Hi all! Well we are moved into our comfy r.v / tiny home which we are still working on but it’s coming along nicely! So we are now off grid and loving it! So the big question what do you do about water, bathroom, showers? Well if your like us and have a spring then it’s really not to big of a problem but a lot of people don’t have a free flowing spring like we do, but we plan on digging our own personal spring in the next year and I will go more into that later.
So here is our little set up we have for getting water to our place! We bought this pump and hoses from harbor freight for $180.00 and then we bought the container from tractor supply which we paid way to much for and now we are in search of a square tote which u can find for 50.00 to 100.00 and we paid 180.00 for our little 50 gallon tank and the square totes hold 250 gallons so yeah that was a dumb move on our part. So here is how we get water!
So after are tank is full we take back to the homestead and pump into the tiny home where it is hooked to the existing water pump. We hit the pump button In the r.v and it pressures up the whole tiny home hot water heater and is ready to go! If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do the best I can I answer you! Thanks for following and much love!!!!
Today’s the official moving day. We are moving to our off grid homestead!!!! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! I’m so tired of the city and tired of worrying about money! It’s TRUE what they say more money more problems. And I’m happy all that’s behind us we only have a year and a half left of big Bill’s then we will be completely bill free! I’m counting down the days and it will go by so fast I’m sure. Thanks for following along! I will keep u all posted as soon as we are moved!!!
So we have been busy! Got the homestead homebase all flat got the camper moved up, roof on the camper, then a bear broke into the camper lol lol lucky it didn’t do to much damage. So we started the off grid water venture got everything hooked up and water running!! Well then we woke up to wet carpet! The fresh water tank under the bed decided to spring a leak so back we go To get a new tank! So here is the set up! We go to a fresh water spring and use the pump to pump water into our 50 gallon tank then we bring it back home and pump it into our camper holding tank!!! We have the gray water go into a tote which is hooked to a leach hose so the water is leached back into the ground! After the water tank in the camper is fixed then it’s on to sewer and fixing the bathroom all up!
So down the road from where our homestead property is this guy took a travel trailer and turned it into a tiny home so we decided to do the same! So this weekend we built and put a roof on our t.t. now my husband built this all him self and we weighed the options put a new roof on the t.t it’s self (because the center of the original roof is completely rotted.) which would be 3k or put a carport or metal building over it that would be 6,000.00 bucks or build a roof? The building of the added roof won as it was only 1,000.00 bucks!!! So he framed it all up on the ground, used the bobcat and a attachment that he made and lifted it all up their and screwed down the frame of (supports) to the outter edges of the t.t which are the heaviest built so that way when the snow falls the weight will be evenly distributed across the t.t just as it would be without it. And it turned out amazing!
These are by far the best pickled eggs ever and are super easy!!! I always boil my eggs for 30 minutes so the shell comes off easy, and it’s the only thing that has ever worked for me! Boil for 30 then put under cold water. After I shell them I put them in a mason jar, then I add in all the magical left over juices from pickles, jalapenos, pepperchinies and pickled garlic. I pour in equal parts tell the jar is full! Give them about 2 days and bam! Best pickled eggs ever!!!
Hi everyone! Well with a little motivation I finally got the floor laid in the r.v. and it turned out beautiful! Got the peel and stick flooring at Lowe’s for 40.00 a box and I only needed one box and about 4 extra pieces and was super easy to lay down all you need is a box cutter and some elbow grease lol and so far is staying stuck down, I do have a few edges that are starting to lift but I will just put some liquid nails under it and that should hold it!! Next event is the slide out and the bathroom and the roof!!!! Here is the after and the before!!!
Grounding also called earthing is an amazing thing! I didn’t know that all these years I have actually been doing something amazing for myself without even knowing! I have been for forever lol a barefoot babe! I hate shoes if it wasn’t for snow I would never wear shoes at all! In summer I am mostly barefoot.
Grounding is a way to connect back to earth, mother nature where we came from. By simply taking time out of your day, slipping off your shoes and walking in the dirt or grass for just an hour can completely change and help your body! It can elevate stress, anxiety, joint and muscle pain, and many many more things!
Our body’s are like what 90% water? Don’t quote me on that lol so by being a high percentage of water which makes us up we also have electricity that runs through us. Since the development and discovery of rubber and shoes to protect our feet we are no longer connected to that electric energy that runs through the Earth and through us causing a blockage of energy . Shoes have disconnected us from that electricity flow so by wearing shoes we have cut off our main source of energy and health and wellness by disconnecting us from Earth I know it sounds completely weird but that’s the way that it is and by taking off your shoes and walking around in the dirt for an hour reconnect us and recharges our batteries, makes us feel better! So have a great day take off your shoes and walk around and relieve some stress and help your body out!!
Ugh I really just hate it! So while we are working on our off grid /homestead, we still have to pay bills,which means we gotta go work, which means we gotta live in the city for about another year and a half then everything will be paid off and we will have zero bills!!! We can totally just make money off of the homestead and live completely comfortable so until then during the week we are stuck in the city. So I have decided instead of paying the money to put in grass and do all the work and pay the high water bill . that it would be better to turn the crappy backyard (cuz it was crappy when we moved in) it would be better to build a garden that way I can start canning food, I can start drying food, I can totally start doing all that stuff and get a head start for when we are finally set up on our cute little Homestead so this is what I did. our backyard was already dirt when I moved in and why put down grass when you can’t take it with you especially if you’re renting a place so here is the start of our awesome little back yard garden. I will probly plant seeds tomorrow!
So while the hunk is out working on equipment and running equipment, I have decided to makeover our little rv! Now this isn’t just any rv, this is the place where we had our very first date and it was all down hill from their so we have had this rv our entire relationship! Going on 12 years so it’s time for a make over!!! So here is what I have done so far! I chalk painted the fridge, and painted the walls and painted on some cool stencils! I put on some peel and stick subway tiles for around the sink window,( I also got on amazon!) I got the stencils on Amazon and I used the brush on kind of chalk paint instead of the spray can kind, but both work very well! Now I’m not one of those fancy girls, I did not sand anything, wash anything nothing I just went for it! And its always turned out fine for me! So hope u enjoy and check back for more progress!!!
So heeeyyy y’all ! So last weekend we had to up-grade to a big dozer to clear off all the stumps for our future, awesome off grid, homestead!!!! I just can’t wait to do all these awesome tutorials with u all!! Seeing as how everyone is loving my automatic goat milker!!! I just know this is going to be a big hit!! So on with the pics! Here is birtha a d8 allis chamblers dozer! And some more awesome pics of the homestead!!!