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Our version of retirement: Living a childhood dream

  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meanderer View Post
    hey, pard, thought I'd dust the webs off this thread, to show you a simple trick to split firewood: "The Splitinator"! Noteuse chain 3/4 of log diam and shorter bungie)
    saw that

    thing is, I'm done splitting several rounds in the time it takes to fiddle with that chain

    but, thank you

    heh, a friend down the path asked if I wanted to borrow his fancy hydraulic splitter
    ....then he watched me go thru a half cord of wood

    Gimmee a few minutes to add an update to this thread
    thanks for the wake up
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

  2. #122
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    Rare wetness here


    I’m takin’ it

    However
    Snow’s a comin’

    the shield mountain (named Mt North Wind by the natives) is a strong precursor


    Preparing to brace for the cold

    I've battened down everthing I can think of for our third winter here


    Cold itself ain’t so bad, but the wind
    At 30-40 below a slight breeze’ll rip yer face off

    No complaints about the summer
    ‘cept it’s duration

    We bought more land
    20 acres higher in the mountains
    A getaway’s getaway
    Possibly 5 yrs from now we’ll sell this and move up there

    But, for now, just gonna build a little hunter’s cabin (I’ll be the hunter)
    I’ve got wood butcher’s withdrawal

    …and writer’s block

    The little things, like a hanging peg for my over/under just ain’t cuttin' it


    my Lady does appreciate not having to sweep around it, however
    and it's handier from the bed

    keep a fire
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

  3. #123
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    Love your photos and stories, makes me feel like I'm there. The first one with the wet needles is a nice shot. Cool you have another piece of property you can visit or live on in the future.

  4. #124
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    Two words: "starting over"....brings joy or something else. 'course your joy seems in the planning & building. Im glad you have another dream, waitin' up the path...sounds like a GEM! I like your gun holder peg.


  5. #125
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    Got a nice dusting last night



    ....and a visitor a few paces from the cabin


    mornings are always special
    sipping coffee, observing it's evolution



    the Jacob's ladder didn't hurt



    The trip to town was entertaining
    Upper Klamath Lake
    With the cascading cumulus surfing the hills



    keep a fire
    Last edited by Gary O'; 11-17-2017 at 08:24 PM. Reason: added verbiage
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

  6. #126
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    I love the "evolution" of the sun's rays....and "cascading cumulus, surfing the hills"! ...verbiage at its best.
    Jim

  7. #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meanderer View Post
    I love the "evolution" of the sun's rays....and "cascading cumulus, surfing the hills"! ...verbiage at its best.

    Thank you, ol' man
    Heh, if I was word smithing, I'da seen there were two too many 'the's
    but
    I'm not a Smith
    I'm an O'...sometimes an OH NO!

    'tis fun to write, tho...and appreciation is always appreciated

    cheers

    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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