2022 is coming to an end and much has changed over the past year, which will lead to more changes in 2023. Living a Sustainable Dream has been lying dormant since the end of summer this year. This past autumn was one of the most difficult in my 22 years of teaching. Losing a fellow … Continue reading Ending 2022. Times of Change.
We decided to purchase a 1940's double sink, double drain board sink for our kitchen, when we built our home. Being off grid and knowing we would not have a dishwasher, we thought that this may be a great choice. After having our sink for 5 years, this has proven to be a super choice … Continue reading Think Kitchen Sink!
Mark and I have been living on our homestead for about 6 years and every time we get ready to build an out building, garden, solar array, pump house, etc...we find ourselves asking many question such as: Where do we want to locate this building or structure and why? How often are we going to … Continue reading Out Building Location = Smart Homesteading
We would like to introduce you to our off grid business, Pauper's Candle Company, where we create soy wax candles with the solar energy we create on our homestead. How fun is that? Here is a little video talking about Pauper's Candle Company. Our scented soy wax container candles are all hand poured. We … Continue reading Our Off Grid Home Business Powered By Solar Energy
It feels like I have lived a year within the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was celebrating my parents 50th anniversary on the Big Island in Hawaii. My credit card was shut down because I couldn't pass the company's security questions when I called to warn them I was in Hawaii. Last … Continue reading A year within a few weeks…
Happy 21st Anniversary to us! What a joy these past 21 years have been! We have stayed the course through the storms and doldrums of life. We enter in this marriage loaded with student loan debt and through the past 15 years have paid back what we owed and then some. We live a debt … Continue reading Despite life’s adversity; it has truly been a wonderful life.