Episode-1638- Listener Calls for 9-3-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls to 866-65-THINK

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on earthworks, business ownership, ducks, ammo, finance, soils, relationships, homesteading and more.

In this episode the expert council is in force. We have eight council members. We are continuing with our new program I have started and a new way questions will be handled for the council. Tune in today to learn more about that.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Nick Ferguson joins us to discuss his earth works course
  • Some reality about business ownership and development
  • Duck water and function stacking and willow trees
  • How much ammo is too much, how do you know what is enough
  • Can you beat the system with a 401K, yes, but it might beat you back and harder
  • What are the ability and limits of “just build healthy soil and all is well”
  • Advice for finding a person to live your life with, or just a date for Friday
  • Practicing with your gear with procedures and protocols in mind
  • Things to do and not to do when getting ready to move

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Main Frame Earth Works Course Oct 22-24 with Pemaculture Classroom

Nick Ferguson and Jack Spirko Instructing Students in Oct 2014

Nick Ferguson and Jack Spirko Instructing Students in Oct 2014

Nick Ferguson of Permaculture Classroom and our expert council is implementing a major earthworks design for the Ferguson homestead and it is set to be held October 22-24, 2015, on his family farmsted in Saline, Louisiana.

Come and have a great time learning and visiting with new friends and old. There will be campfires and lots of time to visit and talk about everything under the sun. Come for the networking, to meet and greet friends from the TSP forum.

And yes I will be personally attending as Nick assistant instructor for this course.  During this course we will be installing and finishing off multiple ponds sites with main frame swale integration.

To Learn More Visit this Link

Those of you who have been to my farm know that such a complex installation is not possible at Nine Mile Farm, but Nick’s place is in sand and clay, 7 acres of scrub pine that is about to get a full on Geoff Lawton treatment with Ferguson special sauce.

If you want a crash course in how to design and set up your homestead for function stacking success, you don’t want to miss this event!

Students along with Jack and Nick at Nick’s 2013 Earth Works Course. To Nick’s left, Nicholas Burtner of Working with Nature.

We will be installing swales, small ponds, hugel beds, and a market garden space. We will teach you Holistic Small Farm Design and Layout. You will learn where to place buildings and why, what to do with water, how to install earthworks to passively harvest water and use it to your advantage. How to use animals to improve and develop your property. You even get to see the screwups Nick has made through the years, and learn from his mistakes.

So if you have ever wanted to be part of a full on installation with interconnected ponds, swale systems overflowing to other swale systems and full on pond construction, come on out to Louisiana and Nick and I will give you an education you just won’t believe.

To Learn More Visit this Link

Episode-1637- Doc Bones and Nurse Amy on Fish Antibiotics for Collapse Medicine

Connect with Joe and Amy at DoomAndBloom.net

Connect with Joe and Amy at DoomAndBloom.net

Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, is an M.D.  and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller in Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid “The Survival Medicine Handbook”.

They are also well known speakers across the country, podcasters, and YouTubers, as well as contributors to leading survival/homesteading magazines. You will find over 700 posts on medical preparedness on their website, doomandbloom.net.

Their mission is:  To put a medically prepared person in every family for disaster situations.  Today they join us to discuss the truth about fish antibiotics for emergency use and myths about drug expiration dates.

Join Us Today To Discuss…

  • What is the difference between fish antibiotics and human medications
  • How we know that fish antibiotics are actually the same as human antibiotics
  • Are there animal antibiotics that can’t be used on humans
  • Why would anyone want to purchase fish antibiotics
  • A list of antibiotics that everyone should store for emergencies
  • What a few highly available antibiotics can be used to treat
  • The truth about expiration dates on drugs both prescription and OTC
  • The best method for storing antibiotics and other meds long term
  • How one can safely accumulate medicines that don’t have animal equivalents

Resources for today’s show…

strawberryBob Wells Plant of the WeekCHANDLER STRAWBERRY PLANT – Highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

The Chandler Strawberry has a very large, red, glossy finish, with a large conical to long wedge shaped. The fruit quality is excellent, and the Chandler Strawberry produces a high yield, which are excellent for coastal areas down to zone 9, yet are cold hardy enough to grow in zone 5.

If you live above zone 5 they have other varieties available. FYI, September is the time to plant strawberry plants. You plant them in the fall, so that they can establish their roots all winter long.

