Saturday, May 1, 2010

We are here...

We are finally all moved and settled, living off-grid in that one room cabin on the lake... Eagles calling to each other wake us early in the morning, along with the crows of Foghorn, our American Leghorn rooster, the latest addition to our small flock. Loons are going off at all hours of the day and night, and the other morning we saw two of them doing what must have been some sort of mating ritual, they were almost running on the water with their wings, like windup toys, going around and around the lake tirelessly for at least 15 minutes, very strange indeed.



We've built a henhouse, set up a laundry shed with a generator, washer and propane dryer. Six people make a lot of dirty laundry in a hurry, so that was a real priority for me after a few trips to the laundrymat in town with a dozen loads to do. A bathtub will be installed as soon as I can find a big old clawfoot tub for cheap or free...



A garden is going in as we speak, sunchokes(jerusalem artichokes), oregano, potatoes, salad stuff, and lots of flowers are on the go, the kids have started some sunflowers, beans and birdhouse gourds on a window and they are increasingly excited to see their plants growing and stretching out towards the light...

We have no internet connection but I am learning to use my mobile phone for email and will soon work my way through the stacks of unanswered mail, my sincere appologies go out to all who've been neglected over these last few months.

2 comments:

MoonRaven said...

Congratulations and welcome home!

You make the place sound beautiful. I hope this is the beginning of many good things for you. (Your garden also sounds lovely--may it be productive.)

Renee said...

Thank you MoonRaven! Your kind comments are much appreciated.