This is just a little bit of an update. I know I hav'nt been on all that much, it's just because there has'nt really been a whole lot to report. However there are a few little additions.
One thing I've learned so far is that fire wood has a way of getting used up a little quicker than I thought it would. I have been burning it quite regularly. I hav'nt used much propane at all since I've moved into the house. I have been using some wood out of the wood shed, but I have mostly been bucking up my pile logs and using that as I go. It seems I can really notice my pile getting smaller all the time. lol. Just today I move all the logs around with the backhoe to make it alot nice getting at my wood without all the snow, but I hav'nt taken any pictures. I really thought at first that I had more than enough wood for this winter, but I don't think it is going to be. Live and learn I guess. Oh well, we'll figure something out.
And put it under the steps. On this particular day when I did this, from start to finish was about 2 hours of work. I always like to put these kinds of tasks into an hourly perspective to compare with working in the real world for wages. One thing I do know, is that I could have put in one mediocre day at work at my previous job, and that would have more than paid for one months heating fuel. lol. But this is alot more fun, I guess. I can see that keeping myself in firewood is going to be one of my biggest chores in life. I think of it as a fitness plan. I'm not totally sure where I am going to get all my firewood in the future, but I do have plans of making it into some kind of a recreational event in the summer time.
Oh, and another thing, I don't think I have ever mentioned the little bit of siding that is on the house. My friend Jo-Ann and I did this little bit quite some time ago as we were getting warmed up to put the solar panels on the roof. Just thought I should mention that. Hate to take all the credit for things I don't do myself. And on that note, she also helped me one day with the deck attached to the house. This deck is just a quick temporary one for the winter. In the summer time, this deck will be getting moved to the back door, and a new full width double decker will be going onto the front of the house.
I put them in there for awhile. Did'nt time them or anything, just once in awhile I gave them a turn and a little squeeze to see if there was any give. This worked pretty good for me. lol. The spuds were not real over sized, but I'm sure larger ones would have cooked just as well. Thanks Margy over at , http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com/
for this idea. Margy has baked breads and other things in her wood stove.
This is a personal blog, mainly for my own use. I am building a house with my own two hands, but I am learning alot of things as I go. I do not claim to know what I am doing, or if anything I do is even close to being done correctly or safely. So please, if you are planning on using any of my ideas or methods for your own use, please get professional advice before actually following through with your actions. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages of any kind caused by information or comments from this blog.