This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Tuesday 27 January 2015


All is well at the Kelly Homestead. We are enjoying the sunny but cold days of January. 

Spent yesterday giving Paul from Warkworth, a tour of the house. We spent the afternoon chatting over soup and sandwiches. It was a delightful time with someone who found our blog and is living a similar kind of lifestyle in their beautiful self-built ICF home. 

Our batteries are back to 100% charge. Yesterday, Mary did three loads of laundry, baked brownies in the electric oven, turned on the electric water heaters and we still had full batteries by 3 pm. We are not suffering because we live off the electric grid and if you are considering it, go for it; we did and were surprised at our surplus of energy on a sunny day.  Solar energy greatly reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.

Always good to hear from our readers. To Ad and Gertie who are holidaying in Spain; (oops made a mistake, they are now in Morocco), thanks for the pictures and report. I'll write soon. Pat, have a wonderful time in Florida and to Jimmy out in Arizona, keep the campfires burning. Finally to Bob and Tony behind the wheel, heading out across the land, drive safely and watch out for the those crazy drivers. We love you guys and are thinking of you. 

Safe travels everyone

1 comment:

  1. Hi there in the cold weather out of warm Marokko, Africa. A few days no internet, so there was a lot to read on your blog.
    Owen is indeed a lovely grandson! We have a lovely granddoughter: we try to skype a lot.
    Enjoy your days, Ad and Gertie