• Tour Our Paid-For Suburban Homestead

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    We did it! We closed on our first paid-for property! It’s not our forever homestead (it’s only a quarter acre and it’s not farm land) but it is a great starter property. We paid $14,000 and that included a quarter acre of land, well, septic, existing power pole, carport, and patio. Notice I did not [...]

  • How to Get Your Chickens to Lay in ALL Their Nest Boxes

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    I have 7 hens who have access to 3 laying boxes, yet they ALL lay in ONE box. I have personally shown each one of them the other boxes that is at their disposal but for whatever reason they continue to ignore my accommodations. And everyday they wait around on each other to do their [...]

  • Rethinking Rabbit Meat as a Survival Food

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    When I first started blogging I wrote the post, Why Rabbit Meat is Not the Best Survival Food and while my intentions were to spread accurate information, I was wrong. Completely false. Not true. Inaccurate. No bueno. You get the picture. One of my worst fears about blogging is not being criticized but being wrong for the [...]

  • How to Prepare for an Economic Depression: 9 Steps for the Average Joe

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    Psst. I’m gonna share a little secret with you… I think we’re in an economic depression. Don’t believe me? Consider the fact that more than 100 million Americans are on some sort of government food assistance right now. If EBT cards didn’t exist, just imagine how long the soup lines would be! I write more on how [...]

  • How We Became Debt-Free: One Couple’s Story

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    We’re debt-free. Finally! The glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel is now a bright sunny day, and we still can’t believe we made it. It’s been a long train ride and we’re ready to get off and check out the sites in that glorious city I call Debt-Freeville. The Back Story We [...]

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Installing a New AC Unit + An Epic (Potential) FAIL

When we were inspecting our new trailer during the Are-we-really-gonna-buy-this-thing stage, we immediately noticed that the AC unit would have to be replaced. We knew the heat  didn’t work because the reversing valve was stuck, but exactly when the AC would go out was anybody’s guess. Being that we live in Florida, we didn’t care [...]

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Making Our Trailer a Home: Renovations Wishlist

  Paid-for or not, this trailer of ours is old, dirty, and outdated and we are determined to modernize it and make it home. There’s only one small problem. It’s a 1972 mobile home. Completely renovated, $30k is the absolute max we could get for this property if/when we choose to sell it. $25k is [...]

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Are Vitamins Really Worth the Money?

Can I just say how hard it is to be healthy? It’s hard.  I make a valiant effort to eat organic, whole foods that are traditionally prepared at home. We stay away from gluten, caffeine, MSG, processed milk, and white sugar. We make our own yogurt and eat plenty of healthy fats. We even buy local, [...]

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The Best Joel Salatin Interview I’ve Ever Seen

Around this house we can’t get enough of Joel Salatin.  The guy just makes so much sense. I’m reading his book Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World and love it. Joel’s approach to farming is really common sense, but yet uncommon, uncomplicated, and perfectly fulfilled.  I’m not going to [...]

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Tour Our Paid-For Suburban Homestead

We did it! We closed on our first paid-for property! It’s not our forever homestead (it’s only a quarter acre and it’s not farm land) but it is a great starter property. We paid $14,000 and that included a quarter acre of land, well, septic, existing power pole, carport, and patio. Notice I did not [...]