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Wood, Snow, and Sled Dog – Part Two

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This Friday the harness arrived on a snowy afternoon. We opened the box and there it was, well constructed and padded and neatly printed with the name Helgi. Dan and I custom ordered it to his measurements from Alpine Outfitters eight weeks ago and I once we got him in it, Helgi pranced around in […]

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Wood, Snow, and Sled Dog – Part One

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The role of wood in our life off-grid cannot be under estimated.  We heat our home exclusively with it, so when trees fall, we use them for firewood and furniture both, depending on the kind and quality. The scrap generated from the wood shop also keep us in kindling. Most of our neighbors plan months […]

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The Ax Murderer in my Generator Shed

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By Carol Dunbar One blue sky day late in fall, Dan started the generator early because temperatures were dropping and he didn’t want to deal with a reluctant motor in the dark. I would turn off the generator once the batteries were fully charged. Around two o’clock, my daughter decided to give in and take […]

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Upgrade for a Better Bathroom

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I remember the first time I turned on the tap and nothing came out of my faucet. My heart literally jumped. No water! I thought of my daughter, my baby, my thirst. There’s nothing like running out of water to make a person suddenly, incurably, ferociously thirsty. Living in the city, I always took water […]

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