Today will be an indoor session at Mountain Trout Camp (MTC). I’m looking forward to finding out how MS’s wolf-pack enjoy the canine treats (test version 1 and 2). TS wanted to ensure MS received the perishable chocolate-peanut-butter-banana-upside-down cake (as it’s still in its pan). Our recently-purchased deep-cycle battery has been trickle-charging since yesterday evening (we’ll try installing the cellular booster kit tomorrow at the BCB&B build-site). With all this torrential rainfall, TS researched precipitation capture systems. Apparently, Evolve Builders has published some 2010 case-studies of their efforts (link)! One might wonder why we are concerned about water conservation here on the North Bruce Peninsula (as we are surrounded by Lake Huron & Southern Georgian Bay). We are witnessing extreme weather events here on the Bruce (due to climate change) and I want to mitigate its effects on our household. I want to change my consumption habits (and reduce my impact on our local water cycles). Based on my research of the region (here [link], here [link], and here [link]), the area’s also overdue for a major forest fire (and we need to prepare for that with wildfire-control [not avoidance] systems).
Preparing to return…
…to the bush. I’m optimistic we learned a few lessons from our last session. We’ll have to DIY our own bush-buggy-platform for the wood chipper. King City Trailers gave us good advice, had SOME stock, but couldn’t sell us a ready-made option. Still, I’d recommend them to you.
Meh… we’re planning on pushing another ATV trail around the buildsite so that we can easily move green-matter to the soil operation. SR told TS that we can grab our wheelbarrow from the school shipping container.
Test Kitchen. PN’s observations!
Healing & reflecting & planning!
Today, TS and I will review my notes about last week’s wild wonderful woodlot work-session. Pedagogical PMI charts? Yep. Critically review what DIDN’T help us? Oh yeah. Organize & reprioritize our actions for next month? Hell yes!
We’re recovering from…
…bug bites, nicks and scratches, sprains/strains/soreness, poor sleeping arrangements, and a wee bit of heat exhaustion. Oh woodlot… PN & TS will spend our holidays merrily toiling away on you!
Anybody have a portable sawmill?
I’m (PN) a self-proclaimed weekend warrior, gentleman forester, and a (safety-conscious) goofball with a chainsaw.
I only have 6GB of media storage, so I’ll add/remove items as our efforts progress. PN.
Bruce Trail – Map 4 – Ball’s Falls to Fifth & Victoria
Today, I hiked the final 2.75 kilometres of the Bruce Trail, I needed to complete the Niagara Club. (When we attempted to finish the Niagara Club …Bruce Trail – Map 4 – Ball’s Falls to Fifth & Victoria
Black Woman Takes On Historic Hike Of The Underground Railroad In Canada
Source: Thomas Barwick / Getty 20-year-old Detroit native Zwena Gray has embarked on a six-week, 559-mile-long hike through the full length of Bruce …Black Woman Takes On Historic Hike Of The Underground Railroad In Canada
Bruce Trail Here We Come!
Big news! My mom and I are officially doing a Bruce Trail end-to-end in summer 2022! Some of you likely knew that this was an adventure we were …Bruce Trail Here We Come!
A Complete Guide to Hiking the Bruce Trail
By Lauren Yakiwchuk Lush green forests on The Bruce Trail The Bruce Trail is a 900km hiking trail that connects Niagara and Tobermory in Ontario, …A Complete Guide to Hiking the Bruce Trail
Bruce Trail #20
Blue Mountain Section: Nattawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area – Pretty River Valley Provincial Park July 11th, 2022 25kms Today we woke up at 6:00am! …Bruce Trail #20
Winter Camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park is situated on part of the Niagara Escarpment along the rocky shores of Georgian Bay. It is known for its crystal clear…Winter Camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park
We’re finishing up our 1st work-session…
…on the future build site, septic field, and (hopefully before the new year), a well. Let’s harvest the biomass before the bulldozers clear this area. Evolve Builders is our contractor, so we are able to reduce our overall woodlot impact.
Black Cat Bed And Breakfast
Black Cat Bed And Breakfast https://maps.app.goo.gl/WBoYrKkZUcR6s2ceA
I’m still learning how to link Google Maps to our website. I appreciate your patience. P.N. 11:13 EST, May 26/22.
(Forest) Fire-Safe? Yes, it’s a thing.
I’d strongly advise my peers living in the bush to prepare for this summer’s forest fire season. CBC Radio’s The Current had an excellent, no-nonsense episode about preparing for forest fires. Lytton, B.C. has had its share of wildfires. I respect the First Nations who prepare for these extreme weather events.
It’s 2022, people. WE MUST LISTEN TO OUR NEIGHBOURS. These are transferable skills that can be used on my North Bruce Peninsula.
I want to learn more about my neighbours. Here are their websites: https://lfn.band/ and https://saugeenfirstnation.ca/ … With respect, PN.
Will our home be accessible?
We’re sure as heck going to try! Our designer shares similar beliefs to this guy (link).
If you’re curious about what our home COULD look like…
I watched an odd dark fantasy movie yesterday after work. Gretel & Hansel. It’s a lower budget flick with silly special effects. I was fixated on its depiction of the little house in the forest. TS might balk at its colour scheme. I liked home’s window glazing and the shade-inducing overhangs.
And the witch in the story? Yeah, well, I was rooting for her. She didn’t make it (perhaps not for the reasons that one might expect). Link to Amazon Prime. And to IMDB.
Tradespeople. This is why they should be well paid…
I’m confident our builder will NOT lowball subcontractors for our development. They seek out skilled craftspeople. P.N.