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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.

Sorghum or Honey for NATURAL Sugar?

Sorghum Or Honey

Bee Keeping, sometimes called apiculture is popular in homesteading circles. People want a way to produce their own natural sugars and honey is a product that is sold in every grocery store. Because of the popularity of this product in our culture, it’s natural to think that this is a …

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3 Favorite Garden Veggies To EAT RAW!

Garden Veggies

One of the best reasons to grow your own garden is to that you get to eat out of it! We love all of the foods our garden produces and the amazing flavors we get to experience. It’s just so amazing to us that you can put a seed in …

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Cancer Hits The Homestead

Cancer Awareness 2019

Recently, somebody in our family very dear to us was diagnosed with cancer. I’m not sharing who that person is just yet because they haven’t made that public. That word, cancer, has devastating emotions usually accompanied with it. One of the reasons we chose to live off grid was to …

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The Top 5 Heirloom Seeds Companies

Top 5 Heirloom Seeds Companies

More and more gardeners are turning to small family owned businesses to purchase heirloom variety seeds. Giant companies such as Burbee claim they do not and have never sold GMO seeds. But they do admit to purchasing a certain amount of their seeds from a Monsanto subsidiary named Seminis. The …

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The Battle of Hornworms in the Garden – VIDEO

Getting Rid Of Hornworms

After 5 years of gardening, this is the first year we have had such a large issue of devastating hornworms eating our tomato plants. We have had them before but never in these numbers. Each evening I go out to the garden and kill about a dozen more. These little …

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The Homestead and Humanure Compost System

Humanure Walkthrough

Humanure Composting System We recently were sent a message from The Homestead Life asking about our humanure and composting system. We have been using this very simple and easy humanure system for over 5 years with great success and various benefits to our homestead. The most common response to a …

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How To Eliminate Ticks To Prevent Lyme Disease From Your Land

Lyme Disease

Tick born diseases are on the rise in America. Are you looking for a guaranteed chemical free way to completely eliminate ticks from your land? Are you scared of the increasing regularity of tick borne diseases being diagnosed by government health organizations and medical institutions? The purpose of this article …

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P-64 Makarov Backup Gun

P-64 backup

I got my first SQUIB! This has been my backup carry pistol for about 10 years now. It has seen a lot of use over the building of this homestead and off grid living. I have never had a malfunction until the recording of this video. But I think it’s …

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