You don’t often come across someone who lives off the grid. You can live without money if you don’t pay property tax. If you have your livestock, access to flowing water, can grow your own crops and wash your dishes and clothes by hand, then you don’t really need a steady income.
This is a true story about Edna. A wonderful 88-year-old woman who has been living “off the grid” in the wilderness since 1960.
She lives in a log cabin that her father built 83 year ago. There is no electricity, and there is no running-water. She has a refrigerator in a basement.
Edna on her front porch reading her Bible. She was raised here since she was 3. She is 88 years old (almost 89).
She makes her own soaps and dish soaps from wood, ash, and water. Here she is pouring sassafras from her wood stove.
“This is one woman who is happy, and she feels so blessed.” She does not live on the system and does not receive food stamps or any social security. Transcripts and photos by Jeanie Lawson