You can put pine straw or mulch around the plants to protect the roots during winter. After winter, they will leaf out and you can start harvesting the berries in late May.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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TSP Nov. Work Shop Now Open to All

The TSP and Nine Mile Farm Workshop has about 12 seats remaining open and so I am now opening the workshop to any and all.  This is going to be an amazing workshop, so many skills crammed into three days it will make your head spin.

The cost of this event is 500 dollars for three days of world class instruction, incredible food, top notch real world instructors and some of the best bonding and networking you can imagine.  Add to it a ton of good times, mead and beer tastings, live music and you have a TSP and Nine Mile Farm Workshop.

To Learn More and Sign Up, Visit this Link

To give you a feel for how jam packed this event is, here is the current schedule, subject to revisions due to harsh reality of course. In this case there absolutely will be revisions to the schedule but at least the subjects on it will be covered, we may cut back on silvo pasture to add more.

You Just Never Know what will Happen at a TSP Event!

What this workshop will cover

  • Silvopasture Establishment in Harsh Environments
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs
  • Processing Quail and Cooking Quail
  • Sketch Up Based Design
  • Nine Mile Farm Operational Walk Though
  • Green House Set Up
  • Micro Greens Production and Business Start Up
  • Investing and Financial Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Honey Bee Management
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Live Music
  • Great Food
  • Barter, Community Building and More

Join us for a fun learning experience. For this event we have a strict limit of 34 people.

To Learn More and Sign Up, Visit this Link

Schedule – None of this is set in stone, we will adapt to any weather events and such.

Wednesday Nov. 11thOur Property will be open any time after 2PM. This time is mostly just for setting up campsites. We do always toss some brats or sausage on the grill and have a social gathering with beers and just getting to know each other as well. This is very informal and just hanging out for those who show up early.

Thursday Nov. the 12th Lunch and dinner provided, breakfast is a light continental style on the first day)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Coffee and Breakfast Bars, etc. and Property/Safety Briefing
  • 9:00 –12:30 – Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 12:00 -1:30 – Lunch
  • 1:30 -4:30– Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – SketchUp Based Design
  • 6:30 – 7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Friday Nov. the 13th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Quail Processing and Cooking Prep
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Open Hour for Work Ins and Arounds
  • 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch and Break Time
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – MicroGreens Part One
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Finance and Investing Session One of Two
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Plant Propagation with Nick Ferguson
  • 6:00 – 7:00 – Seed and Plant Exchange
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Saturday Nov. the 14th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 –12:00 – Beekeeping with Michael Jordan
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Finance and Investing Session Two of Two
  • 1:00 -2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Greenhouse Set Up Walk Through
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Microgreens Part 2
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Q&A With Nick, John, Jon and Jack
  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Sunday Nov. the 15th.

  • 10:00 AM – Coffee, breakfast bars and left overs put out.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Goodbyes please consider helping us pick up before you go. (all guests to depart by 11:00 AM)

To Learn More and Sign Up, Visit this Link

Accommodations

  • There are local hotels within 15 minutes of our property; we are getting a group rate, details to follow after you reserve space.
  • We have large steel frame buildings with large bay doors that open for a breeze. If you want to bring a cot or such and claim a spot inside for sleeping space is unreserved and first come first serve, no reservations necessary. No charge. We are suggesting our outer building for this as others may be using the TV and such in the 3 Bay Garage attached to the house, but the choice is yours.
  • If you want to tent camp on the property, space is first come first serve, no reservations needed. No charge. We will let you know what areas are open for this though.
  • We have about 8 locations with trees suitable for those that want to hammock camp, first come first served. We have never had a space issue for hammock campers.
  • NO RVS AND NO TRAILERS OF ANY KIND ON PROPERTY AT ALL NO EXCEPTIONS there is a near by RV Park if you want to sleep in your RV.

To Learn More and Sign Up, Visit this Link

Frequently Asked Questions about TSP Events.

  • Question – Where is this event?

  • Answer – After you sign up you will get a document with all event details. The address is only given to students who have paid a deposit. But for your planning purposes we are near Azle Texas. That is just north of Fort Worth.

  • Question – What is the best airport to fly into?

  • Answer – The best bet is Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) it is only about 35 minutes assuming traffic isn’t at peak from our home. The only other viable option is Dallas Love Field (DAL) this may save you money if Southwest Flys direct from your airport but it is a longer drive. I would plan on an 1 hour and 15 minutes or more despite what google maps will tell you if you fly into Love Field.

