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Preparing Our Tiny House

As I moved dishes and food from boxes into the kitchen cupboards of our new, off-grid tiny house this week, I felt a very keen sense of satisfaction.  It was almost exhilarating!  For the first time in my life I was setting up housekeeping in our very own house on our very own land, owned [...]

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The Trailer Comes Home!

Yesterday, on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, our trailer actually came to rest in its final destination!  It came home!  It was nearly four weeks ago that we first brought our future temporary home out to our property, where it got stuck about a third of the way down our long lane.  Then, after a failed [...]

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Off-Grid Lights

A few good things happened this week that are worth noting.  My spinner arrived, and it has revolutionized doing laundry.  What a wonderful machine!  In less than 2 minutes the very wet clothes feel practically dry.  It doesn’t take much to line-dry them now, and we don’t have any painful wringing with our hands.  It [...]

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Living in a Tiny Space off-Grid

The kiddos in their play “house” in the woods There are some interesting things about eight people living in a tiny space that you don’t encounter when living in 1700 sq ft like we used to.  Some things are good, and others are difficult. For one thing, there is less to clean, and while most [...]

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Second Leg of the Trailer’s Journey

Our trailer is no longer sitting a third of the way down our lane.  But it is also STILL not in its final resting place!  This week between landscaping jobs my hubby worked on a plan to get the trailer home, and decided to try an alternative to renting a costly front-end loader.  He called a [...]

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Things Looking Up on the Homestead

Although our trailer is STILL not moved to its final resting place (hopefully it WILL be today!), there have been definite steps of improvement on the new homestead this week.  First of all, our ability to obtain water has greatly improved.  The wonderful neighbor who helped us get the semi-truck unstuck is proving to be [...]

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Music and Learning on the Homestead

Schoolwork under the canopy I love hearing violin music coming out of the camper.  It’s been nearly three weeks since any piano practicing in our family, as obviously we can’t put the piano in the camper.  I never intended to live this long without the piano, but the trailer still refuses to be moved (the rented [...]

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Adjusting on Our New Homestead

“Praise the Lord, Hallelu, I don’t care what the devil’s gonna do.  The Word and faith is my Sword and Shield; Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!”  (D. Francisco) Sometimes rejoicing is easy, but that’s not a true test of real joy.  The most important time to rejoice is when things go “wrong.” This week [...]

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