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Nick is working on finishing his handmade doors, Sadie is his sidekick, and Esther is (not very) patiently awaiting spring. This life is slow and intense and sometimes frustrating...but it is beautiful. A NOTE TO OUR FRIENDS: Our middle child, Stella, had a bad fall on this day. That's one of the reasons that we didn't upload all weekend. The other three reasons were snow, snow, and snow. Stella fell on the concrete at school and the school staff was very concerned for her. As it turns out she is fine, but she still had a bad day and didn't want to be on video. We went ahead and made a vlog anyway, with the rest of us, and she'll be back in tomorrow's update, just as spunky as ever. And you know I'll get caught up again with uploads someday. :) Thanks for hanging out with us! We appreciate you! -- The potato casserole is another no recipe recipe. Nick is the one making it in this video, but we both make versions of it. If I were making it the gravy might have been a little thicker and I probably would have added corn. I can corn and am always looking for ways to sneak it in. :) Prepare your potatoes and your chicken ahead. We do this to use leftovers, and you can do pretty much the same recipe with pasta or rice instead of potatoes. It is a poor man's food. If you've got a few cups of cooked chicken and nothing else, that's the time. Cut the chicken into cubes and precook your starch (your potatoes, rice, or pasta) and any vegetables you want to add that aren't already soft from being canned or frozen. Then heat up a skillet for the gravy. The gravy starts with equal parts butter and flour in a cast iron pan. I do about 3 Tbsp each. Cook this (the roux) until it is just barely turning brown, stirring constantly. Add 2 cups chicken broth and 2 cups milk, which you hopefully remembered to mix together ahead of time and bring to room temperature. :) Add the liquid steadily, stirring constantly, and keep the gravy over medium heat until it thickens. When it is thick, you can add the rest of the ingredients, including some crushed dry herbs and salt and pepper, stir gently, and throw it in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy! __ Our Facebook page is here: http://facebook.com/fouchomaticoffgrid/ Our Instagram is here: https://www.instagram.com/fouchfamilyoffgrid/ About the Fouch Family: We are Nick and Esther, and our three kids Milo, Stella, and Sadie. We have lived off the grid -- in the sense of not connected to the power grid -- for four years on three acres of wooded land in Southwestern Idaho. Nick is a finish carpenter working on building his own business. Esther is a writer, the author of a recent memoir called "What Falls From the Sky," and a daughter of the homesteading teacher and activist Carla Emery, who wrote "The Encyclopedia of Country Living." Nick and Esther were both raised in Idaho, near where we live now, but we've also lived in Massachusetts, Utah, and California. Our kids are ages 10, 8 and 5. Esther's book: http://amzn.to/2xd3V2r Esther's mom's book: http://amzn.to/2woLudq Mailing address: **Cards and letters only, please, unless you're sending Nick a tee shirt, size XL. Fouch Family 6568 S Federal Way Box 173 Boise, ID 83716-9277
16 tägige Tour durch Südnorwegen über Neujahr 2017
Lorieann decided that living in a home in Alberta was not for her, so after moving back to Vancouver island she bought a 38ft beautiful bus that has been converted into a Tiny house. Watch my Documentary about #Vanlife for Free! https://youtu.be/A6McizBPKaE Check out her Instgram here : https://www.instagram.com/bigbluebuslife/ Support this free content via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ML6MEHLAHUMFN Essential Vanlife and Off the Grid Supply list! - http://amzn.to/2wQJN4G Huge shout out to my patreons this month! Mike (the nomad sharpener) , Jennifer Stevens, and Maggie flinn Become a patreon! :: https://www.patreon.com/ForrestStevens Film making equipment :: Sony A5100 - http://amzn.to/2vzogNf camera stabilizer - http://amzn.to/2wJ7r7E Shotgun microphone - http://amzn.to/2vzUfgd audio recorder - http://amzn.to/2vzxPMk Shock mount - http://amzn.to/2wILNjJ Audio Recorder mount - http://amzn.to/2vhCXcv Glide cam - http://amzn.to/2vzYR5T Gorilla Pod - http://amzn.to/2ggklDe 64 GB SD card - http://amzn.to/2vhUAsR
This video series chronicles Bill & Sandy Stine's six-month long, 2003, US camping tour. "Our Camper" summarizes the attributes of our Aliner hard-sided pop-up camper and details some of the custom modifications we made to it. The Aliner is manufactured by Columbia Northwest Inc, 1297 Kecksburg Rd, Mount Pleasant, PA. A similar camper, the Chalet, is manufactured by Chalet RV Inc, 124 41st Ave SE, Albany, OR. We chose the design because it was lightweight and simple and fast to set up and fold down. I found our used camper listed on e-Bay. For us, the trip was not about the camper and we spent few of our waking hours inside it. We liked that it was not a motor home so we could do day trips in the car without having to break camp. We pulled our hard-sided, Aliner-brand pop-up camper, that we call our "Tin Tent", on a 180-day, 100-campground tour of many of the national parks across the US. The entire 15-video series, while briefly describing the camper in chapter 2, is mainly about the places we visited and the things we did. Our full daily activity log with additional photos can be found under the "Tin Tent Tour" link on our home page at http://weewillystine.net. All the photos were taken by a humble little Canon PowerShot S410 Digital Elph. Photos were edited using PaintShop Pro 7. Audio was recorded and edited using Roxio Sound Editor and the video was assembled in 9:16, 720p, using Roxio VideoWave 10. you find the playlist of the entire 15-video series at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A16148C35597DFF2 Air conditioner installation is documented on my website at: http://weewillystine.net/ttt/060401Aliner-AirConditionerInstallation.php
After a year on the road in our van, we came back home and decided to spend the winter in an RV.
Let's say it was an interesting experience!
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