Category Archives: Rants, Raves and Ramblings

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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Part Seven – ish…….To Farm….or to Homestead…That is the question.


So…I think winter is actually just around the corner.  As in maybe snow tomorrow, maybe the next day – but definitely on it’s way.  As always, we’re running around ‘getting ready’ – one would think after all these years that … Continue reading

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This house of mine – part six? The North wall……


Thought I’d toss in a picture of our Weather Rock (at least that’s what we call it)  Took some doing to haul the thing over to the barbecue pit – couldn’t begin to guess what it weighs but there was … Continue reading

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This house of mine: part five: an AWOL pig


Sorry I dropped off the radar for awhile……freezing beans, drying kale, canning beets, canning a ton of salmon, trying to get more wood split.  It’s been brutally hot, I’m starting to power down and look forward to fall – and dare … Continue reading

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This house of mine: part four


     Today is one of those days where I think I should just go back to bed……never been one of those people that can fall asleep at the drop of a hat and often find myself twisted into a … Continue reading

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