Author Archives: Teresa

Mini Fridge for Off Grid

Mini Fridge for Off Grid We have a little cabin off grid and for the most part we don’t really need to use a fridge, but we have installed a small solar system for things like this. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Solar Panels for Cabin

A solar panel for the Small Cabin This has been great!  We put up a 200 watt solar panel and attached that to a 200 watt inverter with two plug ins.  Now we have power! This inverters has two standard … Continue reading

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What’s the best rat trap

This year has been a really bad year for mice and rats, we have mice where they have never been before and it appears most of the neighborhood is experiencing the same problem. Why do we have such an increase … Continue reading

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Most Effective Mosquito Repellents

Find out more about the Most Effective Mosquito Repellents This spring at the cabin it has been so wet and our summer hasn’t started out much better. We really do need the moisture though after the forest fires from the … Continue reading

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Chaga Tea

Chaga Tea is a great way to get all the wonderful nutrients from the Birch Tree Tao Chaga Wild Harvest Canadian Chaga Mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) Chunk – 1 lb (454 g) Read about all the many benefits and healing properties … Continue reading

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Make your own Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine Last May the Dandelions were out and with so man we figured we would try our hand at making Dandelion Wine. This was a first, but I had come across an old recipe in my Grandmothers book, so … Continue reading

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Tapped Birch Water

Tapped Birch Water We have a nice grove of Birch Trees not far from the property so this spring we decided to try our hand at tapping the birch trees to drink the water and make Birch Syrup.

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Preserving Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes I started growing Garlic several years ago, but never really knew what to do with the Scapes, to be totally honest I didn’t even know I was supposed to cut them off the Garlic Plant……that might have had … Continue reading

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Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape Found on the west coast of North America here is a picture of Oregon Grape in bloom.   Soon these flowers will turn into clusters of purple berries with a that bring to mind a cluster of grapes…hence … Continue reading

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Rocket Stove Mass Heater

Rocket Stoves There are two types of Rocket Stoves – ones that your can cook on and then the Rocket Stove Mass Heater which will heat your living or work space.  This is the one will will be talking about, … Continue reading

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