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Today, we walk through something we have never really discussed on the podcast: Easy to Bake Bread via a process I learned from Geraldine Duncan – one of my early in life influencers and inspirers – the lady who showed me not to fear taking on big tasks in the kitchen. 

We will also walk through some homestead hijinks as this week has been crazy and when it is crazy on the homestead, your animals can sense something is up and I SWEAR they become crazy themselves. Or spring is in the air – either way.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

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Today we go back to one of our core topics to cheer myself up: Making tasty food. Also, we are precooking much of the food for the Spring Workshop right now so the house smells amazing. I dearly hope you enjoy this food-based episode!

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Today is Friday so we have a Thought of the Walk episode. This is a short show where I talk through an idea I had while walking with my dogs, or sitting around the fire. American ingenuity is one thing that has made our economy grow despite all the fetters instilled upon it by government. It has lead to breakthroughs. But are we losing it?

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And you know what Wednesday – er I mean Thursday means: We have a homestead focused episode today and I thought it was about time to have the second in our cheese series. Why? Because last week, I was on the road and one of my favorite things to do to eat well is to make a plate with veggies, pickled things hard yummy cheeses and meats in place of a heavy dinner meal. This is even more fun when you can grab a nice cheddar you have been aging and add some slices of that to the mix.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

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Today we have a replay episode. The cement pad has been poured and people are still on site putting in the final touches on it and I am just dying to have a DANCE PARTY. But the episode on making hard cheeses is a bit much to jump into at this late hour, so I bring you a replay of an episode from one year ago. We were getting ready for the first spring workshop ever. I got completely publicly reamed by someone in a board meeting in a very inappropriate way. And it got me to thinking about ways to deescalate tense situations. Something we can all use a reminder about, right?

SO, enjoy the episode formerly knows as 76.

Make it a Great Week!

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Today we have an update from the Holler Homestead on how things are progressing here. The first quarter is over and it is a good time to assess how 2019 plan is unraveling, look over the land before things get too overgrown, and make sure our focus is in the right place for long term success. So I will walk through the coffee, the podcast, the consulting and the paper – as well as check in on the progress of our developing homestead.

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Today is Friday and that means we have a guest interview and today is another great one. We will hear from Salima Singletary about designing a life you want to live, specifically how she has set things up to be the way she and her husband wish to live in the long term — and along the way she has learned skills, started a new business, and generally had fun adventures.

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Travel teaches some great lessons that apply to normal home life and side hustle living. Today, I will talk through 6 things that occurred to me this week.

2 tickets left for the spring workshop!

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Today is Friday so it is a Thought of the Walk day and I got a little weird this week. I started thinking about social networks, censorship and the Bonfire of the Vanities. So we will discuss how social networks are behaving much like Friar Savonarola’s rein of terror is mich like what is starting to happen now on what have become major publishing platforms.

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Today, I thought I would talk about something all of us in Tennessee have been doing for a few weeks and that many of you will soon need to do: helping your plants through morning frosts that happen in the spring as the earth embraces spring, gets warm, then spikes down below the freezing point at night. I’ve got 5 things you can do without spending a ton of cash – and these are especially important if you are playing early spring plant roulette as I am.

#HollerHatWednesday: Where is she and who is she with?

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