Sep 302011
 

Well folks…the technical difficulties have mostly been resolved and the weekly JuicyMaters Living live!” show is back.

“JuicyMaters Living live!” is a live streaming video podcast here at JuicyMaters.com at 7pm eastern time every Thursday (see the link above in the menu). The show is recorded and available for viewing as a post in case you miss the live show.

The show is about different JuicyMaters topics each week, with this week’s show being about Homestead Livestock. Enjoy!

Viewing time approximately 31 minutes

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Jul 222011
 
FTCLDF:  An interview with Pete Kennedy

Today we are going to be taking with Pete Kennedy. Pete’s the president of the FTCLDF (Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund), an organization I’ve been involved with to one extent or another since it’s inception on July 4, 2007.

And I’ve known Pete, who is also one of the lawyers for the fund, since about a year later, when he helped me with a little problem I was having with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. He’s an all around good guy…even if he IS a lawyer…LOL.

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Jul 162011
 
Breaking the materialism habit...a basic homesteading requirement

Shopping with a list will often curb materialistic, impulse buying. Knowing what you need and planning to buy only those things will go far in helping you fight this battle. For example, I know that in my case my grocery shopping forays tend to be about 25% more expensive when I don’t have a list than when I do.

Caveat: This only works when you actually follow the list. Picking up that extra half-gallon of ice cream that is not on the list, just because it is a yummy looking new flavor that looks SO GOOD, is bad for your budget…and your waistline.

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Jul 142011
 
Toilet malfunction…How do I make coffee?

I love my coffee. LOTS of coffee. Too much coffee.

Especially first thing in the morning.

Morning coffee takes water, and my toilet flowed and flowed and flowed. It flowed ‘til it had “flowed” dry.

Now you understand the post title…”Toilet malfunction…how do I make coffee?”

Over the next 24 hours the well will refill…but until then I miss my coffee.

And I still haven’t adjusted the toilet. If you come visit, remember to pull the handle up, OK?

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Jul 132011
 

Hi folks…I’ve got some news for you folks that first look for new yurt posts, then read all the other stuff.

Since starting this blog in May of 2009, and writing my posts about my yurt journey, a common thread has run through most emails I get from y’all (Curious: Why a lot of emails, but few comments?):

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