This was Tricky! Off Grid | Homesteading

Sometimes you have to move fast. With RAMBO our RAM watching my every move I needed to divide the pasture for the wood lot expansion. You can make a pen for livestock and fence line or even a garden trellis with Cattle Panels. You need some wire and t posts and you can get r done!
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42 comments

  • Micheal Draconis

    Silly ducks have a whole pond and they want to play in a puddle

  • BostonRocks76

    I did not know about petting the sheep on the head. Thank you for that nugget. God Bless! Carmen

  • GossMania Homestead

    So beautifully amazing how all that work you put into our homestead starts to become a beautiful tranquil place you love to be around. Been homesteading our 6 acres in Mississippi this year will be our 2nd year and all the improvements we made and are making just make it feel more like HOME!

  • Sharon A Nault Nowling

    This is a beautifully homestead 🏚

  • Tom Grant

    Doug about time to put a shed over the sawmill to get you out of the sun and rain

  • Jane Badon

    Thanks for the panel carrying tip! I’ve been awkwardly tying them off with the trailer that’s not long enough and doesn’t work well anyway. This is going to be life changing!😄

  • Food Tech

    Congratulations on building your dream homestead over these 10 years – we are finally building ours.

  • Micheal Draconis

    The Klein’s would cut the fence but you might damage the the wire cutters so bolt cutter was the right choice

  • Karen Maxon

    Quite warm still in northern Vermont. You guys have been such an inspiration to me. We have one acre on the edge of our small town. We’ve been here almost 4 years after downsizing — we are both in our mid-60’s but going strong, eating lots of fermented foods! We planted an orchard the first year — apples, pears, sour cherries. We added currants and elderberries in our second year. I plan to take cuttings from our elderberries this fall to plant in spring. Our garden is expanding every year, chickens planned for next year. I’m setting up a gravity water system for irrigation. And we are almost completely debt-free! Thank you for being out there doing all you do! Love from Vermont <3

    • OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY

      Awesome!

    • Christ's Call

      I love for a what you have done on the edge of a small town and the slow progression. I’m 75 so I don’t think that I can do what you did but I wish I could . I have been sick this summer and I’m weak and I broke my arm a week ago . I’m Hoping to have a ministry and have stronger people with me to do the homesteading with me

  • The Hollabbey Homestead

    Looking really good guys!!! Those cattle panels are really overpriced here in Canada—back in spring last time I checked they were $130 (Canadian) a panel!!! we are in NE Ontario and we are almost at freezing temperatures—very chilly at night—garden is almost over 🙁 happy homesteading guys! Always enjoy your videos

    • SIMPLE TRUTH

      Wow, I buy them for $28.99 a panel.

    • Opy Brook

      Wow. Maybe it would more than pay for the trip and panels if you come here into America to a country town, buy up a number of panels then head home. Who knows but you’d likely have lots of money left over from say even 10-12 panels! 🤔
      Brook👩‍🌾🍏🍎 in northern Indiana😃

    • Vytania

      @SIMPLE TRUTH I can get cattle panels in NW Kentucky for about $20 a panel. Hog panels are a dollar or two less.

    • SIMPLE TRUTH

      @Vytania Nice, weird that hog panels here are more expensive than cattle panels.

  • Dianne Edwards

    Lol. Rambo came around that corner.

  • candice gaier

    I am an old woman, but watching the two of you makes me feel so young at heart. Keep it up Please..

  • Sally Moris

    I have not laughed 😆, so much in awhile. But the space between the building was funny. Thanks for the information on how to pet sheep.

  • Nicki van Altena

    I loved every minute of this video, Doug! Your videos are Calming and not rushed. Felt like I hung out at Doug and Stacys place today! Thanks for sharing it keeps my dream alive!

  • Paul Kelcher

    Rambo wasn’t worried about the fence…. you were cramping his style with the ladies !!!

  • jvin248

    An old timer told my folks when I was growing up on the farm, that you’ll have your hands on every piece of wood seven times before you sell it. So we did hay and straw sales instead.

    • OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY

      Lol I’m going for th NO TOUCH firewood stay tuned 👍

    • James Thompson

      Still a good way to get a work out. Some of us live (or in my case did live)in the city and still burn firewood. I got most of my exercise from mowing the lawn and managing 60 mature trees on 6 tenths of an acre and cleaning the pool. Living in the country does provide more free sources of exercise. My contention for good health more Americans need exercise and as Doug n Stacy are illustrating good food sources. I understand trying to make a living off of firewood one should be as efficient as possible in handling the product.

  • Hans Quistorff

    Have a T-post puller as well so you can readjust your fence as needed. Bailing twine in your pocket is handy to make a temporary tie so things don’t fall down. When it comes to fences goats are high jumpers and sheep are bulldozers.

  • Opy Brook

    🤗 my late milk cow, “Laura” would not have hurt anyone. She knew she was family to us. I’d milk her where ever she was in my pasture. Never tied her, never hobbled her. If she began to lift a hind leg while I was milking, I told her to put her leg down, please, and she did. Of course I talked to her while I was milking her. When she was lying down, I’d grab a book, go out to her and use her as a back rest. Then she’d turn her head and rest it in my lap 🤣🤣😂. She got her ears rubbed while I read my book, out loud of course😄😍. She was an amazing cow🤩.
    Used to put a pony saddle on one of our steers 🐄 and pile my children on him, walk down to school bus stop, yes I had lead rope in use😊, and then when the bus came they’d slide off, tell him ‘thanks for the ride Mac’ and give him a pat or hug😄. He enjoyed it too. He and I repeated it to pick them up and bring them home😄. The other children on the bus loved watching it and often called out , ‘Bye, Mac’ 😂
    Shalom and Blessings
    Brook👩‍🌾🍏🍎

  • fallenangelwi25

    Rambo and that plant needs some privacy 🤣🤣🤣

  • Zimbabwe Zack

    I know someone who lost their middle finger using a t-post driver.

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