This weekend our YouTube Channel grew to 500 subscribers. However, we have been purposefully not chasing the YouTube algorithm. Because of this, we never thought we would ever reach 500 subscribers within this past year. We demonetized all our videos, intentionally try to stay away from click bait titles, and focus on content. Basically, living … Continue reading How do we have followers and subscribers?
This year I had a great time harvesting my vegetables from my garden and preserving them for future use. This year I was able to harvest my Basil and make Pesto. I really love to make pesto and freeze it, so when I am wanting to make chicken pesto pizza, or any other dish that … Continue reading Making Pesto from Garden Fresh Basil
I was in my kitchen and wanting a snack and had a craving for my lemon cucumbers. I had picked some the day before and they were chilled and waiting in my fridge. I did the usual, peeled, sliced, and quartered the lemon cucumber, added a little salt and pepper and ranch. As I was … Continue reading Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad
One of my favorite animals and things to do on our homestead is to care for our chickens. I love our ladies! Chickens require little and give much in return. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to sick chickens. I have not had much success in healing a chicken once they are … Continue reading Sick Chick on the Homestead
During the summer months, there is nothing like sitting outside surrounded by tiki torches with a fire in the center to roast all beef hot dogs for dinner and marshmallows for dessert. As the hour gets later and the sun sets, the treetops are softly lit by the glow of the fire. Our son is … Continue reading S’more Indoor
Installing the tankless water heater gas vent was a bit of a challenge. I had to measure the outside wall and match it up with the measurements of the inside wall. I used a window to base the measurements to make sure that I would place the hole in between the studs correctly, which I … Continue reading Gas Vent Install & Thoughts about Blogging
When a making a purchase of great importance to your home systems, I have always believed the kit would include everything I would need for an install. However, I have come to realize that is not a common practice today with tankless water heaters. Here is the complete picture and 5 important things to know … Continue reading Before Installing a Propane Tankless Water Heater
We decided to purchase a 1940's double sink, double drain board sink for our kitchen, when we built our home. Being off grid and knowing we would not have a dishwasher, we thought that this may be a great choice. After having our sink for 5 years, this has proven to be a super choice … Continue reading Think Kitchen Sink!
Mark and I have been living on our homestead for about 6 years and every time we get ready to build an out building, garden, solar array, pump house, etc...we find ourselves asking many question such as: Where do we want to locate this building or structure and why? How often are we going to … Continue reading Out Building Location = Smart Homesteading
Our new tractor has arrived and we've already made some use of it by moving several dead rooted up stumps and a large burned up log left by the previous owner. What would have taken days and several weeks of back and knee recovery was done in a matter of a few minutes. Just yesterday … Continue reading The Tractor has Arrived