Solar: Installing A Power Transfer Switch

April 2, 2015 Kendra 16

Connecting a transfer switch to our breaker panel was one more thing we had to do before we could disconnect from the grid. It enables us to run our home on either a generator or solar power, alternating between the two forms of power as necessary.

Vacuuming Off The Grid

January 18, 2015 Kendra 19

The ideal off-grid home will have hard flooring throughout. Unfortunately for us, we’ll likely be stuck with carpet for a few more years. Here’s how we plan on keeping our floors clean, even without electricity to run a vacuum.

Wood Stoves and Humidity

November 23, 2014 Kendra 17

Adding humidity back to the air when you burn a wood stove is really important. Here are a couple of ways you can do that.

The Dangerous Side of Solar

November 6, 2014 Kendra 29

Dealing with solar panels is just as dangerous as dealing with live electricity. We knew that going into this. But a simple mistake could have had deadly consequences.

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 Kendra 18

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

Earth Oven

April 13, 2014 Kendra 13

Over the weekend we got to watch a couple demonstrate how to bake in an Earth Oven. I was fascinated by the entire thing, and asked a ton of questions. Here’s everything I learned about how to make your own earth oven and use it to bake delicious breads!