03
Apr
15

1 month into my new surroundings

Last years firewood pile.

Last years firewood pile.

I have a routine now. 1 night on board Calliste, 1 night at the cabin. 1 night on Calliste to charge all my batteries, 1 night survive on 120Ah 12Vdc battery at the cabin. What a interesting twist, the cabin is on batteries and the boat is on power.

I made some improvements over the fireplace :)

I made some improvements over the fireplace 🙂

At the cabin, 1st thing, bring in 6 pieces of firewood and load of branches to oven dry for next batch of tinder. Set the dry batch of tinder on fire, spend 10 mins to get a fire going.

BTW, I added the brick wall and cinder blocks cubby holes. Practical and safety considerations. Next to add a tinder drying rack above the fireplace. Laying it on top right, like how I do it for now is not a good idea…

My onions are springing up :)

My onions are springing up 🙂

Then, its time to put on gloves and boots, go outside, check on garden, continue on my projects. Whether its lumberjacking, cleaning up after the tree is fallen, or digging out those nasty fern roots. .. I have lots to do, pick one… anyone is back breaking work.

The greatly improved  area outside the cabin

The greatly improved area outside the cabin

Am I fond of torturing myself? Why do I seem to look forward to working out on the fields? Well, the progress is very visual and satisfying … somehow. Look at my cabin, remember how it was just a cabin? Now it has onion patches, timber drying feature wall, stone steps…

A easy to cook and hearty meal.

A easy to cook and hearty meal.

And I guess, after all that work, I should be entitled to my junk food! 🙂 Working hard makes me hungry. ..

Bacon, fried cheese and lettuce on another. I added slices of green apples to feel a little less guilty about consuming all that grease… And then turnaround to eat lots of chips, Oreos and Pina Colada …

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