Simple, Low-Budget, Off-Grid, Gravity-Fed Water System

By Alyssa Craft Since moving to our off grid property just over a year ago, we've had plenty of adventures learning how to become more sustainable and self sufficient. One of the big challenges that we've had to work through has been setting up a long-term, off grid water system. After looking into lots of …

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Birdie Hygiene

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] We all enjoy a good bath, right?  Well your birds are no different.  They enjoy preening, bathing and cleaning themselves as well.  It is an important natural behavior which keeps your birds healthy and happy. Waterfowl (Ducks Bathing) Ducks, geese and other waterfowl bath similar to the …

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7 Ways to Find Water on Your Homestead

Digging a well can be very, very expensive.  Choosing the wrong location to dig your well can be devastating.  Something we all wish to avoid... Rocks are probably the most valuable clue to locating a good groundwater supply. As a first step in locating the right conditions for a good supply of groundwater, review your …

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Water Is Your #1 Priority

When we moved to the Northwest we got to experience being completely off-grid. Not by choice mind you… In the Northwest it rains. It rains a lot. We also have trees, lots and lots of trees. Trees plus massive amounts of water plus wind equal downed power lines. Compound that with the fact that we …

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7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

Written by: Rich M Life was hard for our ancestors — much harder than it is for us today. Most of them didn’t have running water and electricity to make their lives easier. These modern conveniences have changed our way of life, to the point where we often forget what people had to do throughout …

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Ram Pump PHOTO: Jesse Frost

This Water Pump Is Propelled By The Water It Pumps

With a ram pump, you don’t have to worry about being waterless if your electricity goes out. [by Jesse Frost April 27, 2016 repost: http://www.hobbyfarms.com/this-water-pump-is-propelled-by-the-water-it-pumps/%5D Moving water has been a challenge for farmers since time immemorial. Water wants to flow downhill, and often, you need it to flow uphill. Your animals need it. Your garden …

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The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

This article is the mother-load of all mother-loads!  Water people!  Lots of water without electricity!  I LOVE this!!! Written by: Tricia Drevets Water is the key to survival. At least 60 percent of the adult human body is made of water, and we can live no more than three days without it. Since most modern …

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They Feed Cows, What?

Big ag feeds cows chicken poop!  Yes, that's right, chicken poop. Okay, that's creepy!   Want to produce your own food?    We'll show you how!   Donate to our “How to Provide FOOD for Your Family TV Show Kickstarter Project” now!   Just $5 will help so much!   We are raising funds to …

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WHAT? Super Bacteria Was Found In Your Salad?

Worried about the chemicals in your food?  Or how your meat was raised?  Terrified of the Super Bacteria lingering in your salad?  Feel like you have to disinfect every veggie that comes through your door or that you must turn that steak into leather to avoid the inevitable case of food poisoning?  We're going to …

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