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Going Off grid with the OffGridBox
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Going Off grid with the OffGridBox

How do you provide water and power for your off-grid homestead? Let’s be honest. It’s hard to live without electricity- even if you want to. A Boston-based clean-tech company explores a unique way of living off the grid with a turnkey solution. You can purify water and generate electricity straight from a small metal shipping container....

Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?
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Full-Semi-Automatic Rabbit Nipples?

The Reason Everybody knows that having over 10 rabbits on water bottles is a royal pain in the patootie… And for somebody that’s trying to raise animals as efficiently as possible, water bottles just ain’t going to cut it… the answer? Rabbit Nipples! That being said, not everybody has the facility with indoor plumbing necessary...

Rabbit Feed Considerations
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Rabbit Feed Considerations

Many of us that have entered the cuniculture world (meat and fur rabbits) did so because we want to know where our food comes from. We want to make sure our livestock is treated a certain way, harvested in a humane manner, and that the animals’ diet is free from substances that we would avoid...

6 Lessons From The Farm
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6 Lessons From The Farm

“I swear you’re about as worthless as tits on a boar! ” My uncle’s words still ring in my ears… “Yes sir, when God said ‘let there be brains’ you thought he said ‘trains’ and got the HELL out of the road!” Such encouraging words were usually accompanied by a rough arm around the neck...

Keeping your humanity
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Keeping your humanity

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  And a question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological theory, but what...

Keeping your humanity when the SHTF
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Keeping your humanity when the SHTF

There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  A question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it durring such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for psychological...

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Homesteading with Kids

Are you homesteading with kids?  This week on the We Grow Ours show we are discussing homesteading and prepping from a child’s perspective.  Nick and Don have Brandon and Josh (2 of Don’s Kids) are in the studio to share their experiences. Brandon has grown up in a normal sub division and is a big part...

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Bokashi and Rabbits

Bokashi and Rabbit Composting with Morgan of Bokashi Evolution.  Are you ready for a different composting method for your rabbit manure and kitchen waste?  Then Bokashi is for YOU! This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick talks rabbits and composting with his in studio guest! Morgan joins him, and takes Dons place this week! Nick...

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Aquaponics from Down Under

The guys are talking Aquaponics from Down Under on this week’s We Grow Ours show.  Nick and Don welcome Paul Van Der Werf to the show to chat about the aquaponics industry and commercial aquaponics. Remember if you’re in Phoenix you can catch the show on Independent Talk 1100 am KNFX every Sunday at 1:00...

DIY Self Sufficiency Projects
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DIY Self Sufficiency Projects

Self Sufficiency Projects don’t have to be expensive or terribly difficult.  If your goal is to live more self sufficient then these DIY Self Sufficiency Projects are for you.  We’ve compiled some of the best DIY projects out there for you to use in meeting your goals.  A self sufficient life takes time and effort to...

Live Show – Livestock Integration
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Live Show – Livestock Integration

Let’s talk livestock integration!  This week on the We Grow Ours show, the guys go live for their first broadcast on 1100 KFNX Phoenix.  They are reviewing an earlier show on livestock integration with rabbits, quail and aquaponics. Livestock Integration Rabbits Nick does some impressive rabbit math to show us how much meat a small...

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Nick’s Awesome Origin

We start somewhere…and this week the guy’s are talking to Nick’s dad, Jerry, a farmer and cattleman.  Following in his own father’s footsteps, Jerry is farming the family acres. Nick, Don and Jerry talk history, conventional farming’s pros and cons and a farmer’s view on GMOs.  Add in a dash of varmint control and you’ve...

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Small Livestock Integration

  Small Livestock Integration On this episode of We Grow Ours the topic is Small Livestock Integration.  Using nature as the example this way of raising livestock creates a natural self-regulating organism.  The goal is to create a system that has very little input and produces the maximum amount of food. But this integration is more...

