vdeo show 130
July 21st, 2016 by Off The Grid

Living off grid has taught me a lot. Sometimes in our busy day to day lives we can forget to appreciate the little things in life. I invite you to take a few moments out of your day to watch today’s video and simply slow down. Enjoy a couple of the simple moments that I observed out here in and around the off grid camper. Join me as we check out the wasp farm right outside my kitchen window. Next we step outside to look up at the treeline with a beautiful blue sky backdrop as the birds chirp happily on this fine summer day. Then walk with me out to view the off grid garden marveling at just how wild the okra, bean, pickling cucumber, and tomato plants are getting! Yup. It occur to me that I still find myself stopping once in a while to look around to enjoy the little things out here. Mother nature has so many amazing critters, creatures, and insects all around us. All we need to do is stop to appreciate it every now and then. 🙂

*** STAY TUNED at the end of the video for BONUS footage of a Snake Shedding Its Skin!! ***

 

Video Post notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Look around once in a while! Stop to enjoy the little things in life.
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rat snake on wood pile
April 27th, 2016 by Off The Grid

If you have ever worked some long hours for any extended period of time and found yourself stopping once in a while realizing it was time for a day off then hopefully you can identify with today’s podcast. Last fall I started working a second job and I was very grateful to do so. Fast forward to two seasons later with this being springtime garden season and I am ready to take a break. A break can be different things to different people. In this case I simply want a break from the normal work routine to work on getting this years garden going! Earlier this morning I found myself still with a little bit of a smile at the good fortune over the last couple of weeks. The thing is a lot of times we may find ourselves trying to stay positive when life seems to be against us. Then there are other times when things just seem to go your way which makes for an awesome day or few! Thanks to the generosity of my brother ( I still need to come up with a cool nick name for him btw), the generosity of listeners like you (speaking of the recent Gift of GoPro from Listeners), the fortunate opportunity and generosity of a good friend with my new 4 wheel drive I am really enjoying life right now. If you missed it.. THANK YOU to all! 🙂

A few days ago I opened the door to the off grid camper one morning to a surprise guest down by the wood pile. About a 5 – 6 foot long rat snake had made its way just a few feed away from my doorstep! FYI it is a great idea to use a walking stick everywhere you go just in case you run into a snake. The walking stick I like was found on a walk early this past winter. In case you are wondering the really cool looking “canes” with vines around them in the video are canes and walking sticks in the making. They have really great character. I hope you enjoy the video and thank you for listening / watching! 🙂

 

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Watch your step & Slow down to enjoy the good times in life too. 🙂
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snake eats spider
September 24th, 2015 by Off The Grid

Have you ever seen a snake climb a tree or eat a spider? If not then keep reading and listen to today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast because I just saw a little gardener snake eat a spider out of its web! Ok this might sound like scene out of a horror movie but this is real life and I was fortunate enough to have captured it on video. Since my short yet adventurous journey from the suburbs to out here living off the grid I have seen a lot of natures wonders. Many huge insects, birds, frogs, lizards, salamanders, bats, possum, foxes, deer, you name it! As the saying goes just when you think you have seen it all.. Well let me back up a bit and start from the beginning.

snake eats spider 2I stepped out of the off grid camper on a nice sunny Saturday, grabbed a shovel, and started digging for a new compost pile when I was surprised by a snake that went out on a limb to eat a spider. I just started digging when out of the corner of my eye I saw a little green snake to my right that had climbed up a tree about 3 feet off the ground. There was a huge spider about the size of your thumb doing its thing in the web when the two gladiators clashed. Im not sure what kind of spider it was but as luck would have it the very next day the same kind of spider took over the old spider’s web so I got a pic for you guys. This ambitious little green gardener snake had climbed a tree, literally went out on a limb, and ate a spider right out of its web! This truly was one of natures great David and Goliath moments. Unfortunately the spider lot this round in the wilds of here off the grid outside of my camper.

I was grateful to have been at the right place at the right time to have witnessed this because it truly was a spectacle only to be seen here off grid in the forest. If you want to watch the snake with the spider in its mouth then check out the video for today’s episode of Off The Grid Podcast on YouTube here. As you can see in the video the snake continued to climb up about 6 feet up the tree after its arachnid mid day snack. It was orange, brown, yellow and black measuring about the size of a thumb. Does anybody know what kind of spider this is?

Show notes from today’s Off The Grid Podcast

  • Today’s lesson: Look up at the tree branches above because snakes do climb trees and eat spiders! lol
  • Video on YouTube! See a magic moment of nature where the snake eats spider & goes out on a limb!
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