Author Archives: Darlene & Ken

About Darlene & Ken

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

2017 Year in Review

December 29, 2017 Another year over, it seems in a blink of an eye. 2017 was another busy year here at the Ponderosa. And we are pleased to announce …drumroll please…..THE HOUSE IS FINISHED!!!!!!! There are still lots of little … Continue reading

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Upstairs flooring

December 26, 2017 The last major job to finish was the upstairs flooring and baseboard trim and I am happy to report that it is now complete. Our goal was to have it done by Christmas and we finished on … Continue reading

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Maple Trees

November 19, 2017 Winter is a great time to explore the property as there are many areas that are hard to get to at other times of the year. You can make your way through the bush without all the … Continue reading

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Upstairs Bathroom Complete

November 14, 2017 Now that winter has arrived in Manitoba, we have time to work on indoor projects – like the upstairs bathroom. For a long time, we didn’t have an indoor bathroom. Instead we had an outhouse (and still … Continue reading

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Ready for Winter

October 26, 2017   We are ready for winter – rain barrels are emptied, eaves troughs cleaned, equipment put away and wood sheds stocked. And just in time, too. We awoke to a blanket of white this morning and the … Continue reading

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Balcony

October 17, 2017 The balcony railing is now up. Another project complete – well almost complete. The facia around the balcony still needs to go up.  As a bonus, although it is already mid October, the weather has been nice … Continue reading

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Drone Pictures

October 13, 2017 In September of this year, brother-in-law Dennis brought over his drone for some aerial shots of the property. The view from the sky provides a different perspective of the property. The picture above gives a bird’s eye … Continue reading

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