People choose farm dogs, ranch dogs, homestead dogs for many different reasons. We chose the Boerboel, pronounced Boo-r-bull. Boerboel is a South African Mastiff. Loosely translated to farmers dog. I won’t go into any breed specific except that they are big, lovable, goofy, athletic and loyal. If you’re thinking of getting one, do your research. … Continue reading Boerboel Tales
Are you considering possibly living off grid or becoming a little more self sufficient? We started our YouTube channel to help inspire others who are interested in breaking free and not relying on the system to survive. Going completely off grid, might not be an option for some. It’s a lot of work getting your … Continue reading Could You Live Off Grid?
As promised, here’s another awesome story for you. So grab your coffee, sit back and relax. A couple weeks after the incident with our truck being swallowed up by our road, this happened. We were getting ready to leave for town, when our neighbor called us to warn us that the creek crossing was starting … Continue reading Our Creek Crossing Washed Out!
How is everyone this morning? Do you have your coffee? Maybe, you don’t do coffee. That’s ok...get your drink of choice and let me tell you a story. It’s was early March and the beginning of my vacation. My ideal vacation is staying home and doing whatever I want. Save money and no stress in … Continue reading Road Washed Out!
Oh my! Where do I start? Hopefully, you have your coffee ready. We have done so much since our last post in 2019. Dang! That’s a long time! We had been renting equipment for excavating to create areas for usable space. We need areas for a shop, barn, wood sheds and our new cabin. The … Continue reading So Much Has Happened
It’s been a really long time since we have posted anything and a lot has happened. In being frugal and not wanting to spend up to $1,000 for a new phone, my old phone could support the WordPress app anymore. I know you’re probably asking, do you have a computer? We have a laptop, but … Continue reading It’s been a long time!
Hello friends, hope everyone is doing excellent. In this blog, I'm going to go over what we have been up to over the last month. Our main concern is getting prepared for winter and the onslaught of snow. Stu has been working a top secret project, I can't tell you what it is yet. I … Continue reading Winter is Coming and Homestead Life
How's everyone doing? I'm so sorry for not posting more often, or consistent. I've been trying to find that happy medium between working, homestead projects, YouTube, and my blog. The mornings that my hubby wakes up before any other creature, is when I feel most inspired...weird. The hubby is working part time now, and I … Continue reading Getting Things Done
When we lived on the grid, raising chicks was easy. Simply set up their brooder, food, water, and plug in the heat lamp. Easy right? Now that we're off the grid, we have to think of different ways to accomplish these "easy" things. We have a small solar system, and are always mindful of how … Continue reading Raising Chicks Off Grid Without Electricity
Hi there, me again. Well, Toni suckered me into doing another blog. Well, not really suckered but bribed me with Frozen Goodness, as some of you would say ice cream, and probably Starbucks. If you haven't guessed by now, yup it's Stuart. For over a year we have had to guess how much water we … Continue reading How Much Water Do You Have?