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Fouch Family Off Grid
Little House Vlog #42 -- Nick at Work and the Cyclone Dust Collector
In which some days at the homestead are actually pretty chill. Nick cleans his boots and planes a bunch of redwood so that tomorrow we can build the winter chicken shelter. If you like Nick's...
Mountain Dream Home #39: The Lost Summer
In which the Mountain Dream Home story still needs to be told...so we take you back in time to a sunny day when Esther's arms are still soft and Sadie can't say the letter "r." --Over the...
DIY WOOD PROJECT -- open shelf cabinet with birch and poplar
In which Nick builds something out of wood and that makes everybody happy. Our charging station -- an open shelf cabinet out of birch and poplar, custom built to hold all the things in our...
Little House Vlog #41: The Bonfire
In which the parents wear themselves out getting the property ready for the first snow, but the kids are indestructible, and at night we say a final good night to that old woodshed. --Over...
Why the SECOND off grid winter is the HARDEST
Hi everybody! We're back to catch you up again!!! Here is a weekly update on our life and projects, plus some discussion of off grid winter and why we think the second year is the hardest....
DIY PROJECT -- Recycled Concrete Tire Tracks
In which we race to put in our recycled concrete tire tracks...just in time for snow. The laser level Nick loves is this one: http://amzn.to/2jVjPbZ ^^icymi: That is an affiliate link but...
Little House Gets a Rain Garden
In which Saturday is for pancakes and our driveway is getting a makeover. --Over the next month I'm going to be adding videos that are not in real time, but I will make sure they are in chronologi...
Off Grid Family Celebrates ONE YEAR in our House in the Woods
In which the Little House has a birthday. And yes, we are still living and thriving off the grid. The date was Nov 22, 2017, except the thumbnail shot of the house which was Dec 1. --IF...
Little House Vlog #38 -- Little House in Fall
In which we do fall gardening chores, white stuff falls from the sky, and the kids explain the science of snow. The date was Nov 5, 2017. --Over the next month I'm going to be adding videos...
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Life in a Frozen Mudpit and other Updates From the Little House
Hi everybody! We're back to catch you up again!!! Here is an update on the kids (the first five minutes) and then updates on all our projects, plus some opinions about life, the universe, and...
How We Smashed Our Woodshed With a Giant Tree, and Other Stories From the Off-Grid Homestead
Hi everybody! This is an attempt to catch you up on two months of homestead life, including adventures in woodshed demolition and a bunch of projects. I know there are holes in it, so feel...
The Impossible Farm #2 - Putting Animals to Work
In which we sell our goats to buy an electric fence and put a flock of chickens to work. Also Esther has some feelings and Nick has an ingenious way to pull out t-posts. We're still doing...
The Impossible Farm #1 - Straw Bale Composting
In which we begin the impossible farm and spread straw bales all over everything. The fall is the time to prepare the soil for our spring garden (and field crops to come) and so we're GETTING...
On Holistic Management, Addictive Inputs, and Making Dreams Come True
In which Nick and Esther sit down and discuss where we're at with homesteading and homestead planning, why we've adopted "holistic management" as a method for testing decisions on the homestead,...
Off Grid Homestead Update -- A Newsy Letter from the Little House
Hi, everybody! I'm not quitting YouTube. And there's nothing wrong with us. But if you haven't taken a long break from your screens lately, just to see what you might have forgotten about your...
Bison, Butterflies, and Coming Home -- a summer travel vlog and everything update
We haven't posted in nearly a month!!! Some of that time we were on the road. Some of that we we've been back on the homestead but just living quietly. The truth is, to be our best selves,...
In which we are social in Sandpoint and Esther goes looking for a thin place
We spent several days in Sandpoint, ID (Northern Idaho) -- more days than planned! -- hanging out with the amazing community of homesteaders and off grid folks in the area. In this family travel...
Paddock Shift System for Sustainable Grazing -- with Grass-Fed Homestead
It's our second day with Dan and Ashley Ohmann, on the grass-fed homestead, with their grass-fed sheep, guardian llama, 100 chickens, mama pigs, baby pigs and of course Dan and Ashley's adorable...
Our Visit to the Grass-Fed Homestead
In which we travel up to Northern Idaho for a well-deserved rest and some more permaculture education! We meet Dan and Ashley Ohmann, on the grass-fed homestead, plus a herd of pasture-raised,...
In Which We Address Criticism of Paul Wheaton
After two weeks at Wheaton Labs -- and after sharing with you our great experiences with guest instructors at the permaculture design course -- we have a couple more observations to share....
In which we ride a carousel and hunt for dragons -- Missoula, MT
Does anybody know what Missoula's deal is with all these dragons? And should Milo just plan to move to Montana right now? *** We're on the road for four weeks with our pop-up camper named...
Fouch Family ON THE ROAD (The Tubby the Trailer Vlogs)
Our family of five is having a vacation summer with our new-to-us Jayco pop-up trailer named "Tubby."
Tubby the Trailer Vlog -- on the way to our Permaculture Vacation
In which we make the drive to Montana for the Wheaton Labs Permaculture Design Course. Nick gives a tour of our traveling solar power system set-up -- two solar panels and two batteries with...
Mountain Dream Home #38: Dirt Work with a Mini Excavator
In this one we get a visit, a lot of dirt work, and pro tips from Josh Pilch of Essential Mountain Homesteading...including advantages to using a mini excavator and ONE dirt work mistake that...
Ten MORE Things We Wish We'd Known Before We Went Off Grid
After four years of living off the grid we've gathered some wisdom we'd like to share with you. Please enjoy...ten MORE things we wish we'd known before we went off grid. P.S. Don't worry,...
Mountain Dream Home #37: Milling Lumber with the Sawmill
In which Nick mills the trees we felled last week into lumber, using his Hud-son bandsaw mill, Stella has a birthday, and we finally get in a bit of garden...just before it hails. There's...
Mountain Dream Home #36: Harvesting Timber for Timber Framing
In which Nick cuts down trees and moves the logs all by himself, and the kids think that is (are you ready?)...awesome. This week Nick cut down two 80-90 foot trees to make the mudroom. In...
Fouch-o-matic Family Goes Mobile!
We'd like you to meet our new friend, Tubby. She's not as cute as the little house. Or is she? We're getting ready to hit the road for some summer adventures, though we also have a lot to...
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