Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well. It’s been a while since I’ve done a post. We woke up early this morning and thought I would update you on what we’ve been up to. Work and more work. We’ve been working on processing the trees that Stuart felled last year into firewood. Really feels good getting … Continue reading What we’ve been up to…wood chips!
Winter was little rough for me. Most of it was emotional. Being cooped up in the scary cabin for 8 hours and then it would be dark around 4pm. I felt like a bear in hibernation. It's was pretty gloomy most days. I enjoyed the snow and serenity that came with it, but longed for … Continue reading It’s spring!
I really love learning about natural ways to stay healthy. There are so many things that grow in the wild that can be used medicinally. Like birch trees! I just learned you can tap a birch tree and drink the water (sap). Disclaimer...I'm not a medical professional. Please do your own research and consult your … Continue reading You can drink birch water?
As you know we are living in what I call "The scary cabin" until our new cabin is finished. We tried to make it as comfortable as possible without spending too much money or time on it. It will be a tear down and just not worth it. We're going to try and salvage the … Continue reading Life in the scary cabin
The shed we are converting is a 12x28 with a 4ft porch. That leaves us with 12x24 to work with. Planning is extremely crucial for such a tiny space. Weighing our options and figuring out what we need and don't need. It needs to be practical and functional. I can't forget one of the requirements … Continue reading Cabin update 1
We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for winter. We needed to worry about firewood, food and water. According to our neighbor you could get trapped up here for weeks. We wanted to be prepared for that. The onset of winter was making me nervous. I was not looking forward to snow and … Continue reading Preparing for our first winter
Now I don't want to scare anyone from going off grid. On the contrary, we want to inspire and be truthful at the same time. Just some things to think about. You have to be open to change. Isn't this why you want to go off grid? To change your life and free yourself from … Continue reading Adapting to Off Grid