Author Archives: Darlene & Ken

About Darlene & Ken

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

Workaway 2017

August 31, 2017 Earlier this year, we signed up for a program called Workaway. Workaway promotes volunteering, work and cultural exchange around the world. In a nutshell, as a Workaway host, we can host visiting travelers at our property and in exchange … Continue reading

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August Garden Update

August 5, 2017 Garden Season is in full swing. Suddenly the garden has blossomed and we are working hard to make good use of her bounty – eating, freezing and drying whatever we can. This is such an exciting time … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchen

July 13, 2017 Another project almost complete. The building of the outdoor kitchen is done. Just waiting for the hookup of the propane stove and the plumbing on the outdoor sink. Although we can’t cook or wash outside yet, we are … Continue reading

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Bannister

July 6, 2017 OMG, I thought we would never get it done, but I am happy to report that the bannister is not complete – all 4 sides! Ken finished the last of the trim today. The trim covers the joists between … Continue reading

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Garden Update

July 1, 2017 Happy Canada Day from the Ponderosa. We have been busy the last five days since the kids left. The garden and beds were in desperate need of attention. Since the garden is up and doing well, I … Continue reading

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Family Time

June 25, 2017 We declared June to be a holiday and time to spend with family. The beginning of this month we travelled to BC to visit with Kelsey, Matt and Jacob; and Christopher, Emily and Astrid. It is difficult … Continue reading

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Garden In

June 2, 2017 The garden is all in. Changed things up in the garden again this year, and we are trying something different. Yes, I do like to try different things. My mom used to laugh at me because I … Continue reading

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