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We’d like to introduce you to this independent homesteading lifestyle that we live and love. In fact, we hope you’ll be inspired to do it too—and we want to help! That's what this website is all about, helping you live a modern off grid lifestyle.
Many years ago, our family jumped out of the “rat race” to live a simpler (yet modern) life. We live off the grid with a solar system and continue to develop our new homestead deep in the mountains of Idaho. Yes, we're starting over at a new place--if we can do it, so can you! In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, we dedicate this website to each one who is dreaming of reclaiming the noble independence our forefathers cherished so dearly.
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We often talk of root cellars as the traditional way of storing many types of produce in its natural, unprocessed state. Root Cellars* are an excellent method of food preservation. They can keep...
It’s the lemon twist! Some vegetables such as cucumbers and onions and beets taste absolutely wonderful when they are pickled in lemon juice. These vegetables should be coming along nicely in...
This is the time of year every gardener or anyone who loves to eat fresh garden produce looks forward to! The tiny seeds you planted in the soil months ago are now large plants with home grown...
What is the overwhelming plague that inevitably comes along with a wonderfully healthy growing garden?? You know the answer without a doubt—it’s those horrible, thick, fast-growing weeds! Now—would...
For years I did live canning and bread making demos as part of our seminar lineup at event centers and churches. And to demonstrate water bath canning I almost always prepared and made a fresh fruit...
Our Montmorency cherry trees are loaded this year! Typically it seems we have a couple of bountiful years and then an off year. Last year was definitely an off-year. Now I’m thinking...
How can you help someone with a bowl of soup, if you are standing in the soup line yourself?
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