The Patio

I had such big plans for this summer.  But they all got pushed to the side in favour of swimming and lounging in the hammock and reading and playing guitar.  We were going to rip everything out of the Third Room (which we did) and then insulate (we have the insulation in our possession) and … More The Patio

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An Outhouse Makeover: From Crappy Crapper to Pretty Privy

Let’s face it, nobody likes going in an outhouse.  Those of us that have one understand that it’s a necessity and we quickly move past the smell and the bugs and the gaping black hole beneath us.  Since I’ve been an outdoor lover all my life, I have memories of going in some really rustic … More An Outhouse Makeover: From Crappy Crapper to Pretty Privy

The Pallet Deck

The land on which our tiny cabin sits, and the surrounding area, is scrubby and varied.  There are rocky hills and mossy rocks, trilliums and a floor of needles and maple seedlings.  You must always watch your footing so that you don’t trip over a root, a rock or unexpectedly step down into a divot. … More The Pallet Deck

Pioneering Is Hard Work

I could call this post “Nobody Sits Down Until All the Work is Done” or “Lessons on Sustainability” or quite honestly, “How the Hell Did Pioneers Settle This Country???”   At our cabin, there is no heat and no running water.  And because it’s still only March, all the available water is still frozen.  There is … More Pioneering Is Hard Work