# Off the grid
What I found At The Dump That Shouldn't Have Been Thrown Away
Lots of things at the dump should be there, but this find in the metal pile was a treasure for me. I set up my rain catchment when we put the garden in. Living off the grid, we try to conserve what power we can, so the gravity-fed barrel for rainwater is perfect for helping supplement watering the garden. Along with the garden, having chickens seems like I am constantly cleaning something of theirs; the sink I found works great in conjunction with the rain catchment. This was a no-brainer to grab when I saw it, perfect for our homestead.
Off Grid Solar Power Failure | How To Reset A Charge Controller | DIY Troubleshooting
Our charge controller for the solar controls the power coming into the house from the solar panels. We found that on a nice sunny day, we weren't getting much power from the panels and quickly noticed something was wrong. Luckily the generator still could charge the batteries until we could change or reset the charge controller. We tried the reset first and we were happily surprised that it worked after waiting for 10 minutes with it off. We are very glad this worked. It saved us over $150.
Adorable Baby Chicks Hanging Out With Momma | How Many Chicks Did We Get?
It's that time of year when chickens want to be mommas. I ended up with two broody chickens at the same time, and they sat on eggs for 21 days. Just the right amount of time to have eggs hatch. How many did this chicken end up with? It is so fun having babies on the homestead.
A Fox In The Chicken Coop
We have had a wide range of predators going after the chickens in Tennessee, but this is the first fox. Follow us on News Break for more content 👇🏻 <a href="https://bit.ly/3cuJS5M">https://bit.ly/3cuJS5M</a>
We Didn't Always live This Way | What Happened | Q & A
As an older, off-grid couple living out in the woods and building a homestead with a YouTube channel. We get many questions about how we got here, how we do it, whether it is easy, how we preserve our food, whether we grow our food, etc. We decided to answer 10 of your most popular questions about living off the grid.
Watts, Amps, Volts - Solar Power System Explained
Watts, Amps, Volts - Solar Power System Explained 3rd in a series of questions we have gotten and answered.
Off-Grid Solar Set Up | Our Solar Power System
Off-Grid Solar Set Up | Our Solar Power System This video is an original we did to show the system we have in our home. The setup was here when we moved in. This home was a foreclosure, and house was not running when we got here. So lots of the system had sat for several years until we came along. Never being off-grid before, this was all new and a lot of learning the ins and outs of the whole system. We have learned what we can and can't do with this setup. We have adapted very well, I believe, for the benefit of living off-the grid and out in the boonies more. If you have any questions about our solar setup, please leave them down in the comments and we will try to answer them.
1800 Watts Of Freedom
Where the sun shines, It's beautifulWhiskey n Sunshine Off GridOff-Grid. The house had been "winterized" by the same property management folks that had removed all the other stuff from home several years earlier. Their quality was about the same. When Tom turned on the power to the deep well pump, I went around to the several shutoffs and faucets. Some were left open, and some closed. The sound of running water was everywhere. Unfortunately, one place it was coming from was the dining room floor. The pipes had frozen and burst in the dining room ceiling. We quickly turned off the pump and got the plumbing drained back down far enough to stop the leak. I made a few calls and managed to get a plumber to come over on a Sunday (it's nice to have friends), and he put in a couple of shutoffs that let us isolate the upstairs plumbing. We had running water (albeit cold) to everything on the ground floor when he left. Even this seemed like a big deal at the time. We now had water in all the downstairs faucets and a working bathroom on the ground floor. There was extensive damage to the drywall of the dining room. The floor was soaked, and I decided to give it a few days to dry out before I cut into the sheetrock, looking for the leak.