Grapes growing in Springfield
Off-Grid in the USA
Late September Meager Harvest
Nearing winter, each day brings in lesser amounts of food to be processed.
Separating vegetables from compost is accomplished on a stocked freezer
In the following image are seen the day's harvest separated as:
Chicken's rations = lower-left
Beans still requiring further cleaning and culling = lower-center
Kale = lower-right
Compost = upper-left
Tomatoes = upper-right
Less than 6 sickly Apples were
produced 2018 (I lost count though)
It was hoped that the Apple Tree Planted a couple of years back would be
producing by 2018. After reviewing an autopsy of the branch that refused
to give up a lone apple, it is decided to prune the tree in preparation
for the coming winter.
Starting of the Multi-purpose
Soon the stove will be in full-swing and left lit to survive through the
winter. For now, the wood-burner is only used when temperate weather
permits. Seen below in the photo on the left are clothes drying in the
background. The pot in the upper-left of the photo is producing distilled
water for the battery banks while bread warms in the pan.
The Distillery Collection
The production to consumption ratio is finally reached a plateau of
success, which means electricity is no-longer a scarcity and over-use is
Much less water is required to maintain the battery banks when the banks
are not over-burdened with a demanding load.
September starts the beginning of the Fennel harvesting process
Seen below are Fennel Seeds left to dry in trays, heavy rainfall altered
the cleaning process somewhat
The Lab's Bread-Making Kitchen Wall
This ends Off- Grinding gridding, Page 2