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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This episode, Choosing a Region, is the fourth installment of the Selecting a Homestead Location series.
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.
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.
In this episode, we ask, “What is Homesteading?” A few of the answers may surprise you.
I’ve posted a bunch of problems of late. I’m actually kinda embarrassed by such negativity. There’s so much for us to be thankful. We are very blessed. This post has a couple of positive developments. First, not included in the video, the diesel generator is now working. Seems that it just had some bad fuel. … Read more2014-08-21 Generator & Well Pump Fixed