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Month: February 2018

Building a Woodshed with Salvaged Materials

Building a Woodshed with Salvaged Materials

Why we wanted to build a woodshed: We want to cut from our land all of the firewood we burn in our woodstove, which is our only heat source. This year, that wasn’t a problem as we needed to cut down many trees to clear a right of way for our power line. We did have a problem of not having a place to put the wood once it was cut, so I decided we needed a woodshed. And since…

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A Bear Will Come to Visit

A Bear Will Come to Visit

One day last summer I found this little guy knocking at our front door. I don’t know how he got there. We have a pond that’s about halfway between our cabin and the road and then a river on the other side of the cabin. Either way, he was a good distance from water. A couple days later I was in the house by myself when I heard a knocking near the front door. Thinking that the turtle had come…

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They Will Get Cats

They Will Get Cats

Once we had made the decision to move to the country, I became very excited because Mark promised that when we found a place and moved there we could get two cats. While Mark had grown up with only a dog, I had grown up with a variety of pets including hermit crabs, fish, rats, hamsters, dogs, and my favorite, cats. We didn’t get cats while living in town because Mark specifically wanted outdoor cats and I was sure that…

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