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Thoughts on Sharing the Homesteading Life 4/25/23

As I sit here at my workstation AKA the kitchen table, I have no idea what to title the blog that is due to be released this afternoon. However, There has been a lot going on here on the Homestead this week.

As I type I am a whopping Thirteen subscribers and Two hundred forty-seven Watch hours short of being Monetized on YouTube! The requirements of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours always seemed so far away. Now I see it is within my grasp.

It is a humbling thing to think that a thousand people are interested enough in my content, in my life and lifestyle to actually subscribe to my twice-weekly videos and livestreams!

And the fact that soon people will have watched Four Thousand hours of my content in the last three hundred and sixty-five days blows me away! It makes me think of the show or cartoon where the guy says "They like me! They really really like me!" And I am blown away.

It occurs to me that some of my best-performing videos are the ones I find mundane day-to-day tasks.

Make no mistake, I do not plan to be rich from YouTube, but it will be nice if I can just pay for some of my subscriptions. Tube Buddy, Canva, Epidemic Sound, and others can add up fast.

I am also getting ready to attend the Eastern Ontario Homesteading Conference in May. I will be one of the speakers and my subject is DIY SOLAR SYSTEMS. My "Expertise" is simply having built and upgraded my own system over the last seven or so years, but with the way the economy is going, there are many many people looking to re-take some control over their lives by producing what they can for themselves.

I know nothing of the grid-tied systems, but if you want to power your shed, barn, or even your house separate from the public electrical grid, I can help you figure it out.


As I type my washing machine is washing diligently the clothes I need to be cleaned. It is partly cloudy out but these batteries combined with the sun that we do have is doing fine. I don't like to run my small generator to run the washer as it cycles high and low rpms with the rhythm of the agitator and I don't think it can be good for the generator.

Right now my Nine Thousand Watt generator is out of commission. It quit on me late this winter and I haven't brought myself to look at it yet. Though it is on "the List" LOL.

You can find the latest video which is my walk live stream that will catch you up even more at the bottom of the Home page at https://thand141homestead.com as well as access to all of my previous blogs, Merch, Books, and more!

If you have Chickens, Reptiles or Dogs click on the GrubTerra link above to get 10% off by using code T-Hand at checkout!

Y'all have a great day, and God Bless!


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