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Homesteading: Too Much to Do

There is a mountain of things that need to be done in setting up our little off-grid homestead, and it seems like we just creep along.  We have our little planning meetings and set goals, which is good, because if we didn’t, it would be slower yet.  But things nearly always take longer than anticipated, [...]

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Organizing the Off-Grid Homestead

Things are shaping up on the new homestead and just may be organized some day!  My focus this week has been trying to get some semblance of order.  Silver Oak concentrated on landscaping jobs in town and the children did odd jobs and were “gophers” (go-fors) for me as we chipped away at it. Moving things around [...]

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Chaos on the Off-Grid Homestead

“And He shall reign forever and ever…King of kings, and Lord of lords, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!” One of my favorite parts of this season is singing beautiful music about the birth and life of Jesus.  It’s so inspiring and encouraging to remember that whatever crazy things happen, Jesus, who loves me so much He gave his [...]

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Moving Into Our Tiny House

It’s been another grueling week and we are ready for things to slow down just a little!  But we have now moved in and slept five nights (or at least partial nights!) in our new tiny house!  Last Tuesday Silver Oak got the line to the septic system finished!  Our five year old had repeatedly asked [...]

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Laboring to Build Our Tiny House

Last week was grueling!  I did not write a second post as usual, and my time to correspond with you has been very limited.  We have deadlines which are causing us to burn the midnight oil to get things done!  Last night (Sunday) was the first night Silver Oak and I got over four hours [...]

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