This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017


Every June these large adult turtles crawl up from our pond to lay their eggs in the sandy soil around our house. Yesterday we had four, this morning this one was busy beside my truck.

Not sure where this one wants to go but we do need to be careful where we step.

They make quite a journey every spring to lay their eggs which won't hatch until the fall. Unfortunately many of the eggs become supper for the raccoons.

Maybe that's a good thing as our pond can only support so many turtles and so far 14 have been up here digging holes.

Now if they all survived where would we put them?

Thanks for stopping by and keeping an eye on us.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


Sold our beloved Airstream today. It's off to Montreal to be used in corporate functions. I had inquires from as far west as Calgary and as far east as Nova Scotia.

It needed new appliances and some renovation work on the inside. I could easily have sold 5 more.

Guess old Airstreams are still popular.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Good morning friends.

It's been a while but there isn't much to report when it rains every day and when the sun does shine the black-flies are out looking for blood. So we are now down in Thornbury with my sisters and brothers-in-law enjoying:

walks ......

around the harbour ......

good food ......

and birthday celebrations.

Thanks for keeping an eye on us and safe travels everyone.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Mommy and Oma needed some quiet time so I took Owen over to the park.

Owen headed right for the climbers; no fear of heights. I think he takes after his Uncle Sean.
I asked Owen why all the pots and lids were stuck to the school fence. He had to demonstrate how they use them to create different sounds and make a band ........... how cool is that????

Once home it was a kiss from mommy and ice-cream from Bouly-Ds

No better way to celebrate Mothers Day.

Happy Mothers Day!!!! to all the wonderful mothers who keep an eye on our blog.

Saturday, 13 May 2017


We are down visiting the kids this weekend, celebrating Mothers Day. Kate loves to have her picture taken by Grandpa.

Sean and Owen making slime from glue, shaving cream and contact cleaner.

Owen selected red food colouring for the slime.

Kate isn't into slime yet but she loves having play time with Oma.

Thanks Mom for all those special times.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Today we made ten homemade pizzas; every one delicious.

The dough is made the night before and then shaped into a pie before going into the oven. For the initial bake it's just the crust and tomato sauce for three minutes.

Once cooled we added the ingredients of our choice then back into the oven for another six minutes. When done you have the perfect size personal pizza which is as good or better tasting than ones from the local pizza shop.

Perfecting the art of pizza making comes from doing and following the recipe exactly. This is the book Mary uses and it hasn't disappointed yet.

Now it's time to deliver supper to our friends.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry we couldn't send you a pie.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Mary never stops; if she isn't working in her garden she's at her sewing machine. This is her latest quilt; she calls it "I SPY" for Owen.

The back looks just as appealing as the top. Either side would look good on his bed. Soon Kate will be asking for her quilt.

Mary isn't the only busy one. This porcupine has been enjoying the raspberry canes on our property. Wouldn't want to mess with him in the dark.

Thanks for stopping by and keeping an eye on us.