Some people may not know what off-the-grid or off-grid means, so here it is --- The term off-the-grid or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.

Off-grid living is no longer a one room log cabin in the woods. It's energy independency. You don't have to rely on utility companies, you create your own power. Today, there are more than 180,000 off-grid homes in the US.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Wildlife on the Mountain...

40 degrees outside - 11:02 am - overcast and cloudy, on and off light rain, slight breeze...

Living in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range there is an abundance of wildlife.  Some animals we see all the time; some we don't see other than the tracks and markings left behind; and some we only hear, somewhere off in the distance.
Northern Flicker  (aka woodpecker
who pecks holes in the house)
We enjoy watching and taking pictures of the many creatures we see.  Some of the more elusive creatures that we have seen but yet to snap a picture of are bald eagles, turkey vultures, raccoons, elk, mountain beaver, coyotes, and a few others.

After seeing the little black bear this week, I wanted to share some more critter pics.

Pileated Woodpecker (aka Woody The Woodpecker)

twin Blacktail does

Bobcat  (likes to follow twin does around)

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