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The Do It Yourself World
Join us and follow along as we strive to become fully self sufficient and off the grid on our 18 acre homestead in the woods. My wife Melanie, our daughter Michelle, and I moved in the spring of 2017 to our new homestead in Northern lower Michigan.
We are surrounded by wild State forest land teaming with wildlife. For many, this is vacation paradise. For us, this is home. There are very few full time people around, which ads to the wildness and the beauty of the area. This also leaves us pretty much alone in the quiet and peaceful forest.
We are raising chickens for meat, eggs and for some extra money to help pay the bills. We grow our own food to help offset the cost of groceries. We hunt and fish for meat as needed and to stock up for the harsh winter months.
We hope to become more and more independent of the grocery stores with time and eventually become fully self sufficient.
We are putting up solar panels and battery backup systems to power our meager needs in our off grid tiny house. We use primarily wood heat to keep us warm in the cold winter months.
This is the second part of the day's work during our mega solar power day at the off grid homestead.
We got to try out Melanie's cooking from the grill. She made "Milkfish" from the Philippines stuffed with ginger and other vegetables. It is so very good!!!
We also have dinner cooked on the grill outside. Free energy all day for us on this day at the off grid homestead.
Out in the off grid wood shop I cleaned up some more and organized my tools better. In the solar powered electronics lab I was charging up power tool batteries for the wood shop using the solar power. There was power to burn today due to the bright sun and snow on the ground reflecting it onto the panels.
It was a great day at the off grid homestead.
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