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The decision whether or not to purchase and install an outdoor wood furnace was a tough one for us. We almost did it. Eventually, though we decided not you. Read this post to find out why!
We are often asked why we call ourselves “New Old-Fashioned Farmers.” The answer of course is simple. We call ourselves this because we farm the way my grandparents taught me, like their parents taught them, at least in manner that is. Since we farm in a modern, tech filled world we have a some variances, […]
The question has been raised recently about whether or not a community is necessary for homesteading. That is, do homesteaders require constant financial and physical assistance from those around them? This is a loaded question and I hope that I can give a good answer. The answer, after much thought is … Yes, but …. […]
Most of us leave out kids out of our survival planning. I don’t mean that we’re planning on abandoning them, but simply that we don’t count on them being any help in a survival situation. That’s counterproductive. Granted, a baby can’t do anything to help, but even small children can be taught tasks that will […]
Sometimes it’s just plain cold outside and emergencies happen. Sometimes the electricity goes out, the wood pile runs short, or the propane isn’t working. When that happens it can be a life or death situation to keep warm. Here are some strategies that you can use to help stay warm in an emergency situation when […]