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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Monday, 22 February 2016


These guys came for a visit last night. They were not bothered by the motion activated light and seemed very content to eat the sunflower seeds while we took pictures through the window.

There were six in total but the three young ones scooted out of sight before I took the picture. 

Not sure how our garden will survive this summer with these hungry guys hanging around.

Anyone want to adopt a raccoon?

Just kidding.

We are heading south in search of warmer weather soon. Once that happens posting on the blog will depend on free internet access. We will be back no later than April 13th.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. Hi Jim;

    We will be home in time to do maple syrup. Mary wouldn't let us miss that. Thanks for keeping an eye on us. Any plans to be out our way?

  2. Not for a while. I am in the middle of a large project. Not much to show now but in a few months who knows

  3. I just found your blog though another off-grid site. Building our own small home in Bancroft is in our future as well, which is why I was drawn to your blog! I grew up with a family cottage off of Bay Lake Rd. We are looking forward to finding our perfect property this spring and plan on building ourselves over the next few years! I'd love to follow your adventures to learn from along the way!


    Lori :)

    1. Hi Lori;

      Good to hear from you and all the best in finding your property. We love Bancroft and the people are so friendly. Let us know if we can help or answer any questions.