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Stop and Look

Stop and Look: Sunset

Just sharing a gorgeous view. Share This:

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Off Grid Utilities

Shower Improvements

May not seem like much, but we have improved our shower. We now have the bag hanging on a pulley system so that we don’t have to climb the ladder every time we want to shower! This is a big deal. We put an old dog tie down in the …

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Off Grid Utilities

Shower Improvements

May not seem like much, but we have improved our shower. We now have the bag hanging on a pulley system so that we don’t have to climb the ladder every time we want to shower! This is a big deal. We put an old dog tie down in the …

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Building

Post and Beam Foundation

We decided to go with a tiny house and use a post and beam foundation. Again, our whole lot is ledge so we really can’t dig a foundation of any kind. We really don’t need to. The ledge provides a solid base to build the house on. Frost heaves are …

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Building

More Windows and a Door

Spent 238.00 on two bigger windows and a door.   Share This:

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Bugs

Bee Deterrent and Flattening the Building Site

This is part of our building site. I doubt you can clearly see, but there are bees living there. They cannot be there, but the bees have enough problems as it is. I don’t want to kill the bees and I don’t want to use harsh chemicals. We don’t want …

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Family

Our First Nights Here

Our experience so far has been nothing short of interesting. The first night here, we didn’t sleep because we couldn’t find the air mattress pump that plugged into the car.  We had bought a new one,  but it didn’t have any adaptors to plug into our mattress. We slept on …

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Cooking

Canning Beef Broth

I’m still working on getting everything canned before the big move to the homestead. Today’s project: Canning beef broth, which the Man made for me the other day. We have an excess of soup bones in the freezer and will no longer a freezer once we get to the new …

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Cooking

Breaking Canning Jars

When I took the lid off the pressure canner after the pressure dropped, one of the jars was leaning to the side and there appeared to be beef broth in the once clean canning water. I took all the good jars out and this is what I found. The bottom …

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Cooking

Canning Stew Beef

I have been packing up the house to move to the new homestead and I decided I should tackle the freezer today. A lot of the food looked awful and was full of frost. I don’t generally have good luck with freezing for any long periods of time. I also …

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