Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Monday, January 12, 2015

Introduction

Posted by: Rick

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Welcome to our "Off the Grid" blog site. Here, we will chronicle our experiences living in a remote log cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We get electricity from the sun and wind, water from a well. Telephone coverage is spotty, at best. We do have propane for cooking and heating, although we rely mostly on wood for heat. (Satellite Internet and TV work fine!)

The roads are not plowed in winter--and winters can be harsh. It's 30 miles and at least 45 minutes to the nearest town--Laramie, Wyoming--and dirt roads all the way. The sun can be brutally intense in the summer, wind and snow can kill in winter.

Follow along as we prepare for our move, outfit the cabin for a long winter, and manage the basic necessities of daily life. (Where/how will we get mail?) We love to cook, so you'll find food stories and recipes. We love the outdoors, so follow our adventures on our land as well as day trips in the area. Dogs and cats will feature prominently, too, we expect. Wildflowers. Wild mushrooms. Deer, elk and moose. Hobbies, old and new.

Be prepared for lots of photos--Lynne is a photographer--and, some videos, too!

Can we survive?

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    Very nice pics.  In the high country, Crater Lake, Oregon, the Blues or…

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