Trout Grilled in Parchment

Trout Grilled in Parchment

We’ve been enjoying our beautiful summer with trips to the local lakes and river for fishing. We had a few trout in the freezer and decided to invite a couple of neighbors over for a trout feast.

Our off grid kitchen is perfect for barbecue. In ‘the olden days’ of my fish barbecuing experience […]

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 […]

Welcome to September!

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There is something about September that I absolutely love. I think I view September along the lines of the new year and the ability to have a fresh start. Back to school time and a change of season is likely the reason. I’m often inclined to try to improve my organization skills, do some extra […]

August 2015 Updates

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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 […]

Tightening the Budget in 2015

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2014 was an expensive year for us. Our biggest expense was building our cabin. In 2013 we bought 20 acres a few hours away with the plan to eventually build a Tiny House type structure to live in while we slowly, over time, built our permanent home. Then early in 2014 our plans changed […]

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

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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 […]

Going Off Grid

Our Off Grid Plans

We’re building a cabin. The cabin is going to be off grid. Off grid may have slightly different meanings to different people. I think some people think that an off grid home or cabin would have nothing electric. I’ve seen comments on off grid bloggers posts asking how they can be off grid when they […]

Our Outdoor Shower and Solar Water Heater

Our Outdoor Shower and Solar Water Heater

Working in the hot and dusty high desert can really make you long for a shower by the end of the day (or even in the middle). If you don’t have a running water or plumbing set up getting that shower can be a challenge.

In many of the preparedness and off-grid books I’ve read […]

Menu Week of July 13 and Building a Cabin

Menu Week of July 13 and Building a Cabin

What an exciting weekend! We spent the weekend up at our property. This was the BIG weekend of starting the cabin build! We got up there around 10 pm on Thursday expecting our builders around 8 am on Friday morning. Unfortunately, the logs for our cabin were a very large load and stretched their 8 […]

The Most Beautiful Drive in America

The Most Beautiful Drive in America

Over the 4th of July weekend we took a scenic drive. The drive started with Chief Joseph Scenic Highway which is outside of Cody, Wyoming. This part of the drive follows parts of the route taken by Chief Joseph as he led the Nez Perce tribe out of Yellowstone while being forced to leave the […]

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