Today, we have an exploration topic: Navigating tough communications and interpersonal relationships. What does that have to do with homesteading or independence? Well it turns out it has a lot to do with both those things.

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What Mother Nature is providing

  • Squash bugs and vine borers have won yet again – the early heat wave.
  • Tomatoes, green beans, okra, corn
  • Elderberry, sumac berries, lemon balm
  • Mimosa flowers are still going strong
  • Still haven’t seen blueberries
  • Confession on garlic: You can’t dig when you have pneumonia

What we are preserving this week

  • Buch update
  • Drying sage, lemonbalm and peppermint
  • Canning corn and beans

Tales from the Prepper Pantry

  • From last week: It’s about time to re-organize all the canned goods and take an assessment
  • Operation prepper pantry fury as Brian would say
  • Defrosting the chest freezer will happen soon – as soon as I am well

Listener Feedback

  • Phone consultation question
  • Listening twice

Operation Independence

  • Refined focus has helped despite losing weeks to illness.
  • Increased the debt payoff allocation (emergency fund is back in place, had a good month with our Airbnb, paper sold the most ads ever this edition)
  • Taxes are getting closer

Topic: Navigating Tough Communication

Song: Cilly Song