We are processing fire wood for the off grid homestead, off grid cooking and more.
We finally moved most of the wood pile that was in the middle of the yard over to the fire wood stacks. I had split them the other day with the log splitter and then we hauled them over to be stacked.
We also moved the log splitter over by the wood pile so we can more easily work with less moving wood around. Last year we had friends help us haul fire wood into the property and they were in a hurry so we dropped it right off in the middle of the yard.
Finally we got the bulk of it cleaned up.
From now on we will process fire wood all in one place. I can drive a truck load of fire wood in by the garage and dump it right by the log splitter. We can split the fire wood there and stack it immediately.
Melanie has been cooking outside on an old cast iron BBQ grill using all natural and free pine cones and twigs. She cook entire meals on this thing now and she loves it. It reminds her of home a lot. And we love the flavor of food cooked over a natural fire. Plus its free fuel.
I have some Moringa trees growing from seed. Melanie misses these from her home country of the Philippines. I received some seeds and a book on these years ago but never got them to sprout till now. I will nurture these and see if I can keep them going.
The Moringa tree provides all the nutrients a person needs, so they say. The entire tree is edible and good for you.
I put my solar power generator out to charge up in the sun. I had run it down entirely over a period of four nights so that I could charge it with the included solar panel alone and see if you can top it off in a day.
It was very cloudy on this day but the batteries are nearly full. So I figure during normal use this will serve you well full time. I would suggest keeping the solar panel connected whenever possible to ensure it stays charge up at all times. You can charge up cell phones and small electronics for free this way using the power of the sun. Then at night the device can light up your home.
You can get one here: https://amzn.to/2YKVhcG