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The Ballard Homestead

It has been 6 months since we officially transitioned from Nomads and Full-time RVers to North Carolina Homesteaders, and life on the Ballard Homestead continues to thrill and amaze us. So, “What is a Homesteader?” you may ask. You will find multiple definitions on-line but our definition of choice is: “a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It…

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Merry Christmas 2020, Happy New Year 2021 & Welcome to the Newest Ballard

EXCITING times! There have been many celebrations since our last blog post. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with the Wachter’s then there was a little holiday gathering at our house with our North Carolina Family. Our septic system is upgraded and we can flush with confidence! Babe and Old Glory have their North Carolina License plates and…

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Florida Fish Feeding, Bird Counting and a State Park

Since arriving in Florida in November Mark has been checking off some maintenance projects on Old Glory. At the top of the list was to get our furnace going. After troubleshooting, seeking advice, replacing the motherboard then replacing the sail switch, it is working now! We gave it a good test in January when the…