This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Monday 17 March 2014


We have a lot of finches at our feeders these days. Often the perches are full while others wait nearby for their turn.

Like humans, if the wait is too long they become impatient and fly in for a soft landing on the backs of those already at the feeder.

Those feeding defend their place as best they can holding on to the perch and extending their bill to keep those flying close from landing.

Others eat peacefully without the bother of pesty neighbours diving in to dislodge them.

This morning it is -28*C outside and I still have a lingering sore throat. We are hoping to start our maple syrup production by the end of the week but that may be a little optimistic.

Tomorrow we will get our electric water heaters installed and then closely monitor our propane consumption to see if the heaters actually reduce our use of  propane.

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY everyone! Enjoy the green.


  1. INCREDIBLE photos!
    Happy St Patrick's Day.
    Get better so you can experience a "top of the mornin'"