Jaimie lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead known online as An American Homestead. They live with their two sons and her parents Tim and Joann on 50 acres located deep in the American Ozark Mountains.

The General Store: The Original Walmart

What did American homesteaders living over a century ago buy when they made their trips to town for groceries and supplies?  I started thinking about this as I unloaded the bed of our truck, after our monthly shopping trip last week.  What did they take out of their wagons?  What …

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Grocery Shopping Once a Month

We hear about people raiding dumpsters to be able to eat during extended power outages and disasters.  It makes me think that many people do not shop anymore or only buy enough for a few meals and eat out the rest of the time.  Could you do all your grocery …

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Prepping for Baby: Diapers

“What kind of diapers should I get for hand washing while living off grid?”  This was the question that I asked when I walked into a cloth diaper store while pregnant with my second son.  Not a question they get every day!  I was quite an anomaly.  But the ladies …

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Making Colloidal Silver

Our family uses Colloidal Silver for many things.  I have found it so effective that I keep coming back to it again and again.  It works against viruses, pathogens, fungus and bacteria.  Personally, I have used it to cure ear infections, eye infections, seasonal allergies (sneezing and itchy/watery eyes), colds …

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Tips for Hanging Clothes

This is the perfect time of year to hang clothes on a clothesline!  You can save on your electric bill, disinfect your laundry with the sun, and there’s no ironing necessary.  I think that I have hung everything imaginable under the sun (pun intended)!  I hang year round.  Yes, even …

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Homeschooling on the Farm

I often think about how people lived on family farms over a century ago.  I think about this when it comes to homeschooling too.  People had large families for a good reason.  They needed their children to help with the farm!  Where did school fit into that?  From what I …

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