So after many many months of contemplating this idea, my husband and I have decided to live off the grid, so they call it.
We have purchased a home and some land together in a small town in the country. =) We are moving in, in one week and are so excited to start this wonderful, new to us way of life. It is a fixer upper but structurally sound. So we say, what a perfect start but boy do we have our work cut out for us.
We are not going to purchase a refrigerator, and we will have to use electric in the beginning but our goal is by this time next year if not sooner have everything working off solar power, I will be starting some of our fruit trees in doors to jump-start that project, and we are now currently looking for a wood stove for heating instead of the electric.
We have plans to add a couple more bedrooms, a mud room ,pantry, and back porch and eventually would like to replace the wood stove with a fireplace.
There is so much for us to learn but we will take it one day at a time. Next week we will be getting our chicks and maybe some laying hens to help us through the winter while our baby chicks grow.
We plan on having goats,a bull, a couple of cows,pigs, and eventually a few horses after we get in the swing of things. We’ll have a green house and out-door gardens and fruit bushes and trees.
Our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible. So we will see how it goes. Wish us luck =) And as I learn so will you. I will be posting along the way. And if I disappear for a minute only know that I will soon return with some exciting new stories of our voyage to a new world!
This was on my New Moon wish list and we signed the papers the day after!