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Tuesday 7 January 2014


We are trying to eat more fruit and vegetables and avoid breads and baked goods. Mary has found that if she avoids wheat her allergies are considerably reduced. We will continue to monitor our progress and chart our reactions in the hopes of pinpointing the cause or causes of her allergies. 

This morning it is -23*C (-9.4*F) here in Bancroft. I think we will be working inside this morning. 

The house is very comfortable with just the wood stove quietly putting out its heat. Thanks to Matthew we have a huge supply of firewood just outside our back door. 

We have at least two feet of snow stacked on our roof. The snow load must be tremendous but so far no issues. Maybe I should go up and shovel the roof off.

To our snowbird friends: 

Hope you find a warm place to land. I see by the weather network that most of the USA is now covered in an arctic blanket.  That's not what you went south for.

Travel safely and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Now Art, if you are looking for some reactions to your statement about getting up on the roof, you got one! Have you forgotten about your "Jan 2013 incident" :-)

  2. Ditto, in reference to memory loss:-)

  3. OK, OK, I got the message. No climbing on the roof, I promise.