Friday, February 20, 2009
Dirt Roads and Well Water
Off the grid. Going GREEN... kind of. No water bills---we've got three gushing wells for water. Heat: a gorgeous red wood-burning stove that will keep us warm in the frostiest weather, if only My Farmer is willing to go outside to get the wood. And we can cook on it, and even hang-to-dry wet boots and mittens when needed. Oh, and one unreliable electric power line stretching down our long dirt driveway. At the top of our shopping list: a generator for the frequent power failures caused by hurricane level winds. Small carbon footprint. Decently independent of civilization. Sounds simple and comfy...except the fine print about computers and dvd players not working. One step too far. Primitive.