Author Archives: Darlene & Ken

About Darlene & Ken

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

Small Bedroom Complete

May 20, 2017 I love lists, and I love crossing things off lists! Another one checked off – the smaller bedroom on the main level is now complete. The built-ins in a room really add to the time the room … Continue reading

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No More Dust – The Drywall Woes

May 8, 2017 We have just finished another two major milestones: The drywall is complete on the second level.  It’s been a long time in the works, but I am happy to see the last of drywall. A couple of … Continue reading

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Mini Greenhouse

April 30, 2017 Tomorrow is the first of May, and things are beginning to green up here in Manitoba. The snow has disappeared, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are on the rise. Pretty soon it will be … Continue reading

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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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