Gangsta Gardening with Master Mark – 043

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Rolling right through Novemember, this weeks guest is Master Mark, a recording artist out of Texas with some big ideas about freedom and liberty. We talked about Mark’s first album – including Gardening is Gangsta – and what brought him to putting that album together and why he thinks the message is so important. Check out his first album – Weapons of Mass Instruction – and his most recent album released 11/19, 4pacalypse.

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Link to show notes for episode 42 with Jordan Taylor of Volume Zero.

Happy Hemp Harvesting with Jordan Page – 041

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Episode 41 kicks off the month of November where the Liberty Hippie will be talking to a different musician each week. This week’s guest is none other than Jordan Page. We talked about some of the homeschooling regulations that his family is confronted with in Washington and how they impact the homeschooling process. We also delve a little into his hemp production which sounds amazing and talk some about how music fits into their homeschooling world.

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Link to show notes for episode 40 with T.

Road Kill Dinner! GVQ Update #2 10/19

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Updates from the Good View Quarter, getting into deer season, fall gardening, bringing in the firewood, homeschool discussions we had that never would be had in a public school, and more.

Broiler chicks about 4 days old.
Brian the mystery chick.
Foggy mornings mean time to plant!
Time to make the firewood.
I don’t remember many sunsets like this in New England.

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Link to show notes for the September Good View Quarter Update.

Rogue Food Conferencing with John Moody – 039

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Checking in with the Liberty Hippie for episode 39 is none other than John Moody! In the past, John was the executive director of every homesteaders favorite organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Since leaving the FCLDF, John has developed and managed Whole Life Buying Club, written a handful of books, and given a number of talks, including the upcoming Rogue Food Event at the Cincinnati Airport Marriot in Hebron, KY. We covered all of these topics and then some!

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Link to show notes for episode 38 with Kari Vanhoozer.

Anarchapulco and the Homestead.guru – 037

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The Liberty Hippie has a chat with Catherine Bleish, the Homestead.Guru curator, and Anarchapulco 2020 co-producer. We talk about life in a bus, and how having the ability and freedom to move and travel has not only been exciting and captivating, but educational and rewarding for both parents and children. We also discuss how Catherine came to find herself as co-producer for the 2020 presentation of Anarchapulco.

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Link to show notes for episode 36 with Brent DeRidder.

Replacing the Purge Pump on an Echo CS-400

The purge pump on my Echo CS-400 broke, so I fixed it and recorded it below. While other echo chainsaws (CS-350, CS-300, CS-370, CS-370F, CS-420, CS-5000) may have a different layout, replacing the purge pump is essentially the same.

The weather finally broke two or three weeks ago, and by broke I mean it was probalby 59 in the morning and the high for the day stayed below 90, so I figured it’d be as good a time as any to start cutting some firewood for next year. I gassed-up my saw, topped off the oil, sharpened the chain, and loaded up my wheelbarrow with extra fuel, some wedges and a maul and of course, my saw, an Echo CS-400. I got to the wood lot and got out the chainsaw, ready to go. I pulled the choke and jammed the purge pump: the delicate little rubber bulb popped.

Not wanting to turn around and head in as soon as I got out there, I decided to see what would happen if I tried to use it with a busted bubble. I got the saw to fire up, and it seemed to run normally, but as soon as I put a load on the chain, it would stall out.

I came inside and fired up the ole Amazon. A number of these small parts are interchangeable between different Echo models (the package I picked up covered Echo CS-400 CS-370 CS-370F CS-400F CS-420ES CS-5000 CS-3500 chainsaws.) I settled on a package that contained an air filter, fuel filter, spark plug, vent, and two purge pump bulbs.

It was an easy enough fix to replace, the longest part was probably removing the screws from the housing, but otherwise it went fairly quickly. I recorded the whole thing, uploaded it to YouTube and have linked to it below. This fix also works for other Echo chainsaws, although the layout may be slightly different.

A Good View Quarter Update: #1 9/19

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The first of our monthly installments of updates from the Good View Quarter. We talked about the state of our garden, lessons learned from our goats, and potential future projects as well as some of the challenges we’re facing both homesteading and homeschooling.

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Veg Head to Butcher with Kate Kavanaugh – 035

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Vegetarians and vegans often believe their diets are healthier for the environment, and help promote animal rights. This isn’t always the case. Often these diets consist of highly processed products from the industrial agricultural complex that only help promote the monoculture thousands of acres. In episode 35, we talk to Kate Kavanaugh, a former vegetarian who made the transition to an omnivorous diet and became a butcher, eventually opening her own butcher shop – Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe – in Colorado. We talked about how Kate came to make this transition, regenerative farming pracatices, and what makes Western Daughters so unique.

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Link to show notes for episode 34 with Samantha Shank of Learn in Color.

Chillin’ with Julian on a Northwest Homestead – 033

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Episode 33 sees the Liberty Hippie joined by Julian, who maintains a homestead in the Northwest, and unschools his daughter. They talked about a number of different skills that help on the homestead, and ways to learn new skills and remember old.

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Link to show notes for episode 32 with the Jacob Linzy.

Pork in the White Mountains – 031

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Episode 31 sees Josh of White Mountains Livestock come on the show to talk about pork and why they made the decision to farm all naturally. We talked about what “organic” means, how the long list of USDA approved chemicals might not be something you want in your food and why small scale farming allows a healthier connection between farmer and animal as opposed to the industrial farming method.

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Link to show notes for episode 30 with the Rachel Kennerly.