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Today, I will talk through how to save seeds from XX kinds of summer plants and why you should do it.

Was interviewed on Deborah Gets Red Pilled: https://youtu.be/fGb4nUCtqyY
Mozzarella Making Webinar, Thursday August 26, 2021 at 6pm Central – sign up here.

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Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • Took the weekend off from canning but it is tomato and green bean canning season
  • Redoing shelves and freezers in the Prepper Pantry
  • Cost comparing homemade dog food vs commercial
  • Groceries are sales tax free so I have some soul searching to do since I have enough for the year, minus cheese.

Operation Independence

  • Meat Canning Webinar will be on the Portal Tuesday for those who missed it

Main topic of the Show: Episode 459: Saving Seeds in Summer

Why save seeds

Some seed saving tips: fermenting, stratification, storage, hybrids

Methods

  • The plastic bag method (Lettuces, broccoli, beets)
  • The let it reseed itself method (Cilantro, parsley, lettuce, radishes, etc)
  • The fermentation method (tomatoes)
  • The just save them method (Peppers)
  • The Lazy Man Method (Squash example)

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Join me for a Mozzarella making webinar on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6pm Central. Covered in this course:

  • How milk turns into cheese
  • What to do when you mess up a cheese recipe
  • How to make Mozzarella the easy way
  • What you need to get started in cheese making
  • Q&A

August 2021: Mozzarella Cheese Making Webinar

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Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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Today is a thought experiment on the Holler Neighbor Food Cooperative idea. Problem we solve: How everyone who is working in our community to gain value from the land can benefit from their efforts while also balancing between those who have more capitol inputs and those who have more labor inputs

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Today, I share lessons learned from taking a full week off to reset my perspective and make big decisions, cover pantry management, and tell the story of the big ditch being dug behind the Holler Homestead.

That Belt I love: https://www.originalsoegear.com/collections/1-5-edc-belts-low-profile-plastic-and-no-buckle

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Today is a Friday so we have an interview show and Ken Eash is back to talk with us about tapping into limitless opportunities in the service industry. Sometimes it is better to learn a trade than to become a philosopher.

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It’s TIME! I took your questions over on our Mewe group all about what you want to know about starting a home or craft roasting business. Today will be the first in a series of home roasting podcasts and we will talk about learning to roast.

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GSD Weekend at the Darkhorse Lodge: Information in a post on mewe in this group: https://mewe.com/join/tngsd

Canning Meat Webinar, This Saturday at 2pm central

Stump the Sauce

  • Low saliva update from Mark

Episode 453 – Learning to Roast, Home Coffee Business Part 1

The more I learn about it, the less I know about coffee.

<apprentice at roasterty>

  • Coffee cherries, processing beans, getting green beans
  • What happens when you roast
  • Can you reroast?
  • Light, medium, dark, etc roasts
  • Mallaird reaction, sugars, flavors, slow vs fast roast
  • Chaff
  • First crack, second crack, FIRE!
  • Cooling
  • “The trace” and software in coffee
  • The role of beans in roasting
  • Drum vs air roasting 
  • Ways to roast without specialized equipment
  • Home roasters: Behmore, Gene Cafe, Nesco, Hottop
  • Home roasters, small roasters, commercial roasters
  • Volume matters
  • Low acid/stomach issues

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Today, some stuff went down in the Holler that made it so the usual time was no longer there that I use to produce this show. So today, I share with you my thoughts on planning, schedules and what to do when it doesn’t go right.

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Today is a thought of the walk episode – a collection of short thoughts shared on a variety of topics. These thoughts are shared on Odysee every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, then produced as an audio podcast every other Friday.

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The addition of the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer has been a fun adventure here at the Holler Homestead so when John Davis reached out to do a show based on his experience with one, I thought it would be a great fit.

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www.pauldavisautomation.com

What’s Up in the Garden

  • Tromboncino 
  • Eggplant
  • Resetting Sunshine Plot
  • Herbs
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Fall garden seedlings need to get started this week!

Main Show Content: Freeze Drying for Fun and Maybe…Profit?

John Davis is a jack of all trades master of none that lives in rural Ohio along with his awesome wife and kids. He owns a manufacturer’s representative business that sells industrial automation solutions throughout a five state region, and over the 14 years he has been in this business, he has built a solid foundation through his lifestyle business on which he can pursue his real passion, skill acquisition. Becoming a better husband and father, farming, flying airplanes, software engineering, electronic hardware design, hunting, being a “contingency enthusiast” (prepper), and furniture making are just a few things that keep him busy. He enjoys mentoring others in similar pursuits.

  1. What is freeze drying and what is a freeze dryer?
  2. How does the process work and why is it superior to other forms of food preservation?
  3. How is it not superior to other forms of food preservation? Can you freeze dry without buying an expensive machine?
  4. How has it changed our approach to pantry management?
  5. How do we use our freeze dried food?
  6. After two years of ownership, what is your “real world” experience with the machine? Tips and tricks?
  7. Is it possible to make money with the machine as a side hustle?
  8. Tips on buying a freezer drier for listeners

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