Author Archives: Darlene & Ken

About Darlene & Ken

Experiencing life off the grid, building a home, and trying to live sustainably.

Garden 2018

June 14, 2018 Yeah, the garden is finally all planted. I put the last of the seedlings – watermelon and cantaloupe -in yesterday and today we are having a nice soaking rain. It is so satisfying to see all the … Continue reading

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Greenhouse

June 14, 2018 Spring came late this year and as a result we were quite behind schedule. We planned to put up a greenhouse this year, and hoped to have it up and running before we left for our vacation. … Continue reading

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Workaway 2018 – Lucas

June 13, 2018 Our first Workaway for 2018 left today. Lucas is from Belgium and stayed with us for seven weeks. Two of those weeks he was on his own, house/dog/cat/plant – sitting for us while we were on vacation. … Continue reading

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European Vacation 2018 – Part 2 England

May 6 to 19, 2018 After 6 days in and around Amsterdam we travelled to London, England by bus. We took the ferry across from Calais, France to Dover England. The first glimpse of England we had was the white … Continue reading

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European Vacation 2018_Part 1 Amsterdam

May 6 to 20, 2018 OMG, its June already. Time does fly when you are busy and we’ve been super busy this May. On top of getting the spring yard work and gardening done, we did a two week European … Continue reading

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Grey Water Woes

April 8, 2018 File this one under “Live and Learn”. Most of what we do out here on the Ponderosa, does not come with a manual. We make it up as we go along. Sometimes it works out great, but … Continue reading

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Digging Out – After the Storm

March 7, 2018   All dug outMarch 4 and 5, 2018 – this was our first major winter storm of the season. Over the two days, we had approximately 40 cm of snow dumped on us, along with stiff east … Continue reading

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