As the end of summer approaches, and the start of a new school year begins. The family at IPB will be saying to goodbye Winona Neave. For 20 years Winona Neave has been at the hub of IPB, leading the customer service team and keeping customers happy.
Winona is embarking on a new adventure, and is moving north in attempts to achieve a partially off grid, sustainable and self sufficient lifestyle with her husband Brian. They have acquired and plan to live on 70 Acres of land just north of Bancroft, Ontario.
Winona and her husband want a "slowed down pace of life with less stress." They are seeking a sense of peace that only few of us can dream of. Living both on and off the grid, Winona and her husband will build their new home as environmental friendly as possible, using the natural resources available to them. From capturing rain water and holding it in cisterns to having an extensive greenhouse to grow was much of their own food as possible.
Sustainable living is defined as..."a lifestyle that can be sustained without exhausting natural resources..." That is: living simply and efficiently and making everything we do or use go as far as possible and achieve as much for us as possible! Self sufficiency is simply providing much of your own needs - is an important strategy to achieve this lifestyle.
Her husband, Brian is an avid hunter and fisherman and Winona will be working on growing and preserving their fresh fruits and vegetables. When asked what she looks forward to the most, she smiles and says "making the best cup of coffee each morning and sipping it while sitting in a tree stand and observing nature, taking long walks in woods, going fishing and cross country skiing in the winter with my husband."
Once the home is built and everyone is settled, Winona plans to stay connected within the Bancroft community, working part-time and volunteering at the local hospital and nursing homes.
We wish Winona the very best in her future endeavors, her presence and energy will be missed by everyone at IPB. We plan to keep in touch with Winona and can't wait to hear all about her adventures up north.
From our family to yours, it's not goodbye @ IPB...it's "see you later".