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October Break

by on Oct.20, 2014, under Family

Had Sarah’s family come up for the weekend at October Break.  The two older grandsons came up with me on Wednesday, and the rest came up on Friday.

The boy’s job for this trip was to gather the waste lumber that was stashed in the loft and under the shed, cut it up and burn it.  Fire and teenagers… what could go wrong??

Hunter and Alex tending the fire

Hunter and Alex tending the fire

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Better Living through Electricity

by on Mar.20, 2011, under Cooking

One of the real chores to working and living in a temporary semi-primitive setting is the cleanup involved with cooking.  Without a sink and hot water handy, you have to heat water on the camp stove, and wash things in a plastic bin.  Then you have to pour heated water over the dishes/utensils to rinse them, all the while trying to conserve water, so you don’t have to heat more up.

We had tried using a 1100 watt microwave before with our generator, but due to the length of the extension cord, the voltage drop was too much, and the microwave didn’t work unless we plugged it directly into the generator.

So I went to Kmart and found a very simple 600 watt microwave to take to the ranch.

600 watt microwave

600 watt microwave

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