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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Off-Grid Kids Questions And Answers...

1:08 pm - 34 degrees - freezing rain (Snow Day #9)...

Our kids wanted to be a part of our new YouTube channel so our daughter wrote up some questions and they had a mini Q&A session.

This video was one take, unrehearsed, and just makes me smile!

We moved up here back in 2010 when our son was just over a year old and our daughter was four years old - so living up here in the mountains is pretty much all they know.  The off-grid portion of it is just normal to them and they usually don't even think about it.

We moved out into the middle of nowhere because we wanted property.  Any decent sized property that was close to town was way too expensive or nonexistent.  We were looking for someplace that would have ample room for our kids to run and play, to build a tree fort should they want or whatever project they dreamt up.  We wanted them to be outside and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer.  To spend the days with dirt between their toes, playing make believe in the yard, and being outside from nearly sun up to sun down, doesn’t that sound like a wonderful childhood?

We want our children to learn the value of work and to have a greater appreciation and a deeper sense of gratitude for the things they have and what it takes to earn them.  We want them to have a strong work ethic – to work hard and honestly.  We don’t want them to be afraid of work or afraid of working hard.  That fear only leads to the feelings of entitlement which seems to plague our society today.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain

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