.youtube.com/c/TOOLMANTIMSWORKSHOP

 

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MceTD-y9DM8

Make it a great week!

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

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Today is a response to a question from a listener who wanted to know how it is that the LFTN Community is so functional, mostly spam and scam free, and able to talk about hard things in a productive way. Rather than just answer that one person, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to foster a functional community.

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Announcements:

  • Chicken Processing will be rescheduled to July 2.
  • Tuesday Live Update

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Post vacation reset
  • Garden producing all vegetables (What that looks like)
  • FD running 24/7 and freezers being used to stage the next batch
  • Canning kitchen almost set up (why we have it outside)
  • Curing and grinding the pork to finish the four pigs
  • Chicken breast recipe – alfredo (Cook With What You Have)

Frugal Tip

  • Gas Buddy
  • Reusable bag update

Operation Independence

  • We are at 90% from Homestead food at this time of year – it feels very good.
  • Considering renting access to our processing setup

Main topic of the Show: 

    1. Decide Purpose (Communicate it)
    2. More is bad (Communicate it)
    3. Be a community of doers not takers (communicate it)
    4. Set and model clear and healthy boundaries (communicate it)
    5. Use technology (communicate it)
    6. Have an inner circle and accept help (Communicate it)
  • Erase toxic people (communicate it)
  1. Mentor people on the edge (communicate it)
  2. Discussion is good – arguments are bad (Take things offline that should be off line)

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Social Network Reminder

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

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Join us this Sunday, May 22, at 4pm CT for a special webinar with the Tactical Redneck. He will walk us through how to assess your property for defense!

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May 2022 Assessing Your Property For Defense Webinar

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Today is a homestead update and we cover pig relocation hijinks, how the gardens are faring, handling things alone, money matters, food problems, and more.

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Forage

  • Lambsquarter
  • Poison Hemlock
  • Daylily flowers
  • Radishes, greens, lettuce, basil and herbs, mint
  • Tactical forged through my freezer while I was gone

Livestock

  • Pig Moving Hijinks
  • Chickens are on pasture (Processing class June ??)
  • Pod sealing with swines (Corn over holes)
  • Broody duck
  • Goat on tether
  • Begin harvesting fodder
  • Cycy is better

Grow

  • Bean germination problem
  • Cukes and squash up
  • Tomato wall looks good
  • Hops need trellis
  • Foliar spray cycle needed, plants look sad everywhere but the ap and hydro system
  • Potatoes look great, need to be hilled
  • Sweet potato slips

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • T held down the fort
  • LB and playing dead
  • Jenni feeding pigs

Infrastructure

  • Pond, three sections with electric for sheep
  • IIBCs for the ap are cut and prepped for the AP
  • Perimeter fence is underway
  • Hydro is about done
  • Need to install trellis everywhere
  • Automated pig water and garden water

Finances

  • The last 2 weeks cost us money

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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!

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Today we talk about rotational grazing, crazy people, being the counter economy and food shortages on a Tuesday Live episode with Billy Bond and John Willis.

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Show Resources

Special Operations Equipment

https://www.permapasturesfarm.com/

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXi3b79U5eo

Make it a great week!

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

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Today we talk about community, problems of our own making, or the game “What’s that smell?”, and more on Afternoon Tea with the Spicy Sisters.

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A Farmish Kind of Life

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rhxswOGTRc

Make it a great week!

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

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Today is a live stream from the volunteer room at Exit and build! Go do something good this weekend guys.

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Make it a great week!

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

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Today we talk about prepping, knives, getting things done, planting trees and more with Patrick Roehrman and John Willis.

Self Reliance Festival

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Special Operations Equipment

Living Free in Tennessee

MTKnives.Com

Main content of the show

Replay of the Tuesday Live on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJU9kAZ01uw

Make it a great week!

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

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Today, we dive deeper into a concept that came out at the LFTN Spring Workshop: Finding and embracing your Special Sauce.

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Exit and Build Land Summit

Self Reliance Festival

May Webinar: Assessing Your Land For Security, May 22 at 4pm CT

Chicken Processing Workshop

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The last two jars of 2019 and some discolored beets from 2020
  • Swimming in lettuce and greens
  • Onion Flowers in salad
  • Road food: fd cheese, cold cuts, left overs
  • Chicken Recipe: Tuscan Chicken with Ginger and ham

Frugal Tip

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-make-foaming-hand-soap/

Operation Independence

  • Launched the chicken processing workshop
  • Using pigs to hopefully seal a pond

Main topic of the Show: Find Your Special Sauce

Why?

What do I mean by Special Sauce

I started out as a food blogger – ended up a podcaster and facilitator. 

How to find it:

  • What do you love?
  • What do you hate?
  • What are your naturally great at?
  • What are you naturally bad at?
  • What do other people tell you you are good at?
  • What have you tried?
  • Why did it succeed or fail?
  • When you are happiest, what are you doing? Why does this make you happy?
  • Wait 2 weeks and review
  • Tear this down to its base elements

Ex – happy at the farmers market (great at talking to people, tells good stories, quickly establishes trust, etc)

Happy in the Garden (comfortable being alone, excellent observation skills, etc)

>>>Go out and try, learn, refine, analyze until you find your Special Sauce or Sauces

I started out as a food blogger – ended up a podcaster and facilitator. 

  • Used to sing rock n roll
  • Started a food blog (could NOT motivate)
  • Became a facilitator and story expert
  • Tried podcasting for the heck of it
  • Realized some things: Performer, facilitator, teacher and storytelling with a heavy musical/verbal focus = podcasting and teaching, not blogging and WRITING.

My special sauce is Story Telling, Connecting People/networking (from others), Reading People/Facilitating.

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

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They’re not eggs anymore!

Join us at the Holler Homestead to learn about processing chickens…

When: July 2, 2022

Start Time: 9 am

End time: (around 2 pm)

Location: Lancaster, TN (1 hour east of Nashville off I-40)

Price: $95

Includes:

  • Instruction by Nicole Sauce
  • Hands-on processing
  • Chicken processing guide
  • Lunch
  • and you get to take home a chicken you processed, so bring your cooler

We are currently sold out - if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email nicole@livingfreeintennessee.com

Background

We are raising about 40 birds for meat, and so many people have asked about how to process poultry that we decided to offer a class.

The course is outside, rain or shine, but don’t worry: we have TAJMAHOLLER for shelter!

There’s great food for lunch (not chicken)

We serve Holler Roast all day long!

This is a great way to get to know fellow homesteaders with shared interests.

Skills covered:

  • Food safety
  • Methods of dispatching
  • Scalding
  • Hand plucking
  • Barrel plucking
  • Evisceration
  • Parting the bird
  • Packing and storing

Are you interested in checking out our solar hot water heater and other regenerative things we do here? We will gladly show you while you are on site!