Tag Archives: Hands on Learning

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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Still Alive!

This July marks the end of our fifth year here.  Lately lots of people here have been asking why the house is not finished yet.  I thought I would follow my usual answer (it will never be finished) with this … Continue reading

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A Bloggin’ Family….

Lately, it’s been pretty nice outside & I’ve been taking every opportunity to get out & continue working on the garden.  I think it’s looking quite good, although every time I finish mowing the lawn, I have to start all over … Continue reading

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Mice Traps

After trapping a few mice the way in which they will never come back, the kids and I decided we would try and be friendly to our furry friends.  So, we bought a trap that would allow us to relocate … Continue reading

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Hands On Learning II

In our Toronto home I built the kitchen cabinets from scratch – the boxes, the face frames and the counter top (out of maple).  This time around, because we wanted to have a finished kitchen before I was old, we … Continue reading

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