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.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday Evening Post...

56 degrees - 11:44 am - cloudy...

A small glimpse into our lives as we live off-grid… sort of like eves dropping.  It may be a thought, quote or a conversation; funny, sweet or sad; but it will always be true.  We will see if it resonates with you…


Who needs to go to the gym when you are landscaping and building a house?  Everything from installing insulation to cutting, splitting and stacking firewood to picking the rocks out of the backyard is a workout in itself.

Climbing up and down ladders = elliptical/stair master
Chasing kids around = treadmill
Moving bags of concrete, small boulders, lumber, firewood = weights
Picking bucket loads of “gravel” out of the dirt = squats 
Bending, twisting and stretching = aerobics

After two days of working out in the yard moving rocks and boulders and picking the small “gravel” rock out of the yard, my arms and legs are really feeling the “workout”.

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