Off-Grid Living January 2017

sledding fun

 

 

Hello, Friends!

Winter is still in full force at our Wyoming farmstead. January brought many more snowy, cold days and even colder nights.

With this cold weather, our septic system froze. Many off-gridders don’t have a flush toilet and instead use a composting toilet. Because of our local regulations we have a […]

Off-Grid Living December 2016

ice

The word for December was cold! We had very few days above freezing and several below zero. One morning a neighbor told me their temperature gauge read negative 34. Friends, that is chilly.

The icicles hanging from the roof were amazing. Unfortunately it also indicates we have an issue with our gutter doing […]

Planning for a Smokehouse

chickenfry

Time for venison chicken fry! We have had a great year for filling our freezer and are definitely enjoying plenty of chicken fried venison and antelope.

One of the things we love about Wyoming is the hunting opportunities. This year our big game hunting was very successful with Joe filling all of his tags; […]

Off-Grid Living November 2016

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The end of November already! This month just zoomed by.

The main focus of November has been filling up our freezer. We finished our pastured broilers and completed our deer hunting. The freezer is filled to the brim.

Joe still has an tag for a cow elk that we’re going to rent a freezer […]

Off-Grid Living October 2016

arctic-room-addition

Hello Friends!

I’m slightly delayed in putting up a recap of what happened at our place in October. Joe and I took a couple of days off last week to go hunting which meant several busy days before and after. In fact, we’re still playing catch-up!

Oh, but we had a wonderful time!

Our little […]

Capsule Wardrobe: Cold Weather

this-is-me

Capsule Wardrobe is something I see on Pinterest quite often lately (maybe because I searched the term so Pinterest thinks I want to see it often?) but it wasn’t that long ago I was in the dark as to what a capsule was. Then my oldest girl told me all about this new approach to […]

Returning From An Unplanned Hiatus

cabin-view

At the end of 2007 while awaiting the birth of our sweet little boy I dipped my toe in the online world and started a blog. It began as a place I could share about our little guy — thoughts, feelings, etc and then about him and how he was growing then about our […]

We’ve Gone Off the Grid!

Solar

After almost 5 years of planning we’ve officially moved off the grid.

Almost three years ago we picked out our property.

It’s a 20 acre parcel with amazing views. We’re still in Wyoming as evidenced by the lack of trees.

The property was part of a large cattle ranch that was divided in […]

Wintering in Oklahoma

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We’ve gone south for the winter!

I’m pretty sure this makes us snowbirds.

Unfortunately we didn’t quite go far enough south and it is COLD. Especially in the little house we rented with zero insulation and a heater/air conditioner window unit. The unit blows out cold air only. In order to warm up the […]

August 2015 Updates

water

Hello Faithful Readers!

It has been nearly six months since I shared anything here or on my Facebook page. As usual, it has been a busy time. I thought I’d pop in very quickly and share the latest news.

We’ve been working on the cabin. You can expect that any time I pop in for […]

The Winds of Change

Multnomah Falls

Hello, Dear Readers,

If you are looking for Simple Lives Thursday please go here.

 

Last week I worked in Oregon (the photo above is of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge). While I was there I came to the realization that I am spread too thin. This thought was nothing new. For […]

Cabin Tour

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We’re so excited to have the shell of our new cabin completed. It is absolutely amazing. To be quite honest, it is beyond anything we could have imagined. Are you ready for a tour?

This side of the cabin is the bedroom end. While it’s just a big box right now, eventually we’ll have […]

Cabin Building and A Needed Break

cabin done

Hello!

The last few months have been terribly busy with our personal lives and my work schedule. It’s become even busier the past few weeks when my daughter and her fiance changed their wedding date from June of 2015 to Thanksgiving weekend of this year. We’re super excited about the wedding but helping her coordinate […]

Cabin Building Update

Building an Off Grid Cabin

Our new cabin is coming right along! Last month when I posted about our cabin we had just left the property with the foundation complete and the floor in progress. You can read that post here.

Our builders have been hard at it and are making great progress. In fact, the shell should be […]

Building an Off Grid Cabin- The Foundation

Building an Off Grid Cabin

We spent the weekend up at our property with our builders. We’re super excited about the progress that was made. When we left last weekend the cement piers and first beams were in place from the builder’s first visit in July.

After a few hours of work this weekend things really started […]

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