Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 2, 2021 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Common Sense Homestead Open House – October 2, 2021 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

We’ll be hosting our next annual Common Sense Homestead Open House on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. . Our family will be giving tours of the home and grounds during this time. You’re welcome to take a quick look or stay for a longer visit during the open house hours….

Surviving Without the Grid – Emergency Backup Power

Surviving Without the Grid – Emergency Backup Power

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. This article will address surviving without the grid, i.e., how to keep thing going when the power goes out – in Jerry words, “Preparing for When the Doo Doo Hits the Oscillating Appliance!”. During the aftermath of super storm Sandy, many were without power for weeks. In…

How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?

How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. In this article we’ll answer the question “How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?” (projected solar electric system output) along with the anticipated short-term financial savings and long term return on investment (ROI). In Part 1 (Solar Electric Basics), Jerry discussed the three predominant questions…

Designing Your Solar Electric System

Designing Your Solar Electric System

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. In this article we’ll discuss designing your solar electric system. In Part 1 (Solar Electric Basics), Jerry discussed the three predominant questions of solar power:  cost, batteries, and “DIY”. Part two provided Emergency Power Options. Article 3 discussed three types of home solar power projects and how…