Abe Connally

Abe Connally

Abe Connally and Josie Moores live with their two sons off the grid in the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert. They develop innovative and practical solutions to homesteading on a budget. VelaCreations.com is the online documentation of their experiments and adventures.

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honey cow

Make a simple beehive and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labor. Read more »


When considering what material to use for a floor, few people look beyond a concrete slab, with something like tile or carpet as a finish. For us, however, there were several factors that made a stabilized compressed earth brick (SCEB) floor far more appealing, including cost, skill, and time required.... Read more »


If you’re growing your own fruit and vegetables, or just trying to eat food that’s produced locally, you come across one obvious problem: when something is in season, you have more than you can handle, and then there’s nothing for the rest of the year. The obvious solution is to... Read more »


With a motor and some piping, it’s easy to enjoy free energy forever. Read more »

Avoid transplant mortality by making soil blocks. Read more »

Make your tool bucket even handier with a nifty cover. Read more »