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FENCING A 3,000 SQFT COURTYARD in the desert
FENCING A 3,000 SQFT COURTYARD in the desert

In this video, we completed fencing in our 3,000 square foot courtyard so our dogs can run around off-leash. We used 12.5 gauge galvanized field....

OUR WELL IS FULLY POWERED outside our off-grid house
OUR WELL IS FULLY POWERED outside our off-grid house

Our well is now connected permanently to our house batteries. Plus, we're beginning work on two other projects to upgrade the off-grid homestead. Like our....

Water bath canning: A complete guide to make salsas and preserve fruits and veggies
Water bath canning: A complete guide to make salsas and preserve fruits and veggies

Learn exactly how to water bath can fruits and veggies for long-term preservation. And, the salsas that can be made and stored using water bath....

OUR 7-MONTH SAGA FINALLY ENDS…after heading back from California
OUR 7-MONTH SAGA FINALLY ENDS…after heading back from California

After a 7-month saga, we finally got something that we've been waiting for. We think. As long as nothing goes wrong. Oh, and we headed....

A FLIGHT WITH SAN DIEGO SKY TOURS over the Pacific ocean
A FLIGHT WITH SAN DIEGO SKY TOURS over the Pacific ocean

For my 40th birthday, Steve went up with San Diego Sky Tours for an aerobatic tour of San Diego and the Pacific ocean. What a....

A CALIFORNIA SUNSET we had to almost run to catch
A CALIFORNIA SUNSET we had to almost run to catch

We love our sunsets in Arizona, but it's tough to beat when the sun goes down over the Pacific ocean. And, we barely made it!....

A MONTH BY THE BEACH to escape the brutal Arizona heat
A MONTH BY THE BEACH to escape the brutal Arizona heat

We made it out to southern California where we will be spending the month of July escaping the Arizona heat. Breweries, donut shops and ice....

$100 BUCKS to clip our dog’s nails?
$100 BUCKS to clip our dog’s nails?

In this short and sweet video, Courtney admits to doing something that she absolutely hates. But, it all happened without a single squeal! Oh, and....

HOW WE STAY COOL in an off-grid house in the Arizona summer
HOW WE STAY COOL in an off-grid house in the Arizona summer

It's not always easy staying cool when you have no central air conditioning in an off-grid house in the Arizona summer. But, this is how....

WE GOT A WELL! Well, sorta. Almost. It’s close. Almost there.
WE GOT A WELL! Well, sorta. Almost. It’s close. Almost there.

After a 4-month wait, we finally got the well drilled. But, that doesn't mean we actually get to start using it, yet. Like our Gear?....

HUGE IMPROVEMENT to our off-grid water system
HUGE IMPROVEMENT to our off-grid water system

This weekend we switch our water holding tanks so we use the professional, high-quality tank and not the cheaper spray-painted version installed by the previous....

WE GOT A NEW PUPPY! And, she’s a maniac already
WE GOT A NEW PUPPY! And, she’s a maniac already

The day came a little earlier than we had expected, but we picked up our puppy and we're giving her the best life that we....

FILMING WITH CNBC, and I got the Sigma 56mm f/1.4
FILMING WITH CNBC, and I got the Sigma 56mm f/1.4

CNBC came out to the house to film a segment with us (not yet published), and I also got my brand new portrait lens the....

EXPLORING BISBEE, ARIZONA. It’s fun and maybe cute, and one heck of a deep copper mine
EXPLORING BISBEE, ARIZONA. It’s fun and maybe cute, and one heck of a deep copper mine

A quick day trip to Bisbee, Arizona. It was a mining town from back in the late 1880s and early 1900s. And it has a....

SHOT #2, building the floor frame and Spring in the southwest
SHOT #2, building the floor frame and Spring in the southwest

We continued helping a friend with a house build, and we also finally got the second Covid vaccine shot. Like our Gear? Shop our Amazon....

BUILDING A HOUSE (but not ours, yet), and some beautiful hot air balloons
BUILDING A HOUSE (but not ours, yet), and some beautiful hot air balloons

We spent some time up in Scottsdale and took in a hike with a bunch of unexpected hot air balloons floating around. Then, we drove....

WE GOT VAXXED, and check out a “world famous” recipe
WE GOT VAXXED, and check out a “world famous” recipe

We both made the decision to get vaccinated. First shot done. No side-effects. It was no sweat. Stay tuned for the end of the video,....

WE CAMPED IN THE AIRSTREAM, but unfortunately, things are broken
WE CAMPED IN THE AIRSTREAM, but unfortunately, things are broken

We finally took the Airstream into Tucson for a quick weekend camping trip to spend some time around civilization. Unfortunately, we found several things that....

A WILDFIRE A MILE AWAY, and preparing to evacuate
A WILDFIRE A MILE AWAY, and preparing to evacuate

An A10's flair at low altitude sparked a wildfire about a mile away from our house in Arizona. We scrambled to evacuate, though thankfully, we....

DUST STORMS AND plans to take the Airstream out again
DUST STORMS AND plans to take the Airstream out again

On the way to Willcox, we drove through a small dust storm on the Willcox Playa. When the wind picks up, that area gets dusty....

A MARCH SNOW IN THE DESERT, and bracing for the windy season
A MARCH SNOW IN THE DESERT, and bracing for the windy season

After strange snow in March, we are gearing up for the looming windy season, which is Spring, in the desert southwest. Like our Gear? Shop....

A SILENT FILM, and we’re going to California! Later…
A SILENT FILM, and we’re going to California! Later…

I'm doing something different in this video. A short silent video in the beginning, then a discussion of future travel plans. Greater than Yarn (Courtney's....

WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING OFF-GRID in the Arizona desert?
WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING OFF-GRID in the Arizona desert?

In this video, I'm taking you around the house to show you exactly what it's like living off-grid in freezing Arizona temperatures in the winter.....

EVER SEEN A SEPTIC TANK? How we deal with poop out in the desert (oh, and Valentine’s Day!)
EVER SEEN A SEPTIC TANK? How we deal with poop out in the desert (oh, and Valentine’s Day!)

What better day to show you how a septic system works than Valentine's Day? Because that's what we do out here in the desert -....

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