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Prepping The Wood Stoves For Winter

We are almost in October and are very busy getting ready for winter around the homestead. All the longterm forecasts are calling for a cold and snowy winter, even here in the Ozarks. So we want to make sure we have plenty of wood stocked up and wood stoves in …

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9 Things I Love About Our Wood Stove

Last week we lit our first fire of the season to take the chill out of the air after a cold rainy day.  I’m so grateful for our wood stove and the heat it provides.  When I think about off grid necessities, a wood stove is at the top of …

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11 Things that are Possible Because of Electricity

Could you make a healthy meal for your family using nothing out of the refrigerator?  Could you fix your hair without your hair dryer?  Have you ever looked around your house and wondered what things you have or do because electricity exists?  How would your life change if you didn’t …

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Tips and Uses for Treating Gray Water

Since Adam and Eve left the garden, mankind has been faced with the problem of what to do with waste. Early civilizations would toss their dishwater outside the camp or perhaps use it to put out the cooking fire. As men gathered in larger groups more care had to be …

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Tips for Hanging Clothes

This is the perfect time of year to hang clothes on a clothesline!  You can save on your electric bill, disinfect your laundry with the sun, and there’s no ironing necessary.  I think that I have hung everything imaginable under the sun (pun intended)!  I hang year round.  Yes, even …

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Summers without Air Conditioning

I keep finding myself saying, “It’s not THAT hot yet.”  The summer has just begun!  How hot is that hot?  The high was 93 degrees today and in the house it got up to 87 degrees.  Definitely time to turn on the AC!  But we have a pantry where our …

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Getting Water Off Grid

If you have ever gone without running water or electricity for any period of time, I think you would probably agree that water is so much more important.  Electricity is a modern convenience.  Mankind has really only had electricity for one century.  That’s nothing compared to our history.  Functioning without …

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