It’s November. It’s been over a month since my last post. Time to update everyone where we are at.
The biggest change is the amount of white stuff we have lying on the ground. It all started on Oct 17th.
That was just a brief preview and it didn’t stick around, but eleven days later we had a significant amount of snow drop.
Need to make sure we include the picture of the spruce trees all covered with snow. People love that stuff 😛
Yes, our pond looks a bit different too. During a dry spell earlier I went in at the beckoning of my feline named partner and cut down the vast majority of the dead trees. It makes it look much more open now. If we cleaned up all of the dead wood lying around and kept the snow off the pond, we could probably skate on it during the winter. That would probably involve acquiring ice skates too.
Some of that October snow melted, but it never disappeared. We’ve had several snowings since then and it just seems to keep coming. This was what it looked like on Nov 11th.
We experienced a rather interesting snow overhang coming off our roof as well that day.
It didn’t stay like that, but long enough for me to get the picture.
The ground isn’t very frozen where the snow is lying on top of it, which usually helps to melt the snow, but we have so much of it now it would take quite a few days of warm sun to melt it. That’s not likely to happen as we are heading into the colder months.
Today I was out snow shoeing and took these pictures.
You may have noticed a common theme in all of those previous pictures: not a whole lot of sunshine. Yes, we have been using the generator quite a bit due to all of the cloudy days. We also put up our big plastic shield across the outside of the front of the trailer. Additionally, we put plastic over the windows on the inside. Here you can see Kat hard at work with that task.
In more food related news, we have started brewing our own kombucha now.
Some family members gave us the brewing vat a while back and we finally have it up and running after we acquired a kombucha SCOBY. We’ve done five or six batches now and it is working really nicely. Saves quite a bit of money buying kombucha from the store too.
I also made a couple of apple pies back in October, it being apple season and all.
Last year I made dutch apple pies which have no topping. This year I went for the crumble top. You can’t go wrong with crumble top and from the sighs of ecstasy being emitted from Kat I’d say it turned out pretty good.
Stay tuned for more exciting action adventures in Maynooth, Ontario.