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Today we talk about choosing freedom through geography, the criminal justice system, differences in the West versus the South, music, and more with Tesstimona, John Willis and NIcole Sauce.

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Today I walk through #my3things as well as discuss why LFTN came to be and also why preparing for life is what is needed to thrive.

Epoch Times covers Self Reliance Festival – welcome the new folks

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Fall Events

  • July 30 & 31, Swale Workshop in Camden, TN ($197)
  • September 26-29, Butchering Masterclass in Camden, TN ($TBD)
  • Oct 1-2, Self Reliance Festival in Camden, TN ($75)
  • Oct 28-29, Food Forest Install Workshop, Lancaster, TN ($375) – tickets launch August 1

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • A word on the drought and its impact on crops
  • Early spring greens transition
  • Still no green beans or cucumbers but they should hit next week
  • Chickens for the winter
  • Busy day meal preparation for a stir fry
  • Filling in the gaps in the pantry: salt, vinegar, etc

Frugality tip for extension cords from Strider47

Weekly Shopping Report for 06/25/2022

Operation Independence

  • Broccoli Story

Main topic of the Show: Revisit #My3Things

  1. Zumba class at the gym
  2. Set up election booths for tomorrow’s election
  3. Start clearing growth under power lines

You read that on our mewe group and you wonder – what is this all about? How does it work? Often people respond with a list of five or six things. Because doing more is better right? I mean, we talk about going the extra time, doing better, AND THE VALUE OF HARD WORK.

But does working harder really pay off?

What is My3things

Why it works and what it will bring you

How to get started – big picture goal

Is go to work a my3thing?

What to do when there are more than 3 things

How to balance the list (maintenance vs new territory)

I only have 1 three thing

Night time to do list and journal

Monthly review, annual review

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Today is a homestead update where we discuss what happens next with the sheep, discuss the impact of this year’s drought, share another livestock loss, and more.

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Forage

  • Dill weed is ready to harvest or let go to seed
  • Should get green beans this week
  • Tomatoes are getting close
  • Wild raspberries are ripe
  • Bergamot / bee balm harvest time and mint harvest time
  • So much I am missing due to travel
  • Found a bartlett pear tree at basecamp that is HUGE

Livestock

  • Rabbit passed – not sure why but it was hot and she was pregnant
  • KH’s bunnies had babies
  • What is next for the sheep: Moving to the barn next door – we are prescreening the terrain for knows hazardous plants
  • Shade spot last week during the extreme heat
  • Sheep are bucket racists: they dislike the white ones
  • Sheep nutrient and seeking timothy hay in large amounts
  • 5-6 eggs a day from ducks

Grow

  • Hillside garden looks fantastic
  • Tomato wall is amazing
  • Rabbit poop/garden 30 results and update
  • Carrots, squash, etc

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • T took care of darn near everything by himself
  • Tapping into the local hvac talent to pimp out the roasting shack
  • What really happened on my “quiet” weekend (Potluck fun times, car repair, etc)

Infrastructure

  • Step in posts are not working well due to the drought
  • Chicken netting is up
  • Setting up the sheep barn
  • Watering on timers
  • Looking to add pasture spigots

Finances

  • Looking at sourcing scraps for the pigs and other things I learned from Billy
  • Sheep hay and materials is costing more still (As well as not knowing how the fencing was going to go)

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Join us June 30 at 7pm for a member’s webinar as we discuss the 5 aspects of event management, gleaned from years of running successful events at the Holler Homestead and within the LFTN Community.

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LFTN Members get webinars for free. Nonmembers will be contacted for a $50 payment.


Today we talk about permaculture, swales, livestock, bug out locations and more with Billy Bond and John Willis.

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Replay of the Live on Youtube.

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Today, we take a step back to the basics. You know, the shoulds, the coulds and the I cant’s. The things that are relatively easy to handle but get pushed aside.

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  • Managing Events Webinar – June 28 at 7pm (Moved the date)
  • SelfRelianceFestival.com has tickets, speaker and demo applications, etc up.

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • The Beet Story (28 jars)
  • Round 1 of herb harvest and processing this week
  • How I handle the dill challenge
  • All the pork dishes!
  • Using up last year’s chickens

Shopping Report from Joe

Weekly Shopping Report 06/18/2022

Frugal Tip

  • Use the sun – clothing, water, freshening blankets, growing chicks

Operation Independence

  • No need for a grocery store

Main topic of the Show: Back to the Basics

Story of “Google doesn’t work anymore…”and other observations.

