I Off the grid The days are getting warmer and longer which is good news for the ‘off the grid’ lifestyle. There is now enough sunshine and solar power to charge the batteries for later use. It’s quite rare now that we use the generator. We could now use more electrical appliances in the house, […]
September – Spring at Last Finally, spring is here. Yay! Never have I been so happy to see the end of winter. We are having typical Central Victorian spring weather here – a little bit of everything. But of course, as usual not quite enough rain. The extra sunshine we are getting most days, means […]
August Update FInally, winter is over. It has been long, cold, frosty and hard to bear this year. From now, we will start to get a few hours of sunshine most days, which will enable us to top up the solar batteries, and also gives us hope that the cold weather is disappearing. We use the […]
July Update Thankfully the middle month of winter is over, even though there is still quite a way to go until we start to warm up here. We have had many more frosts than usual this year and my fingers are crossed that the garden survives them. Most days, there is very little sunshine so […]
I’ve been making this minestrone soup for years. There’s nothing special about it. It’s very easy to make, but it’s very yummy and perfect for a cold winter’s day. I don’t measure the ingredients exactly. Just add more of whatever it is that you like. I usually make enough to freeze for another day. If […]
Off The Grid Winter is definitely here now. We’ve had a few frosts and very little sunshine. The lack of sun is not good news for our lifestyle off the grid. Small amount of sunshine = small amount of power. We have the generator as back up, so have been running it more than usual […]
Recently I came across Christine from My Private Stylist on a recommendation from Sue of Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond. I love checking into Sue’s blog recommendations, and have come across many bloggers who are now enriching my life more than I could ever have expected. But Christine’s post really struck home to me. Christine […]
Spring is here at last and I’ve been loving watching the garden come to life after the long, cold winter that we’ve endured here in Central Victoria.