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 […]

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!

A new backside - Manufactured Home Reno

We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]

Mr. Heater - Big Buddy with 20 pound propane tank

How to use Mr. Heater Big Buddy with a 20 pound propane tank In the video below, I show you the first time I started up and used my Mr. Heater Big Buddy propane space heater. I opted for using the 20 pound tank connected by a hose and propane filter. This seems like a […]