Fire Fire Everywhere

A massive 100,000 plus acre forest fire is burning about 20 miles from my house. Here’s the thing. The fire is burning in a wildlife refuge. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, which butts up against Ninilchik Tribal Land which butts up against our farm. So essentially, as you can see from the map below, there’s … Read more

Just How Off-Grid Are We?

Recently, I got into a Facebook (yeah, yeah, I know…) “discussion” about what off-grid means. John was asking his friends for a score of a basketball game since we don’t enjoy cable or satellite TV. One of his friends said something about why would we care, because we are “off-grid” and shouldn’t care about the … Read more