Hold on to Your Hat!

 

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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…

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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…

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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

 

 

Sun Juice

A couple weeks ago, grandpa came up and wired our solar panels to the cabin. YaY!!! We only use the geenerator if we don’t have any sun. The week before, daddy was installing the panels on the metal rack. See?

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Today, mamma and I were walking our dogs up the driveway before the clouds came. She took this picture so you can see what the cabin looks like with the solar panels up…

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See all that metal laying in the front? That’s a big metal building that one of my daddy’s friends gave him. Mommy and daddy drove down to Texas to disassemble it and bring it home two years ago. We’re hoping we can get it up this summer…

This week marks our fourth week here at the cabin. While daddy’s busy at work, mamma and I stay busy doing laundry, eating, taking naps and just recently started baking bread. I can hardly wait until I can try some! Daddy says I’m too little yet.

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Speaking of naps, I’m getting a little sleepy, so I’m going to go for now. See ya next time!

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Moo Moo pacifier BooginHead Pacifier
Moo Moo pacifier BooginHead Pacifier by offgridcabinbaby

Hi there! We’re in week two of living off grid in our cabin! We’re still learning the ins and outs, but we’re getting a long just fine. Our solar panels
aren’t up yet. It’s been really windy and daddy has been working a lot of hours
at his job. But we’ve been managing with our generator for the time being.
Mommy has been able to do laundry and we’ve all been able to take hot showers. Of course, I take a bath and play in the bubbles with my toys!

While I take my naps, mamma has been working on the computer getting new products made for our online store with Zazzle. Our shop is called offgridcabinbaby like our blog. Right now she only has a few items made, but hopes to have more in there by the end of the week. If you have a baby or like
farm animals, stop by our shop and get a few things! Right now there are a couple pacifiers and some onesies….My favorite so far is the Moo Moo design.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I know I sure did! I went to church with
my parents and then we went to my grandparents house and had a nice dinner
with family and friends.

Well, I should go play or something right now. Talk to you all soon! ~Cody

hush little baby

do you know how hard it is to be a baby in today’s world? let me tell ya, it’s not easy! just the other day, it took me several tries before i could get my first nap of the day in. mommy’s phone would ring just as I was dozing off. someone knocked on the front door and the doggies started barking. mommy to the rescue! as she consoled me with some warm milk and the swaying of the rocking chair…BRRING, BRRING. the phone again. apparently the landlord was trying to schedule a time to stop by and fix our closet doors. don’t they know a baby lives here?! needless to say, I slept really good that night…

yesterday we went up to the cabin! grandpa and daddy were working on some solar stuff. of course, when it was time to go, I was hungry and tired. so mommy and i met them up there. I don’t have any pictures from yesterday, but i’ll show you some soon!

speaking of pictures. my mommy is an artist and hasn’t been doing much in the way of creating lately (since i demand almost all of her undivided attention) but she has managed to start on a few new projects. and she said i could share one with you! it’s called MOO MOO and its her very first coloring book page! mommy said she’s going to make one of farm animals and her other one is a surprise. i love surprises! i wonder what it is?

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MOO MOO by samos

Click on the title above to download the coloring page! When you’re done coloring, take a picture of it and send it to me! i’d love to see it in color!

offgridcabinbaby@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

hello world

my life as a baby living off grid in the mountains of Colorado

hello  world!!! my name is Cody and I’m a five month old baby that is getting ready to live off grid with my parents in the coolest little cabin that my daddy’s building…considering that I’m only 5 months old, please excuse my thought process. i have a difficult time staying focused on one thing and jump around a lot, but i’ll do my best to keep you entertained. =)

ever try breast eating while your mommy is blogging? let me tell you, its not easy! and i just loaded my clean diaper. please excuse us while we go get a fresh one on…

okay, i’m back. well, that wasn’t exactly the introduction i wanted for my blogging debut, but what are you going to do? when nature calls, you go. that is if your mommy or daddy was paying attention to your “i just peed” cry or “help! my butt’s dirty!” yelp.

ever since i was born, i wanted to share my story. but it wasn’t until just this week when i’ve actually had time to start one, if you can believe that! life has been nothing but a roller coaster ride ever since i entered this world. for starters, i came early. my arrival wasn’t supposed to happen until september 9th of last year, but my mamma fell pretty ill in august with severe preeclampsia called the HELLP Syndrome. once she was diagnosed, we were transported by ambulance to an amazing hospital with excellent doctors that deal with high risk pregnancies and the next day I was born, august 14th at 11:11 am.

before all that excitement, my parents had sold our house and needed to move out by august 26th. so when we got home from the hospital, our entire family came to help us pack and move out that weekend! oh, and i just about forgot. we moved into a barn. well, not exactly. it was an apartment in a barn. i guess we moved there because we were told that our horses could live there too, but when the time came to move in, they weren’t allowed to come. thankfully, my aunt ellen lets us keep them at her place until we are able to move to the cabin. oh yeah! did i mention we’re going to live in a cabin?

let me tell you about the cabin! in november 2014, my parents found some land with the cutest little cabin on it. well, there’s a little more to that story…the cabin is a shell of a cabin with a few framed walls downstairs and nothing more. it was built in 1987 and never finished. it sits on a little over 38 acres and is sometimes referred to by family and friends as the little house on the prairie.  it’s off grid and has no well. but the view of the mountains is breathtaking!

coming up…pictures and more fun stories about my life as a baby. =)