Category: Off-Grid Energy/Power/Water

Apple Time

Apple Time

Now that Fall is upon us, it’s apple time; apple harvesting time, that is!

apples, apple, apple peeler, apple corer, apple slicer, apple time

One reason we wanted to start homesteading was to spend more time together. Recently, we spent an entire Saturday picking apples from our trees and processing them. It was actually harder work than we thought it would be! Well… for Saira anyway.

Moving to this sort of lifestyle is quite an adjustment; you actually have to work for what you want. Well, work in a different sort of way.  It may seem “easier” to drive to the store, buy some apples, applesauce, dried apple slices, etc. But when you purchase everything you want or need, you are trading your time for money and money for those things.  By doing as much for ourselves as we can, we are still trading time, but not just for money. We are spending that time together, making the things we want, together, rather than spending the majority of our time apart, at work. And isn’t your time more valuable than money?

OK – rant over! Back to the topic at hand – Apples!

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7 Tips for Keeping Warm in Winter in an RV

7 Tips for Keeping Warm in Winter in an RV

7 Tips for Keeping Warm in Winter in an RV, RV, camper, cold weather camping

The challenges of living in a camper/RV can sometimes seem overwhelming. The lack of space takes some adjusting, but is manageable. Perhaps one of the hardest things to deal with is staying warm in an RV during the winter months. Keeping yourself, and the camper in general, from freezing, can be difficult at times. Even with an RV’s furnace running all the time, it can still get cold; not to mention, running the furnace that frequently, eats through your propane reserves rather quickly. Space heaters work wonderfully as long as you can connect to shore power; running a space heater on alternative forms of energy isn’t really feasible unless you have a huge battery bank. Being prepared for the cold months is key to surviving the sometimes harsh winter.  Here you’ll find our 7 tips for keeping warm in winter in an RV.

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