Monday, February 18, 2008

Sharing My Dream...

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein

I wanted to tell you a little about my dreams and my plans for the near future...you may not be interested, but then you may. This dream is why I am working some of these programs and really looking at the ones that I feel will help me to get to where I'm going.

I am leaving the big city and moving back to the country. I figure about 5 or 6 acres will be plenty large enough for my needs. I will build my cabin (cabin or dome) myself. There will be no electricity or water on site so I will have to put up a wind turbine and solar panels to provide the power that I need. A small diesel generator will provide backup power.

I will take with me a years supply of the basics, and a garden will furnish fresh vegetables. I'll have chickens and eventually will get a goat for milking to make cheese. I've raised both before so this will not be my first adventure with either of these two animals. I love fresh eggs and cheese...

The water will have to be harvested rain water or a well...it depends on whether or not a well is cost effective and if the water table of the land is condusive to a well being dug. I can live with either and have done so before.

The only thing I haven't quite figured out is internet access. I have done a little research on various means of internet access, and as of yet have not decided which way to go. Gotta have my internet though, know what I mean? That way I can stay in touch with the outside world if I want to.

I have researched all of these things and done a lot of planning to try and make sure that everything goes smoothly in moving...but the best laid plans have a way of going wrong. You have to plan for anything and everything! Anyway, that's the plan...and I hope to start the move by the start of the summer. We will see how it goes...

Anyone want fresh coffee...? I'm buying...!

2 comments:

blondie said...

Wow Jim, that sounds really cool. And here I was just writing about cows this morning :)
Plse be sure to get that internet connection figured out. We don't want to lose you!
blondie

Ashley said...

How do you dig a well? Do you have to rent equipment, or can you just use a shovel?