Sunday, February 24, 2013

Meet Casey!!

Today we got a nubian buck for our alpine does, His name is Casey, he is one year old and is super friendly, the other goats don't know what to think of him yet lol.

Today is so windy here we cant do anything outside, over 30 mph with gust of 50 mph and its cold!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

1st Year Anniversary Off Grid

Today marks one full year here on the homestead, Mother nature decided we needed another winter storm, The kids loved it and school was let out early yesterday and delayed today. Last night we made snow cream for after dinner dessert.

We are finally getting a well next week YAY!!! We used our tax refund to get that done, what a difference in our lifes that will make here, no more hauling water in 55 gallon barrels. I added 2 more batteries to the battery bank now we have 675 amp hour battery bank, the new xantrex charge controller is working great, it had no problem charging up the bank even with 2 more batteries.

I will post pictures when the well driller is here drilling our well.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Old Timer Wagon Traveler

Meet a really interesting fellow today named Gene, He is traveling the United States from coast to coast in his mule powered covered wagon, there is not hardly a free spot on the cover to sign it lol. I filled up his water for him and gave him 1/2 dozen of eggs and some grapefruit. It was interesting hearing his stories. His mules are really cool also. Wonder how many miles he gets to the gallon lol.

Also is a picture of one of our nosy goats and the new puppies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another Snow Last Night

We have had several snows so far this winter, also in for another round of freezing weather yuck, I'm ready for some warmer days here at the homestead.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blog Catch Up, All Sort's of Good Stuff!!

Today I'm playing catch up on the blog, Saturday we had our solar charge controller short out and caught on fire, My new one shipped today from Northern Arizona Wind & Solar, should have it by Wednesday. Found the problem with my wind generator charge controller, there was 10 missed solder joints on the controller, i solder them and now it works fine, what piss poor craftsmanship from GUDCRAFT, they would not honor there product so i suggest not to purchase from them.

The weather here has been windy, cold and snowy. We celebrated Jack's 8th birthday here on the homestead, he got a lever action BB rifle, he really likes it.

The winter garden has been doing really good despite the sub freezing temperatures, we been eating greens, and onions from the garden. The cabbage heads are formed and growing.