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Here is where you can see what we've been up to recently, the improvements we've made, the struggles we face on our homestead. 

10 Tips to Keep Your Sanity During a Home Renovation

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
10 Tips to keep your sanity during a home renovation- and possibly save your marriage.

10 Tips to Keep Your Sanity During a Home Renovation Do you have what it takes to keep your family together during a Home Renovation? Ironically, we have owned our own contracting business for the last 18 years. However, our recent renovation and major construction project has been pushing us to the limit. Have some…

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Beehive’s & Beekeeping Supplies on a Budget

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beehive's & Beekeeping Supplies on a Budget

Beehive’s & Beekeeping Supplies on a Budget If you have read my post about Getting Started with Bees ( click here if you haven’t read it yet) then you already know that getting started with beekeeping can be a pretty expensive initial investment, just two hives and safety equipment for two people can cost around $1,000-yikes!…

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Top 5 Ways to Get Honey Bees for Cheap or Free

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 3, 2017 | 1 Comment
Top 5 ways you can find honey bees for cheap or free. Beekeeping for the frugal beekeeper and a person on a budget. Don't let money stop you from beekeeping

Top 5 Ways to Get Honey Bees for Cheap or Free If you have read my post about Getting Started with Bees ( click here if you haven’t read it yet) then you already know that getting started with beekeeping can be a pretty expensive initial investment, just two hives and safety equipment for two people…

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Homemade Comet: All-Natural & Non-Toxic Cleaner Recipe

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Homemade Comet- All Natural & Non-Toxic Cleaner Recipe

In a world full of harmful and toxic chemical cleaners there is actually a ray of sunshine, you can make your own all-natural and non-toxic cleaners! This homemade comet recipe is one of my favorite recipes and it is my biggest sellers at the market. I call this the Everything Scrub because I literally use…

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Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before Your Buy

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Adding Backyard Chickens- what you need to know before you buy.

Adding Backyard Chickens- What You Need to Know Before You Buy They say that chickens are the gateway livestock, and it’s true. Ever heard of chicken math? If not, you will find out shortly. We all want food independence and freedom to raise our own food. Raising chickens is a great and affordable way to…

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Top 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Top 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid

Our Top 5 Reasons to Move Off Grid What does ‘Off Grid’ mean? Well, it means many different things to different people and believe it or not, the simple definition of living ‘Off Grid’ causes arguments within the Off-Grid communities. To me it means: to be independent from electrical, water, and gas, it means reducing…

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Plant a Mosquito Repelling Garden & Enjoy The Outdoors Again

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 22, 2017 | 4 Comments
Plant a Mosquito Repelling Garden & enjoy the outdoors again!

Plant a Mosquito Repelling Garden & Enjoy the Outdoors Again Do you love the outdoors but the biting insects just wont leave you alone? I may have a solution for you that will solve your bug-biting issue and get you back in the dirt, plant a mosquito repelling garden and enjoy the outdoors again! Not…

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Save Electricity & Money by Line-Drying Your Clothes

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Save Electricity & Money by Line-Drying Your Clothes. Cut up to $60.00 per month off your electric bill!

Save Electricity & Money by Line-Drying Your Clothes Do you think line-drying your clothes is a thing of the past? With climbing electric bills and massive energy consumption, many people are turning back to the old ways in order to save electricity & money. Going old-school and line-drying our clothes saves our family of five…

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3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid and Without Electricity

  3 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Herbs Off-Grid. Drying herbs has to be one of the easiest things to do to preserve your harvest and save money. You can use your dehydrated herbs for: gifts, tea blends, spice mixes, potpourri and so much more. I love projects that take very little time and effort but have…

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Over 30 of The Fastest Vegetables to Grow- for the impatient gardener

By Amber Bradshaw | Mar 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Over 30 of the Fastest Vegetables to Grow for the Impatient Gardener

Over 30 of The Fastest Vegetables to Grow- for the impatient gardener Are you an impatient gardener? Or do you like instant gratification? Many would like to argue that gardening is not for the impatient but I am here to tell you they are wrong! With this list of over 30 of the fastest vegetables…

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