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Polar Bear Shower

One of the enduring areas of interest in our life here at Walden Puddle concerns our bathroom and bathing arrangements. Not bathing at all might be a good option as we would save a lot of water, but the downside … Continue reading

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Hard Early Days

It is hard to believe that we have been on the homestead for three weeks. It has been a mad rush all the way. I will try to pull together a decent post in the near future with some pictures. … Continue reading

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Today we are Homesteaders!

Just having a last cup of coffee in a dwelling with grid power. This morning it was cold when I got out of bed, so I just turned up the thermostat. It will be the last time I have access … Continue reading

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Thankfull for a Flood (sort of)

A little bit of warmth today and predicted for tomorrow has given us a bit of a lift. The first 8’ x 12’ building is gridlocked until it can be moved outside, and before that happens, I need to move … Continue reading

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The Late Late Snow

With only 12 days to go until we give up the winter rental, the last thing we need is bad weather that will hamper our preparations. So naturally we get 10 or 15 cm of new snow. We will manage, … Continue reading

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The Impulse to Homestead

During this extra long winter I have had a chance to read a lot about homesteading. Books, magazines, blogs and articles presenting every variation on the homesteading impulse. At the one end is the aspirational homesteader who lives a highly … Continue reading

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Still Thaw Impaired

Five to seven cold days, followed by two or three warmer days, and then repeat. This has been the pattern for the last couple of months, teasing us with the possibility of an early spring, and then slapping us with … Continue reading

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The Llamma Ranch: My First Off Grid Homestead

In 2001-2002 I bartered the use of some space on three acres of farmland in the Fraser Valley. Although I had to share the space with four llammas, they were good roomates so we got on fine. I lived in … Continue reading

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