Thursday, January 2, 2014

Moving right along...2013

Life goes on despite the lack of blogging, or posting, or even picture taking...2013 was busy, eventful and somewhat tumultuous perhaps, and no, we did not move in, and have not even still (though sooo close) but THE HOUSE which has taken on its own personality, continued to be nailed, plastered, painted, tiled, electrified, plumbed, and generally and constantly fussed over and fiddled with!  Here are some random pics, the photographer only occasionally visiting THE HOUSE with camera in hand while also juggling 3 jobs, a household (trailer hold?) and a home schooled 9 year old boy.  Never a dull moment.

Here are some highlights:

Behold! The magic and miracle of ELECTRICITY!

And here is the belly of that miracle, or one of the sources.  The main source is Buck Creek coming down Vast Mountain, and a micro hydro power system that generates enough hydro to run 7 or 8 households more or less, and which provides us with a continuous trickle charge that keeps batteries amply supplied to power our home.  Note the shiny new inverter!

Natural light still wins in the beauty contest.  Jamie in his future chambers, I mean bedroom.

Lots of snow, lots of love.


and now for some COLOUR inside!

Jamie and Swamp mixing clay paint, otherwise known as an alis.

Rich and warm master bedroom wall.

The apothecary.


Beautiful organic colour (the entrance).

Having little idea of how to mix clay colours, this is what we ended up with for the upstairs hallway!  Love it! Love natural clay painting...the texture, application and look are all appealing.

The master bedroom oiled.

Sometime in the colour phase, we finished the masonry heater, decorations, tile and all.


My cousin the builder (Charlie) and family came to visit and quickly and lovingly built us our front porch (Phase 1)!  Thank you Applefords!

And here it is: Fall after the garlic harvest, covered in...stuff....sigh.


Masonry heater tiled floor.

The shower stall tiled - what a beautiful feat for a first time tiler!

The bathroom floor and bathtub backsplash tiled!


Jump to November: smelling snow on it's way, we shifted gears and moved the shed...amazing what a little bobcat can do!

and the cabin! after hours and hours of jacking up each corner inch by inch.

More photos to come - much has changed since these were taken: the fir floor is almost done and about to be sanded, then oiled.  Kitchen cabinets and drawers will soon be installed.  The bathroom is 90% done, all that needs to happen is some plumbing to connect the sink, shower and tub to their drains.  Closets are getting their doors hung, and shelves and hanging rods installed.  Very exciting.  Must start packing in earnest.


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