Well, my book has caused some bad feelings in my family. Not exactly, my family.....but my ex-husband wanted my son to bring his copy over so he could read it. Course, he was too cheap to buy a copy! To tell the truth, I did not want to write anything about my previous life anyway. But my many homesteading friends wanted me to tell that part as it would help someone who was living that "cushy" life who wanted to be set free. So I did. But to me, it was an unimportant area of my life.
My book covers my complete solar system, All my components. How it is set up. How we have lived for over 8 years with no electric bill. How to watch the meter to be careful of the loads you put on the small system we have. Another area of my book was cooking on wood cook stove. How to buy a used one and what to check on it before purchasing one. How to start the fire in it, how to keep it going, how to cook on one, how to clean it. Nothing that would have been of interest to my ex-husband and his wife who live a life that is the exact opposite of me!
Like cooking on a wood heating stove. How I heat my water on it for washing dishes or taking baths. Or how to cut the firewood we need to keep our stoves running through out the year. I also gave tips on how to cut down on your electric bill. But I don't think they would have paid much attention to that either. They are not the frugal couple! So if I decide to write a story of my life, he will be in big trouble as then I will really tell all those gory details. But for now, my life is about homesteading, being self-sufficient & growing my own food. I made no mistakes in those areas of my book.
Copyright © 2007 Kathleen G. Lupole
All Photographs Copyright © 2007 Kathleen G. Lupole