Drought

After a few lovely mild, sunny, breezy days, the heat returned without the humidity, which is better than with. We have had no rain for weeks, it is drought conditions. We can tell where there is grass in the yard, because it is dead. The indigenous weeds are still green, but now even their leaves… Continue reading Drought

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A Stinker!

It is stinking hot today! At 22C early this morning, about 7:00 a.m., it was still bearable out of doors, not pleasant with the high humidity, but bearable. We sat out with our morning coffee until about 9:00 a.m., when the temperature rose and it started to feel oppressive. Attila still took forays into the… Continue reading A Stinker!

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Ginger

It has been a very busy summer. At the beginning of July I had surgery, and that same week the fellows came to install the wood stove in the basement. The following week the new heat pump and electric furnace were installed, and the electrician did some temporary work to hold us over until the… Continue reading Ginger

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The Canning Season Begins!

The last two weeks have been eventful. It began with my surgery. Then the wood stove was installed, which took most of a day. Then I had a medical appointment with an unmentionable test I wasn’t looking forward too. And THEN the last three days were intense and the house full of people and activity… Continue reading The Canning Season Begins!

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Mild Euphoria: The Wood Stove

July 7, 2022 – Thursday It was an eventful day! Our little wood stove was installed today in the basement. Luckily we had an existing concrete chimney on the outside of the building, which could be used for the stove pipe, which made the install that much easier. They found lots of mouse nests, and… Continue reading Mild Euphoria: The Wood Stove

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