It is sunny and bright — a perfect Indian summer!

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After seemingly weeks of rain, the sun has finally come out again. And boy, are we making good use of it! David not only cleaned up around his cabin, removing all the stumps, brush,...

The sun came out and it was 37 degrees yesterday

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It's amazing how much gets done when the sun is out! I really think the sun increases your energy in the winter. Besides, when it's above 30 outside chores are so much more pleasant....

Our drought is getting very serious

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We still haven't had a good rain. Some nearby towns have put outdoor use (watering lawns or washing cars) water restrictions in place and a few people's wells have gone dry. The trees in...

Harvest continues despite our drought

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From a too-rainy early summer, we've moved on to drought. It seems the weather gets stuck in one mode or another lately. So we broke out the irrigation pump last week and got everything...

We have water!

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When you live off grid, you need to learn to color outside the lines. Our water lines, both from our new well at the barn and our house well, froze and we were without...