While I wasn’t especially trying to cut corners or build to minimums, I was trying to be mindful that space is at a premium, and so things like the thickness of the floors was going to directly affect the height of my ceilings. With this in mind, I consulted carefully my building code books, and … Read more
In case any of you missed out, we recently got hit by a combination of the famous Alberta Clipper, as it clashed with a Texas Low. This resulted in a day of continuous snowfall. Luckily, it coincided with the Olympic Hockey semi-final of Canada vs. the U.S.A. In any case, it left a huge pile … Read more
I suppose I haven’t written much about cooking on the woodstove lately, so as per my one request, here’s a few things we’ve noticed. The top of the stove discolours very rapidly in use. It isn’t unaesthetic, it just loses its stainless finish quickly while under heat. Depending on how hot-burning the wood is that … Read more
Ha! The very instant I sat down to type up this blog post I got immediately distracted as a large Lynx just wandered past our patio door only a few feet away. Donna and Kenny both were able to silently approach to get a good view themselves and we’re all excited to have had the … Read more
First off, I should make it clear that while I was involved last month when Donna and I cleaned out the stove for the very first time, I was a lazy lump this time around and it was all Kenny and Donna who dealt with this dusty, (slow but perhaps bound to get quicker as … Read more
Looks like the cold won.
I was very enthused about how well things had worked out finally in the sauna, through the combination of updated drain lines, as well as the new technique of ensuring that water wasn’t “trickling” through the pipe for hours after the sauna had been finished. As such, I picked up three more twelve foot lengths … Read more
As you all know, I have a problem. A problem that the majority of my readers can’t relate to, but the majority of the world likely can. I don’t have running water in my home. Neither in, NOR out. But I’m working on it. I returned to the cold, dark, dirty confines of the crawlspace … Read more