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, 9 May 2017
IT'S THE WRONG SEASON
Our view this morning. Doesn't look much like May 8th. Last year we had black flies and hot weather by now. Hopefully this is the last we will see until December.
Covered our little greenhouse with blankets and towels last night. We have lettuce, radishes, onions and spinach up and growing in our cold-frame.
We also have wildlife. These turkeys don't know that it's hunting season. They should be hiding not wandering our property.
This guy took our chickens last week. Usually foxes hunt at night but in the spring they have new pups to feed and will hunt in the daylight. We usually pen our chickens about 3 o'clock but when I went down at 2:30 to put them in for the night the fox had already been in the yard. We wont be getting replacements until we've built a large secure yard.
We are two retired Canadians who have just moved into our off grid passive solar home. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling in our Airstream trailer exploring North America and meeting like minded people.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we settle into this new life off the electrical grid.