  • Question – What type of food is served at these events?

  • Answer – The key word is meat but we have other stuff too. Generally we serve eggs (from our own flock) for breakfast with bacon and sausage and tortillas for breakfast with awesome local salsa and fixings. We also include a selection of fruit, breakfast bars, etc. Lunch is deli meats, chicken salad, left overs from dinner the night before and other things. This year we are planning some new things for lunch including awesome shredded chicken from our own birds and Dorothy’s amazing meat balls. Sometimes we have soups or other similar items for lunch. Dinner is usually rotisserie chicken one night, brisket another night and smoked pork shoulder the other night. Generally some awesome sausage finds its way into our menu as well. A full lunch and dinner are provided all three course days. We provide only coffee, fruit and breakfast bars on the first day for breakfast. We provide full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we provide coffee, breakfast bars, fruit and left overs.

  • Question – What are the camping conditions like?

  • Answer – The key word is primitive. We allow tent camping on site just about anywhere on our property. We have an outbuilding that we let people put a cot or air mattress in but it usually gets pretty full and it is first come first served. There are plenty of trees for hammock camping as well. Most folks enjoy camping because you can have adult beverages and not worry about driving and the people are just awesome to hang out with. Most nights people end up staying up late talking and having a lot of fun playing pool, darts, spending time at the camp fire etc. November is usually pretty comfortable temperature wise especially at night but it rains often so be prepared for that. And be prepared for some cold nights! Average Nov. Temps are 66 for the High and 43 for the low, but we have seen Nov. Temps in the high 80s and occasionally lows in the 20s or lower!

  • Question – Is there a good hotel near by?

  • Answer – There is a great holiday inn, we get you a group rate and it varies but it is very nice hotel and we have normally gotten a rate of about 82 dollars in the past plus tax. When you sign up just indicate if you want a hotel so we have a head count for group rate info.

  • Question – Can students share a rental car, a ride to the airport, a hotel room, etc.?

  • Answer – Sure but to be blunt we do not get involved in that. We have way too much work to do so that you guys have a good experience when you get here. I view it this way from the time you get on my land till you leave it is my responsibility to make sure you learn, have fun and are well fed. Off site I leave it to you to deal with things. However, we have a private email list and many students work out things like this between themselves on it. Make sure to join it as soon as you get your instructions packet as their will be information on it.

  • Question – I have a question that isn’t answered here, should I sign up, I don’t want to loose my deposit?

  • Answer – When I send out the instruction document you have 48 hours to review the document, if something is a deal breaker you can cancel with a refund in the first 48 hours. After that this is my refund policy and I think it is as fair as I can be with it. My events always sell out but the closer we get the harder it is to back fill a no show. If I can sell your spot I give you a refund, if I can’t sell your spot due to it being to close to the event date, I don’t refund it.

  • Question – Will you take bitcoin for this event? What about silver?

  • Answer – I have a huge capital outlay on these events so I can’t take silver. I can only take PayPal for the deposit (you can use a credit card without a paypal account) but I will take bitcoin by special arrangement for the balance due but it will have to be at least one week prior to the event. If you want to do this, email me for arrangements.

Episode-1636- The Evolving Nine Mile Farm Plan

ninemilelogoRGB01When Dorothy and I moved here in January 2013 the plan was simple.  There was never going to be a Nine Mile Farm.  Put in a few hundred trees, get a small flock of chickens, put in a pool and just enjoy being close to family and having room to practice full scale permaculture.

So we hit it hard, swales, huguls, small gardens, etc.  The Texas heat and harsh alkaline and limestone soils quickly put us in touch with reality.  Half of what we planted died, we added irrigation and now do more like 25% on losses.  Hail defoliated things one year, rain drowned the land the next, soon followed by drought.

During this time our friends the chickens became the biggest enemy we had.  On ever escape tearing apart earth works, ripping up beds, etc.  In the summer we added ducks, 22, because that was the number Dorothy gave me on a dare were added to the 4 Tractor Supply survivors we had bought already.  Late that fall, I tasted my first duck egg in over 10 years, I was in love with eggs again.

We started to sell eggs to pay the growing feed bill.  With chickens we were competing with everyone, with ducks we had an incredible niche market.  I learned you could sell a chicken worth about 3 dollars as meat for 20 dollars if it was a laying bird, all the chickens were sold off, a few special ones adopted to listeners.

