Financial times are tough these days… for all of us. RancherMan & I both live and work together right here on our Homestead. While this self-employed lifestyle is blissful & absolutely amazing for us, it also means there’s no regularly-scheduled corporate paycheck for either of us.
We’re often asked, “How in the world do you DO IT?”
A Voluntary Simplicity lifestyle isn’t about deprivation & sacrifice. It’s not necessarily an EASIER life, but a more simple life. Slowing down, living more deliberately. A life that begs you to stop & smell the roses!
Our homestead is located in Northeast Texas. There are lots of native things growing all by themselves here that provide for us with no effort needed except the harvesting. Gotta love foraging for free food, right??
How do you stay warm when the power goes out? What about keeping water pipes from freezing? Protecting septic lines? Are generators, propane grills or gas stovetops good to use for heat in the home? Here are a few tips for keeping warm in winter’s freezing temps when the power goes out.