A Solar Dehydrator

Image: Solar dehydrator built from left over bits and pieces from our house construction.

The summer solstice is past and summer’s finally here.  The weather has become typically hot and dry, with no rain in sight for weeks.  It’s time to start harvesting the garden before everything dries up and dies.  As part of that process, we decided to build a solar dehydrator.

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Martens in the Roof and Bats in my Belfry

Officially, this post is about the pine marten that has been determined to share our cabin with us, but in actuality, it’s more about all those little things that have been happening in my life, and my head, since my last post, way back in December – the bats in my belfry, so to say.

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I Love My Eggs

Image: Bantam eggs.

Years ago, as a child growing up on a farm, I used to have a flock of bantams and sold “organic free range eggs” at the local health food store.  However, as I grew older, eggs and butter became “bad” foods, full of cholesterol and saturated fats.  Since heart disease runs in my family, I reluctantly gave up on these great foods, or used them rarely and suffered pangs of guilt for my vices.

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A Stormy Winter’s Day

Image: White caps off of Collingwood Point.

After two weeks of “deep freeze”, I woke up last night to the rain pounding down on our cabin roof.  We were supposed to go visiting friends today, taking the Draiocht out towards the mouth of Port Neville Inlet, but last night I was having bad dreams about the trip, and sat up for a long time listening to the rain slam into the cabin.

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