Tag Archives: starting over

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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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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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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This house of mine: part three: frozen plumbing, a stepson, a daughter, and a grandson


A day off. I should be out splitting wood, or hilling the potatoes – maybe later. One thing I’ve learned after all these years is that some days off should be just that. The wood isn’t going anywhere and the … Continue reading

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This houe of mine: part two: how not to burn down an outhouse


Some of you might be wondering when I’m getting to the ‘homesteading’ part – patience, patience. We spent the first night in our house – late late into the middle of the night, gutting the place. Anything and everything that … Continue reading

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Back to blogging….This house of mine: part one: out go the lights


Twenty five years in the city. Twenty five years of weary acceptance, raising children, working working working. I’m never sure where my yearning to ‘get back to the land’ really came from – although growing up on a farm left … Continue reading

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