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WATER!! We Dug a Well!

After weeks of trying to drill a well on our little off-grid homestead we finally hit water this evening (Saturday)!  What a triumph!  It was one of the most patience-building and perseverance-requiring jobs we have ever done!  I still can’t quite believe it! We had purchased a Brady kit from Home Depot that explained how [...]

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The Best Way to Learn Sustainable Living

I’ve gotten so far behind in what is going on here on our new off-grid homestead that I can hardly catch up.  I still can’t be online much because that virus we got recently messed something up and our internet service is being used up like crazy.  Hopefully it will be resolved soon. This past [...]

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Stuck in the Sand

I mentioned in one of my last posts that Silver Oak launched us on another adventure when he went to build more fence.  You may recall that most of our new 20-acre off-grid homestead had fence around the perimeter except along the north side.  Since our lot is long and narrow, that means that about [...]

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Viruses on Our Off-Grid Homestead

We’re back…after nearly two weeks of silence!  All is well in our tiny house on our off-grid homestead, but we’ve been hit with viruses.  My computer was infected at the same time that Evenstar’s computer developed an electrical problem.  That left us Silver Oak’s ancient dinosaur desktop which is slower than pond water, and almost worthless. [...]

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The Arrival of Buttercup

On Tuesday, ready or not, Buttercup arrived at our new little off-grid homestead.  We purchased her from friends who sold their small raw milk dairy (pet food only, of course… legally raw milk must be labeled as such in Florida).  She is an eight-year-old Jersey and bred by a miniature Jersey bull, ready to calve in [...]

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Homestead Scenes ~ 8

Our daughter Evenstar brings you Week Eight of Homestead Scenes ~Florida Wilds~  Can you spot the gator (above)? Daddy (Silver Oak) with us children at a state park enjoying the “wilds.” (I’m on the far right.) My mom (Rose Petal) is taking the picture. Thanks for stopping by! Linked w/Barn Hop, Morris Tribe, White Wolf Summit Farmgirl, Growing Home, [...]

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