Author: Kelly w/ Ogh

How We Live After One Year at Off Grid Homesteading

This is how we’ve lived for 13+ months at our Off Grid Homestead! We downsized from 2000+ square feet to a 330 square foot tiny house/RV and and from having all utilities (where they solved any and all problems) to being our own utility company.  It was a change we had been looking forward to for over 3 years when we finally made this dream come true of a homestead and a simpler life! There has been a lot of work done on our trailer.  Like repairing leaks on the roof and replacing rotten wood sub-flooring and then putting...

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Tracking our Lost Guinea that was Attacked and Killed!!!

  Tracking our lost guinea, we found out it had been attacked and killed!!! The night this happened we had a guest over for dinner to thank him for the free building materials he had given us.  So we were a little preoccupied right before dusk when we usually put up all our animals.  We had been watching them through dinner and my inner knowing told me … I really need to go out and take care of them, but instead I didn’t want to be rude and get up and leave during dinner.  Boy did I learn a really BIG lesson!!! I know better than to ignore my inner knowing!  I’m sure all my tribe of ‘Homesteading Goddesses’ out there know we should honor that deep knowing inside of us!  I guess I just needed it to be driven home one more time.  What a way to choose to learn this lesson, yet again. My guineas are named Lucy and Ricky.  Ricky was such a devoted guinea mate!  He always watched out for Lucy, chasing all the dogs and other birds away from her, giving her all the tomato horn worms we put in their coop, and screaming like a mad man when they were separated from each other.  He was soooooo sad that evening when she wasn’t in the coop with him and the next morning he...

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Rich & Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Rich & Creamy Tomato Basil Soup INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 Tbsp crushed garlic 1/4 cup all purpose flour 20 medium-large tomatoes  *see note to use canned tomatoes 4 cups chicken/vegetable broth 2 Tbsp sugar 1 cup heavy cream 8 ounces (about 2 cups) grated parmesan cheese (optional) 15 basil leaves chopped/julienne.  set aside a portion to sprinkle on top  (1 Tbsp dried) INSTRUCTIONS: Instant Pot instructions: If using fresh tomatoes remove the skins and seeds and dice.  (I stick a fork in the tomato and heat it over an open flame till the peel...

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