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Episode 14: Homestead Living in the City and in the Country

Holler Homestead living is the topic of the day. Today is Monday, December 5, 2016 and this is episode 14 of Living Free in Tennessee. With the production of the Center Hill Sun absorbing the whole weekend, I thought it would be a good day to talk about what day to day life is looking like in December.

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Episode 13: Three Ways to Prepare Chestnuts

Today we will talk about how to tap into one of the easiest foods to grow on your land in our area: Chestnuts! Specifically how to harvest, store, grow and prepare them.

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Episode 11: The Blessings of an Indian Summer


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Today, we will have a Holler Homestead update. I want to share with you some of the stories from our part of the country that have happened in the last few weeks, take a look at where our focus is as we seek to increase the food we produce on site and talk about what we are focusing on moving into the new year. Read more

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Episode 10: Five Ways to Prepare Hatch Chilies

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Today, we talk a bit about the importance of community, explore five ways to prepare hatch chilies, and discuss how to preserve the chilies for winter. Read more

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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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