Tag Archives: alternative energy

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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Valley Garlic Mushrooms and Vegetables Soup

½ litre (2 cups) sliced mushrooms ½ litre (2 cups) sliced cabbage 4 medium cloves garlic chopped ½ litre (2 cups) root vegetables Water 60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 tsp) salt 5ml (1 tsp)Italian Spices or Herbes … Continue reading

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Temporary Root Cellar Update

I though I’d write a update report on our temporary root cellar.  It is working like a dream.  Now that the snow is so deep that it is too much work to harvest the hearty kale and cabbage out of … 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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