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What To Do With A Rooster? When You Only Wanted Hens

What To Do With A Rooster? When you only wanted Hens

By Amber Bradshaw | Aug 11, 2020

What to do with a Rooster? You were so excited to become a growing number of proud back yard chicken owners. You built a cute little coop, maybe even hung a curtain or two, told all of your friends you would soon be in supply of Fresh Eggs. Placed your order for Pullets (female baby…

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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 24, 2020

Formerly just small-town urban homesteaders, Timmy and Amber Bradshaw of Pawleys Island, South Carolina moved with their three children less than a year ago to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Just three months on their new land, they received an opportunity to film the construction of their new homestead for Building Off The Grid.

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Which Goat Breed Is Best For You?

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 18, 2020

  Have you thought about adding goats to your homestead? Would you like to raise them for dairy? Meat? Fiber? Or maybe you want to raise them for pasture management? Do you know what breed would best suits your needs? With over 200+ goat breeds, your choices can be a little overwhelming. Let us help…

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Living Off The Grid- What You Need to Know

By Amber Bradshaw | Jul 5, 2020

After living in the city for all our lives we decided to leave it all behind and move off the grid. Smart? Crazy? A little insane? Maybe a touch of all three. If you’re considering this lifestyle, I’m sure you have a lot of questions. We want to share our experience with you, the good…

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Pineapple Mint Smoothie Recipe + Sugar Free!

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 7, 2020

When the temps start to rise, the drinks need to be cool and refreshing. Nothing says tropical like pineapple and nothing is more cooling than mint. You combine the two and you have an amazing Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe to die for!

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Gardening for Beginners- Everything You Need to Know

By Amber Bradshaw | Jun 5, 2020

  If you’re like one of the millions that are starting a garden for the first time, I bet you have a lot of questions? Gardening for beginners can be exciting and daunting all at the same time. Do you just throw some seeds on the ground and add water? Or do you need a…

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Growing Fodder For Livestock- Easy DIY Instructions

By Amber Bradshaw | May 12, 2020

Have you ever tried to grow your own livestock feed? Growing fodder is very easy to do with our step-by-step instructions. High in nutrition, fodder can be grown just about anywhere which makes it the perfect livestock supplement. 

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Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land, finding FREE food

Foraging For Wild Edibles On Our Land

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 26, 2020

  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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empty food shelves in the crisis

How to Ration Food + Inventory Sheets

By Amber Bradshaw | Apr 16, 2020

  Do you have enough food to last your family for 30 days? What about two weeks? Have you ever taken a total food inventory or had to ration food?  These are all questions we should be asking ourselves. As a nation, we take food for granted and assume it will always be there when…

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