Live off the land…that’s what I want to do…literally. My goal is to pay off all dept, sell my house, and live somewhere off-grid (no electricity, gas, etc). Bye, bye rate race…you can kiss it!
I don’t know if this will ever be a reality, the spouse is not thrilled and doesn’t see the light, but I thought I better start practicing. So after living next to black walnut trees (Juglans nigra) for 13 years and ignoring them, this year I will harvest them! Not an easy task; First I must outsmart the tree rats (squirrels) and collect them off the ground before they do, next I have to take the hull off (green part) and let the shell underneath dry out for months (storage may be a problem), and finally crack the nuts and enjoy!
Before my battle, I took the time to make a watercolor sketch. This may just be the easiest part of the whole process. I will let you know how it all works out. I’m serious about this living off the land thing, I also bought a rain barrel and will be harvesting rain water.
Wish me luck, maybe I will be sketching walnut cake in a few months!
PS While living off the grid, I will have to be near a public library to access the web! 😉