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Episode 9: Homesteaders and Healthcare

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After a personal break, we are back at it and today I chat about a few health care options and our experience with health insurance and healthshares. Read more

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Episode 8: Five Ways to Prepare Summer Squash (and Zucchini)

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Squash, Squash, Squash! The many ways to eat squash is the name of the game in this 8th episode of Living Free in Tennessee. Today we will take a look at four ways to use squash that you may not have thought of and that can be used as a basis for many fantastic dishes as you work through your summer squash. We will also talk a little bit about elderberries and I will share a tip with you about canning tomato sauce when you don’t have enough tomatoes to process at one time. Read more

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Episode 7: Fermenting Your Garden Excess

Floating in garden excess and not up for a long canning adventure? You really ought to try fermenting some of the fruits of your labor! This episode of Living Free in Tennessee goes over the basics of lacto fermentation, and also reviews some “old timey” poison ivy remedies…

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Episode 6: At the Fork: An Interview with John Papola

Want to see a balanced documentary on how animals are raised for food in the US? Check out At the Fork!

Today I am joined by John Papola, producer of this film to talk about what motivated him to trust in human nature and produce a film that is balanced and educational rather than preachy. Read more

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Episode 5: Three time-saving ideas for the homesteader who also works a full time job

 

Several of our friends have passed away in the last week and it reminds me that you need to live for the now as much as you can, while laying the foundation for a good future for yourself — or for your loved ones. While thinking about this, I found a nice tribute to our friend who passed away on Monday from Garth Brooks: https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks/videos/1078676248878474/

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Episode 4: Making and Preserving Pickled Beets

One of the best ways to eat well on a budget is to buy produce when it is in season and preserve it for the whole winter. Last week, I spent $20 on 1/2 bushel of beets, an additional $5-10 on other ingredients, and ended up with fourteen jars of pickled beets. Had I preserved all the beets, I would have had 21 jars, making the cost to me a little over $1 per jar. Go try to get such a premium product for that price at the grocer. You can get crummy ones in the $1.30 range, but premium ones are $3-6 per jar.

This episode of Living Freein Tennessee walks through the process of water bath canning and shares my personal pickled beet recipe along with the recipe I inherited from my Great Aunt Helen.

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Episode 2: Interview with Michelle Shelley of Full Circle Heritage Farms

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Episode 1: Living Free in Tennessee

Nine years ago, we started on an adventure in the country. What began as a weekend getaway quickly changed into a small homestead with chickens, gardens, laughter, neighbors, and sometimes the opposite of laughter.

The Holler Homestead is known in our area for our home roasted coffee (it takes less time to roast your own than drive to the store), elephant garlic, stone ground flour and hand rolled oats. We also help people learn how to preserve food and are keenly interested in self sufficient living.

In this first episode we cover:

1) What we’re eating this week from the land

2) The independence fund

3) Managing an overwhelming list of homestead duties

4) Tea

5) My new daily planner (read about that here: http://nicolesauce.com/2016/03/07/the-only-day-planner-that-has-ever-worked/)

Let me know what you want to hear about next…

~Nicole Sauce