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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

Betting the Farm On Drilling a Water Well (Part 1 of 3)

Betting the Farm On Drilling a Water Well (Part 1 of 3)

Today we are drilling our private deep water well for our off grid mountain homestead. We are quite literally betting the farm. If we do not hit water, we will not be able to build a house. Building on top of a mountain and getting equipment there poses some risks and definite problems. See what we are up against.

Mid-South Well & Pump: https://www.midsouthwellpump.com

Drilling a Deep Water Well - (Part 2 of 3)

Drilling a Deep Water Well - (Part 2 of 3)

Making Rustic Wood Fence From Black Locust

Making Rustic Wood Fence From Black Locust