Monday, September 12, 2016

Can It Be Done? - Getting Off The Grid



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.

Food storage?

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.

Savings?

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

10 comments:

  1. Its not going to happen over night, and you are working so hard at it. Make a concrete plan of action and stick to it as close as you can. You'll get there one day, maybe sooner than you expect.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. A sign to quit or to push forward ?

      Delete
  3. You will get there.....one day at a time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I hope so I am tired of working my life away to pay the power bill.

      Delete
  4. I believe it can be done. The corporations are putting up a huge fight to make it hard to get off the grid...until they themselves force people off the grid, the way they did me, and now they have only themselves to blame. Solar panels can be bought online, by ones, although one is not enough to power all the gadgets most North Americans want. They can be wired separately from other circuits, although that takes more skill and knowledge than most of us have, although the utility and insurance corporations will kick and scream, and although city dwellers who install solar panels as they can afford them may have to contend with special city laws that were, of course, promoted by those corporations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They can`t see in my yard, nor can anyone else, I am in the woods! I have to start somewhere so I may take your advice and buy one at a time.

      Delete
  5. There are reasons why the grid became so much a part of our lives. Mostly having to do with being easier to pay others rather than do the work ourselves.
    Gardening has challenges for sure. Either you need to fence in your garden and find organic means to repel the bugs or buy your food. Again it comes down to pay or do the work. 🐕

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wham! She tells it like it is! I know I need to get away from the world and back onto my place, work to pay bills or work to survive that is the question.

      Delete