A baby completely changes your life. I think any parent would agree that it is really difficult to describe how someone so small can turn your world upside down. And how can that small little life come with so much stuff? I previously wrote about what I consider to be …Read More »
3 Must Haves For a Prepper Homestead
Having lived off grid now for almost two years and on this homestead for just over a year, at least 3 things come to mind that I’m so glad we have. Everyone on our homestead has a preparedness mindset and thinks ahead about long term survival. Consequently, we have developed …Read More »
Prepping for an Off Grid Winter
This picture hangs on the wall in my kitchen. Doesn’t it look quaint and charming? The reality is that winter can be a difficult time. We had our first taste of cool weather this last weekend. I’m reminded that fall is just around the corner and it’s time to think …Read More »
10 Ways to Live without Refrigeration
Recently, a friend and her family camped on our homestead and spent a long weekend with us. They got to see first hand how we live without electricity and running water. She sent me a message recently with a recipe she thought that I might want to try: Smoothie Popsicles. …Read More »
5 Things You Need For Solar Energy!
Our houses don’t use electricity. We have manufactured homes. They were built off-site and assembled on site. That means they are completely wired for electric hookups. However, at this point, there is nothing hooked up to them. That is fine as far as we are concerned for now. We have …Read More »
Prepping for Baby: Diapers
“What kind of diapers should I get for hand washing while living off grid?” This was the question that I asked when I walked into a cloth diaper store while pregnant with my second son. Not a question they get every day! I was quite an anomaly. But the ladies …Read More »
Prepping for Baby: Lessons from a Travel Trailer
The amount of baby things on the market now is staggering! I look at the must have lists that stores recommend having before the baby arrives. I can’t believe some of the stuff that they say is a necessity! My family lived in a travel trailer for a good portion …Read More »
The Zeer Pot, Please don’t Recommend that I Use One!
Refrigeration is a big challenge when living off grid. One of the solutions that I’ve heard over and over and over again is the zeer pot. I’m actually kind of tired of hearing that I should use one! Please don’t recommend that I use one. Here’s why. As spring sprung …Read More »