Posts by Amber Bradshaw

Home Security For The Off-Grid (or any) Homestead

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  Home Security For The Off-Grid Homestead You’ve made the decision and investment to use an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, your own generator, or a combination. You’ve detached your homestead from the grid. This is certainly a significant step in self-sufficiency but what about home security on the off-grid homestead?

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Pecking Order In The Hen-house-What is Pecking Order?

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  Pecking Order In The Hen-house- What is Pecking Order Just like work at the office, kids on the playground, and the coop, there is always a pecking order. Where one animal, or person, is the top dog and everyone falls in line somewhere below that person. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been…

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Everything You Need To Know About Solar Hot Water

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  What is Solar Water Heating? I don’t know if you’ve ever had to take a cold shower or bath, but brrrr….! Now I might be giving away my age, but this used to happen a lot before solar hot water gained popularity on the off-grid homestead.

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Homemade Rosemary Crackers

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Like everything else, Homemade just taste better. Adding fresh herbs to our homemade rosemary crackers enhances the flavor of our favorite soups and dishes. They are the perfect addition to any cheese plate and a holiday meal.

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Discovering the Best Renewable Energy Source For Your Homestead

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  Living off-grid has its own benefits and rewards. Depending on which level of off-grid living you choose, discovering the best renewable energy source for your homestead can be of the utmost importance. There are many reasons people choose to be off-grid. The most obvious is the saving of money on monthly power bills. Without…

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6 Space-Saving Tips For Tiny House Living

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When we moved our family of five from over 2,500 sq ft to just 500, we faced some difficult challenges. Many involved too much stuff and finding peace in a tiny home. The biggest challenge was finding space for all of our things we needed for everyday use. Here are 6 space-saving tips for tiny…

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How To Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden

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We’ve all been there. You work hard all spring, watch the seeds sprout, flower and bloom and then one morning you wake up to check on everything and suddenly you notice IT’S GONE! The deer came and ate all of your hard work while your back was turned. Ugh!!! Don’t give up, here are some…

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