Author Archives: Darlene & Ken

About Darlene & Ken

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

Completed Projects – Livingroom and Walk-In Closet

April 5, 2017 At long last, some of our projects have been completed. Back in the beginning of March, I posted an update on the living room and master bedroom progress. The final touches on the living room have now … Continue reading

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Garden Expansion

March 20, 2017 Happy First Day of Spring! While it may not look like spring here yet, you can definitely feel it in the air. Yesterday was a balmy +6C and the snow banks were melting. Today is cooler and … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Shopping

March 17, 2017 I was pretty excited to hear about Bulk Barn’s reusable container program. Starting February 24, 2016, you can bring your own containers into Bulk Barn and fill them with the products they sell. I have used a similar … Continue reading

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After the Storm

March 6 & 7 2017 The storm is over and it was a beauty. Snow and winds 6- to 70 km/h ripping across the lake to create a blizzard. It started with above zero temps on Monday (March 6) and … Continue reading

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Livingroom and Master Bedroom Update

March 7, 2017 Its been a while since I posted an update on the house build. We are back at work after our Mexico break and have a few projects in the works…..but nothing finished. I am a finisher. I … Continue reading

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A Wedding and a Week in Buccerias Mexico

February 8 to 15, 2017   We took a break from building to relax in the sun and celebrate the marriage of Kerry and Megan in sunny Buccerias, Mexico, at the Royal Decameron Resort just outside Puerto Vallarta. We stayed … Continue reading

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Pine Ceiling

January 28, 2017 There are always those jobs that you just don’t seem to get around to finishing. Small jobs that you just don’t want to do. For us, that was finishing the pine ceiling. In October 2015, while I was … Continue reading

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