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After making our own salami for a little bit now, we are starting to get more creative with how we use it. In this video, I show you a quick and easy way to make a very tasty, warm sandwich.

With just a few simple ingredients and an oven, you too can make this delicious sandwich! Enjoy the video.

VIDEOS MENTIONED:

OUR FIRST HOMEMADE SALAMI EVER (Papa-Pepper): https://youtu.be/8_M1a2PXicw

EASY REFRIGERATOR SALAMI IN JUST A DAY! (Papa-Pepper) : https://youtu.be/SdD8OY3xWR4

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW HELP SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#SalamiSandwich #PapaPepper #HotSandwich

This worked out really well. As you know, we love useful plants around here, so any time that we receive some new ones, it is a happy day for our people. This time, blessings came from two different places.

First off, Mississippi Gulf Coast Gardener surprised me with a gift of Chinese Goji Berry Plants and some Lemon Grass, both of which were ones I really wanted but did not have at the moment.

Then, we went over to a new friends house to enjoy lunch and talk about helping her out, and she gave me some very cool pepper seeds that I really wanted and some Chinese Goji Berry plants. The peppers were a variety I used to grow up in Wisconsin, the Uba Tuba, but my seeds were too old to germinate. Also, we've got some good work to do for the lady and some great kinds of plants that she'll bless us with in exchange! What a wonderful life!

CHANNELS MENTIONED:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Gardener : https://www.youtube.com/user/bwhiddon74
BOBBLEHEAD HOMESTEAD : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9DUwKeeKKDmuyzJpuxgMw

VIDEOS MENTIONED:

PLANTS ON THE HOMESTEAD : GOJI BERRIES (Papa-Pepper) : https://youtu.be/sxWq0tBtDJ0
PLANTING THE STRAW BALE COLD FRAME (Papa-Pepper): https://youtu.be/Hjc_ZLYdvZQ
STARTING MY MINI-BARN BUILD (Papa-Pepper) : https://youtu.be/U7JSMhqr6r8
EASY REFRIGERATOR SALAMI IN JUST A DAY! (Papa-Pepper): https://youtu.be/SdD8OY3xWR4

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW HELP SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#PapaPepper #Gardening #Homesteading

Today is my wife's birthday, so I've been considering her life and journey recently. Yeah, I've kind of put her through a lot over the years, but we are optimistic and enjoying every minute of it.

After finally getting a house of her own three years after selling our old house, she's now allowed me to slowly start filling up the house with plants... the bathroom... the laundry room... etc.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a quick view into some of the randomness of our lifestyle. Enjoy!

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CHANNELS MENTIONED:
SAPPER GARDENER (Still Deleted by YouTube) : https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1
FARMER G : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg4-mjEZ1pZQsJmrlB08Qg
MIDWEST GARDENER : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3P-Y-tCap0oo1ohbzklp7A

VIDEOS MENTIONED:

FORAGING IN MY BATHROOM GARDEN (Papa-Pepper) : https://youtu.be/HMdB-ezKoH8
AMAZING MAIL CALL FROM SAPPER GARDENER (Papa-Pepper): https://youtu.be/khBPivj5uns
THE REASON SAPPER GARDENER GOT DELETED (Farmer G) : https://youtu.be/jwNNN3XdPpI
5 PLANTS WE WON’T GROW AGAIN IN ZONE 6 AND WHY (Midwest Gardener) : https://youtu.be/3MrKUfwP9f4
NARANJILLA – THE MOST SAVAGE PLANT IN MY GARDEN (Papa-Pepper): https://youtu.be/SRSds1dH2Zo
STARTING SEEDLINGS IN DECEMBER (Papa-Pepper) : https://youtu.be/S-T6KF7C86A
GRAND OPENING – PEPPER FAMILY HOMESTEAD ONLINE STORE: https://youtu.be/SbMmQIS3d14

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW HELP SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#BathroomGarden #homesteading #PapaPepper

Note, this is not a recipe for making a smoked or cured salami that can remain unrefrigerated. This is a simple cooked sausage recipe that allows you to make your own salami sausage in a little over a day, without any special tools or equipment.

While we want to get into curing and smoking our own meat, this process here allows us to get started on crafting meat while we work on setting up our smoke house.

