Post Archives from the ‘The Homestead’ Category

Moving In

Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by
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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"


Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by
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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 Fuji July 2010 015 Office Early Propertyplanned 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"

Place to Live

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 by
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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"

More Books

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by
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I have added several books to the free book page.

Where to start

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by
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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"

First Post

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by

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"