I have three words. THESE GUYS ROCK! So the electric company started working on our power pole today for our homestead. They came out early in the morning but we were already going at it by the time they got here. We asked them early that morning if they would have the power hooked up today. The guy we talked to said he didn't see it happening today. The whole day we were working on the roof and they were working on the power. We were pretty much eye level a few times. They were using their lift and my father and I were working on the roof. He had the rope tied around his waist and I had it wrapped around my arms. I cant imagine what these guys were thinking. The generator was running all day because we were using power tools and I am sure they noticed. We stopped for the day and went to town. When we came back it was well after dark and the power company was waiting on us. They waited around just so they could let us know that they had finished and that we now had electricity. I know these guys did this not because they had to but because they wanted to. Three words. These guys rock!
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About This BLOG
The Zion Project is what my family is calling our journey into homesteading. Call it simple living, homesteading, self sufficient or even self reliant because its all the same to us. I wish that I could say that we are successful homesteaders with a lot of helpful advice to share with you but that's not the case. Not yet anyways. We are learning as we go and we invite you to stick around as we attempt to become more self reliant by living off the land.
The Zion Project
A family's desire to go from city to farm. From endless traffic lights to endless country dirt roads. A desire to walk in a garden instead of a grocery store. A choice to raise chickens instead of buying eggs. A dream to build a house instead of owning a thirty year mortgage. A place where family and friends are more important then careers. To create a homestead with the focus of becoming self reliant. To become dependent on the land we live on and not the society we created around it. The ability to thrive in world that appears to be falling apart in so many ways.
Why do we want a more self-reliant lifestyle?
My family was living in St. Augustine Florida when we first started thinking about becoming more self sufficient. I don't remember exactly when and where but I am sure it had to do with the rough economy, rising gas prices, and rising food prices when we realized the world we live in is far from stable. Add in five nights a week of Glenn Beck and a wake up call from Hurricane Katrina and we realized that our family wasn't prepared to survive a week without Wal-Mart. The truth makes you sick at first but also makes you stronger if you choose not to ignore it.We have a lot of reasons for choosing a more simple life. More then anything I think we want more options. We want to learn how to grow our own fruits and vegetables as well as raising our own dairy cow for the milk, cheese and butter. We also want to raise our own chickens so that we would have our own source of eggs and meat on our homestead. This way of living has always been around but we feel its becoming more and more important for people to at least know how to live off the land.