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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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Yesterday I set up my chop saw on our front porch so I could cut lumber and build a lid for our cold-frame. I like working on the porch as it's an easy cleanup once done; just sweep the chips off the deck. It's a little crowded at the moment as I have a stack of black walnut drying there.
Our freezer also shares the porch and I use it as a work table when cutting and building my projects.
Chop saws make the work so much easier and accurate. The frame members were easily cut and ready to glue together in less than an hour.
I used a band to hold the frame together once all the pieces were glued.
In the afternoon I routed out a section to fit the glass into for the lid. Thanks for the glass Marvin.
And that's as far as I got yesterday. Today we have company for lunch so this project may be on hold until Thursday. Life is busy back here in the bush.
We are two retired Canadians who have just moved into our off grid passive solar home. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling in our Airstream trailer exploring North America and meeting like minded people.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we settle into this new life off the electrical grid.