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Grafton day shift 2017 group pic (taken at the end of our shift which is after sunset). I'm second to left.

Sugar Beet Harvest Job Descriptions and Recap

Today (Saturday the 14th) was my last day working the sugar beet harvest, woohoo! Our last truck came in at 11:37pm last night, so today day crew just came in for four hours to clean the machines well. A task that would have been better if it hadn’t been cold and raining this morning, but […]

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Edit: Photo added! North Dakota had some nice sunsets/sunrises.

What Day Is It?

Here I am again, after dark with just a couple hours until bedtime trying desperately to update the blog before my last ounce of energy leaves me. On the plus side, today (Day 8 work-camping at the beet harvest in North Dakota for those just tuning in), was our first short day due to weather […]

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Working the Beet Harvest: First Impressions

Hello everyone! Still alive after Day 4 of the beet harvest, woohoo! I’m typing this up while eating dinner, that should already tell you something about what this work-camping opportunity is like. I will be doing a thorough write-up of my time here, never fear! But 12 hour days of physical activity leave little time […]

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Leistikow Park, ND

The small town of Grafton, ND has but one campground, so while the sign out front says Leistikow Park Campground, everyone around here just calls in Grafton Campground. This is where I’m staying while working the beet harvest. It’s directly adjacent to Leistikow Park and is owned and managed by the city, so for the […]

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A photo from South Dakota, as I haven't visited North Dakota yet!

About the Sugar Beet Harvest

Here it is, my informational article for the sugar beet harvest! Expect this post to get updated as I learn more on the job. What It Is American Sugar Crystal Company (ASCC) is a Minnesota agricultural cooperative that hires over 1300 workers to assist with the sugar beet harvest in northern Minnesota, North Dakota, and […]

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Lessons on Starting a YouTube Channel

First off, happy nomadiversary to me! Five years ago today I left Bluffton, SC with a shiny and clean (boy that didn’t last long) Cas and Bertha and I never looked back. Wow how time flies. Next, you would have to have been hiding under a rock somewhere (i.e., not keeping up with recent posts), […]

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Staying On Task when Working For Yourself

So you’ve done it. You’ve transitioned to location independent work that can be done from anywhere, and are making decent money from it. No more looking for seasonal jobs that are RVer friendly, this is the happily-ever-after you were searching for when it came to full-timing: absolute freedom to go where you want, when you […]

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Record Keeping for a Blog

It’s tax season again, and on Wednesday I shaved an additional 15 minutes off of last year’s time for a new record of four hours, of which only an hour and a half was spent inputting numbers into TurboTax. The other two and a half hours was bookkeeping for IO, so that if I get […]

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Hiking in one of the many State Parks in Texas on a day off.

2016 Amazon CamperForce Review

Want to know what the pay is really like for Amazon’s CamperForce program? I’ve sat down and done the math, and here are my numbers for the 2016 peak season at the Haslet site: Total weeks worked: 10 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 442 Overtime hours worked: 18 Base pay: $11.50/hour Overtime pay: $17.25/hour […]

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2016 Full-time RVing Cost of Living & Income Report

Wondering how much it costs to live full-time on the road? You’ll quickly learn when researching this question that the number varies wildly from RVer to RVer. This can be frustrating because it makes it harder to narrow in on how much it’ll cost you. But another way to look at it is this: That […]

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Working Remotely – A Review

And as part of the informal yearly review I’ve been conducting, there’s one last experiment from this year to report on. For the first time since I hit the road, the majority of my income this year will have come from remote work rather than taking seasonal work-camping jobs. The biggest leap of faith I […]

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Flashback photo: The elementary school in Leadville with broody mountains behind

Haslet CamperForce Mid-season Update

Five and a half weeks gone at Amazon, five and a half more to go – time for a mid-season status report. Wondering what this CamperForce thing is all about? You can find the comprehensive About Amazon’s CamperForce post here. Overtime has been scarce at the Haslet site so far, a stark contrast to last […]

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