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.

How to Germinate Peppers

How to germinate peppers

Sprouting and germinating peppers can prove to be difficult unless you have heating lambs or florescent grow lights over seed trays. Peppers are usually grown in warmer climates anyway and so those of us who are farther north, may have issues getting them to sprout year after year…especially if you …

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The Spring Greenhouse

The Spring Greenhouse

Our greenhouse is buzzing with activity right now.  We have a new fig tree, lots of cabbages and broccoli ready to transplant and lots more going on.  We will have many more updates on the garden and greenhouse coming up soon as spring kicks into full gear!  Comment below with …

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Mom Prepares interviews Jaimie – Podcast

Momprepares.com-podcast

MomPrepares.com called up Jaimie for an interview to discuss off-grid living. They talk about life without electricity, no running water, using composting toilets and they even talk about the homestead guard donkey! We think you will enjoy this interview! And check out MomPrepares.com on the web!

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Persimmons, Cedars and Gardens

Persimmons-cedars-gardens

We are busy clearing cedars and brush away from all of our fruiting persimmon trees so that we have a good and easy harvest next year. Along with that comes a lot of debris that we can use on the homestead or share with our new neighbor! Take a look …

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Valley Food Storage: Product Review

Valley-Food-Storage

I’m always excited to review products for our website. I especially like to review products for the prepper community as I know so many of us use our hard earned dollars to stock up on these items that our family may someday rely on. Food storage products are a hard …

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When The Grid Goes Down: Making Fuel

making-fuel

There are a lot of concerns for if and/or when the grid goes down and we are unable to acquire some of life’s basic items. It is a given that life as we know it will change forever and any number of scenarios can be entertained that will make it …

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Connecting Your Own Grid

off-grid-homestead

Being on the “grid” is generally considered to mean that one is connected to the electrical grid supplied by a local electrical provider. Today, labeling yourself as “off grid” can mean a whole bunch of things. Maybe you don’t have water or sewer. Maybe you don’t shop at the store. …

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When The Grid Goes Down ~ Kerosene

Kerosene-Article

I recently received a comment from someone who saw our kerosene lantern video on YouTube. They couldn’t see any benefits to burning kerosene lanterns over using battery powered LED lights. I can see lots of benefits and reasons why You Should Be Using Kerosene. Kerosene oil is one of the …

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