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Memories of Moving

We lift up in prayer the millions who are experiencing hardship in the cold with no electricity right now.  Let it be a wake up call to the rest of us to be prepared for the unexpected when the systems we trust may let us down. One year ago when we moved to this off-grid homestead we knew we were [...]

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One Year On the Off-Grid Homestead!

Today marks one year since we moved out to our 20 acre homestead on our journey to a sustainable lifestyle. It’s hard to believe it’s gone so fast. Today we looked over all of our goals for the past year and set new ones for the coming year. Our goal was to be relatively sustainable by [...]

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Canning Applesauce Off-Grid

We recently made applesauce from apples my parents brought down from Michigan. This is our annual fall tradition, but last year we missed out because we were in the middle of moving here to our new off-grid homestead (can you believe it’s been nearly a year!?!). That means this is the first time we’ve made [...]

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When There is No Dentist, Part Three of Three

If you haven’t already done so, read part one of this series here, and part two here. This post is a summary of the tooth infection story and what worked for us. Silver Oak has had only minor tooth decay the past 20 years, but in his younger years he had many large fillings, especially [...]

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When There is No Dentist, Part Two of Three

Part one of this series can be read here. I was recently reminded that serious infections must be fought in at least three ways. The first is prayer.    The second is fighting it locally (or externally), and the third is attacking it internally. These should be continued two days after symptoms disappear to make sure [...]

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When There is No Dentist, Part One of Three

Six weeks ago Silver Oak came down with a serious toothache that incapacitated him. That means it was really bad! He had stayed up the night before to finish connecting the newly installed solar panels. He was tired of high fuel bills to run the generator for hours every day, and the electrical work had [...]

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