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The Do It Yourself World
Join us and follow along as we strive to become fully self sufficient and off the grid on our 18 acre homestead in the woods. My wife Melanie, our daughter Michelle, and I moved in the spring of 2017 to our new homestead in Northern lower Michigan.
We are surrounded by wild State forest land teaming with wildlife. For many, this is vacation paradise. For us, this is home. There are very few full time people around, which ads to the wildness and the beauty of the area. This also leaves us pretty much alone in the quiet and peaceful forest.
We are raising chickens for meat, eggs and for some extra money to help pay the bills. We grow our own food to help offset the cost of groceries. We hunt and fish for meat as needed and to stock up for the harsh winter months.
We hope to become more and more independent of the grocery stores with time and eventually become fully self sufficient.
We are putting up solar panels and battery backup systems to power our meager needs in our off grid tiny house. We use primarily wood heat to keep us warm in the cold winter months.
We are opening our Asian grocery store to the public again. We have shorter hours this time because we are going to focus primarily on online sales this time but we are open to local shoppers now.
We have been working on the move and still setting up our new, smaller and cheaper store all this time. It has been a lot of work but we are almost done now.
We are also working on our online store to improve sales. While we had our normal brick and mortar store open, we did not concentrate much online. We also had a major competitor online which reduced our chances of sales. But they are bankrupt leaving the door open for us to expand online now.
Check out our newly updated selection of Filipino groceries online at https://www.sarisarishop.org