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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.

Green Curry Soup Recipe

green curry recipe

We continue in our soup series with a green curry soup recipe. Jaimie is in the kitchen every day cooking from scratch and today she is sharing her favorite Asian soup. The green curry paste is what makes this recipe pop! But it can be a bit too spicy for …

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Better Garden Soil With Coffee Grounds

Garden Soil Coffee Grounds

It’s a garden soil additive that is often overlooked as an explosive and helpful soil builder. Coffee grounds! The coffee bean is amazingly nutrient rich and packed full of energy. People the world over drink it daily and believe it or not, throw those used beans away when they are …

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Huge Reishi Mushrooms On Persimmon Stump

reishi mushrooms

Today I found some amazingly large Reishi mushrooms growing IN MY GARDEN! They were huge but disappointingly old and probably beyond using for medicine. But it was exciting still to find them growing so close to home in my garden. I have looked long and hard for these on the …

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A Rifle Made For War

Enfield Rifle Video

Until this point I had never held an American Enfield rifle but I knew from enough pictures I’d seen that this one was a bit different. The stock was not the same as the Enfield rifles I’ve seen. After doing some research, I noticed that the serial number put this …

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Creamy Soups – Broccoli Cheddar

broccoli cheddar soup

Jaimie is always asked in our comments about doing more cooking and kitchen related videos. We are going to start off a new series that will involve Jaimie cooking on the homestead and the methods she uses. She thought Broccoli Cheddar would be a great place to start. Primarily because …

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Streak Tracer Ammo – Range Time

streak tracer ammo

A recent trip to Bass Pro in Springfield, MO found me bringing home a box of Streak tracer or visual ammunition.  It’s a tracer alternative that is safer and cheaper. As someone who went through a lot of tracer ammo in the military, I can assure you its fun to …

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Off Grid Kitchen Appliances

off grid kitchen appliances

What are the most used off grid kitchen appliances that we love on the homestead? The kitchen on An American Homestead functions a bit differently than your average modern kitchen.   Let’s be honest shall we?  Most nice homes have large kitchens stacked to the brim with the latest electric appliances …

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