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, 12 December 2016


Like most of southern Ontario we got a dump of snow last night. First job this morning was to get busy with the bobcat. Unfortunately I got stuck at the bottom of our hill.

It doesn't look too bad in the picture but the ground here was soft and my wheels just kept digging deeper.

After trying to get out using the bucket, then the truck my last resort was some old tile lath under the wheels for traction.

Free at last and ready to get back to work.

Couldn't have done it without Mary's help. That's life back in the bush, you need the two of you and sometimes good neighbours to get yourself out of some nasty situations.

Time for lunch then back to clearing the driveway.

Enjoy the afternoon and stay inside where it's warm.


  1. Everything looks so pretty up there! We have snow too, but not as much :-( Glad to see that Mary can enjoy the outdoors again!!

  2. What a differance with our circomstances: here it is 24 degrees in Marokko.
    It looks you are ready for Christmas. Have a good time!

  3. I'm so happy that Mary is on her way to full recovery. I'm dying to see your quilt, Mary!!