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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.

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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Killing Flies On The Homestead

Killing Flies Naturally

Flies every year are a big issue. They are annoying to both us and our animals. Plus they can spread disease and we are taking actions that will diminish their numbers in any way we can. When you have animals always around the homestead such as livestock, chickens and others, …

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Should I Homestead OFF or ON GRID?

living off grid

So you want to live on a homestead. Have you ever thought about living off grid? Will your modern homestead be on the grid or off grid? Is it better to start on grid and work your way off? These are the questions we get on a regular basis at …

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Ducks For Pest Control – It Works!

ducks-garden

When it comes to growing sustainable gardens and agriculture products, the goal should be to limit harmful chemical herbicides or pesticides that will eventually render your soil useless. Many people are turning to natural defense and offesive ways to combat pests and plant predators. Meet the Indian Runner Ducks of …

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