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A Series on Log House Building #9


We purchased a ‘small’ portable band-saw mill with an extra long track. In fact Hubby over-did it in my opinion. He ordered it with a 60 foot track. We never did use all that length. His reasoning was that he might want to do this kind of thing in the future to make more homes. […]

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A Series on Log House Building #8


Here we had a bunch of trees standing in the bush. Hubby hauled out his big ‘ol power saw to fall them. We had to invest in a Skidder of sorts. This is a machine that can grab onto the butt or big end of a tree and pull it onto a flat ‘decking’ site. […]

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Deer Destroying the Trees


I called the Wildlife office. I asked if they had any great ideas of how I could keep the deer from eating all the new trees I had planted in my shelter-belt. They asked what kind of deer. I said they were white-tail. It was explained to me that mule deer browse pines and such, […]

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Chokecherry Jelly Lessons


Two children begged to pick some Chokecherries. I have a lot of different trees, and dozens of them are Chokecherry trees. This is the first year that there was no frost and the bugs and birds didn’t eat them like they were candy. They came with a few to make sure they were picking the right berries which was a […]

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  The sky is grey and dripping. the temperture is cooler. No doubt the storm has arrived. It wondered last night if maybe I was wrong. Hubby asked me to check what the government report said for today and it declared dry and sunny. I was preparing myself for some ‘crow eating’, but I guess […]

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