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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Thursday, 19 February 2015


Mary's garden needs more sunlight and removing trees in the winter is the best solution. With a few more trees down we expect the garden to be bathed in sunlight all afternoon. Maybe this summer we will get zucchinis big enough to eat.

I was able to get all the trees cut without any falling across the fence which protects her vegetables from the deer in the area. As you can see, everything is covered in snow, but in a few more weeks we will start seeds indoors and get them ready to plant in the garden once the snow is gone.

Our chickens continue to produce 4-5 eggs a day. The only winter preparation we did to the coop was to wrap it in plastic. This seems to be adequate and on a sunny day their run becomes quite warm.

Walks on the road help to keep us in shape. We turn around once we reach this trailer which is about 1.5 km from home. A 3 km walk on a cold winter's day is quite sufficient for me especially as we have to climb several hills on the walk.

Today the sun is shining, it's -21*C and we are busy mudding the spare bedroom. Company is coming during March break and we need the room ready.

Must get back to work.

1 comment:

  1. I am impressed with how you are dealing with the COLD weather. Last winter there was the challenge of so much snow while this year frigid temperatures for so long are a different problem. So glad you, your chickens and your home are weathering these challenges. We are just enjoying our final few days in Florida. Heading out Friday AM. Of course the hot weather is just arriving as we have to leave. Looking forward to seeing you when we get back.