Last Sunday I had just gotten home from church when C looked at me and says "it's February, we should start thinking about planting". I turned to him and said "ok, we've got $30 to play with, lets head to lowes!". So we did. We had some 72 well starter greenhouses left over from last … Continue reading It’s Februrary!!
It is so fun to watch kids dream. Kids dream without limitations. It's something that we somehow lose along the way as we grow up. I know a lot of my friends and family have watched me mess up throughout the years. Time and time again they have watched me do something with excitement only … Continue reading Little Girl Dreams
I told you in the beginning that at some point I was going to get political, well here it is. There are sooo many different reasons to live off grid. 1) you aren't subject to the same outages that other people are. Power lines go down and you still have power! 2) Little to no … Continue reading Why we are choosing to live off the grid
Back in July or so we helped someone harvest their bee hives. It was quite a large harvest and we received a bit of honey in return. We made the grand decision to try our hand at making meade. We had never made wine before, didn't really know what we were doing, but decided it … Continue reading We made wine! well, sort of…
I'm sick, which almost never happens. It used to. I used to get sick at least 6 times a year. In the past four years I have been sick maybe twice each year? What do I attribute to this? I'm not sure, I'm no doctor and I'm not about to tell people how to live. … Continue reading I’m sick…
Tonight C and I discussed whether it not to have a milk cow on the property. Here is what we came up with: Pros: fresh milk every day. Fresh butter, cream, we could make cheese. Lots and lots of fresh yummy dairy goodness. Cons: This is where it gets interesting... C: we would have to … Continue reading To cow or not to cow?
When I tell people our plans of building an earthship oftentimes I get a blank stare. That's ok! I had one too when I first heard the term three weeks ago. C however has been hearing about them since he was little. His dad always wanted to build one. So the premise of an earthship … Continue reading What is an earthship?
When C was off for about 3 weeks friends gave us some canned goods and stuff to get us through. we still have some left. Yesterday the kids were being especially unruly (I think baby girl is getting some back teeth which makes everyone irritable). I decided to make the kids some canned ravioli for … Continue reading store bought vs homemade
As I'm writing my posts and thinking of posts I would like to do in the future I have come across an issue that I feel I must address immediately. I feel like I am seeming to be a bit of a hypocrite. Here I am telling people to spend less money, be more self … Continue reading quality vs stuff
Yesterday I talked about sacrifices we both have to make to be able to save. What exactly do I mean by sacrifices? First off we both need to make more money, that's kind of a given. Since it's the slow season at C's work he is hard pressed to get the full 40 hours of … Continue reading small changes make big differences