It has been my life's goal to live simply, sustainably, and off the grid.. I have been troubled by our impact on the environment since watching documentaries in Mr. Knapke's fifth grade social studies classroom. Escalated by the reversal of environmental protections by our current government, it is time to take action. We are installing a solar array this spring to power Canyon Run Ranch in it's entirety.
Gary is an outdoorsman, I am a tree-hugger. We have different motivations, but the same goal.
We want Canyon Run Ranch to be a safe, friendly and welcoming space for Ohio wildlife, plantlife and humans.
I was impressed that the farm had a well that provided an endless supply of clean water, (We installed a state-of-the-art UV water purification system this past summer) There is a boiler system powered by the dead trees that cover the 82 acres of woods. All we needed was to produce our own electrical power, and with 153 acres, all options were available, wind, water, solar.
My research led me to abandon my first choice, hydro-power. The technology isn't practical just yet. I contact OGW in Tipp City, met with Ray Davis, and wrote the check to get the system started. Solar power isn't off grid, but it is sustainable and a happy life involves compromise.
We plan to be powered by the sun in time for our first wedding of the 2020 season!
Loves going for a long walks along the creek accompanied by our goats, Sweet Pea and Pop.