During the course of the winter, I observed the rack of wood that I had set aside for possible sauna construction begin to tip over. I had hoped that it would hold out until the snow melted, but I guess it wasn’t to be. One morning I woke up to it being completely over. No … Read more
Kenny’s been asking for a campfire for a week or two now, so last weekend we decided to give it a spin. I used some very dry old lumber, which burned up way too quickly. Time to get a bag of charcoal for the hibachi, and maybe use some of my precious birch for the … Read more
I’ve been sitting on these pictures for a little while – just wanted to show the snow accumulation in front of the woodshed. Be careful! That’s a sharp edge! So pouty. Bonus Hacienda picture. That’s the resting side.
Our solar power system has been working very well for us for the past five or more years. It has washed our clothes, cooked our food, boiled some of our water, kept the lights on, charged our devices, powered our internet connection and, occasionally, even thrown off some heat here and there. Of course, so … Read more
I don’t want to get ahead of myself or jinx things, but there has been a definite and very noticeable difference in the water situation since I began aerating the well water on a daily basis. Previously, water taken directly from the tap and boiled on the woodstove suffered severely from the iron being concentrated … Read more