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Bees and Monsanto

Bees and Monsanto Today we bring you the second part of the bee series – bees and Monsanto.  Dan Punch joins Nick and Don on this podcast.  A beekeeper and rescuer, Dan knows bees; including “Africanized” bees. What’s a colony collapse?  What is Monsanto doing to the bees?  What about neonicotinoids and pesticides?  Dan shares...

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Prepping with Goats

Prepping with Goats Goats offer a prepper, with the room, so much; so today we bring you prepping with goats.  Jyl of Desert Dream Farms joins Nick and Don to talk about all that goats offer the prepper and homesteader. Jyl is schooling us on breed selection, care and goat offerings like milk, meat, soap,...

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Agriscaping

Agriscaping Agriscaping – we didn’t make that word up.  Agriscaping is the art of making your food producing yard look like a masterpiece your neighbor’s will love. On his 6th episode of We Grow Ours, Nick and Don are talking with Justin Rohner of iAgriscape as he shares on creating a yard that will grow a...

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Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode

 Doomsday Preppers – Our Full Episode July 31st our own Nick Klein was featured on Doomsday Preppers alongside our friend Don Kupper fellow co-host of We Grow Ours.  And don’t miss Mrs. Hostile Hare butchering her first rabbit! Nick’s segment is about 14 minutes in. What do you think of Nick’s score?  Leave your thoughts...

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What is Bokashi?

On the latest episode of We Grow Ours we are talking Bokashi!  What is Bokashi?  Bokashi is an accelerated way to compost and have that black gold ready for your garden beds. We welcome Morgan of Bokashi Evolution and get all the Bokashi deatail. Come check out the podcast now! Episode 38 – Join the compost...

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Fodder for Feeding Food

Fodder for Feeding Food Fodder for feeding didn’t happen for me overnight.  When I started out raising rabbits I took the route of every first time cuniculturist, I bought a bag of rabbit pellets and started feeding 4 ounces a day.  It was easy, affordable, and functional.  My first four does I had in a...

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Water Bath Canning Tutorial

Have you been meaning to start canning but afraid to take that first leap?  Water bath canning is a great way to jump into canning.  The equipment is reasonably priced and you’ll be surprised how much can be canned using method. Here is a great step-by-step tutorial by 100 Dollars a Month

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Homestead Management

I would venture to say that anyone that thinks homesteading is easy, isn’t doing it.  It is a lot of hands on work and is often a labor of love. Half the battle is accepting that all your work may result in failures and flops but you must keep going.  It will help to have...

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Urban Homesteading – The Apartment

  Homesteading doesn’t have to be about acres of land.  If you are currently or permanently an apartment dweller you’d be amazed at all you can do!  Don’t let a small space keep you from venturing into homesteading. “Since we live right smack dab in the middle of a city and are sandwiched in by...

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The Perfect Backyard Livestock

  We know, they’re cute and fluffy…but rabbits really are the perfect backyard livestock. Here are 6 more reasons to help convince you! 1. Raising Rabbits for Meat If you’re interested in meat production whether you have official acreage or not, there are some good reasons for considering rabbits. Starting a meat rabbitry involves very...

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Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Backyard Homesteading

It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead. “There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs.  Hybrid seeds are the result of deliberately crossing different varieties (think labor...

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The Keyhole Raised Garden

If you’re a backyard gardener, like myself, you’ve probably already put in a raised bed garden.  But have you tried a Keyhole Garden? “Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds up right, there is little weeding to be done. Making a keyhole garden uses all...

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Recycled Seed Starting Containers

This article TOTALLY appeals to my cheapness!!!  It’s frugaliscious!!! Anyway, gardening can be an expensive venture if you go “No-Limit” on it, buying every doohicky and thingamabob thats recomended by the “experts.”  If gardening is costing you more than buying healthy food, you might be doing it wrong.  Even growing food for feeding your rabbits...

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Super Garlic!

My first thought when I hear “garlic” is vampires and italian food…  But apparently its much more useful than warding off the sparkly immortals and cooking fine cuisine!!!  I still might keep some around incase my creppy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escapes their cages… I’m pretty sure they’re blood suckers… “Garlic...

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