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Mother’s Day weekend project

(Yes it has been a long time since we’ve updated any of our projects or adventures at Prairie Woods. If I keep waiting until I have time “to catch up,” we’ll all wait forever. So I am going to write … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday — the first livestock arrived this week!

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No condo retirement for us (too busy getting our hands dirty)

(Here’s a copy of an editorial I wrote for our local paper last fall — a good summary of our renovation project and current lifestyle, for both new and old blog readers.) The glossy real estate ads pitch a very … Continue reading

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Burning Up the Lath, Part 3: Fire out of control

Upon reflection, there were so many things we could have done differently.  In  particular, we should have had a Plan B, but we didn’t. After seeing how quickly this fire moved through last year’s grass — although it was still early … Continue reading

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Burning up the lath, Part 2

The preparation was finished.  John had harrowed away the dead grass around the pile of old lumber and lath, pallets, cardboard boxes and old hay.  We had waited and waited and finally we had a day that dawned still and … Continue reading

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Burning Up the Lath, Part I

For many months we have been collecting lath, other unuseable old lumber, cardboard boxes, etc., into a big bonfire pile.  We invited people for a New Year’s Eve bonfire but the weather was too cold to spend the evening outside.  … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures (or one way to meet the neighbours)

Most every rural Saskatchewan home site has a shelter belt of some sort, trees planted on one, two, or more sides of the house and yard to provide protection from winter winds.  Prairie Woods has an absolutely wonderful shelter belt, … Continue reading

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