A reliable water source will be vital for your homestead’s success. Not only will your survival depend on a safe, adequate supply of water, but if you are considering animals, they too will rely on their daily drink. In this post, I discuss drilled wells and deep as well as shallow water hand pumps.
If you’ve followed The Farmer’s Lamp, you know we were suddenly thrust into living off grid world last year. We’ve learned, by necessity, how not only to survive, but thrive. If you’re considering the move to off grid, may I offer you these tips to help cut down your learning curve. We thought we knew […]
It is really easy to think we are prepared for anything, but are we really? It is important to live without fear as it is a waste of time and precious energy and to focus on being prepared. You will find great comfort in times of turmoil when you have already rehearsed things in your […]
As part of our homestead we have installed a 7500 watt on-grid/off grid solar system. It consists of a solar array of thirty 250 watt panels, a 770 AH battery bank, a grid tie inverter and a few other bits and bobs. Its been good but there have been some downsides.
What’s Your Threat? What’s the biggest threat to you and your family? Check out some amazing blogs and how they attack their biggest threats to being more prepared and more self-reliant! I was very excited to opt-in with a bunch of my wonderful peers to write about “What’s Your Threat?” and I have to say […]
After months of planning and dreaming about our gardens, the longer days of February are a great time to get an early start growing spring and summer vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Often, advice on how to start seeds involves equipment such as heat mats and grow lights. While it’s true that such equipment may lead […]