Wonderful Offgrid Day

in gshc •  2 months ago

After a early morning scramble to get the new chicks into a warm box, we had an awesome day.


The power went out early this morning and left out incubator full of chicks with no heat. Our little Honda generator came to the rescue. Pretty soon the chicks had a heat lamp and were safe from getting a chill.


A tree fell over at the end of our road and snapped two telephone poles. It was going to take all day to fix it. We decided to make a day of it in the workshop and mixed up a batch of biscuits. The generator has no problem running the toaster oven to bake biscuits and we fried some fresh eggs on a propane camp stove.


2 1/2 c flour

2 T sugar

1/2 t baking powder

1 t salt

1/2 t cream of tartar

1/2 c butter

2 1/4 t yeast dissolved in a little less than

1 c water

45 minutes to rise

15 minutes to bake at 400 F


We spent the whole day lounging in the shop, watching the chicks, and having a second breakfast at midday. Rebecca was looking at a list of bee forage plants and using binoculars to identify the birds that were frolicking in the tree outside.

Later on, we read articles from The Atlantic to each other and basically squandered an afternoon until it was time for a beer.



Cheers, Professor Bromide

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Wow, what a day. Always good to end with a beer.

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Wooow, wow, how did you know, I have a beer in my hand right now. That's freaky how you did that..

sending warm hugs to the chicks haha
I hope the power's back soon!

OH man, that sounds like the perfect day! I love a bit of adversity to battle, it makes the day that little bit sweeter!

Nice to see that you didn't just survive, but thrived on your offgrid day. I thought that was honey in the picture, but it was beer - even better :)


The jar in the first picture is honey from our July harvest. The last picture is beer. The perfect way to start the day and the perfect way to finish it.

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