This will be our second winter here at PHF and having gone through a very frigid one already we have figured out that we needed to do a few things differently. One of those things is keeping the propane bottles filled. Its not that it was such a hardship or that we ran out of propane, but it was a bit difficult to load the empty bottles on my cousins truck, drive in to Southern States, come home and unload them again. We had to do this task every few weeks, not to mention that is what we were doing when Sonny slipped off the back of the truck and injured his shoulder. He will have surgery for a torn rotator cuff in about November. He has his doctor’s ok to wait until then so he can finish getting in the winters stock of firewood, as long as he has help.

The fact is that neither one of us are as young as we used to be and Sonny will have months of recovery after his surgery. It just made sense to have a 500 gallon propane tank installed and let someone else come out to fill it. Just another of the many lessons we continually learn living off the grid at PHF.

Installed and being filled.



  1. james bates says:

    Ouch…that shoulder injury is painful I bet. I had a minor shoulder injury and I was immoble for a day. I pray it won’t be chronic

  2. Sonny says:

    The surgeon said the MRI showed the muscle has pulled away and will have to be reattached. Soon as I get the firewood caught up I’ll schedule it.

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