It’s been awhile since we explored a freedom topic, and as most of you know, the ability to live life as freely as possible is one reason that Mark and I have chosen to go on this homesteading journey. So today, I thought that it might be fun to examine something about freedom that most people don’t talk much about: building the ability to know what is none of your business. You’ve all heard the term “Nimby” right? Well today we will walk through that, along with our usual segments and a few tales from the Holler.

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What Mother Nature is providing
• Dryad’s Saddle
• Watercress, deadnettle and wild mustard flowers
• Poke and hairy vetch should be coming out soon

Tales from the Prepper Pantry
• The blue bins and resulting can of snakes
• Pickled beets in deviled eggs
• Three final squashes to be buried in the garden
• Onions still hanging in there
• 8 jars of turkey stock put up

Getting the gardens ready
• Seedlings are in place
• Need to trim the raspberries and thin out the wood chips
• Hoping to see asparagus soon

Stretching meals
• Turkey: Cooked on Sunday and lasted the whole week, yielding 8 jars of stock put up, 2 cans of stock in the fridge, 1 large stew, turkey tacos, and turkey scramble. Even the pigs got in on the scramble because I made too much. The turkey cost $11, carrots and other ingredients cost about $8 and we hardly had anything but turkey related items all week.

>>Surprise savings ninja segment

Operation Independence
• The pump replacement store
• Workshop preparations
o Composting toilet
o House of cards cleanup project
o Outdoor shower redo

Questions to ask yourself as you explore the question: What is None of your Business?

Song: Feed My Hunger by Sauce

2 replies
  1. Jan
    Jan says:

    This is interesting to hear about ‘where to draw the line’ – it is drawn in different places in Europe (as you know). “Live and let live” goes in both directions… so true!

    Once you take the time to ask, “Is it any of my business?” and pause to think, then the answer is probably “no.”

    It’s one thing to have a strong opinion based on research and years of experience and want to highly, powerfully recommend it – and it’s another thing to have the judgmental attitude. Some people have that as part of their personality: they are born with a desire to right the wrong and they see it as their job in life (especially when asked for advice) to insist on their way.

    And some people won’t learn from anyone else’s mistakes by taking any advice; they must make their own. When you truly care dearly about a close friend, you want them to have the best outcomes but ultimately the decision is theirs.

    • Nicole Sauce
      Nicole Sauce says:

      the problem with knowing where to draw the line is that there is not factually correct answer. It is your opinion, but people take their opinions, or others’ opinions as fact – especially if someone wrote a law about it.

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