Category Archives: Rants, Raves and Ramblings

Change……


There comes a point in everyone’s life when one takes a step back, takes a good hard look around themselves – and finally gathers up the nerve to jump into the void of ‘change’. There’s a certain amount of miserable … Continue reading

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Do over part 2: Homesteading harder


There are only so many hours in a day.  I have to tell myself that – often.  This year in particular I’ve finally tapped out on available hours, and discovered that there is a price to pay for running out … Continue reading

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Do over – grab a coffee, long post.


It’s been a hectic year.  Very hectic.  Hectic to the point I began to get that dizzy ‘got my sea legs and now I’m back on land’ dizziness – only I’ve not been on a boat.  I’ve not stopped moving … Continue reading

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Almost Jackpot


I’ve been messing with this ‘quick farm cheese’ recipe – off and on for several months. I’m trying to achieve a cheese that is sliceable, grateable, melts…..and can be made with a minimum of attention, minimum of pressing, ready same … Continue reading

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The chickens are confused…..


This – is what my back yard usually looks like before I go to work. This is what it looks like this morning. Just a little apocalyptic…. There are currently a hundred or so forest fires burning in this province … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Chaos: not for the squeamish.


We are in the middle of an epic – and I mean EPIC, tent caterpillar infestation.  They happen every ten or twelve years….and although the north has been under attack for a few years, I’ve a sneaking suspicion that our … Continue reading

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Blogging Again ….. ish…. A glimpse into the life of….


Well.  I knew it had been awhile, but really?  Where has the time gone and why is it that there never seems to be a spare minute to sit down and write? Spring is here.  Sort of.  Today it’s sunny, … Continue reading

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Old Rainey and the Well…..


Well – finally – minus 33 this morning at my house!  Winter hasn’t let me down after all 🙂  Minus thirty is the magic number for letting the cook stove die out and lighting up the wood heater.  The cook … Continue reading

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Installment 2….. Old Ignaus, and Squishy.


Standing around work one day, just before the doors opened, drinking coffee, somebody got on the subject of what they would buy if they won the lottery. My boss figured he’d buy a bigger boat and spend his retirement years … Continue reading

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This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1


Finally.  Today is the first day in I can’t remember how long, I can actually sit and do absolutely nothing and not still be staring at a mile long list of things that still need to be done.  I can … Continue reading

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