Monthly Archives: November 2016

End of the Season?

End of the Season?

Looks like winter is here..the end of all things green and wonderful.

But before we got the snow we had a nice day to finish up the chores. Drain cistern, give everything a go over, turn off the outside water pipe..all the same as every fall. A new addition this year is removal of the gutters in prep of snow sliding off the new metal roof.







Everything we planted this year seems to be doing OK. Having spent so many years monitoring the (so many) plants and shrubs and watching progress has made landscaping least from a recognizing standpoint. While we wait for the snow to start sliding off the roof ( and it ending the sliding) we have to plan and prep cutting area and plan an extended garden with a small orchard.

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Gardening, landscaping, off grid, todo


Mmmm…that is Smooth!, not the driveway, or the road to the driveway. or the road to the road…but it is the road to the road to the driveway! The area has never been paved and in the spring and parts of the winter it is a potholed mess of a disaster..I am sure the local mechanics are not happy about the paving job but everyone else who has to use it is loving it!


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Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Construction


Pre-Vermin Fillup

..we have not had any trouble with mice since before we moved in…but there have been some signs of activity underneath the house in the form of gaps between the gravel and insulation, incessant Loki whining near the deck, light noises and there is fact that we have seen mice go underneath the house. WInter means cold weather and mice ( or rats) look for nice places to stay during cold spells and rather than wait for them to break into the house and setup for a long winter slumber we applied some more gravel around the perimeter of the place to shutdown any access points…


..and let the waiting game begin..leaves are almost all off the trees which means we will soon have a winter deluge or 7..crossing our fingers for light snowfall this winter!


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Posted by on November 8, 2016 in Construction