Category Archives: Life

Lost Arts

Technology is a wonderful way to discover lost arts, for example, how to make a thatched shelter, how to make wooden pegs for timber framing and how to make charcoal.  This last one appealed to me particularly as it is … Continue reading

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Eight more

This past year I went on a fact finding mission about beekeeping and Andrew went on a fact finding mission about chickens and other fowl. As interesting as beekeeping is, Andrew won the coin toss and now it is fresh … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees

This is our 5th Christmas here this year.  I remember the first one and how difficult it was to find a tree – now everyone is selling them (perhaps we started something).  Anyway, this year I was having a bit … Continue reading

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Job Update

Well, the short update is that nothing is done yet. We get asked a lot about the “timeline” of work and when will the house be done. I still haven’t come up with a concrete answer to that, but I … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Message

I have been fretting lately about my lack of “posts” and such. Particularly around Christmas I thought it would be nice to post best wishes for the holidays to all who stop by here. I have no idea how that … Continue reading

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