We have some friends up the mountain a bit who had their well pump stop pumping, they checked around and to have it repaired was going to be several thousand dollars. We decided to do a little trouble shooting it was getting power and had worked great through the winter. We checked all the wiring and… Read More REPAIRING WELL SYSTEMS
I have seen this question come up so many times and there is no absolute answer to it as there are so many variables to off grid. Let us start with what you think off-grid means and what do George and Martha think off-grid means. Off grid could be you just roaming the streets with an animal, let us… Read More WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE OFF GRID?
It’s that time of year that we give thanks and celebrate life and enjoy our families. So since we are off grid a few things change, we can hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving or just buy one at a store in town. We went ahead and got one at the store this year and cooked… Read More THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS FOR OFF GRID FAMILIES.
The next fall edible mushroom is the Late Fall Olive Oysterling, Fall Oyster mushroom, Sarcomyxa serotina (Panellus serotinus), they are not very popular because most people do not have the patience to cook them properly. This mushroom grows on old dead wood and sometimes under them where you will have to bend down to see… Read More THE LATE FALL OLIVE OYSTERLING MUSHROOM
Our next fall mushroom is the fried chicken mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes) which a lot of people mistake it for the Honey mushroom (Armillaria) Look them up so you know the difference even though Honeys are a good eats too. These are not Chicken of the Woods as those are candy corn colored and not at all like these… Read More THE YUMMY, THE DELICIOUS, FRIED CHICKEN MUSHROOM
It is fall and with fall comes the fall hollow stem Boletes (Suillus Cavipes) I know I did a post on these but I wanted to give more information on these great mushy’s. They pop up especially after a nice rain and the soil is damp down more than an inch. This year has been… Read More FALL MUSHROOMS, BOLETES AND MORE BOLETES.
The Shaggy Mane mushroom (Coprinus comatus) the shaggy ink cap, lawyer’s wig, or shaggy mane, is a common fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. It has an elongated bullet shaped, shaggy cap, with brownish upturned scales and a straight fairly smooth stem and grows to almost 8 inches tall. … Read More MORE AND MORE FALL MUSHROOMS, THE SHAGGY MANE!
The next edible mushroom we found was the stubby stalk Bolete or short-stemmed slippery jack. This mushroom loves to grow around Larch or Tamarack trees and fruits in the fall like the previous Bolete we found. The mushroom has a bready colored cap top but with a snotty slime that is sticky and sticks to… Read More FALL MUSHROOMS, THE STUBBY STALK BOLETE
Ok, everyone, you know what is just as exciting as hunting spring morels? well, its hunting all the yummy fall mushrooms. We are learners at this so make sure you do your research and post pictures on a forum or FB page that helps identify species. All righty our first edible mushrooms we found were… Read More FALL MUSHROOMS FALL MUSHROOMS!
It was a very sad week for me and the family as our little dog Lucky went down very fast with some bug and died in my arms on Monday Aug 01, 2017. He was my bestest friend and was always there for me. We would go for rides on the 4 wheeler and he would… Read More GOODBYE TO MY BEST FRIEND LUCKY