One of the many questions we get in connection with living off the grid is, ‘why grow a garden?’ Doesn’t it make more sense to spend my time in my specialized career and just buy vegetables and fresh produce for my family? Granted, perhaps from an economic point of view this may be true. (strangely [...]
After many years of living off the grid we have come to know what is really important in our everyday lives here. As spring turns to summer our focus changes to the garden. Our aim is to eat 3 meals a day with at least something from the garden, if not the entire meal being [...]
Over the past 17 years of living off the grid one constant for us has been our large garden. We have employed a lot of time saving methods and by far the best one is the keeping of chickens. This is a picture of the portable hoop coop that we built that allows the chickens [...]
For many years we were under the impression that gardening was something that you did only in the summer, but living off the grid has taught us that is not the case. The fall garden is now our favorite and this year is no different. The sun of fall is still strong enough to mature [...]
This past summer has been rather hectic and stressful for Jane and I at our off grid home. It is not a matter of things we created ourselves but reactions from friends and family to our new found confidence with our choice of living off the grid.