Category: Miscellaneous

6 Awesome Tips for Optimal Wood Stove Performance

It’s been a few years since I posted the article titled, Our New Efficient Wood Stove Has Finally Freed Us From The Clutches Of Our Old Electric Furnace! so today seems like a good day to revisit the topic of heating your home with a wood stove. More specifically, I’ll be focusing on what you can do to keep your wood stove functioning the way it was designed to work. The wood stoves of today are a different animal than the types your grandparents grew up with. They are designed to burn much cleaner and efficiently. With the addition of…

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The Next Generation of Homesteaders is Here

There aren’t too many people alive today who remember the days when you could claim a parcel of land, build a cabin, and start living off the land. As a matter of fact, I’m not aware of anyplace in the United States that will still allow you to do that. In the day and age that we live in now, homesteading has an entirely new meaning. When you hear people use the term today, they’re really talking about getting back to a simpler way of life. This often includes living off the grid, raising livestock, growing their own food, and…

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Jansen USA Mini Towable Backhoe For Homesteaders

Notice: It appears that this backhoe is no longer called “Yard Pro”. I’m no longer able to find the Yard Pro Equipment website. These backhoes are also sold on eBay by the seller “bikefarmjoe”. From looking at their eBay listings, it appears that the name has been changed to JansenUSA. I’m very excited to tell you all about our newest toy today! FYI, my husband would be mad at me for calling it a toy. For years, we have wanted to buy a backhoe but like many homesteaders, there’s just not any money in the budget for such an expensive…

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