1800 Watts Of Freedom
Whiskey n Sunshine Off Grid
We moved to this new off grid property to get into Modern Homesteading in January of 2016. We are living in rural Maine on 12 acres & have a small farm of chickens, raised bed & in ground garden. Sharing how we live off grid and use our Kubota L2501.
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Prelude To A Modern Hillbilly Part 1
In my time... Where to start...Hmmm. As I write this, I realize that some people just won’t understand. Others may even be upset. Believe me when I say that I really couldn’t care less. I was there. This was my life. And if I died tomorrow, I’d go to my grave with the knowledge that I grew up, and worked in a world that, for the most part, doesn’t exist anymore. That being said, The old days.Read full story
Solar Power Is Like Money In The Bank
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Remember The fun!
Kids Playing OutsideMichelle Kennagh/Whiskey n Sunshine Off-Grid. When I was a kid, there wasn't an internet. No computers, not video games either. Only the great outdoors. I grew up with the neighborhood kids next door. We would get off the bus, grab a snack, and head outside. We would play fun games like Duck Duck Goose, Red Light Green Light & Red Rover. Come on over.Read full story
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The Good Ole Days
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I Was Feeling Anxious
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