I honestly never thought we would be getting to this point. We installed our solar panels this weekend. We have fourteen 325 watt Canadian Solar solar panels. They are HEAVY. At peak (most solar panels can be expected to run at 80% in full sun), but at peak they can product 4550 watts of energy. … Continue reading SOLAR!!!
I have had a request for a blog on my meal planning. Let me preface this by saying that I am FAR from being a type A personality. I have high anxiety which gives the perception that I'm a type A, but I'm not. I plan just enough to ease my anxiety, but I'm still … Continue reading Meal Planning Part Deux
I don't have much time during the day for things like daydreaming, so unfortunately I daydream at bad times, like when I am driving (which causes me to turn when I mean to go straight, oops), or when I am talking to people (which is really bad because my mom says I am not as … Continue reading Daydreaming and role models
One of the most important things I find about the homesteading lifestyle is the importance of working together to help each other achieve your goals. I think in life we don't help each other enough, but as a homesteading community altruism is a much more desired trait. There is a lot more trading of goods … Continue reading Living as a Community
Now that summer has officially hit and we are starting to harvest some of our garden crops I am once again really excited about meal planning. We have been doing really good at planning our meals and staying within a $150 budget for 2 weeks, however.... things are about to get real! We splurged a … Continue reading More meal planning
We picked up the plat today. We should be signing the documents that will make this land ours in the next few days (he had to have it separated from his land). Which means we can 1) get the sewage permit and 2) get to have our own address and mailbox soon!! This has been … Continue reading WE GOT THE PLAT!!!
We are STILL waiting to apply for the sewage permit. I have been calling the guy we bought the property from every day for almost a week and he isn't returning my calls. We need to get the plat of the property from him in order to apply for the permit. once we turn in … Continue reading Frustrated
It's amazing the things in life that we take for granted. We are so lucky to have power in our home, clean running water, the choice of how we want our children to be educated. I am visiting this topic because yesterday our cistern ran out of water (or at least I thought it had, … Continue reading First World Problems
Our garden is doing really well. I am so proud of it. The house is still currently at a standstill, but I should hopefully be getting the sewage permit this week, or at least getting the perc test complete. I'll feel better once we really get the ball rolling on this. In the meantime we … Continue reading Stuff is growing!!!
I love my job. It's work, and it forces me to be motivated, but when I am working I love it. For those of you who don't know I am a Mary Kay consultant. I have been for over 9 years. I was a director for a period of time until my son had major … Continue reading Time to get back to work