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Walden Puddle Expansion

Before we started the homestead in the bush we looked far and wide for a “turn key homestead” that would meet our needs and be within our means. After the housing crash in 2008, there were some genuine bargains in … Continue reading

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Our First Power Outage That Never Was

Last night was a pretty ordinary night. After supper (I am still getting used to calling the evening meal supper after 30 years out on the west coast, where they called that meal dinner) we washed up the dishes, did … Continue reading

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Walden Puddle 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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19 Days to Go

With only 19 days to go until we vacate the winter rental to take up permanent residence on the homestead, I am starting to feel the pressure of all that has to be done. The biggest obstacle to progress continues … Continue reading

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Hey Warhol, Where’s my 15 minites?

I want my 15 minutes of fame and I’ll dance like a monkey to get it. I would like to tell my story, and if someone wanted to put me on TV, I would bite their arm off…. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Too Cold to Build, Time for a Political Rant

I have heard that there is great discord, division and polarization in our politics these days. I would disagree with this, and give the following examples of broad agreement within today’s body politic. (1) Things are in bad shape, and … Continue reading

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Come on Spring!

It is cold outside. Well below seasonal averages, I am told. The seventeen different forecasts all predict a significant warming trend with many variations. All of the homesteaders out there are getting fidgety. They are fingering their seed packets and … Continue reading

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E the Pyro

One of the remnants of the old homestead was a structure that was probably an addition for a mobile home. The roof was gone and the condition of the remaining structure was so bad that it seemed to rule out … Continue reading

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2014 Plans and Progress

This morning it was -32c outside. Today will be a day to putter in the basement and enjoy the smell of ham drifting down the stairs. When I consider our progress so far in achieving the way of living we … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

First I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays. I hope everyone reading this spends more time this holiday season with family and friends and less time in the mall. We stayed in Christmas Day, ate too much, we went for … Continue reading

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