The duck flock grew from 28 to well over 130 now, 60 more females are shipping next week from Metzer farms and Nine Mile Farm has eggs on the dinner, ya dinner table at one of the hottest new restaurants in Dallas.  The egg count is growing as young birds reach maturity but still we can’t keep up with demand.

A site redesign for our brand was just redone, new ideas are flowing and Nine Mile Farm has become an honest to God productive and profitable small farm, almost by accident.  So what’s next?  Tune in today to learn.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • How we became accidental duck farmers
  • The units we are considering adding
    • Herbal Teas
    • Quail Eggs
    • MicroGreens
    • Extensive herbal plantings
    • Pre Mixed Fertilizer (Compost Tea – Comfrey Tea)
  • What else could be done
    • A true market garden
    • A full on nursery and live plants
    • Land expansion and tiny houses
  • What isn’t going to ever work here
    • A profitable orchard
    • Large sale ponds
    • More than about 200-250 ducks
  • Non enterprise additions
    • A Greenhouse
    • Self Watering Container Gardens
    • Quail for Meat
    • Heavily Treeing as Much as Possible
    • A Pond Hopefully – Looking Good Right Now
  • The Lessons
    • Get in the game, remain adaptable
    • What you think is best may not be
    • There is always a way
    • Don’t let fear hold you back
    • Mistakes happen, roll with it

Resources for today’s show…

strawberryBob Wells Plant of the WeekCHANDLER STRAWBERRY PLANT – Highly adaptable from zone 5 to zone 9.

The Chandler Strawberry has a very large, red, glossy finish, with a large conical to long wedge shaped. The fruit quality is excellent, and the Chandler Strawberry produces a high yield, which are excellent for coastal areas down to zone 9, yet are cold hardy enough to grow in zone 5.

If you live above zone 5 they have other varieties available. FYI, September is the time to plant strawberry plants. You plant them in the fall, so that they can establish their roots all winter long.

You can put pine straw or mulch around the plants to protect the roots during winter. After winter, they will leaf out and you can start harvesting the berries in late May.

Bob Wells specializes in edible landscape, including: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Fruit Trees. Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Mora Classic 2 and Kydex Sheath Combo


kydex

TSP Gear Shop will be running a new batch of the Kydex Sheaths for the Mora Classic #2 but this time around you can also get the knife. TSP Gear Shop is now a MORAKNIV dealer, and able to bring you the Mora Classic #2 made in Sweden combined with the robust Kydex sheath made by a member of the TSP audience.

M2B has been producing sheaths for the Mora Classic Number 2 for the last couple of years. The Mora is loved for bush crafting and for good reason, it is a knife that you just look at and go, how the hell do they sell that for that cheap. One custom knife maker told us flatly, “I can’t buy the raw material in that knife for as low as they sell the finished knife”.

To get a sheath AND knife, place your order at TSP Gear Shop. You can also add any other items from the store, and your whole order will SHIP FOR FREE. MSB Members take 10% off their entire order

Episode-1635- Listener Feedback for 8-31-15

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Join Me Today as I Answer Your eMails

Today on the Survival Podcast I take your emails on guns, concealed carry, tools, contracting, banking, gun control, employment and more.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Emails On

  • Tick-tock, August is gone, fall is coming, get busy with life
  • The “scout rifle” concept
  • How to get started building a website, don’t, learn to edit and market instead
  • Thoughts on a “minimum toolkit” for daily needs and for EDC
  • The spouse that opposes concealed carry, what to do about it
  • The concept of “something must be done” syndrome in regard to gun violence
  • Wage theft from contractors, well the state considers it theft from the state
  • The banks don’t like large withdrawals (duh)
  • Getting a job when work history or other issues are preventing it

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

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TSP and Nine Mile Farm Homestead Skills Nov. Workshop is now Open for MSB Members

From now until Wednesday morning the Fall Workshop is open for MSB Members to sign up and make their deposit. The workshop runs from Nov. 12-14 with on site camping and set up from Nov. 11-15.

To make your deposit, just go log into your MSB account and you will see a link to register in BOLD RED right at the top, you can’t miss it.

Log Into Your MSB Account Here

To give you a feel for how jam packed this event is, here is the current schedule, subject to revisions due to harsh reality of course.  In this case there absolutely will be revisions to the schedule but at least the subjects on it will be covered, we may cut back on silvo pasture to add more.

