The wind was already nipping at my hand as I cut the butternuts from their more-green-than-I’d-like vines. I handed them to my father and we relocated them into the fabric yurt before the first hard frost descended that night. In this one round space with no separate rooms and all nooks allotted for, every new entrant […]
There is a stand-up freezer that takes up a significant portion of the sparse kitchen space in the little yurt (seen here towering against the wall behind Aria and her double hat creation). Last spring it was almost empty. But it is now earning its square footage. We originally bought this freezer years ago for […]
This time last year we’d just finished our first wooden yurt building workshop. And here we are now, finishing yet another wooden home that is being figured out as we go… This one isn’t for us, although Josh jokes (I think) that it’s really for him to move into when he starts to feel small-yurt-claustrophobia this […]
Last weekend we picked up and planted my 30-year-old birthday peach tree… If we’d planted one during that 30th year 8 years ago, whoever lives in our previous house would surely be thanking us! Another reminder that sometimes things work out for the best even if they happen on a timeline not in sync with expectations. The […]
Two months of bitter cold layered with snowstorm upon snowstorm… The fabric yurt wall shrank in on us more than ever. Outside wasn’t much relief from the winter claustrophobia, trying to squeeze down single-body-width paths, often semi-sideways with a 35 lb bucket of compost or water in each hand. Finally, the first sign of spring […]
Josh went out to shovel some of the giant snow drifts off of the wooden yurt roofs…. Or so I thought. I next saw him walk by with a sled, and then this… Best (or at least craziest) sledding around. What’s that? More snow coming all next week? Happy Friday.
Earlier this week the blizzard winds whipped snow between cracks of the yurt, snowing down on Caden as he watched the storm through the door window. That was the same chilly storm that had me so layered that the children decided I’d make a good pillow, taking great fun bouncing themselves off of me. Midwinter… […]