We grow our own food as much as possible, but with the restricted water here lately as well as the fact that we are still getting established, we’ve found that we need to source food grown locally. Buying from local food stands, we find there is less packaging, we know the food is fresh, we pick it up on our way in or out of town with no special trips necessary.
We’ve gotten so good at keeping food in stock at home now, we only go into town once or maybe twice a week.
Living off-grid means you are completely dependent on the weather. A cloudy day effects how things are done around the house but three days without sun on the solar panels results in very low power.
Being avid gardeners and active community gardeners we had plans for growing our own produce(as we had done in Brisbane) from the very start. So one week after we arrived, we started on the new vege plot.
We started from scratch, on a barren piece of the house hill, that gets lots of sun and is easily accessible.
It seems that “pallet furniture” is all the rage at the moment, and we use pallets regularly for many things. Composts piles, Solar storage boxes etc etc.
So making a Daybed from pallets was a relatively simple job and something we planned to do since we arrived.