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mikesgirl
outbound

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Sherri
Elma Washington
USA

Posted - Jan 26 2009 :  3:48:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our cabin currently has NO electricity - we have a generator for power tools etc. but we have purchased a windmill and started buying solar panels as we plan to have a combination wind/solar system in place by the time we move in. Would love to hear from others how their systems have worked out!

Elizaray
outspoken

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Elizaray

Posted - Jan 26 2009 :  5:26:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When are you thinking of moving to the cabin, Sherri?

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mikesgirl
outbound

37 Posts
 
Sherri
Elma Washington
USA

Posted - Jan 26 2009 :  7:21:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I stay over there a few months at a time now, but we can't move over as a couple until dh retires - 41 months. We do spend as much time as we can there - always when he's laid off work from his construction job.
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Elizaray
outspoken

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Elizaray

Posted - Jan 27 2009 :  07:47:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's not too long, Sherri! :D

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mikesgirl
outbound

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Sherri
Elma Washington
USA

Posted - Jan 27 2009 :  09:24:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get really antsy this time of year - my computer wallpaper is a picture of my first garden I planted over there a couple of years ago when I spent the whole summer in solitude. It was just me, my little dog, and my garden for four months. I only went to town a couple of times that whole summer and it was so good for the soul!
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Mountain Girl
outrigged

237 Posts
 
JoAnn
Colville WA
USA

Posted - Jan 27 2009 :  4:27:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherri, Here is a very interesting blog about a guy/family who have lived off the grid in S.E. Mn for 31 years. They also don't have a refrigerator! The Jan. 26 post shows some of the difficulties of being solar in a Northern climate. JoAnn

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. Unknown
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Mountain Girl
outrigged

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JoAnn
Colville WA
USA

Posted - Jan 27 2009 :  4:29:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oops forgot to give you the address http://littlebloginthebigwoods.blogspot.com/

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. Unknown
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mikesgirl
outbound

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Sherri
Elma Washington
USA

Posted - Jan 27 2009 :  4:34:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks JoAnn! Looks great - I'll have fun browsing through that!
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Jen
Expedition Leader

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Jennifer
Calico Rock AR
USA

Posted - Feb 24 2009 :  5:04:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great blog, JoAnn - I bookmarked it!

Jen

Farmgirl Sisterhood Member #9

The View From My Boots: www.bovesboots.blogspot.com
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