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Homestead Bound

Our time at MacDill FamCamp was coming to a close. We were able to accomplish a few important tasks while enjoying our escape from winter. Our 2022 Homestead garden got a head-start. Tomato, pepper and sugar snaps are just some of the seedlings that germinated then travelled from Florida back to North Carolina with us.…

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Escaping Winter

2022 started with a push to get Old Glory (O.G.) ready for a Road Trip to warmer weather! The bike rack was re-installed and propane tanks were filled. After multiple trips between the Homestead and the storage lot with supplies, beach gear, and tools, we felt ready to head south for a lengthy stay in…

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Happy New Year 2022

The sun has set on 2021. It’s been a great year at the Ballard Homestead…a year marked by growth, grace, lots of learning and LOVE. God has continually provided for our EVERY need. Mark harvested a buck and a doe at the Homestead this deer season, providing quite a bit of delicious venison. We are…

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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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Turkeys, Tadpoles & Tacos

Covid-19 has put a stop to a lot of people’s plans. The past few weeks there were very few campers and a lot of cancelled reservations here at Moonshine Creek Campground, however, there ARE some things that even the Coronavirus can’t stop: things like strutting turkeys, wiggly tadpoles…and the Coronavirus could NOT keep us from celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Taco Tuesday!