September, 2012

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A Rainy Sunday Afternoon

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When I got up this morning the sky was overcast and it was raining.  I was happy about this because when it’s raining you turn to inside chores and my poor aching body needs a rest after stacking just over 6 cords of wood the past few days. First, weRead the Rest…

The City

river view

The word “city” has taken on new meaning for us. Today there were errands I simply could not put off anymore, so we had to go to the “city”.  Considering we hailed from a city in an area boasting a population of over 2 million residents, we were pretty urbanRead the Rest…

That Wood Ain’t Gonna Stack Itself!

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Back to my theme of yesterday, regarding wood… Last night I got a delivery of 2 and a half cords of wood.  The guy doesn’t charge as much but doesn’t have a dump truck.  So, I climbed in to help and we manually pitched out all this wood. It wasRead the Rest…

Wood Heat: A Heckuva Lot of Work

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Before I moved here, a few of my more experienced acquaintances warned my that wood heat was a heckuva lot of work. Wow – heating with wood is a heckuva a lot of work!  For those of you yearning for an off-grid heat source, let me tell you about it. If youRead the Rest…

A Week Without (Much) Water

dirty water

Okay, a week without water is a little misleading.  It has been a week with MUCH water.  A week without CLEAN water.  It has definitely been a challenge of our preparations! The photo to the right is the water coming our of our taps right now.  —–> Why? The droughtRead the Rest…

Along Came a Spider…

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So there we were in all our pioneer girl glory, hanging out, getting things done, when along came a spider, to quote the old nursery rhyme. Rosie saw the spider first – and she screamed – “Mom – give me your shoe!” I whipped off my Croc in record timeRead the Rest…

First week…

fireplace

The first week of our Northern adventure has a little less bang for the buck in that we are both sick.  As dogs. As in didn’t get off the couches for daysssss… Darn flu! Yesterday I felt better so I got some boxes unpacked and got at least one endRead the Rest…