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Preparing For a Hurricane

As Tropical Storm Debby brushes past we are evaluating what still needs to be done here on our new off-grid homestead to completely prepare for Florida’s rainy season and possible hurricanes.  We’re getting strong gusts of wind and just about swimming with all the rain.  We experienced Hurricane Charley years ago, seeing first hand what [...]

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The Off-Grid Tea

  It actually started on the grid, but ended off.  It had been a long time since we’d had a ladies’ tea with Grandma and the cousins, so when the men and boys had their father-son outing for Father’s Day a few weeks ago we decided this was our chance. Grandma (my mom) went all [...]

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Get Real – Get Prepared

Hubby and me This Saturday, June 23, at 7pm EST Silver Oak and I will be interviewed on Preparedness Radio Network by Vickilynn Haycraft, author, teacher, speaker, and hostess of “Get Real – Get Prepared!”  What an honor!  We will be sharing how we came to be living a lifestyle of preparedness with our six [...]

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No Longer Alone

It goes without saying that our six children are a huge part of our story here on our little off-grid homestead.  But just seven years ago things were quite different in our family.  Evenstar was 10 and our only child after 13 years of marriage.  The vision we felt God had given us for a [...]

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Healing Wounds Without a Doctor

The other Saturday when we had help building the new deck roof for our tiny house I hurt my ankle.  I brought the little portable generator up on the deck to run the oven because our little off-grid system was maxed out with the power tools. I know how to start generators by now.  I [...]

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Let It Rain! Part Two

For three days we had no deck roof while the new one was under construction.  Wouldn’t you know, during that small window of time the biggest storm of the year so far hit our homestead and our tiny house.  About two hours into the storm, our little off-grid power system shut down. Silver Oak braved [...]

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Let It Rain!

In anticipation of the soon coming rainy season, Silver Oak took off work and his parents came down from Ohio for about nine days to help build a permanent deck roof.  The plan was to build a hurricane resistant structure covering our deck and his parents’ camper, which is parked parallel to our tiny house [...]

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