On my to do list, I had potatoes on the list. I cut up the potatoes and fry them in the deep fryer OR grill them on our off-grid wood-fire grill. (A brand new grill that was found over 10 years ago that no one wanted).
This same grill I cooked a whole chicken on yesterday. I had to go outside in 30 minute intervals to stoke the fire with wood chips, wood and leaves (to kindle the fire). The chicken turned out great. Now imagine, I made a whole chicken and heated some green beans from the canning jar completely free of utilities. Just plain old wood, twigs and leaves. No money to the utility cartel, powered by nature. In fact it got so hot at one point outside (and I was in the shade) I resorted to a redneck water slide, a garden hose ran over my head.
So today my spouse decides to run into town for a few things. The local dumpster was calling his name. Find me, find me. Lo and behold, 2 bags of potatoes and one watermelon. It’s been so hot here cool watermelon will be very refreshing.