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I live in an off-the-grid homestead with my husband and assorted critters in the middle of the state forest in upstate NY. We try to live a self-sufficient life as much as possible in these times. Contrary to popular belief.....we are not living old fashioned, but as my husband likes to say, "of the future." Blending high tech with ways of old for a peaceful, stress free existence. It is called "Modern Homesteading!"

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I live in an off-the-grid homestead with my husband and assorted critters in the middle of the state.. forest in upstate NY.

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Other Tags: Homesteading, Self Sufficiency, Self Reliance, Homesteader, Gardening

Solar Baby is about how to live in an off-the-grid home and setting up a small, but affordable solar.. system for power.

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The economic depression we are presently living in has made me search for answers. Stop struggling.. and start educating yourself on how to get out of the paycheck to paycheck hole.

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  • Our Small Energy System
    on Mar 4, 2016 in Solar Energy System
    Peaceful Forest Winter 2000  My previous posts were all about how we got here and how we lived without electric. I think anybody can live without it if they have a way to make a living off their garden or other sources on their land, or a job. For u...
  • Hit By A Tornado
    on Feb 17, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
        On May 19, 2000, my husband and I were working on putting our clothesline up. He had put the pulley on a tree in our backyard and it would be attached to a post connected to our deck. It was a beautiful day. Sun shining and blue sky with n...
  • Building Our Fence
    on Feb 13, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
    Our Horses Paddock in 2000 As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband, Larry, had to build a fence so we could bring our two horses home. Since he was clearing the wooded area where we wanted to build our barn and make a paddock, he was able to...
  • Clearing Land For Horses
    on Feb 12, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
      The front corner of the area being cleared (to be the paddock).   On May 13, 2000, we brought our two horses home, that we bought from the horse farm where we were working. It took some work to get our wooded area on the side of our house clea...
  • Our First Year
    on Feb 11, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
    The Road In Front Of Our House   During our first months of living here, my husband, Larry was working at night. I wasn't working at all at that time. Instead I was trying to clean up this old neglected hunting camp house, trying to make it a home.
  • Moving To Peaceful Forest
    on Feb 2, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
    Our House in 1999 It took us four years to actually find our property. When we were looking, we wanted property with acreage. After we looked at this house on one acre we changed our minds. I remember the day we moved in here in June of 1999. In fact...
  • A Lifestyle Change
    on Jan 30, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
    Our house in Bainbridge, NY.   Preparing for this lifestyle change is something my husband and I did gradually. We lived for a couple of years in an apartment that was on an old farm. The first thing we did was set up a clothesline from our second f...
  • Welcome To Solar Baby
    on Jan 28, 2016 in Off The Grid Home
      Welcome to Solar Baby!   Welcome to Solar Baby! I am writing about our off the grid life on this website. My husband, Larry and I moved to a hunting camp in the middle of the state forest in 1999. At the time we purchased our property, I didn'...
  • I AM Back! Yes, I Am!
    on Oct 28, 2015 in Amazon eBay pictures
    Fall in the forest!I am back! Yes, I am going to start working on this blog again. It seems a waste to just let it go. My life hasn't changed much since my last post on here that was way back in 2013. That is sad to say, I suppose. It has changed in...
  • Our New Pet at Peaceful ForestGeorgie Girl, "boss" horse talking to her friend, Rabbit. Georgie Girl is not some mild mannered elderly horse. Even though she will be 20 years old in March, she is very spirited, and does not take to everyone like she has taken to our little r...
  • Making Memories With People and Pets You LoveThe Heart of the Homestead! The Barn!When we first moved here in 1999, the forest grew almost up to our house. There was a little bit of yard, but not too much. It had never been taken care of as a lawn. This was a hunting camp, so no need to do that...
  • Low Carb Breakfasts Can Be Whatever You DesireOne aspect of low carb eating that I really like is that I can eat bacon, ham or sausage with my morning eggs. Do I miss toast? Not at all! I'd rather have more bacon or cheese on my eggs. Omelets are easy and you can add whatever you want to them. P...
  • Faster Than a Microwave!My Microwave!In most of the recipes that I find on the internet, they always begin with microwave this or that, as part of the instructions. I do not own a microwave, nor will I ever. Instead of using a microwave, I found my own way of cooking someth...
  • Energy is High on Low Carb Food Plans
    on Jan 13, 2015 in Dr.Atkins energy low carbs
    My breakfast this morning!I have been on my low carb food plan for 11 days now. Needless to say, I feel great. My energy is high. If someone tells you low carbs means low energy, they are dead wrong! Don't listen to them! Listen to your own body! I n...
  • My Fight With Candida Using Low Carbs
    on Jan 11, 2015 in Candida Dr. Atkins low carbs
    This year, 2015, I have decided to work harder on my health. My health conditions aren't life threatening.........at least, so far that I know of. I found I had several conditions that come from chronic Candida. One thing I found out about it is that...
  • My End of the Year Rituals
    on Dec 4, 2014 in garden goals projects
    Snowfall at Peaceful ForestThis time of the year is when I take stock of all I have done through out the year. I make a list of all I accomplished. The many projects my husband worked on and completed. The success or failure of my garden (this year i...
  • Water, Food, Heat and ShelterWater, food, heat and shelter are your priorities when living anywhere, but especially when you are living a homesteading lifestyle. Electric, internet, computers, telephone and television are not on that list. With good reason too. You do not need t...
  • Finishing Homestead ProjectsDo you ever become anxious about things or projects you want to complete? Seems like it takes forever to get the money to buy the materials or have the time to do what needs to be done. You or your spouse or other family members keep whining about wh...
  • Taking Stock of our Homestead
    on Oct 3, 2014 in autumn forest homestead old house
    Every year after summer is over, I take stock of our homestead. I try to figure out what I did wrong and how I could have done that different. For the garden, I make a list on my computer of things to remember for next year. Otherwise, I fear I will...
  • Reflections of katlupe
    on Oct 1, 2014 in coyotes fishing hunters
    As you may have noticed, I have changed the name of this blog from Homesteading on the Internet, to Reflections of katlupe. The reason is that I am now publishing Homesteading on the Internet on my self-hosted blog in another location. If you are loo...

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