With visitors expected to arrive today, it is important to regain our access. The rain has descended sufficiently to thaw the ice on our driveway enough for me to scrap away the bulk of it. There are still patches I hope vehicles can overcome with sufficient momentum. The big challenge of the day is toContinue reading “Gas or Electric”
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Fires, floods, avalanches, landslides and now ice storms. There seems to be no end to the weather conditions we need to prepare for. I had expected the warmer weather and rain so I tried my best to clear the snow as soon as the last fall had stopped. I was primarily concern about the messContinue reading “Ice Storm”
Lighting a wood stove.
Heating your home with wood is no simple task. It is best to prepare a couple years ahead and be vigilant several times a day to maintain comfortable temperatures. With storage recommendations for the primary wood stock to be away from the the house, wood need to be brought to the house every several days.Continue reading “Lighting a wood stove.”
For the past three weeks I feel I have spent most my days splitting wood, running water to the animals or clearing snow; mostly clearing snow. On a heavy snow fall day, 12 inches or more, I can easily spend 5-6 hours clearing snow. We are just off the highway so there is no needContinue reading “Snow Clearing”
All play, no work
Moving to the country would be so great! A relaxing, laid back way of life without the chaos of metropolitan demands and expectations. That is a great thought and true for the seasoned country folks and the weekend guest. For the new kid on the block the experience can be very different. When I embarkedContinue reading “All play, no work”
A Proud Parent!
Raising animals take a lot of work and sacrifice in return for food security, a viable ecosystem and companionship. Raising children is even more daunting. I learned to take my sense of selflessness to the next level, set aside my ego and developed a whole lot of patience. My daughters are everything to me andContinue reading “A Proud Parent!”