Wednesday and off to the Big Village…

Coffee-iconI have four boxes of Boza’s dog food to pick up and I have some food staples to gather at the stores. I have three tanks of propane for emergencies and I now have enough food to last the winter for Boza, plus I am stocking essentials for me. I call them luxury essentials. Such as sterilized milk for coffee, packs of quick noodle soups and cookies. That is some of the goodies, as I call them. I can live without them, but life is oh so sweet with them… 😉

Being almost to the point that it will be freezing everyday, means that storage for food is easy now. The world is a refrigerator and the mudroom is now a big cooler. I have potatoes in a covered bucket under the house and I plan on adding a whole bunch of potatoes for the winter down there. The home has a basement, kinda fit for a hobbit, but I make do with it…

I have a five month supply of dog food for Boza and I will keep buying enough to keep it at that supply before I tell the lady at the pet store to stop getting it for me. I am her favourite American customer (the only American customer,) all summer every week 4 to six boxes of dog food. Half of my budget has gone to dog food every week, but Boza is my buddy and I will tell you something important; I would not hesitate to eat this dog food, it is that good and if the going gets rough, I will eat what Boza eats…

To be honest, I do not want to go to town, but I need to keep stocking items (can goods) and I need a few things from the hardware store. It is raining and I finished my fence in the rain yesterday, so I need to stay dry and warm today…

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harvest time

They are setting up the cranes and such for the fish harvest. This year there are two cranes, lots of fish. I showed the low level manager of the lake the video of the helicopter and he did not know that they used the water from the lake to put out the fire, his face turned white when he saw what they did. That is pure profits up in smoke, literally…

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Several windows around the village were blown out of the houses, just like our was months ago. I put them back and will take plastic to staple over the broken glass. I will finish them today, for it will only rain worse and worse, until the snow flies, deep and drifting…

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New gate for car

I built a parking / delivery space for our car and if we need to have trucks drop off items and such. I still have to haul a bunch of sand to fill in the dips and bumps, then I will design and build some car ramps to allow me to work on the car and save even more money.  The gate is a drop gate, of the same style that we used on our farm and it is heavy, but it works really good. The design is such that it does not even look like a gate, but it is…

new fence

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Last but not least today…

Tea TimeMy tea/coffee corner and I found the kettle upstairs in the attic. I cleaned the kettle up and made some tea. Oh my! So good…

The red bucket is a plastic food safe bucket and I use it to store fresh water in, for Boza and I. This area will be the kitchen this winter, for the stove is located next to the bed…

This is the stove I rebuilt a few years ago…

Rebuilding stove…

That is it for today, Boza and I need to walk again and then I am off to the Big Village…

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