If I was to post to Instagram, this is what it would look like.

Really, I lost my camera cable in the move. I found it though.

Muddy is on fire watch.
My trusty generator, which built this house with an air powered nail gun.
My fleet of vehicles: Vanagon in need of repairs, Astrovan to haul a trailer with construction materials, motorcycle to visit the neighbors, and a truck for regular duties.
My canoe awaits portages for climbing.
Unfinished view of my battery bank.
Battery bank door.
This is my mess of tools. Ralph Swanson needs to come over her and shout criticism with a beer in his hands while I tile this corner for my wood stove.
My kitchen. Is denim insulation flammable? Meh, not yet.
My bike hanging there might be one of my favorite things.
no. I don’t always, or often, make my bed.
Water catchment. Good ol’ cast iron bath tub.
My showering greenhouse. Raised bed to come….
My writing desk. Spying on the birds.
The bird feeder. See my House Finch?

Author: Ronjohn

When I take a deep look at my ego, I see that it defines itself as a recreation bum. I ski, hike, rock climb, kayak, raft, sail, stand up paddle, mountain bike, rock climb again. I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado. I am a vagabond extraordinaire.

3 thoughts on “If I was to post to Instagram, this is what it would look like.”

  1. A picture is worth a hundred words. Cool to see how things are shaping up. How will you be charging your batteries, via generator and then used through an inverter? Do you plan on using solar panels or a wind mill? The organic farmer I know in Shannock has an off grid battery bank of something crazy like 100+ refurbished car batteries.

    1. For anything that I use which draws a lot of energy I use my generator: skill saws, 1500W blender, angle grinder, etc. For most consistent daily uses I use solar. I only have two batteries in my battery bank, but will double that soon. Each is about 120 or so amp-hours. My solar panels are rated at 170 Watts. This is sufficient for charging my laptop, flashlights, cell phone, and occasionally other small loads. I have a modified sine wave power inverter, which is visible near the kitchen mounted on the wall. If I try to do an electric fridge I will have to beef up the battery bank and solar system. We do have some potential for wind power where I am, and I have an old alternator lying around for the cause, but right now my energy needs are low. I can manage a couple of cloudy days after a sunny one. Cheers! catch some waves for me!

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