Can It Be Done? - Getting Off The Grid
What to do?
Life is just happening right now and its spinning out of control, work and work and then more work on top of that work.
I am not even talking about working toward my goal of getting off the grid either, it seems I am being pushed more to use the grid and depend on it.
Is this a sign?
The garden is now looking more like its a part of the lawn, I have a few bell pepper plants left and those are small, and the fall squash, I get some without worms and some with, I am tossing as much as I am harvesting.
I cannot seem to find the time to get the area plowed for the winter greens, at this point I am not sure if I can get them into the ground and growing before the cold temps get here.
Greenhouse? Nope! That is the impossible dream at the moment, not just the finds but the time to build it.
I have not canned or froze anything in weeks. However I did buy four pounds of carrots yesterday and two and a half dozen of eggs that I will try to get home canned today. More pickled eggs and more pints of carrots for meals or to add to soups is not much but its better than doing nothing.
I can bet that this coming month the savings on the electric bill will not be much, since I am working so much I am having to do laundry at night again, meaning I have to use the electric dryer.
One or maybe two nights the hot water heater was left on by another member of the household, that is a real power sucker!
Should I give up my dream to be Power and water bill free for the rest of my life? Should I not worry with a garden and buy my food? Should I continued to be a slave, getting a low income and just surviving month to month for the rest of my life?
Well, I dont know. But..... what I do know is that anything worth something is always, I mean always hard work.
Life pushed me down and now I am back up dusting off the seat of my britches.
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry