Browsing Category : Homesteading

Cold Weather Veggies


One of the most important parts of any homestead is your food! But, sometimes we have so much to do on our to do list, that we miss the deadline to get those veggies in the ground. The cold weather is here and you still have a little bit of time to make sure you have some food growing for…

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Sustainable Living: To Be or Not to Be


I find sustainable living to be an intriguing topic. To be sustainable is to have the ability to provide yourself with almost anything and everything you need. For example, you can utilize solar panels to collect “energy” from the sun, this “energy” is then stored in batteries which power your lights and electronics. You can also utilize a rain collection…

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DIY Activated Charcoal


Amongst all the wonderful ways that activated charcoal can be used, it’s place for filtering water, is one of its most useful and irreplaceable roles. When living off grid, having a clean source of consumable water, is not just a luxury. Unless you have a natural spring as a water source, you will need a way of filtering the water…

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Composting Pallet Garden


Every pallet garden brings forth an awesomeness with it, as you make use of recycled materials. When you take nothing, and make it into something. Taking what was once used for one thing, and can now be used for another. Growing your own food, and herbs puts your meals back into your control. We say it a lot, we know.…

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What Does it Mean to Truly Live Off-Grid?


What does it mean to truly live “off-grid” ? There are many varying degrees to living “off-grid.”  There are also many opinions of what living off-grid means. They vary from disconnecting a home from the corporate supplied electric, and utilities. To extreme cases of total isolation from anything that is supplied from an outside source. In my humble opinion, there is…

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Homesteading: Grow Your Own Food!


Photo Credit: Myshoun There is this misconception that the food you buy in the grocery store is good for you. That others have our best interest at heart. But the reality is, that is far from the truth. You are what you eat and why would you trust someone else with your health? Carl is a big vegetable eater. I…

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