Going Off the Grid


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!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Bridget says:

    Wishing you the best of luck in your venture!

    1. living4bliss says:

      How brave and exciting. Fixing up a house is so much fun as long as you keep your sense of humor. Good luck.

  2. Good luck indeed, your plan sounds beautiful, I’m spending my days in an office in the city now to be able to do the same thing as you too one day.

  3. Prion Indigo says:

    I am so happy for you and your spouse, I hope you will be living your dreams!

  4. TAJWAR FATMA says:

    Have a great start to your new life ♡
    And I’ll pray that you are able to achieve all your goals ♡

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