Obituary of our Dad – Werner – Jan. 2017

Obituary of Werner (Vern) Neufeld for his Celebration of Life Our father was a gentleman in the old fashioned way. He loved to be active and he expected everyone around him to contribute to the common good. He was also a life-long learner – a role model for so...

Everybody’s Power

Yes. It’s a privileged thing we’re doing. Planning a home with an off-grid electrical system. It’s not something everyone can afford.  We hope to live in the new house long enough so we get paid back for the investment. With rumours that Hydro rates...

How The Light Gets In

How will the light (and energy) of the sun get into our new home – heating the space, cooking our food, warming the water and lighting the dark places? The past few weeks were dominated by the question: Where will we place our new solar panels? We thought we had...

Seeing the Path. Blessing the Way.

Maggie says she knows where the hammock’s going now.  Whewh. That means we’ve moved from dreaming and planning to visualizing. With the foundation forms going up, it gets easier to see ourselves living in this special place. Our big news – we have a...

Spiraling inward.

Like a kid on Christmas day. Henry and I fashioned a 12 foot 6″ x 6″ post today – the first of many we’ll need. He’s quite the master taking one layer off at a time as he rotates the log – finding the highest quality wood and making...

Taking the Leap

We live in both worlds – the one that’s dependent on fossil fuels and the one that’s emerging to take it’s place. There’s a gap between these worlds that’s getting increasingly easy to bridge – or – if you care to get a bit ahead of the process – to jump. We’re...