Some Updates from Jack
First we have travel planned in June and we are going to be in need of a house sitter. For this I would prefer someone from this community. Total duration is about 11 days in June more specifics will be given to interested parties.
We have had folks do a “hand off” in the past, say one person do half the time and the other come spend one day with them to get briefed and do the other half. We are paying 50 bucks a day for this and it is a lot like being on a free/paid vacation. With the ducks gone there is may be 30 minutes of work a day and checking on the aquaponics system say twice a day.
There is no need to be here all day long and you can come and go as you please. We do need the person to spend the nights here though as the old dog just doesn’t make it though the night any more with out needed a pee break.
In return you can hang out on our property, use our pool, our hot tub, internet, cable, etc. In the past people who have done this have included home school families with their kids and we are fine with that. Most people who have done this have really enjoyed it. Interested parties should email me at jack @ thesurvivalpodcast dot com with TSPC House Sitter in the subject line. Once I verify who you are more info and specific dates will be given.
Biltong for Breakfast
So we have really upped our game at BiltongForBreakfast.com. We brought in our friend Hatch and invested in better audio gear. Since then we have released two new episodes and the quality is really great.
It sure ain’t your daddy’s cooking show, lots of fun and banter between David and I and some really simple but elevated food.
The two new episodes are, Jerk Bird Salad and Snack Peppers and Cow Flesh – Part 1 of 2. I also put my famous Acorn Squash Soup into a slide show video.
On top it it all we started something fun called the “Foraged Mary” and you guys can participate in that one. Every Thursday I put out David and my Wednesday evening foraged Mary, and we will feature and photos from fans in that post who participated in any given week and provided a photo.
Here are our three latest videos and consider subscribing to us in any of the various ways we have available. Its all free of course.
A Call for Expert Council Questions
Do to travel next week to Tennessee Nicole Sauce’s awesome “Living Free in Tennessee” workshop there will be rewinds all week next week. I will do an expert council show tomorrow but that will take me to dangerously low amounts of content even with a week off.
If you have always wanted to get a question into the experts, now is a great time, most of them have a clean slate (except for two on the pikers list, YOU KNOW who you are). So check out the Meet the Expert Council Page to remind yourself of all the amazing people we have and get some questions sent in. Remember to email them to jack at thesurvivalpodcast dot com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.
Farewell to Alice the Cat
Yesterday we had to make the always tough decision to have our little cat Alice put to sleep. She was quite old an had and incredibly good life life, dare I say a spoiled existence. She was likely the sweetest cat we have or ever will know. Got along great with the dogs and never met a stranger she didn’t want to sit with.
She was certainly a “special kitty” in other ways, crossed eyed, 90% deaf and not exactly the sharpest tool in the drawer. Due to all this she had to live most of her life as an inside cat. But in her old age unable to get over a fence she got quite a bit of outside time in her final weeks and seemed to really enjoy it.
I buried her in our special spot for past pets, she now lays along side Blackie and Ralph. Farewell Alice you will be missed, but your litter pan won’t be.
Here at the end of these updates I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Today I walked around my property and did some pictures of my various aquaponics systems. Even I am amazed at how things are going this year. But this is just one of so many blessings that Dorothy and I have in our lives because of you guys. To all of you who have supported me for the last almost 10 years on this insane journey, simply thank you, so very much.
Sorry to hear about your cat. Sounds like she was a good one.
Sorry for your loss, pets become family over the years and can be just as hard to let go of in the end.
Looking thru your pictures. Mason jars to protect little seedlings on cold nights! Doh! Why didn’t I think of that. All of my jars are empty this time of year, so a great dual use. Thanks Jack.
That one was more get it warm enough to germinate but yea it works for both things.
If I house sit while you are on vacation can I fill in for your show also? Jk, but I think it would be cool if you let one of your buddies fill in a few shows like Johnny Carson used to do on the Tonight Show.
Hi Jack, Sorry for you and Dorthy’s loss of a long-time family pet. My wife and I had to put our 15.5 year old Labrador Retriever “PJ” down just two weeks ago and it was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do as a couple. We all miss our beloved best friends, but I know they’re having a great time in that next plain of existence.
All the best to you and yours, Brian from Oregon
Time to get a new indoor cat.
Wht have the ducks gone ?
Why have the ducks gone ?
When will the ducks be returning ?
What are the chances of a “Drink Special” biltong for breakfast episode? I would imagine it’s high but just wanting to see if that’s on the horizon, thanks!
PS – Sorry for your loss
Hey Jack. I would love to see an episode of B4B tackle the beer and brats debate regarding beer type, pierce the brat or not, etc. There’s too many hacks out there; please bring us some much needed truth!