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First Full Week On the New Homestead

We absolutely love being out in the country again, this time on our own homestead!   What a life!  But it is not all roses.  This week definitely ended much easier than it began.  It started out with lots of pressure, stress, and discouraging things happening.  Last Sunday we got home from church to discover the [...]

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Emergency Food Storage eBook

Dinner at our temporary dining room table It’s been a week now since our move to our new homestead, and it has been a very challenging week, to say the least.  Not only did we move to a new location, but many things about the way we are living (off-grid) are new as well.  And [...]

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Moving to Our New Homestead

We finally moved out to our new homestead this week!  It feels like we’re working around the clock to get things set up, which will probably continue for some time. Once again I will give a brief overview of our move and what we’re doing, through pictures. The septic system and drainage tile were installed [...]

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Your Ideas about Off-Grid Living and DVD Winner

www.AlternativePowervVideo.com We moved yesterday!  Last night was the first night sleeping on our own homestead (well, it’s God’s and we’re taking care of it for Him).  It was a short night, but sweet.  More on that next time. I was very encouraged with your responses this past week about off-grid living.  We don’t know anyone [...]

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Preparing to Live on the Homestead, Part Two

Today (Monday) is your last chance to enter the drawing for the off-grid DVD, which ends at noon EDT.  Learn more about this give-away here!  The winner will be announced Thursday, October 20, which is the one year anniversary of this blog (sorry about the typo on Friday when I said Wednesday instead of Thursday…moving [...]

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Preparing to Live on the New Homestead

There is so much happening right now, I don’t know where to start!  So I’m doing a lot of pictures this time with notes about each one.  But first, if you haven’t read about this week’s give-away (the first we’ve ever done!), read One Year Anniversary Give-Away! and enter the drawing to receive the DVD [...]

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One Year Anniversary Give-Away!

It’s hard to believe, but next week marks the one year anniversary for this blog!  To celebrate, we’re doing our first give-away! We’ve been on a learning curve this year, with many adventures.  Now, as we prepare to move to our new off-grid homestead next week, we’re finding ourselves with many more “firsts” and new things to learn.  Sometimes [...]

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Going Sustainable With Laundry

We’ve been experimenting with more sustainable ways of doing laundry for several reasons. First, we want to be prepared and know how to do laundry if we ever find ourselves without modern conveniences.  This could happen living overseas in an outreach situation, or be forced upon us by natural or man-made disasters. Second, on our [...]

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Rabbit Tales On the Homestead

Today’s guest post is written by our 16 year old daughter who I will refer to as Horsequeen (later known as Evenstar).  In an earlier post I had mentioned her rabbit hutch make-over.  Here’s the whole story from her: Before we moved from our house out in the boonies six months ago we got rid [...]

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