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Off Grid Utilities
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Washing Laundry Off Grid

We normally have to use the laundromat for clothes washing, we just don’t have the room in the tiny house to dry all the clothes we wear.  But now that it’s nice out, I can start doing laundry here. First you get the water.  If we used the rainwater to …

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Cooking

Cast Iron Sourdough Pita Chips

Thursday Food Day! So this recipe is actually the same one as sourdough flat bread .  I am just making a couple changes to make it fun.  Fun is a necessity with young children. After I prepared the dough, I mixed cooled roasted garlic and onions into the dough.  Then I …

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Gardening
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DIY Upcycled Trellises

I always fail to get my trellises up before I get my plants in the ground.  Then I wait way too long and it’s a huge pain.  Not this year.  I already have my tomato trellis set up and a bean tunnel trellis for the kids.  Hopefully, the rest will …

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Cooking

Strawberry Knotweed Shortcake

Thursday Food Day! We went back to CT to visit with some family this past week.  At one point we were outside checking out the yard of the new house ans talking about cleaning up the yard.  I noticed that there was Japanese Knotweed in quite a few places.  “I …

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Cooking

Cast Iron Sourdough Flat Bread

Thursday Food Day! Thanks to cityhippyfarmgirl for this amazing flat bread recipe! I have been getting back to using my sourdough starter to make bread for the household.  It is starting to get more and more tasty the more recipes I try and the more I get practice caring for …

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Building
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Tiny House Interior: Kitchen

This lovely kitchen was put together much like the other projects in my house.  Built around all the junk that has no where to go and filled right up before I painted, or even finished building it.  I also used 2x4s and 2x3s like I have been doing, and scrap …

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Cooking

Dutch Oven Sweet Potato Soup

  Thursday Food Day! I happened to hear this recipe on the television as I was passing by at work, so I don’t have a recipe.  I listened what little I could, and then tried to remember when I got home.  It was delicious either way! You will need: 2 …

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Building
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Tiny House Interior: Kid’s Room

Building the kid’s room was a lot of fun.  I involved them in the process as much as I could so that they would enjoy it too.  I always try to include the kids, so that they are learning skills even if they don’t know it.  Working on a building …

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Cooking

French Fried Potatoes on Cast Iron

Thursday is food day! Once we moved off the grid, we no longer had the stove top and had to learn how to cook on the wood stove or on an open fire. We had to start with very simple foods and once we got comfortable, we were able to …

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Building

Tiny House Interior: Shelving

This is the moment I have been waiting for for a long, long time! Of course, it’s mostly my fault that it has taken so long to get this project going. The very first, permanent storage area in the tiny house, over a year after we moved in. The only …

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