Friday, November 25, 2022
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Hello out there.
I videotaped a quick walkthrough of what I'm doing around the homestead this year. There is so much going on that it seems overwhelming at times.
I felt I owed it to anyone still following the blog.
Of course, not much to follow if I'm not updated...hence the video.
Here's the video:
and the short list:
Beefing up the Homestead
- Rebuilt front porch
- Fortifying the front grass
- Added curbing to front
- Added rock to front
- Added curbing to back
- Added 30amp plug for camper
- Purchased 30' Shadow Cruiser
- Adding privacy shrubs to back fenceline
- Adding ground cover between curbing and back fence
- Rebuild back porch
- Adding rock to driveway
- Adding curbing to south property line
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Richard "Dick" Proenneke - One Man's Alaska (+ Bonus Features)
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Sometimes Changes Happen for the Better!
Three BIG things happened the past two weeks:
- My contract in St Maries was terminated!
- We purchased our first ever camper trailer!
- I stepped in a culvert and twisted my &^$%#@@$# knee!
Paying Other People's Bills
Camper Trailer is Priority in Many Situations
- If you find your dream Galt property, you need a trailer to live in while you build your home. (see this concept in the success of Good Simple Living in north Idaho.)
- In some locations, like St Maries in north Idaho, most homes are old and small. My large family needed a trailer to pull alongside the rental home we had to give us enough sleeping rooms and bathrooms.
- When commuting from the current home to Galt location, a trailer comes in handy during the trip for many reasons.
The Twisted Knee
- Broke free of the quandary that had me worried about starting over in a new town.
- The family is reunited permanently.
- Trailer secured for bugging out, camping adventures, and moving forward with building once we ultimately find our dream property.
- Many items were sold or disposed of when we thought we were moving. We got rid of a lot of extra "stuff" that we didn't need. Our assets are much more manageable now.