Our purpose

Sunshine Saved is a site for exploring ideas related to living in balance with the environment. This is something that can be difficult to manage in our modern world when we have the many human needs, for shelter, transportation, food, services and more. While we may not be able to achieve perfection there is so much that we can do to improve upon the status quo.

As I live in the greater Ottawa/Gatineau region in eastern Canada, I tend to focus on our local situation, with its own special problems and opportunities. In 2013, my family built a wonderful off-grid house in the Gatineau Hills, and we’ve had a great time learning all about the benefits and challenges of country living on a tight energy budget. Since 2020, I’ve managed and run a direct-market diversified farm, Ferme L’eau du ruisseau. Through a lot of research, experience, and my fair share of mistakes, I’ve learned a great deal about best practices for living and working out here in the country – and I want to share that knowledge with you. Navigate through the site, and hopefully you will find something interesting that will help you with your own endeavours – see the menu above or some quicklinks below.

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