Much of the Higher Octave audience would consider themselves “self-reliant” or “self-sufficient”, or at least striving to be so. I, too, am in that camp. But a series of recent personal events has caused me to consider a balance to this approach to life. Continue reading “A Cord of Three Strands is Not Easily Broken”
When we rely on solar power for our off-grid system, how can we have power when the sun isn’t shining? Let’s take a look at a very basic system with a battery. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Basic System with a Battery”
This episode wraps up the series on Selecting a Homestead Location. Evaluating a specific property is key to getting your ideal homestead location. To get the most out of this episode or others in this series, I suggest you go back and start at the beginning, Core Values. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 2/2”
When selecting a homestead, evaluating a specific property is where the rubber meets the road. So far, you have invested time and effort into:
When evaluating a specific property, that work can now begin to pay off. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Evaluating a Specific Property 1/2”
Though it can take some time, finding your property can be fun. And it can be rewarding in other ways. There is no hurry. There are always deals to be had. Time spent up front can refine your features list and build familiarity with the market, which will help you identify a truly good deal. We’ll take a look at some ways to help in your homestead search. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Finding Your Property”
This episode, Choosing a Region, is the fourth installment of the Selecting a Homestead Location series. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Choosing a Region”
Counting the costs is the critical process of creating a budget from our homestead features list. This budget can help us avoid the risks of overpaying for a property and skyrocketing expenses.
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Why Should We Consider Our Core Values?
Our core values will determine what we will actually do, not what we hope or say we will do. They are often unconscious, but influence us nonetheless. They do not change easily, especially when we are unaware of them. Ensuring our homestead selection matches up with our core values will help lead to our success in our selection of a homestead. Core values are not something tangible that one can put a finger on. They are internal. They can be a little slippery. Continue reading “Selecting a Homestead Location – Core Values”
In this episode, we ask, “What is Homesteading?” A few of the answers may surprise you. Continue reading “What is Homesteading?”
We are pleased to announce that the Higher Octave podcast has been accepted by Blubrry and is now available on the Blubrry Podcast Directory.
With over 350,000 podcasts, Blubrry is the largest podcast directory in the world. Blubrry allows you to subscribe to a podcast on iTunes or Android, add to your MyCast or even via email. Continue reading “Higher Octave Podcast Now Available on Blubrry”