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Thanksgiving is only a week away and I just grabbed a turkey out of the freezer. This year, I thought it would be fun to share some experimental recipes we plan to have at the Holler Homestead. These are a little outside the norm this year because, well, I thought it would be fun to get outside the box and save the more traditional chestnut dressing and other sides for Christmas.

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Today is 6 weeks until Christmas, six weeks to get your annual goals completed. It is time for the Final Countdown list. But all work and no play is not healthy, so we talk about what should be on your countdown list.

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Today we have a thought of the walk. What is a thought of the walk? It is something short and sweet that comes clear to me when I take a walk with my dogs. And this week, I realized something interesting about true friends. 

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Today, after a week of caring for my goat, I will review the 9 lessons that Mama Sauce learned from Clover, our goat.

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Today I share with you my two biggest take aways from Jack Spirko’s Workshop – then I walk through how to find your why – and as an example, I will use one of our very own community members: BBQ Homesteader of Off Kilter Brownies and someone that you have all heard from if you run in the LFTN digital communities.

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Do you want to find one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting our growing community? Well, today we launched a listing of listeners who have small companies that can provide you with cool gift ideas!

There are:

  • Handmade soaps
  • Gluten free brownie mixes
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Candles
  • Aprons, pillow cases and more
  • Coffee
  • Leather crafts
  • …and more…

Click here for the whole listing.

It is so cool to see the many things that people from our community can make and I hope to add at least 20 more vendors to this in time for holiday shopping.

Want to get on my listing? Email me your store name, a 2 sentence description of what you offer, a small image or logo, and instructions on how to order.

Let’s see how much business we can keep in the community this holiday season!

John Moody, author of the weed book (Winning the War on Weeds), producer of Abby’s Elderberry, food policy geek and all around great guy is here to talk with us about going rogue with food production, as well as a really cool conference he’s got for us in late January. I for one plan to be there and serve some coffee!

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I had a request over on the Mewe chat group to talk about what to have in your car for winter. And since this is a topic that every homesteader should have a handle on, since most of us live far from help, I thought – perfect topic. Better yet, it applies to everyone as we start seeing snowstorms and freezing temperatures.

#HollerHatWednesday: Who is wearing her and why does she look so sad?

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Today, we cover using the concept of “Selfish Sundays” to further your self interest – and why this is not a bad thing.

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Straight light winds hit West Tennessee hard yesterday and several in our community are seeking to help those who have trees to clear, power out and with other needs.

NOTE: I will update this page as I hear of needs/coordination and until it is no longer needed.

Want to help? 

  • Meeting at 8:45am SUNDAY OCTOBER 27- at Waverly Church of the Nazarene – 619 E. Main St. Waverly TN 37185 – they intend to send out cleanup teams so bring chainsaws, gas, more gas, gloves and anything you think will help clear the way of trees and debris.

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