Off The Grid

Living off the Grid on a west coast island

my back door


E spent the day down at SoHo working on the Iluka. We had scraped the bottom of the boat in April but it is already slowed by the mussels it carries on the hull. It is not a hard job,  just time-consuming, as you have to work with the tides.

My garden needs a great deal of attention. But so does my stomach and there was nothing for dinner if I didn’t putter in the kitchen for a bit. I made yet another soup. The last one was so good we invited our friends down for a bowl while we watched the hockey game on Saturday night. Today’s soup is the sausage/potato version of my vegie soup. I am still getting onions and big fat carrots from the garden. There were some roma tomatoes in the freezer to throw in too..

Still trying to make some room in the freezer for the meat we have ordered from the farm so I made a small chocolate cake to use up the frozen icing.. I would never eat chocolate cake normally except I really need to use up the icing…

I discovered more plums in the back of the freezer so I guess I will be making more jam.. tomorrow..I am not up to it today,  I need a break from canning…..

Saw an eagle down at the SoHo yesterday. They haven’t been around most of the summer and are due to arrive back any day. I have some chicken skins saved in the freezer for them when they get here.. It is probably illegal but sometimes I throw the skins off the perch and the eagle swoops down and eats them off the top of the water. Very entertaining indeed. Thank B for the idea.

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We are going to town tomorrow to talk to the Propane guy about a project E is working on, buy more batteries for SoHo and grocery shop. Rumor has it the boys are coming for Thanksgiving weekend so I better get a turkey in the house. Having the boys here will be a great opportunity to get some of the wood debris cleaned up with a bonfire or two. The weather looks like it is supposed to be great. I am looking forward to it.

I often post pictures taken from the front of the house with the water view. The view at the back of the house is just as beautiful but very different. This picture was taken yesterday morning at 8 am from

my back door.

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Author: Off Grid Islanders

We are a retired couple living on an off grid island on the West Coast

3 thoughts on “my back door

  1. “Objection! Defence is badgering the witness!” Heads turned towards the back of
    the courtroom, beyond the bullet-proof glass that encases the three prisoners, and
    separates the court from the gallery. Their focus rests upon a woman wearing a
    stylish tweed coat and looking quite dapper. She rises, and continues to speak,
    she doesn’t know any further legal jargon, so she settles on ‘Well, it’s true! The witness is obviously confused! The defence apologies to the woman in tweed, and then
    as he turns toward the witness he adds, Thank you M’lady, I’ll rephrase the question.

    Fortunately, this happened during the young lady’s (me) day dream ,and so she was’t
    thrown out of court and into the street!

    I’ve been taking in the ‘Surrey Six’ trial.

  2. ….I know, if my case is heard in Supreme Court, I’m good! 🙂

    Defense badgered the witness again this pm. She’s a women with three young
    children, and she happened to get a pretty good look at the defendants. The defense lawyer sarcastically asked her if the man she saw was wearing contact lenses. The reporter for The Vancouver Sun tweeted that the gallery (us) groaned at this comment,
    which is true. Well, I rolled my eyes and sfifted in my seat, but basically that’s how we responded. (There’s only a few people, maybe 10). Well Lordy, Lordy the Defence is following the tweets! Court broke at 3pm for fifteen minutes which means the lawyers
    go to their Chambers and the gallery has to leave and wait in the lobby. During that 15 minutes, another lawyer for the defence came into the lobby in gown and went
    over to the reporter and asked about the “groaning” comment, and chatted a bit about
    tweeting. I think it was rather intimidating for the reporter, it was for me. I figure if
    I can get over my nervousness in these circumstances, i’ll probably be ok (?)


    By the way, ‘Still Life’ by Louise Penney was made into a movie and aired
    mid-september. It was pretty good were you able to catch it?

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