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Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,968
Posted By babyfarm
I'd go for it, but I'd be more concerned about...

I'd go for it, but I'd be more concerned about possible problems with inlaws later than living in a mobile.  I know that you're all getting along now, but things can change.  I don't want to be a...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,714
Posted By babyfarm
We live in the country - I guess you could say...

We live in the country - I guess you could say semi off-grid.  We have a well, but our water is still primitive and we use a humanure toilet.  We've been here just a year and only recently got the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-17-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By babyfarm
My dh works from home, we have ten kids and I...

My dh works from home, we have ten kids and I homeschool them, so at first glance 8 hours a day to myself sounds AWESOME!!!!.....lol....I know I would get bored and lonely, oh, about day 2, but...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-16-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,233
Posted By babyfarm
We just moved to our semi off-grid mobile last...

We just moved to our semi off-grid mobile last Nov..  Before we moved we thought we might be totally off-grid.  I worried about the same things you are talking about.  I called CPS, the health...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By babyfarm
I pay about $15.00 for a bag of feed.  That will...

I pay about $15.00 for a bag of feed.  That will last my flock of 16 about two months, but mine free range so I don't give them a whole lot of fed.  You will also need to buy straw for their coop...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   01-11-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,826
Posted By babyfarm
Bump....and I'm adding my blog:  ...

Bump....and I'm adding my blog:   http://mysticmud.blogspot.com/   :)
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By babyfarm
err....make that a 1931 stove.

err....make that a 1931 stove.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-02-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By babyfarm
My husband found an old (1913) ARMY cook stove...

My husband found an old (1913) ARMY cook stove on Craigs List that he fell in love with (as though he cooks...lol) and he is out picking it up as I type........I guess I'll just have to see for...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By babyfarm
There are land restrictions, though this land is...

There are land restrictions, though this land is considered "unrestricted" - as far a building codes, need for permits, that sort of stuff.  As far as the owner goes - no commercial pig or poltury...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By babyfarm
Yes, there is a legal contract.  I don't see a...

Yes, there is a legal contract.  I don't see a downside.  Bare land loans are hard to get, which this seller knows, and that is why he offers his properties with financing - otherwise he'd probably...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By babyfarm
Does anyone have one? We're looking to buy a...

Does anyone have one? We're looking to buy a used one and I wonder if the older (and cheaper) ones are as good to cook with as the newer ones?  Do I need/want the warming bins and water tank or are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By babyfarm
Owner carry/owner financing......the owner...

Owner carry/owner financing......the owner is basically the bank.  We didn't have to get a bank loan for the land, we make payments to the property owner instead.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-29-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By babyfarm
We bought our land with 100% owner carry so that...

We bought our land with 100% owner carry so that we would have our cash to build with. But we're in TN, transplanted from Oregon, and I know it's much harder to find those kinds of deals out west. 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By babyfarm
I want to do the same thing (hogs).  I have a...

I want to do the same thing (hogs).  I have a friend who does her own, with her dh.  She said the first couple of times they had someone come out and do it so that they could watch - which I thought...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-22-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By babyfarm
I had the same thoughts as chicky2.

I had the same thoughts as chicky2.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By babyfarm
I don't have a greenhouse, so I can't answer any...

I don't have a greenhouse, so I can't answer any of your questions, but you might check with your local glass shops - they have a lot of glass that they just throw away - they may be willing to give...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By babyfarm
I'm so excited - this is something we've talked...

I'm so excited - this is something we've talked about doing but we just never did, but now that we're building our own place I guess it was justified to take the time to do it, not to mention I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By babyfarm
I've seen the concrete ones and they look pretty...

I've seen the concrete ones and they look pretty cool, plus they can be a DIY.  Dh was going to make me some new counter tops out of recycled church pews we got for free - they would be kind of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-14-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By babyfarm
I haven't.  My chickens get all clucky and...

I haven't.  My chickens get all clucky and ambush us when we come around......they're looking for treats.  Our yours free range?
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-13-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By babyfarm
wow - what an awesome deal!  Congrats!!! 

wow - what an awesome deal!  Congrats!!! 
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-12-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By babyfarm
I think ours is technically called a wood...

I think ours is technically called a wood FURNACE.  As far as cost goes it was only about $1500.00 three years ago when we bought it.  They've gone up a little since then, but ours paid for itself...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-11-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By babyfarm
Hi Melanie - water and power is at the road to...

Hi Melanie - water and power is at the road to our property, so that's our little safety net for if we can't hack it....lol.  But, I really do what to stay off-grid.  Dh works from home, so he does...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-10-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By babyfarm
We have one of those in our current house.  We...

We have one of those in our current house.  We installed it three years ago, but we don't have a basement, so we put it in an enclosed patio area.  That has worked fine for us, ours has a blower, so...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-06-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By babyfarm
Thanks for the blog -  I'll check it out!

Thanks for the blog -  I'll check it out!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-06-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By babyfarm
I think it's realistic, especially in this...

I think it's realistic, especially in this economy.  A lot of people are hurting financially and looking for creative solutions, and if you're open to a single mom I'd think there would be a lot of...
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