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Special Session 1: Bitcoin in Plain English with Kurt Dugger

Today, we have a special episode with Kurt Dugger to discuss bitcoin and crypto currency basics. In Simple terms. This is a beginner’s intro to bitcoin starting with “What it bitcoin anyway?”

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Episode 60: Pig Processing, Earning Less Through More DIY, and Goat Weed Wackers

Today, we have a fun one cued up. We will  review the pig processing workshop over at Cider Hollow Farm and I will describe for you some of the things that David Oswalt built that made the whole day go a bit easier, we will dive a bit further in the the independence fund assessment for the year and what that has meant for all of us here at the Holler Homestead, and I will walk give you a much-needed goat update!

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What mother nature is providing

Tales from the prepper pantry

  • THE PIGGGGG – makin’ Bacon this week
  • Baked collards
  • Homemade Dressing This Week: grated horseradish root (or powder), mayo, balsamic infused with fig, honey, salt, olive oil
  • Acorn Squash Recipe we plan to try: Roasted with olive oil and garlic, topped with venison/pork sausage
  • Venison pork sausage: S, P, garlic powder, sage, oregano, a touch of cumin, dill

Operation Independence

  • Crypto in English – a special episode on Thursday, followed by a webinar as Kurt’s schedule lines up with mine.
  • Installed my own light fixture at our rental unit, followed by a new one at home – no electrician required

YTD Independence fund update:

  • Winter electrical wiring
  • Firewood
  • Frequent flier miles for hardware, christmas gifts, household goods, and more
  • Painted the duplex on our own instead of hiring it out
  • We also hired some things out – the coffee business needed to go faster than I could
  • Vacation rental trade
  • Smoked meat trade
  • Piggie trade

 

Pig Processing Workhop Walkthrough

Infrastructure that David installed over at Cider Hollow Farm

  • Scalding tank with pulley
  • Hanging pulley by the “shooting” pen
  • Lots of tables for processing (wood vs temporary tables)
  • The cold smoker

Upshot: Hope the charcuterie workshop is scheduled soon.

Goat Update

  • No longer escaping – I think because they are kind of fat and can’t climb the fence as well
  • Mark’s new project
  • Tethering on the bramble
  • Upshot: things are starting to look much different around here

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Make it a great week!

Song: Burned by Sauce

 

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Episode 59: When $100,000 ain’t enough

Today, I want to go back to our core mission with this podcast and talk about building independence into your life. It all started with an article I read aimed at this new tax bill that congress is considering. It left me wondering when we all became so spineless and unable to take care of ourselves, quite frankly! We will examine the totally missed point of the author of the article, and learn from that for use in our own lives. Also today, I am bringing back an old segment while we can: What mother nature is providing for us.

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