Wretha S., 158°

Profile 

Member Since
2010 days ago
Location
On a mountain in the high desert of far west Texas, United States
Employer
no one
Website
wretha.blogspot.com

About Me

I am doing what most people only dream about doing, I am getting to live out my dream. I live 100% off grid, on a mountain in the high desert of far west Texas (yes, Texas does have mountains!).

We live in a cabin that we built ourselves, mostly from scrap (recycled) materials, it is a work in progress and probably always will be.

We generate all of our own power with solar panels, store it in deep cycle batteries and dole it out in small increments for lights (CFLs) and a laptop computer. We do have a small, cube fridge, but it stays unplugged most of the time, we don't do much in the way of refrigerated foods. Honestly, most of the time in our old life, the fridge became the home of leftovers that rarely got eaten.

It's ironic, we are not doing this to BE green, that is just a happy side effect, we aren't trying to be part of any political ubergreen fad. We are doing this because we WANT to, we have both had this dream to live free, in the wild, off the land as much as possible.

Quotes

“Do or do not... there is no try.” Yoda
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"A goal is a wish with a date attached. Where do you want to be in 1 day, in 1 week, in 1 month, in 1 year?
If you plan nothing, that's exactly what you will achieve." Wretha
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"I am happy, I am healthy, I have everything I want.
I am happy, I am healthy, I have everything I need."
Say this 10 times a day, out loud, plant the seeds of positive thinking, reap the benefits of positive thinking soon! Wretha

Recent Activity 

Wretha completed this action: rideshare

Wretha is doing this action: Reduce the paper trail

Wretha committed to complete an action Build your own solar cooker (due 1847 days ago)

Wretha is doing this action: Plant a Vegetable Garden

Wretha is doing this action: Get to know your local plant life for medicinal purposes

Wretha thinks this action is cool: Get to know your local plant life for medicinal purposes

Wretha is doing this action: Unplug appliances when not in use

Wretha completed this action: Change to energy-efficient lightbulbs

Actions 

rideshare. Did this in April 2009.

Reduce the paper trail. Doing this since in April 2009.

Build your own solar cooker. Pledged to do this 1847 days ago.

Grow more fish. Pledged to do this 1920 days ago.

Make and use a haybox cooker. Pledged to do this 1920 days ago.