This is a variation on a recipe that my wife found, and asked me to try out recently: https://youtu.be/8_M1a2PXicw

We've modified it a bit from there, but here's the ingredient list and instructions. We can't wait to build a smokehouse, but for now, this will have to hold us over. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

* 3# Ground Meat (Beef)
* 3 Tbsp Mustard Seed
* 2 Tbsp Curing Salt
* 2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
* 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
* 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
* 1 tspn Celery Seed
* 1 tspn Smoked Paprika
* 1 Cayenne Pepper (Ground)
* 3/4 cup Water

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then thoroughly work into the ground meat. Once all ingredients are worked into the meat, shape into three cylinders and wrap in aluminum foil. Refrigerate for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, open the foil and cook at 300 degrees for one hour. Then drain out any liquid and reduce heat to 250 degrees for another half hour. Cool and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Again, this is just a quick and easy way to make a salami with a great taste in just over a day. We are still working on our method and ingredients, but it's so nice to be able to control what goes into the sausage. Give it a try and see what you think.

SPECIAL THANKS to Jeff from Bobblehead Homestead for the intro, and for enjoying a salame with me - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9DUwKeeKKDmuyzJpuxgMw

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW HELP SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#SimpleSalami #PapaPepper #RefrigeratorSalami

Recently, I encountered a rather unwatched interview with Bill Nye where he seems to continuously insert random propaganda that has nothing to do with the questions asked a lot of the time. Originally published back in September of 2018 on the NASFA channel, at the time I found it there were only 801 views.

ORIGINAL VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/9SUNcOnb4e0

Anyway, if you think about a lot of the agendas that the elite are pushing, Bill Nye seems to be extremely interested in helping out. In this video, I simply share some views about what I noticed, and add in some of my thoughts and concerns. As always, do your own research, but I figured I'd at least put this out there for others to check out.

Also, if you want to see how a friend and I landed a drone on the surface of Jupiter recently, the link is below.

EPIC JUPITER LANDING VIDEO (MUST WATCH) - https://youtu.be/VXQVCA7fFiQ

#GlobalistPuppet #BillNye #FlatEarth

While at Bobblehead Homestead, I was blessed to be able to not only hang out and help out, but also to get some camera time with him for an interview. He's a very intersting man and I really appreciated being able to hang out with him in person.

In this video we talk a bit about land, chickens, and plans for the future. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

BOBBLEHEAD HOMESTEAD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9DUwKeeKKDmuyzJpuxgMw

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW HELP SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#BobbleheadHomestead #PapaPepper #ChickenEggGenetics

When you live close to the woods, wild animals will often find their way into areas where you may not want them. Many times, these animals are seen as a nuisance or a pest. While some wild mammals like opossums and raccoons can pose a threat to our poultry, that doesn't mean that they deserve a death sentence.

While doing chores in the rain yesterday morning, my older daughters informed me that we had captured a raccoon in a live trap. I like to keep some live traps set on our property so that we can capture animals that could pose a threat to our poultry or livestock. Then, upon capture, we can relocate them to a better location for us, and for them.

This little raccoon was not too happy to be detained in the rain overnight, but I'd rather have him endure some temporary frustration and then be able to move on with his life than to have his life ended. Although raccoons can live for decades, most only live for a couple years in the wild due to hunters, roadkill, and dogs.

Here's the link for my "Wild-Man's Wild Friends" video featuring the raccoon, where I like to share information to education others on the various wild animals that they may encounter: https://youtu.be/9E-WXsRi_H8

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Channels Mentioned
In the Kitchen with Matt: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXjmSszjqfuEgLR7H5y1IAw

Farmer G: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg4-mjEZ1pZQsJmrlB08Qg

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#raccoon #WildAnimalRelocation #PapaPepper

Recently, we were creating some items to add to our online store, and I needed some prototypes. I thought it would be cool to offer personalized wood-burned decor, so I selected three YouTube channels that I appreaciated and crafted some handmade gifts for them as a small token of my support for what they are up to.

After burning the designs, I had to do some resizing of the wood, which left some edges a very different color than the aged and weathered look of the rest of the wood. Here is my simple solution, which I think worked out really well.

WHOLESOME ROOTS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRFL-VU0wM9JZDCulQPDp4g

OLD CAMP RANCH: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfpQbP2jlB3aLGFUUanOhA

BOBBLEHEAD HOMESTEAD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9DUwKeeKKDmuyzJpuxgMw

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#WoodWorking #PapaPepper #homesteading

I've been hoping to do this for some time now. Tomorrow, I take off to visit Jeff at Bobblehead Homestead. I met him years ago on steemit, back when he still lived in Illinois. Now, he's just a few hours away, so I'm heading over for a visit.

