After nearly four full weeks of living off-grid, we’re starting to recognize the daily rhythm and truly appreciate our beautifully rustic surroundings. We’re challenging ourselves to stay home for as many days we can, and so far have made it five before needing to go to town for one reason or another. Going thirty days will be a true feat we’re looking forward to accomplishing!!
Ben has his ‘workshop’ open for business now, which really helps to make the project work easier around here. We still need to build a table/workbench, but just having an organized place to fetch tools and supplies is a huge improvement.
The outdoor ‘kitchen’ is coming together little by little. Having no cabinets to store pots and pans, canned goods, plates and glasses is a bit of a challenge, but we’re finding our way around so far. SO happy we decided to bring the metal shelving units with us!!
We’re still working on the water tanks and wood stove, so we’ll share some more pics when they are up and running in a few days (we hope). In the meantime, here are a few more shots from the yard…
The Prickly Pear cactus and Indian Paintbrush are in bloom. Not sure what the little purple snapdragon-like blossoms are called.
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Sometimes we make the nice little hike down the road to see the southern view towards ABQ.
The truck is running pretty good these days, and we stop to watch the sunset at the overlook if we’re out in the evening.
This year’s Independence Day holiday takes on new meaning for us since we’ve come to live on our land quite independently from First World conventions. We take care to honor and pay tribute to the many souls who came before us to make our all-American homestead possible, and we relish in the celebration of our freedom.