A couple blog follow-ups

[FEB2022] I added a couple interesting images to the TrailCam gallery showing a coyote pass and my dog on high alert at that exact spot just an hour later. In the DEC2021 blog post about solar renewable energy, I mentioned an article I had written for the Ontario Woodlot Association (OWA) newsletter on the topic…

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

[DEC2021] As we close in on the shortest day of the year, the sun and the renewable energy it provides has been on my mind more than usual. Not that it’s ever too far from my awareness seeing as this place is not connected to the power grid and runs 99%+ on solar energy. This…

Solar-powered Bread???

[JUN2021] For safety, I let guests know if I am going to be doing tree felling and chainsaw work in the forest. It seems folks are too polite to say anything but sometimes I can see on their face an expression that shows a degree of displeasure about a noisy chainsaw piercing through the peace…

Thanks, Sun!

[NOV2020] Given that I am living off-grid and solar-powered here in Canada at a latitude half-way to the North Pole, it’s a different life compared to off-gridders in Arizona or New Mexico, especially this time of year when the days are short, the sun is low, and (living between two large bodies of water) there’s…