You Just Never Know what will Happen at a TSP Event!

What this workshop will cover

  • Silvopasture Establishment in Harsh Environments
  • Irrigation Installation
  • Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs
  • Processing Quail and Cooking Quail
  • Sketch Up Based Design
  • Nine Mile Farm Operational Walk Though
  • Green House Set Up
  • Micro Greens Production and Business Start Up
  • Investing and Financial Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Honey Bee Management
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Live Music
  • Great Food
  • Barter, Community Building and More

Join us for a fun learning experience. For this event we have a strict limit of 34 people.

Schedule – None of this is set in stone, we will adapt to any weather events and such.

Wednesday Nov. 11thOur Property will be open any time after 2PM. This time is mostly just for setting up campsites. We do always toss some brats or sausage on the grill and have a social gathering with beers and just getting to know each other as well. This is very informal and just hanging out for those who show up early.

Thursday Nov. the 12th Lunch and dinner provided, breakfast is a light continental style on the first day)

  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Coffee and Breakfast Bars, etc. and Property/Safety Briefing
  • 9:00 –12:30 – Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 12:00 -1:30 – Lunch
  • 1:30 -4:30– Class – Installing Silvopasture and Irrigation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – SketchUp Based Design
  • 6:30 – 7:30 – Dinner
  • 7:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Friday Nov. the 13th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Quail Processing and Cooking Prep
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Open Hour for Work Ins and Arounds
  • 1:00 – 2:30 – Lunch and Break Time
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – MicroGreens Part One
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Finance and Investing Session One of Two
  • 4:30 – 5:00 – Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00 – Plant Propagation with Nick Ferguson
  • 6:00 – 7:00 – Seed and Plant Exchange
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Saturday Nov. the 14th (three meals provided)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 –12:00 – Beekeeping with Michael Jordan
  • 12:00 -1:00 – Finance and Investing Session Two of Two
  • 1:00 -2:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Greenhouse Set Up Walk Through
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – Microgreens Part 2
  • 5:30 – 6:30 – Q&A With Nick, John, Jon and Jack
  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Break and Clean Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Dinner
  • 8:30 – ???? – Drinks, Music, Barter, etc.

Sunday Nov. the 15th. 

  • 10:00 AM – Coffee, breakfast bars and left overs put out.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Goodbyes please consider helping us pick up before you go. (all guests to depart by 11:00 AM)

 

Accommodations

  • There are local hotels within 15 minutes of our property; we are getting a group rate, details to follow after you reserve space.
  • We have large steel frame buildings with large bay doors that open for a breeze. If you want to bring a cot or such and claim a spot inside for sleeping space is unreserved and first come first serve, no reservations necessary. No charge. We are suggesting our outer building for this as others may be using the TV and such in the 3 Bay Garage attached to the house, but the choice is yours.
  • If you want to tent camp on the property, space is first come first serve, no reservations needed. No charge. We will let you know what areas are open for this though.
  • We have about 8 locations with trees suitable for those that want to hammock camp, first come first served. We have never had a space issue for hammock campers.
  • NO RVS AND NO TRAILERS OF ANY KIND ON PROPERTY AT ALL NO EXCEPTIONS there is a near by RV Park if you want to sleep in your RV.

Frequently Asked Questions about TSP Events.

  • Question – Where is this event?

  • Answer – After you sign up you will get a document with all event details. The address is only given to students who have paid a deposit. But for your planning purposes we are near Azle Texas. That is just north of Fort Worth.

  • Question – What is the best airport to fly into?

  • Answer – The best bet is Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW) it is only about 35 minutes assuming traffic isn’t at peak from our home. The only other viable option is Dallas Love Field (DAL) this may save you money if Southwest Flys direct from your airport but it is a longer drive. I would plan on an 1 hour and 15 minutes or more despite what google maps will tell you if you fly into Love Field.

  • Question – What type of food is served at these events?

