Posts Tagged "high desert"

Pictures of the neighborhood
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JUNE 2, 2013 - 4 Comments in WRETHA

A few weeks ago, I grabbed the camera on my way over to a friend’s house, I get to live in and drive through some very pretty country, we have been here a little over 5 years now, one of the first things I thought when we first moved here was that I hope I never get used to the views out here, I’m still awed by them. This is the high desert, in the mountains of far western Texas. (more…)

Life in the sky castle
by WRETHAOFFGRID on MAY 11, 2013 - 0 Comments in WRETHA
Great views

Great views

I sit looking out the window, my view is magnificent, I am looking down across a high desert mountain valley, words cannot describe the beauty of the landscape that falls below me, but this is a harsh beauty, full of plants, bugs and critters that poke, stick, sting and bite. Some might find this a torture, I find it to be my Heaven on earth.

PB and I moved out here 5 years ago this last December, in some ways it was a huge move, in other ways it felt like coming home. After buying up just under 6 acres on a mountain side, in the high desert of far western Texas, one of the first things PB did was build our cabin, what would become our sky castle. (more…)

We’ve come a long way baby
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 18, 2009 - 4 Comments in LAND, PEOPLE, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, WRETHA

CabinI’ve been going back over the first pictures we took of our cabin, before it was renamed the sky castle, it’s hard to believe we have done so much with so little. Here are some of the original pix followed by more current pix. Enjoy!




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More things you might not know about me
by WRETHAOFFGRID on JULY 17, 2009 - 2 Comments in FOOD, WORK, WRETHA

Country Store
Country Store where I work
I know I haven’t written anything in a while, I have excuses though! ;) I’ve been sick, the gov is harassing me, my garden is calling… Well, they are all true, I’ll explain more in a future message, in the mean time, here is something fun I found on another blog and thought I’d post it here. (more…)

Introducing Wretha
by WRETHAOFFGRID on OCTOBER 27, 2008 - 14 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, WRETHA

Isn’t it funny that the first sentence is always the hardest to write? But here goes, first an introduction, my name is Wretha and I live 100% off grid. I live in a small cabin with my hubby Bob and my little dog Pekoe, a 9 year old, long hair Chihuahua. We live on a 5.75 acre tract of land on the side of a mountain in the high desert of far west Texas.

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