Some of you may wonder how I write and post pictures “off the grid”. I cheat. I am off the wired grid but I still have cell service and a generator. Cell service is sporadic and I usually need to go outside to connect. But for writing I have these.
That is an 8 inch Ellipses tablet and a tiny Bluetooth keyboard. And behind that is a paper notebook and a couple of pens. I can also watch downloaded episodes of Grizzly Adams on the tablet.
Now that I know the old shed has tranformed into an insulated, heated cabin that can withstand the winter weather, I can officially call it a homestead. Lot’s of things to do such as building a greenhouse and preparing to put in a garden. Maybe even some livestock. Chickens or rabbits most likely but not cows. We’ll see. The goal is turn the place into a self-sufficient homestead.
But this January thaw and heavy rain has brought up another problem.
I need to dig a drainage ditch. With the amount of ground water I may actually start a spring.