There are two things that inevitably seem to happen when you go from being flat broke to having disposable income. The first is that all the things you have been putting off paying are now getting paid. I am including things needing repair/ replacing in this too because they wouldn't be breaking if you had … Continue reading I hate money.
I do have to admit, I was a bit worried that there would be something wrong with this first round of bacon. It was the first time curing anything ourselves and it just seemed too good to be true, and way too easy. We took the cured bellies out of the fridge after 7 days, cut … Continue reading First round of bacon done!
Yesterday we walked out on the property for the first time since we bought it. We would have went out sooner, but the snow and all... We went to do some blocking and planning. It's tough to work on floor plans for a house when you haven't seen the property in months. We took the … Continue reading Starting the planning
A friend of mine works at a slaughter house (I guess that's what it is). Anyway, they buy, raise, and slaughter pigs. She came to me a few weeks back and wanted to know if I wanted to learn how to cure bacon with her. my response: "Heck ya I do!!". I wasn't sure how … Continue reading The joys of BACON!
As of this past Thursday night we have a new truck!! Thanks to a friend of ours we were introduced to a financial plan through a major car dealership in the area. The plan is for people who have the means to buy a car but not the credit to be financed. They also report to … Continue reading Car update
I said in the beginning that our purpose was to break away from the cycle we were in and follow our dreams of living self sustainably on a homestead and without being tethered to the cycle of owing money to people. This is still our main purpose. We want to show people that life doesn't … Continue reading Our purpose… Revised
I don't care what people say, it is HARD to pull yourself out of being poor, and the American system makes sure of it. Here is a great example: we spent almost 2 years with zero extra income. We made enough to pay our bills, but minimal food (until we went on food stamps for three … Continue reading There is definitely something wrong with America
No matter what happens, no matter how bad things get, there really is one thing I can rely on. The God works in mysterious ways. As much as I wanted to get a car first, as much as I really wanted us to have 2 cars as soon as possible, things are working out the … Continue reading The silver lining of biodiesel
We have been surviving on one car the past year. Since C got his new job he has to take his jeep to work every day so i have been borrowing a friends car but for reasons i can’t say i can only drive it locally. I can’t drive it anywhere but around town and … Continue reading And here it goes again
So the next real step in this journey is to finalize the building plans. To recap the project so far: we are building an in ground "earthship", run on solar and wind power. It's built maily with recycled materials too. I spoke with planning and zoning today, mainly because I do t want to end … Continue reading Asking for help and advice!