Since he's just starting to get things going there, I'm bringing an assortment of useful plants that do well for us. Also, I've crafted a few personalized gifts, and even made some salami for lunch!

It sounds like we'll be planting most of the plants, and even building a chicken coop! I'll be bringing my five year old sidekick "Monster Truck the Pepper," so we'll be ready to help. I figured I'd just give ya'll a sneak peek, and I even "get my bobblehead on" in preparation by trying a little dancing first, just like Jeff! LOL

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#BobbleheadHomestead #PapaPepper #Homesteading

When Sapper Gardener sent me back the same box that I had mailed him, it gave me an idea. What if I kept this thing travelling around to different homesteads?

When Sapper Gardener commented abiout my sticker on the box and mentioned that he wished he had put one of his own on, it gave me another idea. Why not have each homestead or gardener add their own sticker or logo, so this will eventually look like a travelling suitcase, or a passport?

Now that I've got it back and reloaded, it's time to send it out on the road again. This time, it'll head over to Wholesome Roots. Rose and her family over at Wholesome Roots can do an unboxing video and enjoy whatever they want from inside the box. Then, they can ask their subscribers who wants it next, and mail it back to me.

Once I get the package back, I'll get a few gifts from Wholesome Roots and then pick a comment from her unboxing video to send it to next. This way, we can reach more people and keep this thing travelling around.

Also, since shipping is about $14 USD, I'll make sure that there is $15 in the box whenever I send it out, just in case anyone needs help with the shipping costs of sending it back.

Hopefully this will be a fun and intersting collaboration, and I'll make a playlist for it soon enough. Looking forward to seeing how you enjoy the box Wholesome Roots! Also, thanks for the inspiration and idea Sapper Gardener!

SAPPER GARDENER UNBOXING - https://youtu.be/LyDmG-Q-4cU
RETURN TRIP BACK TO ME - https://youtu.be/khBPivj5uns
WHO WANTS THE BOX NEXT? - https://youtu.be/5kZgLDPKMIE

WHOLESOME ROOTS CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRFL-VU0wM9JZDCulQPDp4g
SAPPER GARDENER CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#GAW #BoxOfBlessings #PapaPepper

I'm really not missing the frigid Wisconsin winters that I was used to. Part of moving further south was to have less extreme winters to deal with, and it's certainly working this year. I was actually enjoying being outside in shorts and a t-shirt the other day.

Then, on the 7th of January, the thermometer in the truck reached 75 degrees. Talk about working up a sweat while taking care of things outside. Also, I almost got "whomped" by a tree branch that I was cutting down. Thankfully, I had the sense to move to the other side of the tree before it fell. More about that in the video.Enjoy!

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#WinterWeather #PapaPepper #PruningTrees

Taking the time to teach anyone anything can take longer than just doing it yourself, especially when you are teaching children. However, if you want help in the long run, you're best to start early and be consistent.

Around here, we don't have a lot of experience, but we do have a lot of incentive, and we try to be intentional. Even with our smallest children, we try to find ways to let them help when they want to and encourage them to do what they can. This way, they'll actually want to help and still be willing to when they are able.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

YOU CAN ALSO NOW SUPPORT US BY USING PAYPAL : https://www.paypal.me/papapepper

#parenting #RaisingBlessings @PapaPepper

Although I wasn't always a fan of the internet, it sure does make certain things increadibly easier. As far as homesteading goes, now a wealth of information is literally right at our fingertips. The need to take classes, buy books, or subscribe to magazines has been incredibly reduced.

Moreover, when it comes to finding what you need, we no longer have to head to the nearest town and hope that they might have what we are looking for. Now, with just a few minutes of searching online, we can select almost anything we want from a world of vendors, and often get what we wanted within just a few days.

The same applies to selling. Before, in order to sell any handmade or homemade items, you'd either need to open up shop at home, or export your goods. The reach would be limited since only those who actually passed directly through the area would be able to even browse your wares, and a physical storefront would often need to be invested in and staffed. Now, we can use things like craigslist and online stores to sell things, and allow all sorts of customers from all over the world browse our goods twenty four hours a day without anyone having to "man the store."

