The trailer was not winterized at some time and as a result both sides had major leaks from pipes that were busted from freezing. The plumbing in place was a mix of iron and copper pipes. The cheapest and easiest way to go would be CPVC. From my experiences with that plumbing material in an old house that was plumbed with CPVC it was not a … Continue reading the story "Moving In"
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When we had the trailer in we began work on getting all the utilities ran to it and connected. Water was already at the office, so we planned on running water from there to the trailer. The office is a metal building on a concrete slab foundation. Our first attempt … Continue reading the story "Utilities"
Buying a property was only step one. There wasn't a house on the property only an office and shops. To move to the new property we would have to get a domicile on the place. When we bought the property it was a collaboration of myself and my two brothers. One brother was going to live on the place as soon … Continue reading the story "Place to Live"
I have added several books to the free book page.
I need a good starting point here so I will begin with our move to the new property in the fall of 2010. I have always been interested in older technology and farming. Before we moved we had less than six rolling acres to work with. A big reason I was in favor of moving was the opportunity to acquire more land. I was also … Continue reading the story "Where to start"
I am starting this site to share my experiences with starting a small family farm and our families work towards greater self sufficiency. I have a lot planned for this year, A huge garden, planting an acre of black oil sunflowers, building a living fence along my property line as well as plenty of other goals. Other items that I may not get to this year … Continue reading the story "First Post"