My name is Jim Calder and have lived off grid now for about 11 years.
My wife and I have always been interested in being self-sufficient and not having to depend on others if the system fails.
We have grown gardens, fruit trees, raised cows, goats, chickens, ducks & turkeys to feed our family of 3 children.
In 1993 we purchase 240 acres to build a new home and get away from the busy road. To put in Ontario Hydro was going to be appox. $80,000.00 so that is when we made our decision to go off grid..
We build a log home, have a solar array, battery bank and of course our Listers.....