Poster image for Installing Dryer Vent in Middle of House video

See how we installed a dryer vent in the middle of our house During our mobile home reno, figuring out how to install our dryer vent in the middle of our house proved to be a bit of a challenge. Before giving up and changing the house layout, again, I found a product that allows […]

Milkweed Assassin Bug I was in my garden Saturday and saw this milkweed assassin bug chilling on a blackberry bush. There was a honeybee buzzing around as well. I decided to try the 4K video on my new iPhone SE. This may be the first time a milkweed assassin bug has been shot in 4K. […]

Micro Swale | End of Summer Video Review

October 15, 2015


Hey y’all. I wanted to give you a look at how the micro swale made it through the summer. It wasn’t until the end of summer that we got the water well up and running. The plants and trees did really good considering how little rain we received. The video’s a little longer than most so feel free to use the fast forward feature to get through it a little quicker.

Learn how to use a hi-lift-hack for winching on your homestead

If you’re a homesteader, you will want to know how to use a Hi-Lift Jack for winching. One thing that homesteaders are pretty good at is getting the most out of their tools by maximizing the ways they can be used. The Hi-Lift Jack is one of those tools that has a primary feature (lifting objects, usually […]

An organic peach grown on our homestead. It is a few weeks from being ready for harvist

East Texas Homestead Update (Mid 2015) Can you believe that this year is just about half way over? Me either! It this post, I’m going to give an overview of what’s been happening on the homestead. In some ways it feels like very little has happened in 2015 but when I start placing it all […]

After 2 years, we have water on the homestead!

May 20, 2015


New Water Well on Our Homestead!

This is a really exciting post for me because it is announcing the completion of one of our biggest hurdles. When we selected this property, we never thought it would be so hard to get water. We live in America for crying out loud. I just assumed we would be able to call the utility company up and get water hooked up the next week. Boy was I wrong.

Even though the neighbors on either side of us have water, the water company (Southern Utilities) gave us huge amounts of trouble to get water on our property. At the end, they claimed that since my parents have sold off portions of their 200 acre property to family members, we are now a subdivision. Due to this declaration, instead of a $200 water meter charge, I was looking at $25,000 to get water from them.

In the end, my parents decided to pay for a family well that will service them and my siblings (should they chose to move out to “The Land”). I am greatly blessed to have such generous parents. Our entire homesteading journey would have never been possible if it weren’t for them.

Check out this 2 minute video showing the water being pumped from 500 feet below the ground! Don’t forget to thumbs up the video if you like what you see. It goes a long way to helping my family. Thanks y’all!