Well, even though I haven’t completed the floor of the sauna porch, and have about a quarter of it covered with some sheets of chipboard, I decided it was time to make a start on the main cabin’s deckboards. I had a few already assigned to the main cabin, and so on a sunny day, … Read more
Last year’s garden was a nice start, but it was a challenge to get down there to weed and water on a regular basis, and then when it did get wet, it didn’t drain so well. In the fall when we visited the nearby garden centre, I noticed how well their plants did (albeit inside … Read more
It’s taken a year and a half, but I finally managed to align the stars and do something about the floor around the woodstove. Over the course of the past two winters in the cabin I have mulled over a few different solutions. The original floor was a pair of sheets of concrete board. This … Read more
My parents came to visit us this month! It was just amazingly wonderful to have them here. There wasn’t a moment that went by that I wasn’t totally appreciating their love and help around the homestead. Disappointingly, for a few days leading up to their arrival my stomach was acting a bit dodgy. This culminated … Read more
With the sun and warmer weather, I can finally entertain the thought of cleaning up the yurts, which had become a catchall shelter and storage space over the course of the winter. I look forward to a more permanent workshop coming hopefully this summer! I pulled out the extra insulation we had added to the … Read more
Kenny and I headed out to sauna the other day and were treated to a new high for steam! Isn’t that over the boiling point? No wonder my eyeballs were steaming!
This year has been our best for water yet. We managed to keep it flowing into the sauna through the entire winter, even if it did take quite a bit of effort with pouring many kettles of hot water onto the pipe to thaw it before we could turn on the pump. As we all … Read more