The fourth thing is relationships and loneliness. Not every modern homesteader moves out into the middle of nowhere (take The Citystead - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHffllPtNVdBqQHLTxEWSg - for example) but, for those of us who do, we can become a bit more isolated from others than we once were. Rather than having to rely on the mail system to communicate, where not all that long ago a round trip correspondence could take a month or more, now we can instantly communicate with others around the world in just seconds.

Surely this time has its benefits as well, and we would be wise to reflect on this reality and be grateful about these things.

THE CITYSTEAD - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHffllPtNVdBqQHLTxEWSg

CHECK OUT OUR NEW ONLINE STORE : https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homest..

From the time a child can talk, they are trained to think that their whole purpose and goal in life is to be an employee. Personally, I prefer to be a child of God, a husband, and a father before I ever even think about less important things like what activities I participate in to get paid.

I think it's just another way we become distracted from the important and settle for a lifetime of servitude. Personally, I want to be a Godly husband and father when I grow up.

A few videos ago, BobMelsGardens commented that my soil looked less rocky than he thought it would be. As is turns out, he just caught a glimpse of a better area of our property. Trust me, we've got the rocks and Bob was correct.

Besides having a lot of rock and clay which doesn't always work the best for "garden soil," we were also considering transitioning to a "Back to Eden" style no-till garden method, which is easy in raised beds. I cover more in the video; enjoy!

CHECK OUT BOBMELSGARDENS HERE: https://www.youtube.com/bobltbobmelsgardening

#RaisedBeds #Gardening #PapaPepper

STORE LINK HERE: https://homesteaderscoop.com/store/pepper-family-homestead/

We've thought about this years, and on the first day of 2019, we finally pulled it off. With the help of @sagescrub on steemit who created the Homestead Co-op site, we were able to become a vendor and open up shop!

Now we are working on supplying others with excellent seeds and other items from the homestead. It not only provides another option for others who shop online, but it also is a way for my family to earn something from home.

Our overall goal is to reduce the cost of living while attempting to earn various incomes from home so that I don't have to leave the homestead to make money, which gives me more time raising my family and loving my wife. It's a big dream and a work in progress, but at least it is in progress.

Check out the Homesteader Co-op site for our store and many others! - https://homesteaderscoop.com/

#HomesteadersCoop #PapaPepper #GrandOpening

In a recent video, I used the phrase "moving at the speed of life." Five different homesteaders on YouTube commented on this phrase, so I thought I'd share more about the mindset and philosophy behind it.

HERE ARE THE FIVE CHANNELS THAT COMMENTED ON MY PHRASE:

FARMER G - MY HOMESTEAD - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg4-mjEZ1pZQsJmrlB08Qg

Old Camp Ranch - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfpQbP2jlB3aLGFUUanOhA

Practical Modern Homestead - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9qoi-SAnprqmPJODRNTH0w

The Citystead - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHffllPtNVdBqQHLTxEWSg

PG Nano Farm - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDc_GF-wx6bzh8gBf1dnIA

Here's the link for our 2018 Goals Recap video where I mentioned the phrase: https://youtu.be/XTOAoQz8EB4

Green Dream Project nominated us for that collaboration : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7n21RGpsAo9i2N7hN_uAA

"Sapper Gardener" T-shirt provided by Rob at Sapper Gardener: https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1

Shoutout to Bobblehead Homestead for the shoutout idea: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd9DUwKeeKKDmuyzJpuxgMw

#SpeedOfLife #PapaPepper #Homesteading

The way we figure it, most of our sheep and goats should already be bred, but just in case any got missed, we swapped around all of our sheep and goats to arrange a few "marriages."

This video is basically a shuffling of animals, but the cool thing is how easy it becomes when you've got as many little helpers as we do. Enjoy it!

First off, big shout-out to Green Dream Project for tagging us in this one. Check out their video here: https://youtu.be/bvtUsnmK73Y

Basically, this one is a year end reflection to see if we accomplished our 2018 goals for our homestead. Thankfully, around here we've learned to move at the "speed of life," so we don't exactly keep really stringent goals, but after thinking about it, it seems that we did pretty good!

Also, we were supposed to tag three other channels, so I tagged three of my favorites. However, it looks like Sapper Gardener already got tagged and put his video out: https://youtu.be/YJcX15l-BMs

As for Farmer G and Old Camp Ranch - Tag, You're it!