  • Answer – The key word is meat but we have other stuff too. Generally we serve eggs (from our own flock) for breakfast with bacon and sausage and tortillas for breakfast with awesome local salsa and fixings. We also include a selection of fruit, breakfast bars, etc. Lunch is deli meats, chicken salad, left overs from dinner the night before and other things. This year we are planning some new things for lunch including awesome shredded chicken from our own birds and Dorothy’s amazing meat balls. Sometimes we have soups or other similar items for lunch. Dinner is usually rotisserie chicken one night, brisket another night and smoked pork shoulder the other night. Generally some awesome sausage finds its way into our menu as well. A full lunch and dinner are provided all three course days. We provide only coffee, fruit and breakfast bars on the first day for breakfast. We provide full breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we provide coffee, breakfast bars, fruit and left overs.

  • Question – What are the camping conditions like?

  • Answer – The key word is primitive. We allow tent camping on site just about anywhere on our property. We have an outbuilding that we let people put a cot or air mattress in but it usually gets pretty full and it is first come first served. There are plenty of trees for hammock camping as well. Most folks enjoy camping because you can have adult beverages and not worry about driving and the people are just awesome to hang out with. Most nights people end up staying up late talking and having a lot of fun playing pool, darts, spending time at the camp fire etc. November is usually pretty comfortable temperature wise especially at night but it rains often so be prepared for that. And be prepared for some cold nights! Average Nov. Temps are 66 for the High and 43 for the low, but we have seen Nov. Temps in the high 80s and occasionally lows in the 20s or lower!

  • Question – Is there a good hotel near by?

  • Answer – There is a great holiday inn, we get you a group rate and it varies but it is very nice hotel and we have normally gotten a rate of about 82 dollars in the past plus tax. When you sign up just indicate if you want a hotel so we have a head count for group rate info.

  • Question – Can students share a rental car, a ride to the airport, a hotel room, etc.?

  • Answer – Sure but to be blunt we do not get involved in that. We have way too much work to do so that you guys have a good experience when you get here. I view it this way from the time you get on my land till you leave it is my responsibility to make sure you learn, have fun and are well fed. Off site I leave it to you to deal with things. However, we have a private email list and many students work out things like this between themselves on it. Make sure to join it as soon as you get your instructions packet as their will be information on it.

  • Question – I have a question that isn’t answered here, should I sign up, I don’t want to loose my deposit?

  • Answer – When I send out the instruction document you have 48 hours to review the document, if something is a deal breaker you can cancel with a refund in the first 48 hours. After that this is my refund policy and I think it is as fair as I can be with it. My events always sell out but the closer we get the harder it is to back fill a no show. If I can sell your spot I give you a refund, if I can’t sell your spot due to it being to close to the event date, I don’t refund it.

  • Question – Will you take bitcoin for this event? What about silver?

  • Answer – I have a huge capital outlay on these events so I can’t take silver. I can only take PayPal for the deposit (you can use a credit card without a paypal account) but I will take bitcoin by special arrangement for the balance due but it will have to be at least one week prior to the event. If you want to do this, email me for arrangements.

How I Spent My Sunday

tsp-youtubeMaking food for the coming TSP Event, in addition to everything here I made another 8 lbs of hand made breakfast sausage.  All in all it was about a 12 hour day!  But a ton of work got done, a ton of meat is cooked for the Nine Mile Farm Workshop and about 17 meals worth of meat has been put up in the deep freezer.

A day well spent!

That morning I spent a bit of time talking to the ducks and learning something new about bees as it relates to sorghum.

And last weekend I made another 8 pounds of sausage for the coming event.

PermaEthos Soils Course Now Open

PermaEthos and Mike Vertrees are happy to announce the Soil Restoration Course is now open for enrollment.

This course is more than a series of classes, it is in fact a year long consultancy program designed to help you create your very own Eden.  This means your graduation isn’t only an acknowledgment of passing a series of quizzes followed by a certificate you hang on your wall, but also the successful implementation of this program right in your very own backyard!

First year success is largely due to preparation the previous fall which is why we are beginning this class in the fall of 2015 to benefit the 2016 growing season.  We will begin with a quick start guide to get you immediately actionable information.  Then we continue to make sure you are prepared for seasonal actions all while filling in the gaps with information that will empower you to continue this process after the course has ended.

The Course is 1500 dollars but Founding Members get a great discount you can find in the PermaEthos Founders Forum.  Additionally MSB also get a great discount of 250 dollars.  That discount code is already in the MSB.  Let me add to that though, if you are a Founding Member, your discount as such is better so make sure to get use that code instead.

To Learn More and Sign Up For this Course Visit

 http://learn.permaethos.com/course/soil-restoration-design-course/