We just LOVE pallets over here at Harmony Homestead. There are so many creative things you can do with them. For instance, a base for a mattress. Here we are using one long pallet. We acquired these pallets from an apartment building. They were used to transport solar panels and then dumped next to a trash dumpster.... there were over 20 of them! This pallet bed was our first project with them. This is the base for our daughter's new bed.
This is actually a very simple project. First we measured how high we wanted to make the headboard and drew a straight line as a mark for where the saw would be cutting. Then saw, screw, sand and paint.
Voila! An upcycled cute bed!
The first thing to setting up a successful garden is to create a fence to keep all the garden menaces out. When we found the 23 large pallets from the apartment building, we felt like we had hit a gold mine! We were so excited as they turned out to become a fence for our Organic Garden and our sheep/bunny pen. Where we live a fence is necessary to protect all the plants from the rabbits, deer, gofers, ground squirrels and our free ranging animals.
Getting off the grid is a phrase that is being thrown around quite a bit these days. There is so much survival talk and preparation being done by many. The end result is 'getting off the grid.' Let us remind ourselves that there are different ways of getting off of the grid. There is the water grid, food grid, electricity grid, tax grid, etc. It takes a bit of time to get completely off of the grid and un-plug but it can be done by all with no limitations. Ultimately, Living Off Of the Grid means a shift in consciousness and awareness to living in harmony with the Earth. This self-sustainability is in perfect alignment with the Mother Earth and as a result many rewards come.
Our goal at Harmony Homestead is to work towards Getting Off Of The Grid completely. We have spent our life together traveling and learning different ways to be able to sustain ourselves without reliance on anything. Now we are putting it all into full on practice! This blog is dedicated to our journey from reusing, recycling, repurposing, to raising livestock, to growing food, preserving food and making medicine from the Earth. One step at a time to a simple, minimal life of living back in accordance with nature's agreements and replacing the plugs with a desire to learn more about ourselves through our relationship with Mama Earth.
I could never do this without my husband who builds most of the designs that I come up with. He can seriously build anything and you will see that from this blog. We are excited to share this journey with you!