DIY Pergola for $200

To fell like we were planting roots and have a place to enjoy our fire pit we decided to build a pergola. I did so much research online looking at plans and everything seemed so expensive. Why does it have to be so complicated and expensive? I asked my husband James 🙈 So off to … Continue reading DIY Pergola for $200


First Summer Off-Grid 🌵

As the days get longer and the heat rises we realize how lucky we are to live off-grid. Our friends who live in town are seeing their power bill and water bill increase and Skyrocket due to the 106 degree weather. How can I be so positive? Because we keep our home comfortable. Also the … Continue reading First Summer Off-Grid 🌵

Dusty Paws Ranch

Why we named our land Dusty Paws Ranch This is our story of how we came to the name of our land.... After living in the city my husband and I decided the best place to raise our son safely and more conscious of the environment around him was to live off-grid. We have found … Continue reading Dusty Paws Ranch

Why did we go off grid?

A few years ago I was in a relationship that was almost the death of me. Surviving domestic violence does not end at the physical violence. I am in costant fear that "he" will find us to finish the job he attempted to do. After being shot in the chest with a 22 hunting rifel … Continue reading Why did we go off grid?