After the flood…

It’s now been five months since our store flooded. The clean up is long since completed, the store is open, and it’s a good time for reflection. Here are some of the things I learned.

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Drying Food

Dried foods not only store well throughout the year ahead, they’re also versatile and positively delicious. So, in the words of master food dehydrator Gen MacManiman, “Dry it — you’ll like it!”

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Extra-Large Spinning Clothes Dryer with Crank

Drying Clothes

Once upon a time: Clothes lasted longer. Electric bills were smaller. And you could go off to town or take a nap after the clothes were washed because you didn’t have to wait around for the dryer to finish.

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Why We Live Off the Grid

When we tell people why we came here, some understand and some just think we’ve lost our minds. Waking up with the sunrise each day, we know it was the right decision.

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Snow Ice Cream, Northern Canada Style

On a recent nighttime walk, the topic of snow “ice cream” came up. We haven’t made it in quite a while and truly the snow was ideal – light, powdery, and fairly newly fallen. We made plans….and chose a flavor…

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Water Filters from Lehman's

Power Outage Survival 101

With the harsh winter months among us, power outages can almost always be expected wherever snow falls and ice accumulates. Unfortunately, many people will be caught unprepared, and will probably have to face a few cold, dark nights…

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Merry Christmas!

If you’re on our email list, you’ll get a Christmas greeting from our family to yours today. (Click here to sign up!) In

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“I yam who I yam.”

What the people we love say to us shapes our character, how we view the world and what we achieve. Why else would two 50-plus men remember long ago sayings like, “Every man needs a hammer,” and, “Do it right or not at all”?

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