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Six ‘Lost’ Off-Grid Lessons From The Amish Community

Six ‘Lost’ Off-Grid Lessons From The Amish Community

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. We live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community. Nonetheless, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer. The temperatures regularly hit about 95 degrees before noon. Friends and neighbors cleared out ...

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5 Myths That Discourage Wannabe Homesteaders

5 Myths That Discourage Wannabe Homesteaders

Homesteading is usually associated with self-sufficiency. Many who live in the city dream of one day becoming self-sufficient, “leaving everything” and moving to the country to run a homestead. But aside from financial and social constraints that may hold them ...

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My Wife Or My Chickens

My Wife Or My Chickens

Raising chickens in the Midwest is not easy, but it can be an interesting hobby. At my house, though, the profit margin is usually very low and the maintenance is high. The children fall in love with those little chicks, ...

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