Category: Dwelling

Post #3165: Cabin details

The wind against the strings of the guitar hanging on a post of our deck, catching the hollow of the body and making a faint thrum as though being played. The pleasure of opening up a thrift store book to find an artifact from…

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Post #3137: Cabin retreat

I feel it’s awfully important that I be able to spend time alone. I’m not sure why that feels imperative, but it does. So this week I’m at the cabin by myself for five days – though I will have a couple of days…

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Post #3136: On heat pumps and home systems

Last weekend I went to workshop on composting toilets and alternative water systems at our local community hall, where Gordon Baird of Eco-sense gave a pretty comprehensive run down of various options. In four hours he managed to cover the basics of composting toilets, greywater,…

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Post #3127: Changing landscapes

I remember the first time I saw the impact of pine beetle in British Columbia. It must have been around 1999 or so and I was driving on the number three highway through the southern part of the province with my mom. In between…

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Post #3071: Tis the season to put down some pickles….

Summer has been full of things thus far, and so has work – leaving me little extra-curricular time for posting on my blog. But I think I’m going to return to writing about food since we are in the season of bounty and the…

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