Farmer-G - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg4-mjEZ1pZQsJmrlB08Qg

Old Camp Ranch - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbfpQbP2jlB3aLGFUUanOhA

Green Dream Project, thanks for the tag and also big thanks to Practical Modern Homestead - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9qoi-SAnprqmPJODRNTH0w - for coming up with this idea!

CHECK OUT THE FULL PLAYLIST HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz0oco3S2wJiMlQLvi7NdIoMH-dWCo8Qq

#2018HomesteadGoals #Homesteading #PapaPepper

There's only so many time a magnet fishing "suggested video" can pop up before you watch one, and only so many that you can watch before you buy a magnet.

This was my first attempt at magnet fishing. While we were able to pull one metal object off of the lake bottom, we also encountered a young Snapping Turtle, which made my day.

We learned a few things, and will definitely try it again soon enough. Enjoy the video!

#MagnetFishing #FirstTime #PapaPepper

Big thanks to "BobMels Gardens" and "Sapper Gardener" for this one! These boxes were packed with some amazing garden plants and seeds that I've been wanting to grow, and thanks to the generosity of these other YouTube channels, now I can!

In the box from BobMels Gardens - https://www.youtube.com/bobltbobmelsgardening - were some Ube (Dioscorea alata) AKA "Purple Yam" and Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) which is a relative of the Jerusalem Artichoke which produces both perennial rhizomes and edible tubers. Also included were some Morniga and Bitter Melon seeds! Thanks so much for this amazing package!

In the Box from Sapper Gardener - https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1 - was the Molokai Purple Sweet Potato and a number of lettuce seeds! It looks like next year will be an amazing year beneath the soil in our garden! Thanks again!

If you have not yet checked out either of these channels, trust me, they are both informative channels and generous people! Obviously, I've been blessed by interacting with them!

Transitioning our property sure comes with a lot of work and takes a lot of effort. However, everything that we have already on the land will be used, just in a variety of different ways. From rotting logs and rocks to branches and cedar posts, there are a lot of great resources to work with here.

"Sapper Gardener" shirt provided by Rob at the Sapper Gardener channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1

#PapaPepper #Homesteading

Man, we just did not have things like this when I was growing up. Personally, I haven't had a drink in over a decade, but this would have been handy back in the day.

On a recent trip to Texas, just this side of the Mexican border, I noticed a box full of alcohol breathalyzers for $4 USD each. Being out of the bar scene and liquor stores for so long, it was the first time I'd ever encountered something like this.

While I don't drink, I still think that it is great to see resources like this being made available to people these days. After all, how is the average person having a few drinks at a bar supposed to know if they are legally intoxicated or not? How can they determine if they are over the limit?

For those of you who do drink, I'd highly recommend that you find some of these prior to your next outing.

#PapaPepper #breathalyzer #DUI

You know, this all started as just an idea. The concept was simple, but the journey has covered many miles and has taken a lot of effort... a lot. Although we left our home over three years ago in search of a new life, it seems like we've only just now arrived.

By actually being on our land and living here, it is amazing to compare it to the life that we left behind. We don''t regret it for a moment. When we look around, we can see how far we've come, and how much work is still ahead.

In this video, I ramble for a while and try to gather some thoughts. Enjoy!

#PapaPepper #Homesteading

When Rob at Sapper Gardener - https://www.youtube.com/user/DOdd1 - sent me the same box back that I had sent to him, it gave me an idea. Why not keep shipping this box around to different gardeners and homesteaders? It could not only increase interactions and bless some other people with some great "mail calls," but it could almost become a sort of travelling seed bank as well.

If anyone if interested in receiving this box next, just leave a comment below expressing your interest. Also, please include your growing zone and what types of things you like to grow. I've got plenty of extra seeds, plus I can also send dragonfruit cuttings, fig cuttings, and Jerusalem artichoke tubers if you are interested.

I'll wait about a week and then pick a winner, so comment soon if you want in.

#PapaPepper #MailCall #gardening

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A wildman of a homesteader attempting to live peacefully and organically in the middle of the Ozarks with his wife and children. Whether gardening, raising livestock, or just having fun with wild creatures, Papa-pepper enjoys life to the fullest and likes to bring his family and viewers along for the ride.