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 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 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...!


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!

Ashley said...

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