Category Archives: Home

The Art of Building a Woodpile

July 20, 2014 The other day, Ken announced that he would like to build a woodpile like his grandfather used to build. I laughed, because Ken is not the woodpile building kind of guy. He is more chop and split … Continue reading

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Vestfrost Fridge

July 19, 2014 Our new Vestfrost fridge has arrived and it’s a beauty. It looks a bit different than most North American fridges in that it is tall and narrow. It has a 24 inch x 24 inch footprint and … Continue reading

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Chop Wood Carry Water

July 9, 2014 There is a Zen saying, “Before Enlightenment – chop wood carry water, after Enlightenment – chop wood carry water.” What’s the difference? The tasks are the same. The need is the same. But the frame of mind … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014 We have made our decisions on the major appliances for the house. While we are trying to use repurposed material for most of the building fixtures (doors, lights, sinks, etc), the appliances will be new. It’s amazing … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Bale Garage

May 19, 2014 Insulating work continues on the house, but with a couple of days of nice weather, Ken decided to divert his attention to the yard. The garden is ready for planting. It’s not planted yet, as I thought … Continue reading

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May 7, 2014 What’s new on the building front? Ken is busy putting up the double insulated walls and has made great progress but it does not make for interesting photos. The sunroom is all insulated, the windows boxed in, … Continue reading

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Kindred Souls

May 6, 2014 So what are the odds that there is another couple living in Manitoba off grid, loving yoga and vegetarian food! A friend alerted me to a CBC article last week about Bev and Will Eert who are … Continue reading

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