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Starting Over

Starting Over

Hello Off The Grid News! This is Bob Whitten, coming to you from beautiful, sunny Thomson, Illinois. Today I want to tell you about two pioneers, making their way back to self-sufficiency in a most unusual way. They happen to ...

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How To Embrace Your Inner Minimalist

How To Embrace Your Inner Minimalist

Let’s face it: life is busy and complicated. We live in a consumer-based, commercial world that readily awaits our next purchase. While we have all of the convenience of smart phones and quick meals, all of the entertainment of toys ...

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Successful Cloth Diapering

Successful Cloth Diapering

Cloth diapering is an intimidating endeavor to any parent who has no experience with it. The ease of disposable diapering is more obviously apparent, especially to new parents. However, the savings from using cloth diapers are significant and worth it ...

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Fishin’ For Crappies, Gardening and Music

This week on our show we talk with “Bait Shop Todd” about where the crappies are biting and how to catch them. We will talk with The Heirloom Market’s own senior botanist, Nick Huizenga about gardening in your own backyard. ...

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Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons

Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons

Hello folks. This is Bob Whitten, coming to you from beautiful, sunny Thomson, Illinois. Today I will tell you all how we make lemonade out of lemons around here. For thirteen years now I have been mowing this old lawn ...

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Fishing Russians and Roller Derbies

Where can you go to get a dose of down-home country fellowship, including old-time gospel singing, interesting guests, advice on gardening, and fishing stories from the local bait and tackle shop owner? You might think that brand of Americana is ...

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Just One More Song

Just One More Song

Hello friends. Today I want to tell you about my Uncle Butch. As we honor our war veterans here in beautiful, sunny Thomson, Illinois, next Saturday at the Melon Days Fall Festival, Uncle Butch is on my mind and in my ...

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