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My Resilient Stove

March 9, 2021

For those of you who don’t already know, the bunkie on my Resilient Barn property is self-sufficient. It relies on wood heat for warmth as well as for cooking food. This is the story of my restored cookstove. Last year I happened upon a Kijiji ad for an old cookstove. It’s an antique Storia cookstove, …

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Cabin Memories + Inspiration

December 20, 2020

Dear Grammy, When we talked on the phone the other day, I had mentioned my fond memories of your little cabin in the woods. Your cabin was near Westport, Ontario on 100 acres of wooded land with a large beaver pond. I loved this little cabin, and sketched a design of what I remembered from …

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Excerpts from mid-November

December 12, 2020

Dear Grammy, Thursday: Good morning! I am an early riser, rising with the sun and the birds. For November 12, it sure is a warm day! Only 2 days after your 100th birthday, and I will be planting some garlic today in this warm weather (17 degrees!!). Here is a picture of some of the …

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Letters to My Grammy

December 12, 2020

On November 10, 2020 my Grammy celebrated her 100th birthday. While speaking on the phone she invited me to email her. 20 years ago we emailed fairly regularly. At age 80, she learned how to use a computer and email. Entering a long term care home, not having computer access and me starting my journey …

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Gorgeous Outdoor Bathroom for Events and Programs

November 27, 2020

What an experience this has been. I am so excited to share this with you! An outdoor, accessible bathroom has been a dream of mine for a very long time. With the onset of COVID last spring, I stopped all my events that are open to the public – without a public bathroom I just …

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Tip: How to use Yarrow Hydrosol

August 19, 2020

Distilling Yarrow in the bubble. She appears on the edges of my lawns, and in my thoughts as I reflect on @maiatoll offering in one of my favourite books #theillustratedherbiary While installing my outdoor tub last year, my helper took a good chunk out of his toe, ouch!! Yarrow was there right away to stop the bleeding from …

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