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:thumbs_up:..........A big shout out and thank you to Birddog for this one :beerglass:

Season 1 Episode 1 - An American Homestead

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http://youtu.be/PTju3L1BhGI

Published on Jun 30, 2014
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An American Homestead is about 2 families that left the city for a more simple off-grid life in the mountains of the American Ozarks. Subscribe to see just how they are getting by each week and join them in this adventure.

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Here's the link to their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYun1PcC1l0Kq0x4h0mBFg
 

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Season 1 Episode 2 - An American Homestead

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Episode 2: Healthy Food, Gunieas and Ticks and Homeschooling on the Homestead.

An American Homestead is about 2 families that left the city for a more simple off-grid life in the mountains of the American Ozarks. Subscribe to see just how they are getting by each week and join them in this adventure.

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Glad you re posting them - I don't know if I want to go completely off grid these these folks. But I really enjoy their videos...

My husband knows the younger man - I think we may go down any visit them......
 

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Glad you re posting them - I don't know if I want to go completely off grid these these folks. But I really enjoy their videos...

My husband knows the younger man - I think we may go down any visit them......
:thumbs_up:...........Thanks :beerglass:
 

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Interesting but raised more questions for me than answers. Thanks for posting.


I would like to add that they seem to be shopping a 'reality show'.
 

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Interesting but raised more questions for me than answers. Thanks for posting.


I would like to add that they seem to be shopping a 'reality show'.
Yes, it does seem that way. Minimum, they want to get enough watches off YouTube to get paid.....

But, I like the info. I like to see how they are dealing with not having modern conveniences. I think it is worth watching...
 
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Topping Off the Aquaponics Tanks - An American Homestead

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It can sometimes be a weekly occurrence on the homestead during the hottest times of the summer. The tanks are getting a bit low and so I want to keep them topped off. We bring a 250 gallon tank 100 yards over to the greenhouse. This little truck can handle a 1 ton payload just fine. We love our aquaponics system here!
 

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Season 1 Episode 3 - An American Homestead - Composting

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Episode 3: We are serious about composting. We take a look at 4 areas of composting that we manage around the homestead. Animal manure, Humanure, Kitchen scraps, and vemiculture.
 

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Cleaning Solar Panels - An American Homestead

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Published on Sep 4, 2014
I came out to work on the greenhouse the other morning and noticed the dust on the panels. WOW! If anything gets in the way of the panels, you will notice reduced power coming in. Just one of the many chores to do around the homestead.
 

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Another Tomato Day - An American Homestead

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A lot of tomatoes! We are harvesting as much produce as we can from the summer garden in order to have a lot of food options this winter. We are reducing our dependence on the outside world as much as possible and to do that you MUST GROW FOOD...lots of it. So with that in mind, another batch of tomato sauce goes into the pantry!
 

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LOL, typical south county st Louis accent. Warsh = wash......
 

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Getting our Woodchips for Compost and Garden

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There is a handle factory down the road that has been in business since the 1850's. This is where we get our chips for our humanure, compost and garden. It's cheap, like $10 per truck load.
 

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The Fall Greenhouse - An American Homestead

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We are getting the greenhouse ready for fall and some cooler temperatures. So what are we planting? Collards, Kale, Chards, Cabbages, broccoli and a few other things. If there is one thing I like during the fall and winter, it still being able to have fresh greens!

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Season 1 Episode 4 - An American Homestead

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Episode 4: We give you a good look at how we are generating a small amount of electric on our homestead. We also show some of our footage of our sheep shearing this past spring.

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Local Deer Population - An American Homestead

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A couple of injured deer brought back to health.
 

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Season 1 Episode 5 - An American Homestead

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Episode 5: The harvest is starting to come in this summer and its time to start canning. The only way we are able to can all this food and have it be affordable is to do so by wood fire? An American Homestead shows how we water bath can and pressure can over wood fire!

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Interesting. I subscribed. Thanks man!

The man who taught me to use a stick welder and run a business actually lived off-grid in a mud hut on the Oklahoma plains with small children in the 1930's.

He dispelled my romantic notions of what "the simple life" was like, but I still harbor fantasies of "chucking it all" and living that way. :)
 

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How to Clean a Wood Stove - An American Homestead

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Published on Sep 25, 2014While the homestead prepares for winter, cleaning our woodstove becomes a top priority. Heating your home with wood heat can be safe and efficient. But there are some simple steps to follow to avoid any sort of mishap or chimney fire. Making sure you start off the winter season with a clean wood stove is very important. Fortunately, its VERY SIMPLE to do!
 

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Interesting. I subscribed. Thanks man!

The man who taught me to use a stick welder and run a business actually lived off-grid in a mud hut on the Oklahoma plains with small children in the 1930's.

He dispelled my romantic notions of what "the simple life" was like, but I still harbor fantasies of "chucking it all" and living that way. :)

Exactly. I prefer flush toilets, hot food, and clean clothes.
 

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I would like to live in a remote location with modern conveniences, but be set up to handle living without. I would like to be on the grid, with propane, but have solar and wood heat as well.

I'm not there now......
 

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Check In - Aquaponics/Tractor - An American Homestead

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Fall aquaponics plantings are coming in. Kale, chards, collards, cabbages, and others. Oops on the tractor! Going to get this fixed.

Daily Check-Ins are short vids showing you what is going on at the homestead.
 

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I would like to live in a remote location with modern conveniences, but be set up to handle living without. I would like to be on the grid, with propane, but have solar and wood heat as well.

