Expounding on the information from part 1 of the Homestead water supply, I explain how I utilized a Pitless adapter and installed a Pitcher Pump at the kitchen sink of our Maine homestead.
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.
We spent this summer working on building our off grid home. Take a look back at where it all started and how we chose the perfect spot to build. Learn about things you may consider if you’re planning an off grid home of your own.
Have you ever considered going up your cell phone? It can be daunting but it’s well worth it. Read on to hear about how we live cell phone free.
Are you familiar with a structure known as a “yurt”? Some people aren’t, so here’s a quick definition – “a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.” Those were the original yurts, of course, so they’ve come a long way in terms of modern […]
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 […]