Off-Grid Living March 2017

It’s hard to believe we’ve been living in our off-grid cabin for a year now!

It’s still unfinished and there is still much to do but we’ve made some good progress and (most days) really enjoy our new lifestyle.

Something I’ve been working on over the winter is cooking on our wood stove. I’ve been […]

Love Those Rice and Beans!

Just before Christmas one of the community Facebook groups that I’m a part of had a post from a family asking for assistance to help replenish their bare cupboards. There were several posts from people indicating that certain churches in the area had pantry assistance programs.

One post really stuck out to me: “Churches […]

Off-Grid Living January 2017

 

 

Hello, Friends!

Winter is still in full force at our Wyoming farmstead. January brought many more snowy, cold days and even colder nights.

With this cold weather, our septic system froze. Many off-gridders don’t have a flush toilet and instead use a composting toilet. Because of our local regulations we have a […]

Wood Stove Cooking

With winter in full force we have a fire going in our wood stove pretty much all of the time. The wood stove is our main heat source. Originally we had planned to install a lovely antique wood cook stove but decided that while it would do the job for cooking it wouldn’t be […]

Off-Grid Living December 2016

The word for December was cold! We had very few days above freezing and several below zero. One morning a neighbor told me their temperature gauge read negative 34. Friends, that is chilly.

The icicles hanging from the roof were amazing. Unfortunately it also indicates we have an issue with our gutter doing […]

Planning for a Smokehouse

Time for venison chicken fry! We have had a great year for filling our freezer and are definitely enjoying plenty of chicken fried venison and antelope.

One of the things we love about Wyoming is the hunting opportunities. This year our big game hunting was very successful with Joe filling all of his tags; […]

Off-Grid Living November 2016

The end of November already! This month just zoomed by.

The main focus of November has been filling up our freezer. We finished our pastured broilers and completed our deer hunting. The freezer is filled to the brim.

Joe still has an tag for a cow elk that we’re going to rent a freezer […]

Instant Pot LOVE

A few months back the Instant Pot came into my life.

I’d heard great things about the Instant Pot from Wardee at Traditional Cooking School through her Pressure Cooking eCourse (that’s an affiliate link and other affiliate links may follow, read more about these links here) but wasn’t sure how well it would work […]

Pastured Poultry 2016

For the last several years we’ve been raising chickens for meat and eggs.

Over the years we’ve had an assortment of breeds of egg laying chickens but tend to favor the dual purpose birds such as Buff Orpington or White Rock. These birds are a nice sturdy bird, that often go broody and also […]

Off-Grid Living October 2016

Hello Friends!

I’m slightly delayed in putting up a recap of what happened at our place in October. Joe and I took a couple of days off last week to go hunting which meant several busy days before and after. In fact, we’re still playing catch-up!

Oh, but we had a wonderful time!

Our little […]

Lettin’ it Mellow…

Off-grid bathrooms often make for interesting conversation.

Because many of us living off the grid have to figure out interesting ways to bring water into the home we look for water conserving measures. Compost toilets are super popular in the off-grid community. This is something we looked into but in our county the rules for […]

Capsule Wardrobe: Cold Weather

Capsule Wardrobe is something I see on Pinterest quite often lately (maybe because I searched the term so Pinterest thinks I want to see it often?) but it wasn’t that long ago I was in the dark as to what a capsule was. Then my oldest girl told me all about this new approach to […]

Apple Recipes ~ A Baker’s Dozen!

It’s fall in Wyoming and I have apples on the brain!

Each fall we like to stock up on apples. I often order these by the case from Azure Standard or pick locally from friends. I love to dehydrate apples to have for snacking and baking through the winter but we also enjoy eating […]

A 2nd Cold War?

With the news of Russia having drills for a mock nuclear attack or other large scale catastrophe some are suggesting we are entering a new cold war. Still others say we’re already in a 2nd Cold War (source).

Cold War is term is used to describe the relationship between America and the Soviet Union […]

My Well-Traveled Sourdough Starter and Favorite Sourdough Dishes

7 years ago in July I caught a wild yeast “sourdough” starter. After babying it along for a few weeks it my little starter became strong and healthy. For 7 plus years it’s served me well!

Over the years my starter has went on several trips. I’ve taken it camping a few times, for […]

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