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Episode 54: 5 Things Goats Taught Me About Fencing


Today, I will give you a big goaty update – loosely organized around five things that the goats have taught me about fencing. I also have an update on the caramel recipe I covered last week, and someone asked me a question about vanilla extract.

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Remember folks, if you want to drop a comment or question to me, you can do so my emailing me at nicolesauce@gmail.com, or leave a comment over at livingfreeintennessee.com

Tales from the prepper pantry

  • We got all the pantry things moved into the pantry, the insulating done for winter!
  • The first frost landed this week, so we have the last of the tomatoes from the garden, the peppers, and the squash.
  • Looks like the radishes and peas made it so we will hopefully get some things
  • Kale time is near
  • Starting to eat through the last of last year’s canned goods
  • This week’s Holler Stew

What we are preserving this week

  • Apples if the opportunity arises
  • Fingers crossed for venison

Caramel Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24952/caramel-popcorn/

Vanilla Extract Ratio: 13 oz to 1 gallon booze

Nicole Sauce and Jack Spirko on The Preparedness Mindset in Business

Howdy everyone,

Today it was my honor to be interviewed over at The Survival Podcast! Had a great time talking Jack – he always sees things in a way that other people don’t and I love that about him!

Check it out here.

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Episode 54: Five Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Today, we talk now about some homemade holiday gift ideas that you can start now so that they are fantastic by December!  Also today, we have a coffee business update, and a special announcement!

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Episode 53: Developing Your Dream Homestead (Six Months In)

Lots of things happened in the last week, including my first time in a hurricane, more goat hijinks, and success in preserving food. But even more interesting is a new interview with Dori. Remember Dori? She reached out earlier this year because she had purchased a dreamy sounding property in Missouri complete with deteriorating cabins and a home built onto the side of a cliff and into a cave! We had a fun interview right after her first weekend at the property and talked about her plans for the land. Dori will be on after our regular segments to give us an update on how things have developed in the last six months.

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Episode 52: Planting, Curing, and Storing Garlic


As we rutch into fall season, and to prepare you for the coming night where the screen between the world of the dead and the world of the living, I thought we could talk about the most important of homesteading plants to foster on your land: Garlic.

Garlic is one of those cure-all vegetable with its antiseptic properties, bug deterring scent, sauce-flavor-boosting characteristics, and it even keeps vampires at bay!

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Episode 51: Fall Into the Future on the Homestead

Today we will take a look at what fall means on the homestead – or rather falling into winter. The sprint has started. Everything is ripe. Animals must have winter-ready food, water and shelter. Firewood must be cut and stored. Harvest festivals are in full swing. And this year, things are about a month early in Tennessee by my reckoning. Guys, I already have chestnuts. For those of you who do not live on a homestead, fall feels more busy than spring because each week, the weather gets a little colder. And the last two weeks have been zingers at the Holler Homestead, especially with a new coffee business this year, the need to sell more ads for the Center Hill Sun, and my being a bit behind on canning this year.

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Episode 50: Tales From a Week of Hurricane Harvey Aid

Today, I run through stories and do a debrief after having spent a week helping with logistics (from Tennessee) for bringing aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. This was recorded from my car using the Zello app because with all the time needed to help with on the ground logistics, the only time I could carve out to record was in the car, driving someone to the airport.

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Episode 49: Homesteaders Help Hurricane Victims and 2 Ways to Prepare for Weather Disasters

Today, we will talk about one way you can help people in Houston immediately, as well as 2 things you should be prepared for in your own life in case a weather disaster ever strikes your home.

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Episode 48: Spontaneous Order and the Eclipse on the Farm

Today, we talk through a collection of stories from the Eclipse adventure that illustrate how sometimes spontaneous order is the best way to organize. Or said another way: How no organization at all can be the best organization if the folks involved have the same shared goal.

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Song: 911 by Sauce

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Episode 47: A Colorful Way to Express Your Homestead Journey – Homesteadoji

Today, I am joined by Whitney and John Athayde to tell us about a project they built together: HomesteadOji.com. This colorful set of emojis for iPhone tell the day to day story of a homesteader, from “Fox in my coop” to “goat kicked over the milk bucket.”

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Eating Seasonally and Tales from the Prepper Pantry
This is where we share what we are eating as it comes to us – and talk about ways to use what we store.

  • Corn corn corn corn corn corn
  • Round 2 of green beans is almost here
  • Tomatoes still trickling in
  • SWEET POTATO GREENS
  • Watercress is back in force and other fall wild edibles should be coming on soon
  • Recipe of the week will be Bacon Cinnamon rolls, and here is why

What we are preserving this week
Where we share what we are preserving for winter storage

  • Sauerkraut
  • Elderberries
  • Lemon Balm
  • Might can corn

Garden Economics project

  • Seeds have germinated, so I pulled back the straw to let them get bigger
  • Found two volunteer tomatoes – these are the best kind.

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Friends, next week we are at ground 0 here in the Holler for the Solar Eclipse, so the show will not be recorded until Tuesday. Why? Because I am going to don my eclipse glasses and check out this once in a lifetime experience!

Make it a great week.

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