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.

Is the Simple Life Really That Simple?

If you ask most people, I bet they would agree that they would like to simplify their lives.  But what does that really mean?  It definitely means different things for different people.  Several years ago, I read a lot of books about how the Amish live.  I was enthralled.  They …

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Life Without TV

Life Without-TV

There has been a lot written about TV.  As a culture, we are completely addicted to it.  I didn’t watch a lot of it when I was a kid.  We had a VCR, but the TV was not connected to broadcast television.  As a young adult, I watched it on …

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Cleaning House with a Bar of Soap?

I guess this is probably most women’s least favorite task.  And everyone usually has their favorite tools for getting the job done.  I guess this is why I have been asked on more than one occasion how I keep my house clean without electricity.  Living in a small house with …

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