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Relaxing at the cabin with Cali, my Golden Retriever. The weather was incredible, warm and sunny one day with deer coming out to dine on the acorns exposed by the melting snow, but the next day, rain ice pellets fell all night long before changing to snow the following day. It was not the worst ice storm I've witnessed, not like the ice storm of several years ago that shut the northeast down for a few days, but it did some damage.
With our drone, my wife got some incredible aerial footage and photographs of raging rivers, pristine Canadian wilderness in the snow and the log cabin.
The rustic tiny house is extremely cozy right now, especially when my wife and dog are there and the fire in the woodstove is burning, the candles and lanterns are lit and the furs are piled high on the bed. It's extremely cozy now that the floor is insulated and the spaces between the logs have been filled. Woodworking and bushcrafting the structure was very rewarding, but the interior finishes are the icing on the cake. Whenever I'm inside with the fire burning and I look out through the windows and the winter storms raging, I'm inspired to finish the tiny log house as soon as possible so that I can get working on the front porch, the outdoor kitchen, the cellar, workshop, maple syrup shack and more.
I'm particularly excited to live off the land, foraging for wild plants and edibles, growing my own vegetables and becoming self reliant. I can use this off grid cabin as a shelter and base where I can practice living off the land and use primitive technology, learn bushcraft skills, improve my survival skills and my self reliance.
Of course, no video would be complete without the meals that I prepare on the wood stove over the fire with cast iron cookware. In this episode, I make stewed venison spiced with garam masala, with leeks, onions and broccoli. For breakfast, I have fresh chicken eggs from the nearby rural homestead where they raise chickens and turkeys. I will be showing how I put the eggs in long term storage, preserving the food for the future.
My dog and I fall asleep to the hooting of barred owls, and the wind through the trees and the falling rain were a big ASMR triggers for me. It's deep winter outside, but in the cabin was cosy and warm. Sometimes I think living off grid in a tiny house seems much easier, away from the daily stress of life.
In fact, dealing with my high blood pressure and becoming much healthier is my motivation for building this cabin and living the simple life. Not my only motivation of course, I'm also inspired by my wife and my parents, who are living long and happy lives. Inspiration is important in this crazy world, and of course I'm not the only one who wants to escape from society and retreat to a cabin in the woods.
To accomplish my goal of living off grid with as little money as possible, living cheap and saving money wherever possible, I need to continue to hone my woodworking and bushcraft skills, along with tree identifications, foraging, making maple syrup, harvesting chaga, catching fish and game, preserving food for long term storage (dehydrating, salting, curing, smoking, freezing, drying).
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They make these LED light switches that run on batteries. I find they give off a lot of good light to be able to see. I'm sure in a small building like that a little lantern would probably work, but for me always getting up for the bathroom I'd need an immediate light I can turn on like right away.
😁 I dont know if you or Mrs. Reliance go back thru comments... But it sure is nice for me to watch these earlier episodes- now knowing what goes where, growth of the buildings, trips you've taken, success of this venture, and you.
It feels nostalgic, makes me smile; I think because you have so cordially invited me along and the way you treat your viewing friends.
You Rock!! lol... Thanks Shawn ! 😊
I want this same life style. I’ve been studying this kind of thing for awhile. Not very uplifting without a soul mate. Guess men don’t need us anymore? I don’t want to be alone out there but I’ll probably end up that way lol
We have used Braggs apple cider vinegar for years then added the sprinkles and the yeast... We drink apple cider water every day... We were outside today most of the day in the 70's today and near 80 tomorrow... then back to spring weather here in Texas... Ate lunch out on the back porch of course plane flew over and I hate it, can't plant until after good Friday here... I grew up as a child on 50 acres ... my Sister and I stomp run and played never knew there was not much money, just had all I needed... Miss those days...
If you check out Gerrad Morin he built a motor the runs on resonance energy so a battery powered generator. Could run a washing machine and some lights. Costs about $ 900 and he is Canadian... assembly required once shipped to you. Good luck! The cabin looks great!! Oh just watched an Aussie make a rocket stove to heat up water for an outside bath tub. That is an idea as well. Anyway good luck to you!
I enjoyed the clip.
Admitting hipocricy.... removes it... .
There is no obligation to be totally consistent, that is unhuman.
In the old times they were looking for modern things because they lacked of it, now on the contrary we have too much of it but we miss what our ancestors used to have in abundance: a simple life, direct contact with nature and with our means of survival and their source.
But we still like and need some of our modern discoveries and gadgets!
On Grid, "Success" Is measured by wealth, not achievement. That is driven by greed. Greed means the rich get richer in a upward spiralling madness of a mind that is never satisfied and that wants its servants kept benign and unwise to the realism of transferring energy and resource upwards....and turning that human effort into...$
Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.