Hold on to Your Hat!


Full moon rising

Last week we had a gorgeous full moon. Mamma couldn’t help take a few shots. And sometimes at night we get some pretty spectacular sunsets like this one…

Sunset over the Sangre de Cristo mountains

But lately it’s been super windy!!! Just yesterday, grandpa stopped by after he was checking on a solar system and showed us some pictures of a place just up the road from us. The wind blew the house over! Now this isn’t your typical house on a concrete foundation. They are raised on concrete pillars. And they’re small. But still! That gives you an idea how windy it’s been here. Hopefully today it calms down a little. I’m hoping mamma will take me out for a stroll with the doggies.

Yesterday we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Mamma and I baked bread, made some biscuits and then we tried making homemade tortillas. We didn’t have a rolling pin, so we used a Bronco drinking glass that seemed to do the trick. She made beef enchiladas with the tortillas. I sure wish I could of tried them. They sure smelled yummy, but daddy said I’m too little yet…

homemade tortillas

Over the weekend we went to our storage unit and daddy brought a bunch of  cool stuff home! Now we have a big rug upstairs that I can crawl on and a comfy chair downstairs that daddy and I sit on at night while the fire is crackling. And there’s a pretty mirror in the bathroom now so I can smile and make faces at mamma!

Well, I suppose I should go for now. We’re blogging on mamma’s phone and her battery is about to expire. I think she needs to set it in the sun a bit. 😉



Spring Snow

imageLast week we had about 2′ of fresh powder.  It was wet and heavy. Today it’s close to 70 and melting! Spring is officially here in Colorado. Going on our fifth week here at the cabin and getting the hang of how to live off grid. Cody’s busy playing today and asked if I’d write for him, so bear with me.

On sunny days like today and when we have plenty of water in our tank, I do laundry. Our water pump takes a lot of power, so we usually turn everything off  (in the breaker box) until the pump is full or until we’re done doing laundry, dishes, bathing…

Lately I’ve found that we do a lot of improvisation. For example, yesterday I wanted to make a Mongolian Beef stir fry, but I didn’t have one of the main ingredients. Soy sauce. So I turned to my go-to (Pintrest), and found a recipe for homemade soy sauce. I’ll link you to the recipe when I get to the computer. Feeding Cody and blogging on my phone at the moment. 😉 Anyways, dinner was delicious even though it took longer than planned due to having to make the soy sauce, but it was worth it.

So I’m curious if anyone is really reading our blog. I know we’re just starting out, but I hope to keep it going with my informative posts as well as delicious recipes I come across. If you are a reader of our blog and would like to know something we haven’t discussed, let us know! We’d be happy to share.

*photo credit daddy aka lngstrngr