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Large chunks of firewood

Picking the Right Tool for the Job

It's a good idea to uses your tools and preps in the real world before you need them. You might have picked the wrong tool for the job.
Nothing heats like wood!

How to Beat High Heat Costs and Fuel Shortages

Thanks to Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, it's going to be even more expensive to heat your house next year. Act now to keep your costs down.
Snowy road image by Ioannis Ioannidis from Pixabay.

Snow Delights the Dog, but the Chickens Hate it

Winter finally arrives at the homestead with temperatures in the twenties and a few inches of snow. More cold is expected.
Bees gather to eat the remaining sugar water out of the pot in which I mixed it.

Another Warm Day Means More Homestead Chores Get Done

There is always some outside work waiting to be done. Why not do it when the weather is warm and the sun is shining?
Bees seen through the inner cover

Prepper Diary: Warm Weather Means More Work on the Homestead

An unexpected warm spell presented the perfect opportunity to get some work done on the chicken coop and beehives.
A light snow fell yesterday.

Prepper Diary November 5: Snow Signals the Start of Winter

Fall is segueing into winter a few degrees at time. We've moved from chilly nights, to frost, to killing frost and now snow.
A fire burning inside our Fisher Stove

How Will You Stay Warm in a Winter Power Failure?

A gasoline shortage means you can't drive, but a natural gas shortage means people might freeze to death. Do you have a back up heat source?
A pile of firewood waiting to be stacked

Prepper Diary May 13: Is Firewood An Inflation Fighter?

Anything that you can buy now and keep for a couple years will help you resist the undertow of inflation as rising prices threaten to drag you under.
Plastic nesting boxes

Prepper Diary May 8: Chicken Coops, Bee Hives, and Cold Weather

The weather interferes with our plans, but work progresses on the homestead as we continue to ready for our chicks and bees to be delivered.
fog rolls up the valley

Prepper Diary March 17: We get a Cold Snap for St...

Despite the recent warm weather, we find that winter is not over as temperatures turn colder and fog heralds the arrival of rain and snow.