Living off grid on 10 acres… In March I had the privilege of visiting Mystic Pines Farm and I was so impressed with everything I saw that I asked the owners to write a couple of posts for my readers. You may have seen the first one, Getting Started with Alpacas. This time Rob and Donna will be discussing their living off-grid; I think you’ll be impressed.
Welcome to Mystic Pines Fiber Processing!
In part one of our guest blog, we focused mainly on our alpaca ranch. In part two, we will go into depth about our sustainability with a little bit of the fiber mill thrown in. Towards the end of part one, we had just purchased our mill equipment, so we will start from there. But first, we have to turn the clock back to pre-alpaca ownership.
Back in 2006, we started the construction of our timber frame home. We did an incredible amount of research, not only on timber frame homes themselves, but also on sustainability. The three areas of sustainability that were most important to us were rain catch, re-use of grey water, and radiant heating.