Monday, December 24, 2012

for the holidays

A few of the regular views around here, this time of year: Melissa organizing laundry in the mid day sun-

The wonderful Greg and Christine up to visit for the solstice - and Christine's birthday!

The laundry hanging inside, with the holiday decorations and chicken stock on the stove: 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Outside Work

When it rains and is so cold, there doesn't seem to be much to do but light a fire. So I get out and do brush clearing, working towards my goal of having a relatively fire-safe area below the house.  Yesterday was my fourth burn day so far this winter.  Here's a shot of the fire, with the machete in the ground in front of it for scale.  These fires go all day and I'm always wiped out afterwards.  Still, there's plenty of work left to be done.

A couple weeks ago we had to go out on a Saturday morning and I got the privilege of cutting up a doug fir that had fallen across the road.  no big deal, unless you're late and have to go back and get your chainsaw.

Monday, December 03, 2012


It rained over a foot between Friday and Sunday.  The water tanks are full. 

cleaning up the free granite

Got a good batch of free kitchen counter granite off of CL the other day.   First I had to pull off the 3/4 inch plywood that was glued ont...