Saturday, September 21, 2013

Off Grid and A Okay

This afternoon we lost power in our town and surrounding towns for a little over 4 hours. It felt great to be just fine without electricity. Indeed living without electricity is something we do every summer. We spend time on an island with no electricity every year and we love to camp. But, at home?


My stove works with matches! So happy we had to upgrade a little over a year ago to propane... I cooked up some rice and curried eggplant and tomatoes from the garden. Excellent.

Will was off with Daddy playing in a soccer game this afternoon - no electricity needed for that! And the girls played in the backyard...

I got some reading done...

We even have this beautiful ships' clock that my dad gave to hubby years ago. It gets wound regularly and tells time no electricity required...

We heat with a wood stove so heat is no problem in the winter in a storm.

And once these chickens start their daily laying? Well, I will feel that much more self-confident. Power out for days in January? No problem! Eggs every day! I do need to work on preserving food. I make a lot from scratch but have not tackled canning. Next on the list...

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  1. Good for you guys! I don't this I've seen pictures of you until your posts this week. Nice to put a face with a name. :)

  2. Oh, how I wish we had a wood stove. :sigh: I always keep those small canisters of propane through the winter to cook on our little table top grill out on the driveway for power outages. Some warm cocoa with marshmallows always hits the spot!

  3. Perfect! Really, what is important is that you can get through if need be, right? Great idea to keep that propane on hand!