Author Archives: Grace

Shot After Shot After Shot Of Finished Floor

Well, by finished, of course, I mean un-finished. I need to put a few coats of varnish on it now. But it’s complete; the first complete floor in the house. It’s lovely Canadian maple, originally laid as a gym floor … Continue reading

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Summer Arrives Again

I’ve finished claying the walls and have put the slats up… now just to wait til the walls dry out a bit more before I put the lovely, dry firewood in. Wouldn’t do to have the walls drying directly into … Continue reading

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Wood Storage and Wildlife

Here are some goings on. My solar wood kiln (basically a woodshed with a window for a front and a transparent plastic roof, solar gain, ventilated, etc = very dry wood very fast) is working fabulously, so now I need … Continue reading

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BreakFest

We made BreakFest a success. For those of you not paying attention, we have started a new tradition: an annual festival of breakfast foods. We just thought breakfast was so great it deserved to be celebrated. Friday night we started … Continue reading

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Storm Gareth

Storms terrify me now. They never used to, but when you build a house and have only your own previously overconfident self to blame if anything goes wrong, it turns every gust of wind into a terrifying spectre of potential … Continue reading

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