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Homemade Washer Cleans Up


  No washer, no problem! My homemade washer cleans up for me once again. Homesteading skills are not just for when the SHTF, as they say. They have served me well in the RV and now in the city. Our washer broke down on Saturday. Luckily, I had done my wash on Friday, but my daughter-in-law just started a new…

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Winterizing the Traveling Homestead


Temperatures are dropping in Colorado and winterizing is happening. So far, last year’s supplies are adequate, but since we will be spending most of the winter here this year, I want to do a much better job. Yet it still has to be easy enough to break down and pack up for midwinter trips. Here is what we’ve done so…

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Roadschool


One of the best parts of roadschooling is being able to visit places and experience them in person. We spent part of this winter in Texas, going from the warm and rainy Gulf Coast, to frigid, icy, snowy hill country and panhandle. One day we were fishing off the pier, the next we were scraping ice off the doors of…

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Ice Capades


A series of storms has been blowing through the homestead, keeping us cold and wet. We have to bring in enough wood to make sure it’s dry by the time we need to put it in the stove. Gusty winds have necessitated hanging the laundry inside to dry. We came up with a system that works pretty good. Mrs. D…

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