Category Archives: Energy

Temporary Root Cellar Update

After a long, snowy, Canadian, winter it is early April and I have a report on how our temporary root cellar  worked out…. FANTASTIC!  We constructed our temporary root cellar in the drainage ditch of our unfinished, permanent, root cellar.  … Continue reading

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Alternative Wood Harvesting In Winter

Part of living off the land in Canada, involves finding ways to stay warm and gathering your own firewood.  We have worked with chainsaws before but found them too destructive and disruptive: the noise and the fumes they create prevent … Continue reading

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A Tutorial On How To Heating With Water: An inexpensive and low tech solution

It’s snowy outside and the temperature is 0ºC and falling.  We are living in an insulated room, in our barn, for the winter.  This summer we will build a cabin in the forest and install a wood stove but for … Continue reading

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How To Cheaply Start Using Solar Power

START SMALL An easy way to integrate solar power into your life is to start small.  Climbing a mountain is achieved one step at a time.  Let’s face it, the cost of powering a conventional house to solar is pretty … Continue reading

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