Off Grid electricity is NOT free.

I believe I am guilty of promoting free energy on the off grid homestead, and during the summer months it appears that way.  However, during the winter months cloudy skies make solar energy creation improbable, and it's the battery bank that keeps the home's electricity going from day to day.  When the fog and inversion … Continue reading Off Grid electricity is NOT free.

Tankless Water Heater Install & Northwest Fires are Affecting our Solar Panels

It seems this summer, that firewood and the tankless water heater were the majority of my progress.  The weeks have passed by rapidly.  Family has come to visit and days have been filled with which project to do next. Having the tankless water heater working has been a blessing. After a long day working in … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Install & Northwest Fires are Affecting our Solar Panels

I cannot “generate” the words to express my frustration…

A month ago I posted "Generating Repairs," and after it was all said and done the generator worked great until, not even, a week later.  My wife and I were procrastinating on starting the generator hoping for the next sunny day, but to no avail we were socked in with clouds.  While sitting on the … Continue reading I cannot “generate” the words to express my frustration…