We Found Our New Homestead Property!! Here’s A Sneak Peek!

Well… we couldn’t bring you along while we searched for our new homestead property because we found it already! After one week in our new location, we’ve found our new property and we close on July 16. Our new property has lots of flat, cleared, fertile land just waiting for us to plant gardens. There is a huge barn, pear trees, and even chickens! We can’t wait to dig our fingers in the dirt and start growing again! Enjoy this sneak peek! (I know I misspelled PEEK in the intro! I am so embarrassed!!!)

Goodbye to Our Guest Cabin!

We sold our guest cabin and 20 acres!!! It was sad to say goodbye! But we sold it to our friend who happens to be the brother of the guy we bought it from. He actually helped build the cabin to begin with. So it was a sweet reunion for him and a happy ending all around! Here’s a video about our goodbye… Our original 13 acres and main cabin are still for sale!!

Off Grid Property & Cabins FOR SALE! Homestead Tour

We’re selling our off grid property! This could all be yours! Check out our video tour of the property and everything it includes: 2 cabins, shipping container, barn, garden, 34 acres, trails, & more in Southeast Missouri. Our dog, Satchie (the sweetest pitty who is loved by people all over the world) makes her first cameo. Tune in for more homestead adventures as we move across the state and look for our new homestead property. Please subscribe and share!

BIG NEWS! We’re Moving!

Hey Folks, we’ve got some very big news! Hermit’s Way Homestead is MOVING!!! Blue and Craig fill you in on the big story… how, when, what, where, and why. Please subscribe and join us as our homesteading adventures continue!

Off Grid Homestead Q & A – FULL INTERVIEW

Blue and Craig answer questions about the off grid homestead life: how they found their property, what are the biggest challenges, what are their future plans, advice for others wanting to live the off grid homestead life, and more! This is the full 40 minute interview.

Merry Off Grid Christmas from the Hermitage!

Celebrate a Hermitage Christmas off grid homestead style at the Hermitage this year! Blue and Craig deck the cabin with Christmas decorations and solar powered lights, Blue does the tangled up in Christmas lights dance, Craig actually puts on his Santa hat, Santa’s reindeer stop by for a surprise visit, and we celebrate the most beautiful silent night of all… Join us!

Burn It Down! Clearing Land with Controlled Burns

We’re gettin’ all fired up in this video! Celebrate with Blue and Craig as they burn the very last pile of wood in the field behind their cabin – the grand finale of their three year project to clear the tree landing zone on their property. Blue talks about land clearing using controlled burns and we interview Craig, the grand burnmaster himself. Watch to the end for a sneak peek reveal of our exciting new future plans for the off grid homestead.

Off Grid in November

Each month brings something new at our off grid homestead. November is all about relaxing around a campfire, cooking up some yummy venison chili, high speed shipping container cleanup, deer season groundhog day, and steaming hot baths in the kitchen. You’re invited to a little off grid homestead time with Blue and Craig this November.

Off Grid Water: Rain Collection & Berkey Filters

Everybody’s gotta have water! Off grid homesteaders can’t just turn on the tap like regular city folk. So whaddya supposed to do? Blue & Craig talk about water solutions for their off grid homestead using rainwater collection systems and Berkey Filters for drinking water. Bottoms up!

Rainy Day at the Cabin

What do you do on rainy days in an off grid cabin? Take a vacation day, of course! Chillax with Blue & Craig at their off grid homestead for a little rainy day downtime accompanied by the soothing sound of rain on their tin cabin roof and a little jazz too…