Dori and Harold: Met at the farm years ago when he was taking care of the animals and the grounds, and she was the maid and would occasional cook for the girls and grandmother. After five years of working together, they got married and had three children who moved off to the city. They now care for their two grandchildren, who have been practically raised on the farm. They are a kind family that makes their way back to the farm after about a month, in an old pickup truck with non-electronic parts.
Jeanie: Dori and Harold's granddaughter.
Joe: Their grandson is12 years old and his pet dog Major.
Mr. Buchanan: in his 60’s is a retired NASA scientist who was like a surrogate father to Nora. She would spend hours with him in their garage, learning about guns, and engines and motors. She was actually closer to him than his own kids and grandkids. The grand kids were about the same age but didn’t really like Nora who was very prickly. They thought she was a spoiled rich kid but she was just jealous that they had such a great dad and grandfather. He is brilliant, matter of fact, doesn’t mince words but is a gentle soul. He provides a wise voice or observation in every show speaking in parables and using nature as an example of the points he wants to make.
Mrs. Buchanan: Doesn’t talk much and was a stay at home mom. She just exists until the solar flare and then she has to up her game and do things she never had to before. She actually comes alive for the first time in her life. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.