I'm not there now......
It's very easy to do, unlike 100 years ago. The country life can be the easy life once you get everything set up right.
 

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It's very easy to do, unlike 100 years ago. The country life can be the easy life once you get everything set up right.
Yeah, just takes money.....
 

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Season 1 Episode 6 - An American Homestead - Leaving the city

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Episode 6: People have asked lots of questions about how we came to the decision to leave the city. How did we do it, what was involved? I wasn't easy but we were determined to make a life away from the modern world and many of its trappings and carve out our own existence!

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I would rather go to the farmer's market and use the time I save growing my own, to go to the beach.
 

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I would rather go to the farmer's market and use the time I save growing my own, to go to the beach.
Me too........................lol :beerglass:
 

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Ebola, Silver and You!

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Published on Oct 5, 2014


Natural News came out the other day showing how agencies are coming down hard on people who are pushing silver as an answer for ebola. Why? All of the links are below!

http://www.naturalnews.com/047101_Ebo...

silver: http://www.jnanobiotechnology.com/con...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

“HIV infectivity is effectively eliminated following short exposure of isolated virus to silver nanoparticles.”

Small pox virus: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1... Makes you pay for the study :(

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

Staph: http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/E...


scientist study silver shirts to see if it harms human skin. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/...

silver sports socks: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-N...

Samsung is releasing silver in all of its upcoming refregerators, and washing machines. http://www.gizmag.com/go/4516/

Flu D3: http://www.whale.to/a/cannell.html
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Season 1 Episode 7 - An American Homestead - Aquaponics

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Episode 7: The homestead this week is deep into the harvest. This week we pull out our potato patch and see what kind of success we have achieved. PLUS! we give a more indepth review of our aquaponics system. We will be sharing more about our off-grid aquaponics system in future videos from the homestead so be sure to subscribe!

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Concrete Block Rocket Stove

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One of our camper guests brings the idea of a neat concrete block rocket stove for his family's outdoor cooking. Stay tuned and subscribe for additional upcoming rocket stove videos!
 

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Gathering Wood on the Homestead - An American Homestead

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This week and next we are hosting a dozen families who are camping on the land. Here we find some of them returning to the tools of the past in order to gather wood.
 

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Pressure Canning Chickens and Stock - An American Homestead

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Published on Oct 26, 2014
We needed to get some of our chicken put up in the pantry for the winter and so here we go! We have a bunch of chicken meat and chicken stock ready for the cold winter ahead. Who doesn't love chicken noodle soup when its cold?
 

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Season 1 Episode 8 - An American Homestead - Brick Pizza Oven

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Episode 8: The chickens on the homestead are finally big enough to start eating. After canning them, they should be a food source for us well into next year. Plus the homestead finished the brick pizza/bread oven that will help us reduce our dependence on propane gas. All that and its time this week to start the county fair. Will the homestead see any blue ribbons? Stay tuned to find out and be sure to subscribe to our channel and share our videos!

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Persimmon Wine 1 The Gathering - An American Homestead

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Published on Oct 27, 2014
We are blessed with an abundance of persimmon trees on the property we have. I estimate probably over 300 female trees that produce fruit. This year, we are going to produce wine with some of that fruit. So lets go! I will walk you through the process!

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Persimmon Wine 2 Rocket Stove - An American Homestead

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We chose to use our steam juicer made by Victorio to make a batch of persimmon wine. The steam juicer makes a nice color of the juice that I think will turn out wonderfully. Stay tuned for part 3 to see where this all ends up.
 

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Persimmon Wine 3 Fermentation - An American Homestead

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Published on Oct 31, 2014
The got the juice and sugar syrup along with the yeast in the carboy bottles. The fermentation is happening and the wine is being made. We are excited to try our first homestead wine. But its going to be a long wait until the process is completely done and the wine has developed its full flavor potential.

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The Off Grid Winter Pantry - An American Homestead

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Jaimie walks us through the winter pantry as fall draws to a close. The main portion of the harvest is in and many have asked us to show what we have stocked up on. Still to come is the deer and sheep harvest. We have a lot of meat still to add.
 

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Season 1 Episode 9 - An American Homestead - County Fair

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Episode 9: The homestead visits the county fair and finds out if we won any blue ribbons this first year. Then we visit the garden again and continue to process the abundance of tomatoes for the winter. And then, we finish the week with a chicken dinner cooked with out new outdoor brick oven. YUM! What happens next week? Stay tuned to find out and be sure to subscribe to our channel and share our videos!

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Clawhammer Copper Still Unboxing - An American Homestead

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We are stoked about getting a product in the mail from one of our new advertisers. It's a 100% copper still that can be used for fuel production. Please check out their website and banner ads on our site! The Still can also be used to make whiskey (where legal), distilled water, and essential oils! Amazing!
 

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Rocket Mass Greenhouse Heater Build Pt.1 - An American Homestead

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We need a way for our greenhouse aquaponics system to stay above freezing this winter. We explored a number of options and decided on a Rocket Mass Heater. I think we made the right choice.

I understand there are a lot of people researching this topic, we will do a series of videos including cost and review analysis coming in the days ahead!
 

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Rocket Mass Greenhouse Heater Pt.2 - An American Homestead

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It works! Well sort of. I'm getting good draw on the system right away. The top of the 55 gallon drum is too hot to touch within 90 seconds of lighting a fire. My question is, how long does the fire need to go before 2nd combustion happens? How do I tell? Also, the exhaust pipe doesn't get very hot...just mostly warm. Shouldn't it be getting hotter than that if its going to heat up mass like cob?