Since our new homestead is in the famed tornado alley, the first piece of gear we bought was a Midland emergency radio. The specific radio we chose was a Midland WR-100c. Once we had our county and surrounding counties programmed into it , it just sits there quietly monitoring for any emergency broadcasts. Once it picks it up and sounds off an alarm and announces the emergency. Its a great little radio and proved valuable within the first 72 hours we got it. The alarm went off and our family gathered around to hear what was going on. Severe storm advisory was announced and several areas reporting hail! Uh-oh, better get our vehicles in the garage. Glad we did, within 15 minutes we had severe winds and rain. No hail luckily, but the little radio proved its worth! I advise any homesteader to grab one of these. For the price, its deffinatly worth it.
Introducing our Missouri Homestead and Homestead Basics home base!
Id like to first start with an introduction to our place so you get a feel for what we are working with. We moved here in Apr. 2009 with the intentions of going back to basics and learning the basic homesteading skills to pass on to our children. Since we have six kids, we decided on something with alot of room. The home is 5000sq ft and has a “oversized” two car garage. The house sits on 21 acres and has a pond, 5 horse stall barn, chicken coupe, and about 4 acres of trees. In the pic to your left you will see a covered porch to the right of the house. That has a hot tub and my hammock! Ahhhh, my wonderful hammock. Some of the pics you can see overgrowth and some not so much. Some of these pics were taken today and some while it was winter in Jan.
Our family dream to move to the country and document how our family goes back to the basics is launched! We have been here in Missouri for exactly one month. So follow along as we go back to our roots and learn to homestead all over again! We hope you enjoy your stay!