Category Archives: Off Grid tips and trials

After the Storms

    To say it was a tough winter would be an understatement. It was a very wet, muddy time, but things have dried out and those things are just a distant memory.   Due to the wet winter, we … Continue reading

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What to do when your shiny dreams tarnish

What to do when your shiny dreams become tarnished   Once again, I find myself at a crossroads. We have come so far and yet not quite far enough. We had big, crazy dreams about living in a camper for … Continue reading

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Mud, Mud How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

  I now know why the terms “cabin fever” and “spring house cleaning” exist. Somedays I feel trapped inside our little camper by the never-ending mud! Cabin fever = camper fever. Get me out! Spring house cleaning? No way! There … Continue reading

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Putting the waves of 2018 in the Rearview

  To say 2018 was a trying year would be putting it mildly. We have had other stressful years, more than I care to count, but his one hit us hard. I don’t want to go on and on while … Continue reading

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The Post I’ve been avoiding

  I’ve been putting off writing this blog post. On one hand, we’ve made some progress on our earthship. On the other hand, we’ve had a very rough couple of months. With the many losses we’ve experienced, I lost another … Continue reading

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Riding the Storm Out

Riding the Storm Out   I am so sorry I’ve not been posting this summer. We have been on a tumultuous ride with wave after wave and it doesn’t look like we will have relief anytime soon. It started at … Continue reading

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The Balance Between Joy and Grief

I had a post mostly written a few weeks ago, then scrapped it. Our family has been on a roller coaster of sorts for the past three months or so. I haven’t had much time alone to think, much less … Continue reading

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There’s Something Strange in the Neighborhood

Things are changing around here   Let me point out a few of the changes to our normally peaceful neighborhood. For the past few weeks, I’ve been awakened to the sound of a helicopter going overhead most every weekday. Our … Continue reading

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Tangled in the Red Tape of Bureaucracy

When you are a product of your own thinking, you find out how just how flawed those thoughts can be. I’m not talking about being a bad person, I’m talking about instant gratification. I’m a child of the 70’s, the … Continue reading

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Be careful what you pray for

    In my last post I was worrying over the lack of moisture we’ve had this winter. Now suddenly it seems we are getting hit left and right with storms. This is both a blessing and a curse for … Continue reading

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