  • Layer after layer of training – even in those of us who think we are immune to it
  • Levels of complexity to everything: What it takes to buy gas at a Shell station

The programming is working even though we don’t want it to, and retreating into the woods as a hermit is not a viable life choice for most of us – especially if we are focused on building the life we want to live on our terms.

If the recession turns into a depression, if food shortage predictions turn true, if this is a purposeful reset of the economy – not if the why matters. What does matter are priorities, expectations, and community.

Back to the basics:

  • Kurt’s grandma story (Having fun costs money)
  • Fusion restaurants – What did you eat when you were 16? 25? ETC
  • What are you doing when you find yourself having fun separate from alcohol, drugs, etc?
  • What does healthy living look like to you? Are you taking that walk every day? (Coffee break with the sheep)
  • If you could only choose 3 things that matter in your life what would they be?
  • How many times per day do you fall into your phone – news, social, text, etc (The 30 minute test)
  • If you tossed out 50% of what you do each day, what would those things be? What would you be able to do more of because of this change?
  • What are you NOT doing that would make your life better because you “don;t have time”? (Cleaning, food plans, laundry, tax preparation, walking your dogs, working out, etc)

Back to the basics is something we should think about from time to time – especially if we see that we are starting to crack, to be exhausted, to fear, to become frantic, to tell everyone that we can’t because we don;t have time. By going back to the basics, we get a break, we hone skills we may have neglected that then got sloppy, and we set a better foundation for ourselves and our community.

So, write that letter by hand, make time for a walk in the park, dive into laundry mountain, and look at what basics you’ve forgotten to keep  – because all that other mess out there is not worth your attention or time.

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Today is the weekly homestead update including successfully addressing bloat in a ram, rabbits, pigs muscovys, weedmageddon and more.

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Self Reliance Festival, Fall Edition, Oct 1 & 2, Tickets, etc. here.

Forage

  • Mimosa blossoms
  • A second cauliflower!
  • Green onions, swiss chard, squash flowers, green tomatoes, new potatoes
  • Seed for things you want to have: plantain, clover, etc
  • Sweet potato greens, malabar spinach, etc

Livestock

  • Rabbits due this coming week
  • Sheep bloat story
  • White buckets
  • Pig is nesting but does not look pregnant
  • Muscovy Broody
  • Goats are jealous of sheep
  • Need help harvesting honey/with bees due to my allergy
  • On habits and new animals – step ins and reels, clay ground

Grow

  • Garden30 Update – weedmageddon
  • Fertility update
  • The wall of tomatoes
  • Green beans are blooming
  • Furnace like weather in June
  • Beets! 
  • Blight update with aspirin

Holler Neighbors/Community

  • Jenni will be moving on to her next opportunity – and is still a Holler Neighbor
  • Chicken processing preparation
  • HVAC Install – woot!!

Infrastructure

  • Pig pond update
  • The ever increasing joule rating of new chargers and grounding rod strategy
  • Pasture rehab update
  • Food Forest Class in the Fall

Finances

  • Hay was not in our sheep calculus but it is not deadly – having a cushion
  • Gift reels from Nancy
  • Pretty much do not need the grocery store at this time of year

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Today we talk about growing food the easy way and more with Michael Whisler of Easy Peasy Gardening and John Willis.

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Today I am joined by Jake Robinson to talk all about freeze drying – a thing he has been doing for years. If you are wanting to know MORE about freeze drying, this is a great episode to listen to!

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Jake’s Website: www.buybuyland.com

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About Jake:

Long time TSP member & contributor

Vocation Flipping Raw Land

Enjoy learning new self-reliant skills

Married, working to become more detached from systems of dependence

Beekeeper, mead and kombucha maker, working on developing animal production to win the 

Have you developed a routine or approach to FDing?

How can you justify the cost of the upfront investment – isn’t it cost-prohibitive and isn’t the breakeven point a bridge-to-far?

What are your favorite foods to FD?

You’ve been able to leverage your FD with trades or barters – can you explain how you did this?

Can you provide any source for research, support and feedback to improve a person’s FD experience?

What are some, if any, hacks you utilize to extend your return-on-your-investment

Are there some function-stacking ideas that fit in with FD?

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Today we talk about growing food, monleypox, food plant fires, and the real things we should be talking about in relationship to guns with Jack Spirko and John Willis.

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