Back in April, 2019, I posted about finally getting hot water in the cabin using a coil in our wood stove. This system has been great, and has worked reliably. However, during the heat of the summer (especially this summer), it’s been just too hot to run the stove. So, it’s back to having cold showers or good ol’ bird baths in the sink. Even in very hot weather, I’m not a real fan of cold showers.
So … I’m trying to get over writer’s block. Or maybe it isn’t really writer’s block, but a combination of summertime busyness – gardening, making jam, cutting firewood, maintaining boats and buildings – and procrastination. Whatever … it’s been quite a while since I added something to our blog.
My garden has been taken over …
Well, I finally dun it … I got me a chainsaw!
Last October, I did a fall sowing of a variety of different grains (rye, wheat, oats, triticale, barley) in test plots. I wasn’t sure I’d get good germination, although Dan Jason at Salt Spring Seeds recommends sowing grains anytime from late September through early November on the west coast of B.C. His fall-sown grains outyielded his spring-sown ones, so it was definitely worth a try.
Our neighbours picked up our mail from the post office, and the new Kuwfi 4G hub arrived, even sooner than I’d expected, given that it had shipped from China (I wish Canada would make decent electronics so that I could buy such items locally).
I’ve been having a few discussions with people regarding the safety of the mRNA vaccines being used to vaccinate against COVID-19. As the pandemic has worsened, the need to combat COVID-19, especially for those people who are particularly vulnerable to this virus, has resulted in rapid development and testing of new vaccines. Are these vaccines safe? It’s a fair question, and I’m willing to share my opinions on this subject.
It finally happened – we got two days of non-rainy, non-windy weather and, making the best of them, we got the Awen up on the grid and put the prop back on. Yee haw!
I hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day!
So, I’m 55 and I think I can be allowed just a tiny bit of nostalgia. For those people who knew me in Keremeos, when I attended the Similkameen Secondary School, can you remember a grade 12 course called Community Recreation??