Still Plastering…

Things are funny and up-in-the-air right now. For work-related reasons, I am not sure if I will be in PEI or BC for the winter/early spring. Apparently I will probably find out next week, but until then, I get to plan for both possibilities. Right now I’m plastering the inside of the house, and just finished putting shingles on the roof (too scared of leaks to just leave the tar paper). I’m getting the hang of the wood stove, and enjoying having a propane cooking stove inside. I’m getting ready to hunker down for winter, while not really knowing if I will be here or not.

I’m also spending a lot of time thinking about plans for spring and summer. I am looking forward to planting the largest garden I ever have, and growing a huge amount of food. I want to build a big deck on my little house, make a bicycle blender, start mushroom logs and  plant some fruit trees and bushes.  I’d love to start with some honey bees, but don’t know if that will be next year, or the one after. I may just try to make some bee connections on the island, and continue to learn from people, as I think I’ve learned all I can learn from books. I’m excited about having visitors, and going on bike trips around the island, and generally getting to be here without having to work on the house every day, ha!

My house is approaching habitable, though. Once I’m finished the plastering, and get some real furniture, it’ll be really nice. The evenings are candlelit and cozy; Travis and I drank my first batch of homebrew I’ve made here the other night, which was nice. I’m doing a lot of adventure reading, and reading about other places, and hope to spend evenings working on crafty things in the evening, once my house is a little less under-construction.

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