Hi, everyone well I’m back to it after a bunch of busy stuff. We wanted to write about winter and all the snow we get up here. We are at 4 feet and this is a light winter. I started off our first year with an old snow blower a Montgomery Ward built in the… Read More SNOW TOOLS AND REMOVAL
We have some friends up the mountain a bit who had their well pump stop pumping, they checked around and to have it repaired was going to be several thousand dollars. We decided to do a little trouble shooting it was getting power and had worked great through the winter. We checked all the wiring and… Read More REPAIRING WELL SYSTEMS
This year we really goofed up, we spent so much time enjoying our mushroom hunting and foraging for plants and making videos for youtube and things we didn’t gather enough wood to keep us warm. I know its a learning experience. We had an open fireplace stove as well as our cook stove. Our shelter… Read More THE WINTER AND OTHER COLD THINGS!
I have finished the forge and me and the boys have tried practicing a bit. We have failed a few times and could not get the forge hot enough to heat the steel to the temp we needed. I did some research and realized the color of the steel when heated was the key, we… Read More FORGING IN FIRE AND WOOD!
Okay, We need to build a cabin to live in and work on the one we have now. The cabin that was on the property is not livable at this time. one side has a nice cement floor and all the logs on the main walls are intact and in good shape. The other… Read More STUMP REMOVAL THE HARD WAY!
I know when you live on a mountain one of your most important tools is your chainsaw. The learning curve on a chainsaw is pretty tough, I bought a Stihl because I always wanted one. The first Summer/Fall I burned out the bar and overheated the chain which takes the hardness out of it. I… Read More CHAINSAWS, STIHL, HUSQVARNA, HOMELITE.
Hello, My name is Tom and my wife is Leenie and we have 5 children 2 of which live in other states and countries. We have three boys we are raising 10, 13 and 17 years old. We had been looking at properties online for 3 years prior to buying this parcel we have now. The… Read More INTRODUCTION