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Post by Forerunner on Thu May 14, 2009 12:00 am

Just this morning I came across Sonshine's departing letting in "Homesteading Today", another self-sufficiency forum. I, too, believe that the politics in HT can be a bit overbearing, and have been considering a departure therefrom, myself. Failing that, I am eager to offer what knowledge I have accumulated wherever it will be received.
I have extensive experience in gardening and composting, horseshoeing, blacksmithing, forestry and the timber industry, animal husbandry, home rendering of meats, food preservation, alternative construction, welding, use of native plants for food and medicine, winemaking, agriculture, maple syruping, recycling, alternative energy and outdoor survival.
I have a wife (my second..... first departed these shores for Eternity three years ago) and four young ones, ranging in age from 6-15. We live on a rustic homestead in Illinois, off-grid, raise almost all of our own food and we homeschool.
We have chosen to depart organized religion and the corporate governments of men.
We don't use numbers, licenses, or accounts from any worldly jurisdiction, choosing instead to take full responsibility for ourselves, and, as Adam, remaining answerable only to the Father who created all things.

I hope that I can be an asset to this forum.

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Post by Sonshine on Thu May 14, 2009 12:03 am

Forefunner,
WOW! Am I glad God sent you here. Of course, I'm glad of all the people he's sending our way. It sounds like you are living my dream. Smile What part of Illinois are you in? I grew up in Rockford. We could sure use your input in several areas here, but especially in alternative energy. Right now my husband has agreed to take that forum, but like me, he's just now learning about it.

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Post by Forerunner on Thu May 14, 2009 12:32 am

My wife, Lori, is from Rockford.
I've been here in west central Illinois, on and off, for my entire life.
We live about 50 miles west of Peoria.

As for alternative energy, we heat home and water with wood.
We supplement winter heat with 150 degree compost piles.
I've looked into wood gassification and methane, but have yet to cobble up anything to generate either. We do make our own power with an old Wisconsin engine and an alternator we salvaged from a scrap ambulance.
The Wisconsin is still running on gasolene, but I've hopes for either alcohol, wood gas or methane when time and priority allow.
I'm one of those who sees a dark future for technology and society in the near future, and just about all of my time energy is being focused on building the soil here for posterity. We compost extensively, hauling in and mixing the material sometimes by the semi-load. We're laying in, progressively, 18 inches of black, finished compost on about 20 acres of clay, sand and timber soil.
It's all but a full-time job. On the upside, we've yet to see the top of production and plant quality. We see improvement in flavor, size, keeping quality and plant health every year, sometimes drastic improvement, and we've been doing this for over a dozen years. Compost seems to have benevolent attributes bordering on the metaphysical.
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Post by Sonshine on Thu May 14, 2009 1:12 am

Like you, I see rough times ahead for Christians.

We just switched to wood heat last year. We have the stuff to set our well pump on solar, but haven't set it up yet.

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Post by squeezinby on Thu May 14, 2009 1:37 am

Wow, I'm really glad your here. Get ready for me and my husband to pick you brain for knoledge. Welcome I hope you stay along while.
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Post by Forerunner on Thu May 14, 2009 2:28 am

What is your self-sufficiency situation, Squeezinby ?

I generally do better with answering questions than giving broad overviews off the top of my head. Either way, I hope I can help.
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Post by Marie on Thu May 14, 2009 2:36 am

Big {{{HUG}}} to you, Forerunner!! Welcome! I love it that you are living your dream and have done so many things... This is so great!

My sympathy to your family in the loss of your wife and mother, but so happy that you have found someone to share your life with.. God bless.
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Post by beccachow on Thu May 14, 2009 2:51 am

Welcome aboard!

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Post by MissKitty on Fri May 15, 2009 10:22 pm

Welcome Forerunner....I KNOW you..lol..I read your wife's blog...you have wonderful ideas and "practice" what you know...I admire ya'll...We are so blessed to have you here...Tell Lori I said hello and drop in on us...MissKitty
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Post by Forerunner on Fri May 15, 2009 10:45 pm

Thank you for the welcome, all.

I suppose I should get with the program and post Lori's blog link here.

http://frmerswife.blogspot.com/

She's a bit rather personal.....but if you dig deep enough, you may find something useful in her ramblings. Smile
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Post by Sonshine on Fri May 15, 2009 10:48 pm

Great blog. Thanks for the link.

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Post by amybyrd21 on Fri May 15, 2009 10:58 pm

Glad you are here. You and my hubby need to talk. He wants us to move in the middle of the mountains and be totally self sufficent. We are working on that here but it is taking time. And ontop of all that we may be moving. (If we do I want more land)
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Post by Forerunner on Fri May 15, 2009 11:23 pm

I do love opportunities to fuel the fires of the pioneering spirit.Smile
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Post by adelia on Fri May 15, 2009 11:29 pm

I thought you would be handy to have here when I read your posts in the foraging forum!

I wish I had more time to sit and read here, but I've got fencing to finish, ground to get ready for more plants, a few barns that need a good cleaning, wood to get in the woodshed and a whole lot of other things to do.

BTW- I have 4 kids too. Mine are ages 7- 18 Very Happy

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Post by Mrs. Homesteader on Fri May 15, 2009 11:57 pm

Welcome. It looks like you will have a lot to offer.

Our biggest thing that would hit us is water. We have a pond, but I like the idea of a solar hook up for the well. Although here in GRAY Ohio in the winter, I wonder how that would work.
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Post by HomesteadBaker on Sat May 16, 2009 8:07 pm

Welcome, Forerunner! Lori's blog is a great read! I also read with anticipation every post you all made about maple sugaring (on HT). For those who don't already know it, Forerunner's entire family is involved in the making of maple syrup. They are an inspiration... and while I only have 2 sugar maples in my yard, I did tap them and made about 2 gallons of syrup! It was a learning experience... and I will do it again. Thanks for all the "assistance" your endeavors offered!

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Post by Medicine Mom on Sun May 17, 2009 12:39 am

Forerunner, Welcome! It is exciting to read your self-sufficiency. I would love that and have a few friends who are "there".

My husband and I were both widowed in 2003, found each other online and married in 2005. God blessed us!


Marci, Solar panels do not need full, fright sun to work. Living in Oregon, it rains daily in the winter (known here as simply the rainy season). Even with that, our motor home is fully operational with the power generated by our solar panels. We spent 3 weeks dry camped and nerv lost power. Our panel is only about 1 foot square.

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