Today is Friday and a Thought of the Walk day. It has been a long couple of weeks selling random things and seeking to rent my duplex apartment out and this has gotten me to thinking about how technology is changing human behavior. It may seem like i am down on technology – I am not. But I do think we need to be aware of how we come across when we use it so that we are using the technology, not letting it define us.

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Today is the first in a two-part series about 8 plants that you should grow in your yard or on your homestead if you can. Some of these are “wildly available” and others domesticated but all of them serve a culinary purpose.

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It is easy to be sucked in by the siren’s call of being busy and checking things off your list — but are you viewing your time as an investment? We will talk about that and more today on Living Free in Tennessee.

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Today April Ray of Radiant Acres joins me to talk about transitioning to the homestead from city living —but not quite. Many folks need to have one person working a full time job while the other gets the homestead up and running.

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Today, I will share with you how I go from seedling to plant in the ground, talk a bit about garden bed preparation, how to know when it is time and care of newly transplanted plants.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

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Today we will go through several things you can to do get your head right and enjoy the darkest days of winter. Seasonal Affective Disorder is not a fake thing, but it is something you can take on and change your narrative. So, let’s do this!

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Introducing Discount Mylar Bags – a provider of food storage solutions, freeze dryers and so much more! They are offering LFTN Members a choice between a 10% discount, or free set of printed bags for any order over $50. You get to choose!

Storing your food in your Prepper Pantry is not always an easy feat. Many of us use basements and closets that sometimes let in more moisture than optimal and the occasional rodent. A great way to story your dry goods is in plastic buckets, but those are not always food grade. Enter mylar bags. They are great for storing not only food, but many other things.

And now we have a great provider for mylar bags as well as a bunch of other food storage and preservation items in the Membership area.

Tobias Johnson has long been in our network in Tennessee and when he found out I was selling coffee, he reached out to me to find out what kind of coffee bags I used at Holler Roast Coffee. Over the next few months, he was able to leverage his contacts to provide a coffee bag that was perfect for my coffee business and a much better deal than my former provider.

And the best part? Lightening fast shipping. I barely finish thinking that I have put the order in when the bags arrive at my door.

Discount Mylar Bags is a great company to support, their pricing is on point, and when you buy from them, you help a small business owner thrive.

We are pleased to partner with Tobias and his family run business. They stand for everything that folks in our network do.


This is a shorter episode where I share something that occurs to me while out on a walk. We focus so much on getting things done around here that sometimes it is easy to forget to make time for your mind to wander and a walk is a great way to do that. Today, I have some thoughts on the great tradeoff of control for other things such as reach, security, money and more. There is a constant pressure between these things and many folks do not assess their choices with this knowledge in hand.

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Today, I will talk about early spring plants, planting and the roulette game that many of us play as part of our gardening effort.

Holler Hat Wednesday: Latest photo is up and quite a few of you have figured it out!

Get your ticket for the Spring Workshop

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Today, I will walk through areas to address if you plan to host an event or workshop so that you set yourself up for success and I will share what I learned as a seasoned event planner from last year’s spring workshop.

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