Just got a present — new clothesline poles!

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We've been here on our new homestead for 5 years and I've been washing with my old Maytag wringer washer since we had the house built, but I have had to use a propane...

Q and A: canned fried apples, farmhouse floors, and canner

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Canned fried apples I grow lots of apples and also get more than I can use from my neighbor. My favorite dish to make is fried apples. In a skillet I melt a couple Tbsp...

Another mobile home frame?

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Our new Hud-Son portable bandsaw mill (that we got this past spring) is a wonderful addition to our homestead. It's already sawed tons of beams, floor joists, and dimension lumber quickly and easily. Plus...

How do you keep livestock water from freezing solid off-grid?

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Obviously, we can't use an electric stock tank heater. Propane heaters are expensive to buy -- and to run! Will remembered his dad telling him about his chore, as a kid, of having to...

We have our winter’s entertainment

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No, it isn't an iPod, home theater, or other electronic gadget. It's a small kitten named Mittens. This fall, Will and I went to a neighbor's yard sale and noticed a sign for two...