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Zachary Bauer

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.

Ducks For Pest Control – It Works!

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When it comes to growing sustainable gardens and agriculture products, the goal should be to limit harmful chemical herbicides or pesticides that will eventually render your soil useless. Many people are turning to natural defense and offesive ways to combat pests and plant predators. Meet the Indian Runner Ducks of …

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Last Week On The Homestead

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Last week on the homestead, we had about 100 guests come out and enjoy a biblical fall feast called the feast of tabernacles. There was lots of food and fun and education going on all week long! We cooked pizzas in the brick oven, canned beans in the off grid …

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Homestead Mountain Squash

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We call it the Ozark Mountain Potato. It is actually a cross of a pumpkin developed by my friend Travis Hughey in South Carolina. I’m not sure of it’s exact origins but we have been growing it here on our off grid homestead for the last few years with great …

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Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden!

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Here is a great easy way to keep deer out of your garden and it’s so simple! It’s plastic bags! We’ve been doing it for years now and it works. Deer are skidish creatures and they don’t like surprises. Notice how they are always looking around and on the alert. …

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Chickens Eat Corn, I Dig The Sweet Potatoes!

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What’s it like here on An American Homestead? This is how we spend our summer days. With fall quickly approaching and the harvest almost complete, we take you on a video adventure to show life on the modern off grid homestead. Jaimie is busy cooking in the off grid kitchen …

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Bring In The Deer This Hunting Season!

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Hunting season is coming soon and I want to help you get the most our of your season that you can get. The best most effective way to bring in deer is to bait them. You go fishing, you bring bait. When you go hunting, bring bait! Some states do …

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We haven’t Had Rain in Almost 2 Months!

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What is your homestead’s primary source of water? Do you have a secondary source? What if two sources of water go down? Do you have a third? Water is the most important element an off-grid homestead can have and it’s our biggest concern when the rains don’t come for any …

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