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Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 24, 2019

Fellow Homesteaders Land on National TV by Building Off The Grid 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…

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

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 19, 2019

  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?

By Amber Bradshaw | Jan 18, 2019

  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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DIY Grill Seasoning Kit- Budget Friendly Gift Idea

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 12, 2018

This budget-friendly grill kit is the perfect gift to give any time of the year. They are great for camping, cooking out, or take to on vacations; the small size makes them easy to pack and store.

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DIY Tea Gift: Make This Adorable Budget-Friendly Gift For Tea Lovers

By Amber Bradshaw | Dec 12, 2018

The perfect gift for the tea lover on your list! This travel tin is so easy to store, you can take it anywhere and never be without your favorite tea. Great gift for friends, family, co-workers, hairdressers, teachers, just about anyone who loves the taste of a good cup of tea. Super easy to make…

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Bathing Off-Grid With Our Outdoor Shower & How to Stay Clean Without Electricity

By Amber Bradshaw | Oct 30, 2018

Power loss, natural disaster, camping, broke water lines and more, are all reasons why you may need to take an outdoor shower. Bathing off-grid or without electricity can be tricky, see what we do for ideas on how to stay clean. 

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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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