Wow! My last article generated the most email yet. Not to mention I actually had people stopping me on the streets to ask about Beautyberry and if it really worked or not. I assure you, it works wonderfully. Continue reading
This time of year is my absolute favorite time to say the least. I love watching the colors start to change and noticing the things in our garden and around “Six Acres” that aren’t here the rest of the year. It’s the time we start planting our fall garden and sitting outside at night to watch the moon in the evenings, etc.
While mosquitoes are more often thought of during the spring and summer, I live in Texas and they still exist here at this time of year. This time of year brings a pretty berry that helps repel these pesky little flying insects though. Continue reading
When Ranae and I first returned to the USA, we bought some land in Missouri. A beautiful place, but brrrr was it cold in the winter. I will never forget our first fall there in the Show-Me state. Ranae came in one fall evening and asked me “Would you like a salad tonight?” She knows I am a sucker for a good salad. Continue reading
According to the latest US Census data, nearly one-fourth of Americans live in rural areas. I have read studies, as well as seen with my own eyes, about 40% of the entire world lives in remote or rural areas.
Living remote has incredible rewards, in my not so humble opinion. While I think it’s the best type of living possible, if I am honest about it, there are some inconveniences as well. Living a significant distance from a major city brings challenges that most city dwellers rarely face nor are they willing to. Continue reading
In last week’s article, I started discussing some of the things you should consider if you are about to make the leap to this self-sufficiency type lifestyle. Remote living was the choice for Ranae and I. Part of remote living, and self-sufficiency in general, has a great deal to do with the actual land. Here are some things you should consider. Continue reading
All of my adult life, I have never had roots deeper than top soil. I have spent most of my time traveling and seeing the world as best as I could. I have been blessed to have been in 88 countries so far. I have lived full time in London for about three years and in Guatemala for almost a year and half.
Whenever I got bored, it was off to see another part of the world. One might say, I lived life backwards… I did the retirement type travel before I got so old that I wasn’t physically able to. Continue reading
In my last article I talked about basic heat safety tips and mentioned my suggestion regarding having a ham radio in your vehicle for road trips, etc. Before I get too deep into this article (and incur the wrath of the flaming emails from the many licensed ham radio operators out there), I want to go on record as saying, you need a license to operate a ham radio in a non-emergency situation. Continue reading
Welcome to my new weekly column. My name is Vern Six. I’m a proud United States Army veteran. While in the Army, I was certified as a survival expert and have spent the years since improving my skills as well as teaching them to others. I am a former full time Christian missionary having served and lived in Guatemala near the border of Honduras and El Salvador. For nearly 30 years, I have earned a living as a freelance computer programmer and entrepreneur which has taken me to 5 continents and 88 countries.
My wife and I live a very simple lifestyle. We pay cash for nearly everything and have used credit only on a very limited basis. We currently have a mortgage on our land, but nothing else. Continue reading