The Wise Grid Series, Part 2: The Hudson Valley ‘Energy Highway’ Transmission Project — An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

A 150-mile transmission line project proposed in 2012 costing up to $1.3 billon is a “dinosaur” that is still haunting the Hudson Valley. But rooftop solar energy, battery storage, and community microgrids can replace the ancient, costly, and vulnerable centralized generation and transmission electricity system that has dominated New York and the entire nation — and advanced little technologically — for over a century.

Snowshoeing Home

Winter has it's challenges, but the snow-capped beauty and the adventure of living simply amongst it makes it more than worth it.

Breaking Trail

Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.

Mountain Fun

We enjoy sledding and snowshoeing in the winter as outdoor activities.

Terrace Support Structure and Picking Ripe Mushrooms

An update to the refrigerator root cellar and how the Thermo Cube is keeping it from dipping below the freezing point and how we decided to start a terrace system to make more flat spots in a chicken pasture that's on a hillside that is steep.

Back to the future

A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.

New Product from Hoelscher(2)

Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.

New Product from Hoelscher

Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.