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The Do It Yourself World
Join us and follow along as we strive to become fully self sufficient and off the grid on our 18 acre homestead in the woods. My wife Melanie, our daughter Michelle, and I moved in the spring of 2017 to our new homestead in Northern lower Michigan.
We are surrounded by wild State forest land teaming with wildlife. For many, this is vacation paradise. For us, this is home. There are very few full time people around, which ads to the wildness and the beauty of the area. This also leaves us pretty much alone in the quiet and peaceful forest.
We are raising chickens for meat, eggs and for some extra money to help pay the bills. We grow our own food to help offset the cost of groceries. We hunt and fish for meat as needed and to stock up for the harsh winter months.
We hope to become more and more independent of the grocery stores with time and eventually become fully self sufficient.
We are putting up solar panels and battery backup systems to power our meager needs in our off grid tiny house. We use primarily wood heat to keep us warm in the cold winter months.
We had some four legged visitors at the off grid homestead last night which I got on my action cameras.
On previous nights all we got was our own cats on camera but nothing else worth showing. Some snow falling here and there but that is all. Last night though was busy at the homestead.
First on one camera a possum was hanging out most of the night in front of the garage. I am not sure what he is doing there because there is nothing to eat in that area. Maybe he smells the cat food I keep locked up inside. Anyway he was there a long time.
On another game camera a deer spent most of the night eating our cabbage family plants in our garden. That deer seems quite comfortable spending the entire night happily munching away at our garden.
The deer was there from just after 7 pm to a quarter to 6 in the morning. So it is here from after dark to just before daylight and stays most of the night.
The other camera did not get any action last night.
I will keep the cameras going so stay tuned for any updates.
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