Tag Archives : homesteading

homemade washer

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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urban homestead

Transitions – Brief Update

2017 was a year of transition. We moved to the urban homestead and are no longer on the road full time. I miss it. But the simple life principles I took from the homestead to full-time RVing I have taken with me to the Urban Homestead. I am not using all my simple principles. Just as many as are practical…

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How to use Bar Soap

The humble bar of soap. Sometimes it seems like everyone has forgotten how to use bar soap. Since most people I know use liquid soap in tidy pump dispensers now. Yet bar soap is gentler, more economical, and does a better job of cleaning. Bar soap is truly a multi-purpose cleaner. In order to make myself clear, when I speak…

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Urban Oasis?

  Rain is greening up Southern California. It’s wonderful. Green. Before the next round of drought and water restrictions starts, I want to say my piece. Brown is not the new green. We need green spots in the city, especially with all the brown lawns. We need spots where children can play, and people can breathe. Places where dogs can…

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