One good thing about 2020 was having lots of time to work on upgrading our little cabin in the woods. Here are some of the highlights. … More The Projects of 2020
The summer is here and we are back at work at the tiny cabin! Here is a project I finished this weekend that adds some rustic flair to our cabin in the woods. … More The Pine and Pallet Pub Perch
The biggest lesson we’ve learned while upgrading our little cabin (which we’ve christened The Burrow after the Weasley’s wonky yet magical abode) is to be flexible in our expectations. We always start with a big picture but the end never ends up looking like what we had originally envisioned. Every step of the way needs … More And Even More Progress!
For the past year, I’ve felt that we’ve only been making baby steps forward in the ever-growing list of things that need to get done at the cabin. Things fell apart last spring when Soldier Boy and I couldn’t get well. I fell ill with everything and anything. He was still having problems with his … More Progress! Finally!
We got a new toy for the New Year!! Actually, we bought it in November and it lay idle, still in the box until January 1st. And now, Soldier Boy has gone completely dehydrator-crazy! There are a kabillion different dehydrators out there – ones that heat from the back, from the bottom, round ones, boxy … More The Dehydrator
Thank you LifeStraw! You’ve made life at the cabin a whole lot easier! This week, one of the many little jobs I did at the cabin was to finally set up the LifeStraw water filtration system. We opted to get the LifeStraw Family system because of its ability to filter up to 2L at a time. … More From Lake Water to Drinking Water
Soldier Boy and I are very motivated people when it comes to the cabin. We are far better at imagining upgrades, finding materials and putting it all together for the cabin than for the house. When we are at the cabin, there is always something to do. Always something we can do better. Everything we … More Observing the Sabbath
This year has been strange so far. I seem to recall last year, we had been up and working on the cabin from the beginning of May. This year, I feel like we’ve hardly accomplished anything. This post is going to be completely unorganized. Because my thoughts are completely unorganized. You know why? Because the cabin … More It’s Been a While…
You know those items of clothing you have hidden in the back of your closet? The ones squished to the back of your drawers? The shirts that are a little too short or tight to wear respectably in public? The yoga or sweat pants that have started to pill from extensive wear because at the … More A New and Loving Home: Cottage Clothes
Can winter please be over now? Not that I’m not enjoying the beautiful, fluffy white stuff. It makes the roads kind of snotty (as my Dad said), but in all honesty it hasn’t been an extremely cold winter. (Of course, maybe last year’s seven weeks of -35 C has changed my perspective of “cold”.) Bob … More The Wish List