At camp Kenny and Donna found this crayfish. The way Kenny described it, it seemed like it must have been the size of a lobster!
Wow, we’re inundated by chipmunks in this part of the world! We had one regular visitor at the cabin who really was enjoying the new deck and sunflower seed we happily gave out to our “Chippy”. Then at camp we met up with two especially bold (rodents?) who climbed onto the picnic table and were … Read more
So this spring my neighbour J! and I went halvsies on a load of birch. It was freshly cut eight foot lengths, so I wanted to get cracking on cutting it down to stove length and getting it split and out in the open quickly so that it would hopefully be dry by the burning … Read more
Building the deck and imagining hosting more guests in that space has made me want to make it a bit more cozy. With the corner posts in place, it was much easier to put up a nice sun screen. The other thing that made it a bit more comfortable was to run some jute cable … Read more
After trying this, then this, then a bit of this, and moving onto this, I then tried a bubbler. Ok, so the bubbler only seemed to work for a little while and then things returned to a very taupe normal. This time around I purchased a pond pump with a 15′ power cable. I attached … Read more
Way back when we first built the yurts, Grandpa took charge of building us a woodshed to keep our winter supply out of the elements. I scavenged the local shipping companies for pallets to get pressed into service, and in short order Grandpa created a sturdy and serviceable shelter. With my later woodshed able to … Read more
So there was still some home-cut lumber left from the rack disaster/planned sauna, even after I turned it into some really nice garden beds. I had planned on turning it into a small platform that we could set an outdoor table on to better enjoy the sun and wind during the brief summer season. It … Read more
This was an exciting surprise! The other Sunday morning our camera captured a bear! We of course know they are around, but they’re remarkably shy – I hadn’t seen one near our property for a couple years now. But the new camera caught this one within the first week or so of being installed – … Read more
All the chirping, croaking and ribbits of spring have paid HUGE dividends in our pond! We’ve really enjoyed watching this brood (School? Flock? Wiggle?) of tadpoles growing up this spring.
So a year or two ago I bought a few game cameras to monitor and better secure the homestead. We’ve only had one or two occasions (that we’re aware of) when unrecognized vehicles have come up the driveway and then shown themselves back out again, but that was enough for us to want to know … Read more