Been a long time since posting an update here, I know. My apologies for that, but just haven't had the extra time or bandwidth to keep posting here, as well as do videos for the new YouTube channel. But, winter is coming, so perhaps, if the bandwidth can remain “manageable”, perhaps I'll have more down time to devote to the blog. For more updates from the homestead, be sure to check out the YouTube channel.
Preparing for winter has been our focus, for the past couple months. We've been cutting and splitting wood and doing a few construction builds for things that needed to be done before the cold weather hit. The most important thing I had to build before winter was the outside “closet” for the fresh water tank. We had to move the water tank outside of the house because we just couldn't spare the room inside the house for it. So, now it is housed in an insulated closet attached to the outside of the house.
Along with the completion of the water closet, we finally have hot and cold running water functioning, as well as a fully functional shower. Now, we don't have to use the one in the RV. So, this also finally allowed me to shutdown and winterize the RV for the season. And I can't tell you how good that feels, because, although we managed it, spending another Saskatchewan winter in the RV was not something we wanted to do.
The chickens are doing well. We've been getting about five dozen eggs a week from them and we're hoping that they don't slow down too much over the winter. We got the coop insulated as well as lighting installed, so hopefully we can keep them comfortable enough to keep laying regularly.
These past few weeks we've seen spectacular sights of the geese migrating through the area. They are a little later this year, when compared to last year. But, we'll take that as a good sign that we're in for a mild winter. Time will tell.
We had a couple big wind storms in the last month, but, thanks to the Lord, we survived them both without any damages. Hopefully these wind storms will not be a reular, monthly occurrence.
That's it for now. Check out the YouTube channel for more updates.