A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

Alternative Energy

The Blogging Pilgrim

    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Determining Which Generator Best Fits Your Needs

Generators are used in many different ways – as a supplement to or backup for an alternative energy system, in emergencies when power lines are down, on the ranch, construction site, campground, beach – anywhere we want to have power and land lines are not accessible.

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Snowed In

When you’re snowed in…the garden is under four feet of snow…the holidays are over…It’s time to quilt!!!

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Book Review

It’s been a while since I (and many other stores) was able to keep up selling books, since Amazon pretty much has the entire book market in the bag. But I wanted to share with you one of my very most favorite books.

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Hydro Power: part 2

We haven’t actually finished the task of installing the new battery. When we removed the old battery we also had to remove the vented enclosure it was in. Hydrogen and oxygen gases are generated during charging, particularly so during the equalization process. These two gases are not only highly explosive, they cause electrical components to corrode. Thus we have one task remaining, that being the reconstruction of the battery enclosure. Now to the series of electrical equipment hanging on the wall:  * The first device (rectangular in shape, mounted horizontally

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Off-grid Power

We installed a new battery bank this weekend and I thought that we might share a bit about our off-the-grid power system. Pictures included!

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