I haven't really taken many pictures of our "no lights" project, honestly, how many photos can one take of the dark?...Anyhoo, here is my next journal post of how things are going and what we have experienced along the way.
Our No Lights Project 12/31/15
It's New Year's Eve and we can hear fireworks going off in the distance. It's quiet in the house this evening, we're all snuggled together on the couch. The living room is aglow with candles and our trusty lanterns give us clear view of our surroundings. Although this is only day 3 it feels familiar somehow, like an old friend who's come to visit. It feels like we have been doing this forever. Some laughed at us when we shared our thoughts about beginning this project. Varying opinion of, "Oh you'll give up after two days", "Wow, good luck with that", "Whatever floats your boat". So far we have no desire to give up. I think it seems so far out there of an idea for some to grasp, that they call us crazy for trying it. Oh well, what fun would a project like this be without the naysayers.
My friend Abby Jo from forgottenwayfarms.com, they lived off-grid for a couple of years on their homestead. Here is a video she and her family made about off-grid lighting.
Hope ya'll are staying warm and cozy in this cold winter weather.