I remember the first time I discussed homesteading self sufficiency and living off the grid with my dad. He looked at me kind of strange and said ‘ there’s no money in farming…’ That was about 1 year before we moved. I was, in essence trying to explain a decision that was already made up [...]
It may seem strange but one of the things we enjoy most about living off the grid is growing chickens. Strange that the simple act of keep a few birds should be so liberating or make us feel good about our decisions but it does.
For many years we have tried to come up with the definitive answer to the question, “What does living off the grid really mean to us?” Yes, there is the energy savings from using renewable energy sources, wind generators we built ourselves and solar panels. There is the garden of course. And our off grid [...]
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 [...]
Finding land for sale off the grid used to be much simpler. Living off the grid was considered by many to be an alternative lifestyle choice that didn’t warrant their approval. But, times have changed… Now, finding your off grid home has become a goal of many families, and for good reason. You can find [...]