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.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Evening Post…

52 degrees – 12:01 pm – blue sky and very cold outside…

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…

Jack and I had just gotten home from dropping Caitlyn off at school.  Time to do the morning chores… refill the firewood and kindling bins, clean up kitchen, make beds, etc…  I told Jack that he could play outside while I was hauling in the firewood, but when I was all done, we both had to go inside.  I just finished bring up the first load of firewood and turn around to see Jack right behind me…

2 year old Son:  “Look Mom, I’m helping!”  (as he is carrying in a piece of firewood)
Me:  (huge proud smile)  “Why yes you are my big helper, thank you so much!  I love you! (and continue to smother him in kisses)
2 year old Son: (blushing and laughing with a huge proud smile)  “Ahhh Mom, your big helper loves you to!”
Me:  (smothers him in more kisses and then head outside to get another load of firewood)

This continued for four more loads of firewood.  I am very easy to please and boy was I pleased when he spent his outside playtime helping me carry in firewood (and I didn’t even ask him to!).


  1. Sounds like you are a wonderful mom and have some great kids! :)



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