My friend Sebastian asked what I might be up to, on any given day. So, let me tell you now..... Calvin had it right.
The days are just packed!
Charge the batteries.
A completely ridiculous setup, pretty much everything is wrong, but we can get away with this for the time being, because our needs are so minimal. IPad, laptop, and maybe a phone, our lives are VERY simple.
When it rains, we collect the water runoff from the roof. The gutter along one side of the cabin will fill this container in short order, given our 160-200" of rain annually.
The water gets used for.....
(Nice tub, eh?)
I've been stacking rock, building some planters for the many ornamental and edible (!) plants that our kind landlords have provided (Thanks, Robin and Tatiana!)
I've also learned that a lava tube can double as a beer cooler..... The most awesome beer chiller ever! Hawaiian beer, too.
******* and *******
A neighbor guy gave me some ginger beer he brewed.... Oh, sweet heavenly nectar!
I will be making this in the future! Soooo good! And...... I've got that perfect cave....... Lava brewed cider, ginger beer, root beer, hmmmm.....
Ellie has a different set of priorities. She found a chasm that needs bridging!
Frustrating to try to get a good photograph, as the the chasm is nearly 15' deep here (but, of course, doesn't show properly. She was seriously death-defying or, at the least, risking a nasty stick in the eye!)
Random stuff is occasionally for sale in our neighborhood, by the side of the road. Just people making a buck.
Pig (wild!) Sausage, caught the pig just yesterday....3 for $10. That's 3 huge links...... Maybe 4 lbs, total.
I've started clearing out an area for the new forge.
I'm VERY eager to start banging hot metal again.
So, on any given day, there is a lot going on. So much needs doing, and even though I am busy all day long, little gets finished, it seems.