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Sun dome!

Today I installed a Velux sun tunnel in the roof of the cottage. It was Emily’s idea‚Ķ our house has PLENTY of natural light, but none in the pantry. Now it does, without having a window! Instead, the sunlight travels … Continue reading

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Solar power is ONLINE

The checks have been made, the switches have been thrown, and WE HAVE ELECTRICITY AT THE COTTAGE!!! This is very exciting- in less than a year from the date of purchasing the property, we’ve got provisional power. Jeff showed up … Continue reading

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A busy worksite

This weekend we had a larger, more diverse gathering of workers than ever before. I went out early to get set up and organized before Jeff came back to help wire the solar panels, and I arrived to find that … Continue reading

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Cedar siding

We’re now working to get the siding on the cottage before the winter rains set in. When deciding what to clad this thing with, we were originally looking at fiber cement siding (Hardieplank). I specify it a lot on commercial … Continue reading

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Honey again

The big surprise of the week is the bees. A few weeks ago, they were looking a little sparse and lackluster, but now we’re buried in honey. It’s all due to the japanese knotweed, an invasive plant that has all … Continue reading

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