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Enjoying God’s Blessings in Lean Times

We’re all being affected by a struggling economy right now.  Sometimes NOT having everything we need (like cash) opens doors for God’s special blessings.  When it comes to planning a new homestead, the list of things needed to get started can be overwhelming.  We were recently blessed by God’s provision in unexpected ways. We needed [...]

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Weaning Ourselves From the Grid

I used to think the “grid” referred only to electrical power.  While that may be partly true, it also refers to any modern system we depend on.  We’re very technologically advanced, but quite illiterate about obtaining and maintaining basics like food, water, shelter, and clothing.  We are so advanced that we are ignorant. Our family [...]

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Starting a New Homestead

As you know we had to move off our old place in the boonies a few months ago because the owner’s daughter wanted it.  That was sad for us after living there and growing a homestead for seven years. We sold some animals, keeping one milk goat, a few young goats, chickens, our old Arabian mare, [...]

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Prepared to Bug Out

In the process of moving to this temporary place in town a few months ago, our Bug Out Bags (B.O.B.s) became rather discombobulated.  These 72-hour packs for each family member contain the essentials each person needs for three days if we would have to suddenly leave our home because of a disaster or emergency. It [...]

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Preparing By Selling STUFF!

We are ridding ourselves of even more STUFF that we really don’t need:  preparing for a little change in lifestyle. When we moved here to this temporary place in town, we sold everything we thought we could easily live without.  Now we are realizing just how much we still have that we don’t need.  It’s [...]

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Planning for Self-Reliance

Let me clarify that by “self-reliance” I do NOT mean we are not reliant on God or family and friends.  We all need our Heavenly Father to guide us and provide for us, and we need each other to stay strong and complete.  We cannot function properly as islands by ourselves.  But interestingly enough our [...]

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