It is December and we want to congratulate the winner for our Free Candle Give Away. Wait, this month we have 3 Winners!!! Each winner is receiving one of our Christmas Candles. Merry Christmas Everyone! Each month Pauper's Candle Company, our Off Grid Homestead Business, picks a name from our Email Family List and that … Continue reading Pauper’s Candle Company December Winners!!! – Our Off Grid Business
Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove – Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 3/4
Welcome to Part 3 in my series, Cooking with a Wood Cook Stove - Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch. In this video you will see how I make pumpkin puree from a sugar pumpkin and how I make my pumpkin pie filling using the pumpkin puree. Also you will see how I maintain and use … Continue reading Cooking with My Wood Cook Stove – Pioneer Pumpkin Pie from Scratch: 3/4
Making Pesto from Garden Fresh Basil
This year I had a great time harvesting my vegetables from my garden and preserving them for future use. This year I was able to harvest my Basil and make Pesto. I really love to make pesto and freeze it, so when I am wanting to make chicken pesto pizza, or any other dish that … Continue reading Making Pesto from Garden Fresh Basil
Turn Your Pauper’s Candle into a Drinking Glass!!!
Have you ever thought to yourself, what do I do with this candle now that I have burned it? We say, "turn it into a drinking glass." All you have to do with your Pauper's Candle is clean out your jar and you have yourself a glass that you can fill with your favorite beverage. … Continue reading Turn Your Pauper’s Candle into a Drinking Glass!!!
Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad
I was in my kitchen and wanting a snack and had a craving for my lemon cucumbers. I had picked some the day before and they were chilled and waiting in my fridge. I did the usual, peeled, sliced, and quartered the lemon cucumber, added a little salt and pepper and ranch. As I was … Continue reading Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad
Think Kitchen Sink!
We decided to purchase a 1940's double sink, double drain board sink for our kitchen, when we built our home. Being off grid and knowing we would not have a dishwasher, we thought that this may be a great choice. After having our sink for 5 years, this has proven to be a super choice … Continue reading Think Kitchen Sink!
Our Off Grid Home Business Powered By Solar Energy
We would like to introduce you to our off grid business, Pauper's Candle Company, where we create soy wax candles with the solar energy we create on our homestead. How fun is that? Here is a little video talking about Pauper's Candle Company. Our scented soy wax container candles are all hand poured. We … Continue reading Our Off Grid Home Business Powered By Solar Energy
A Tractor: To be, or not to be, That is the Question:
We have been talking with each other over the past few months about purchasing a tractor and the pros and cons of doing so. Here are some of our thoughts: We are not getting any younger. Cutting, stacking, gathering and loading fire wood every year is not going away. The body cannot do what it … Continue reading A Tractor: To be, or not to be, That is the Question:
Off Grid Clothing -I love my Jacket!
When you come across a piece of clothing that is made well, performs for the intended tasks, and is priced right, you cannot help but talk about it. I was given the Carhartt Women’s, Full Swing, Quick Duck, Norwich Jacket as a birthday present from my husband. He knew that I was in need of … Continue reading Off Grid Clothing -I love my Jacket!
Tales from the Coop
This past Thanksgiving Break we finally dispatched one of our three roosters. Currently, we have twenty-seven ladies and two roosters. For weeks we have put off killing our extra rooster and had him in the isolation chamber, so he couldn't stress out the ladies. He was the last rooster to begin crowing and he was … Continue reading Tales from the Coop