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Zachary

Zachary lives with his wife, two sons and his wife's parents on An American Homestead deep in the mountains of the American Ozarks. They all moved there together in July of 2013 where they began to build the homestead. They are off-grid with the exception of a phone line.

No Homestead For You!

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I’m walking around today on the back side of our mountain and looking around for deer antlers. I didn’t find any but any walk through my woods is an enjoyable one…especially in the fall and winter. Take a real hard look at becoming a homesteader before you actually become one. …

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You Won’t Starve This Winter – PLANT THIS!

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Here is a plant that will make you a successful gardener GUARANTEED! The Sunchoke or what is sometimes called the Jerusalem Artichoke will always produce year after year for your family. Once you plant it, you can count on it coming back each year and always giving you food for …

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Never Pay A Butcher Again!

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Never Pay For A Butcher Again! Processing your own meat takes a little practice but its a big money saver. We are back at our friends homestead and helping them fill the freezer! It took 3 guys less than 4 hours to completely butcher this cow. All 3 men doing …

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The Most AMAZING Garden Veggie EVER!

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Get ready for the most explosive growth you have ever seen from a vegetable in your garden! ¬†This year, plan on making your garden a huge success with the planting of the Achocha cucumbers from An American Homestead. This little cucumber is called the Fat Baby or Achocha Cucumber (Cyclanthera …

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100

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One of the biggest questions we get is how to get affordable housing on raw property. So you want to live off grid and build your own homestead? But you want to build your house yourself and do it right. What about living in a temporary shelter in the mean …

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How To Beat The Zika Virus Off Grid

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The national news media is loaded with stories on how the zika virus is coming to North America. What can we do to protect ourselves and family from the Zika virus and other viruses like West Nile? The Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes …

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Strawberries in the Gutter!

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I love the idea of non-traditional growing techniques. Especially the ones that prove themselves to work! Our homestead has tried lots of methods to grow food and some work better than others. But how are you going to find out what works best if you don’t try? There has been …

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