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Tim L

After their retirement, Tim and his wife Joann moved along with his daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons to the American Ozark Mountains to build an off-grid homestead.

8 Things I Like about My Chicken Coop

I’m sure most of you have seen chicken coops that have some kind of a “wow” factor.  They may make you wonder why they are called chicken coops at all because they really are chicken palaces.  A quick google search will bring up images of coops that have much more …

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Our “Tiny House” Outhouse

Have you ever used an outhouse? What comes to your mind when you think of an outhouse? Too small, crescent-moon on the door, hot inside, and smelly? All of these adjectives describe outhouses I have used. My first outhouse experience was on my grandfather’s farm.  It had the typical outhouse …

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How to Brood Chickens without Electricity

This last spring I finished building our chicken coop and ordered 50 baby chickens that needed a brooder.  I know how to brood chickens, but I had never done it without electricity.  So I started looking online to see what others were doing.  There was a lot of great information …

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Tips and Uses for Treating Gray Water

Since Adam and Eve left the garden, mankind has been faced with the problem of what to do with waste. Early civilizations would toss their dishwater outside the camp or perhaps use it to put out the cooking fire. As men gathered in larger groups more care had to be …

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The Pursuit of Blackberries

This is the time of year in the Ozark Mountains for wild blackberries. They are in abundance on our homestead. They sparkle in the sunlight like little jewels hidden in the thicket. We have been picking berries in earnest this week because they do not last long and will soon …

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