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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.

Our Homeschool Curriculum – What We Use

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This is a 2 part series on what we use for our homeschool curriculum on the homestead. This is one of the most asked questions from viewers when we are asked about our homeschooling activities. So we felt a video was needed. You will see very quickly that we do …

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How She Starts Her Day

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How does Jaimie start her day? Laundry, Homeschool, Cooking, Food Preservation, Cleaning. How do you do it all and still keep your sanity? Find what works for you and do that. Modern homesteading does not need to be super hard and stressful. Life is always going to involve a certain …

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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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