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, 4 May 2017
IT'S HARDER THAN YOU THINK
Digging ditches is harder than you think.
Yesterday it was time to climb into the skid-steer and get some work done.
Digging ditches with the skid-steer is easy, doing it by hand is harder than it looks.
I wanted the drain to empty out down the hill from the house so a 30 foot trench was dug. Of course we are sitting on bedrock so getting down 3 feet was impossible. I did manage to get it buried deep enough so it is protected from any traffic over it.
The tough part was going between the raised garden beds; that was done by hand.
Just waiting for the rain to see if all works properly.
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.