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Everything You Need To Know About Solar Hot Water

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 17, 2018

  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

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 19, 2018

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

By Amber Bradshaw | Sep 19, 2018

  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

By Amber Bradshaw | Aug 15, 2018

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

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 17, 2018

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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STOP! Don’t Throw Away That Strawberry Top! Here are 5 Amazing Uses

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 10, 2018

Have you been throwing the best part of the strawberry away all these years? Well maybe not the best part, but we’ve been throwing away something that can serve a greater purpose. Are strawberry tops safe to eat? Not only are they safe to eat but they are full of vitamins and here are 5 ways…

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Homemade Tomato Pie With Fresh Herbs

Homemade Tomato Pie With Fresh Herbs

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 25, 2018

A Southern dish that demands to be made and eaten.  At first glance, ‘tomato pie’ may sound unappetizing, but it truly is a wonderful culinary experience to behold! Homemade Tomato Pie With Fresh Herbs When I first met my husband, he learned I loved to cook and requested I make him a beloved southern dish- Tomato…

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Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land, finding FREE food

Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 5, 2018

When we moved to our new land, I never imagined all the free food I would find. I wasn’t really purposefully foraging for wild edibles at the time, more just getting familiar with my surroundings.  But everywhere I looked, I saw food, FREE food!

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12 Places to Get Cheap or Free Garden Plants & Seeds

12 Places to Get Cheap or Free Garden Plants & Seeds

By Amber Bradshaw | May 21, 2018

Growing your own food shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Yet we spend billions (with a lot of zeros) on lawn care and gardens each year. Kind of seems counterproductive if we are spending more money growing our vegetables than it costs to buy them from the store. Time to tap into your frugal…

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