Tag: off-grid lifestyle

Springtime to Do List for Your Homestead

As a homesteader, I, Matthew Davies, know your work is never done when it comes to working around the property. Spring is no exception. Organization is the most crucial aspect of being a successful homesteader. Ensure you have a running tally of everything that needs to be completed so you aren’t caught unprepared come May.…
Read more

How to Clean and Prepare Your Yard for Spring

With winter behind us, I, Matthew Davies, am here to remind you that now is the perfect time to rekindle your passion for gardening. After months of heavy blankets of snow and ice, you can give your yard a new lease on life by replanting grass in areas that need it, shrubs, and even yard…
Read more

How to Prepare for Winter

In just over a month, it will officially be winter. That does not mean that people living in northern states or higher elevations will not experience winter conditions before that time. For those of us living off the grid, we have begun to prepare for awhile. I, Matthew Davies, started preparing for the winter season…
Read more

Food That Should Never Be Dehydrated

When you are living off the grid, you must preserve your food. The reason is that you will have a limited amount of storage space since refrigeration and freezing units can eat up a lot of your electricity. Many people living off the grid choose to can or dehydrate their foods. That being said, I,…
Read more

How to Homeschool and Work from Home

Something that no one had planned on for this school year has finally come to fruition. There will be many parents who have to homeschool their children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. That means a lot of parents are going to have to try to juggle both educating their children and maintaining a…
Read more

The Best Way to Keeping your Off-Grid Home Warm

Just like everyone else, Matthew Davies knows a warm home is a necessity. When deciding to live off-grid, the choice of your location should not be dictated by climate. It is part of the equation, but should not be the only thing you consider. Living off-grid does not have to mean being cold all the…
Read more

Essential Tools for The Homestead Kitchen

If you walk through the small appliance section of any store that sells these items, you will see a vast selection. However, when you are homesteading, you will only be able to use a fraction of them, since you will not have enough electricity to support the power draw it would require to run them…
Read more

Tips for Planning and Building a Green Home on A Budget

When it comes to building a sustainable green home, proper planning is the key. The good news? Building an energy-efficient ‘eco-home’ does not necessarily require that you spend a lot more than building a standard ‘code-built’ home. The amount you pay depends mostly on the design as well as the building materials you choose to…
Read more

Late Spring/Early Summer Maintenance Checklist for Off-Gridders

The cold days of winter are now safely behind us, which means we can finally begin tackling some home maintenance projects we may have been putting off due to cooler temperatures. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, I, Matthew Davies, suggest you get your to-do list finished before you have to return to…
Read more

Beginners Guide to Milking Livestock

If you are reading this blog, I, Matthew Davies, would assume you are probably one of the more advanced homesteaders out there. Milking is not something that new homesteaders generally think about, not only because it is a task typically reserved for more experienced homesteaders, but because when you begin your journey to living off the…
Read more