Yesterday, we hopped into Ft. Simpson, to make sure that all was well back at our place in Bannockland, shovel about 12"-16" of drifted snow from our driveway, fire up the wood stove, & then enjoy a community meal at the Great Slave Helicopters party.
We topped up the hoppers in both the wood pellet stove & the wood pellet boiler so that they could operate as needed without running out of fuel.
|Pam re-filling the wood pellet stove|
Here's a few pic's to show you what Wayne's hand-made pellet boiler hopper looks like ...
|wood pellet boiler hopper ... needing a refill before we head into Simpson|
|Pam clearing off the snow from the bulk wood pellet bags|
|wood pellet refill pail #1|
|Max & Niko supervising Teresa's hopper refilling technique|
|pail #3 ... into the hopper|
|time to tackle the snow drifts at Bannockland ...|
Despite the delay in our return after the community get-together/party (with the extra time we had at home gathering up a few other supplies to bring with us), ... any concerns about what state the wood pellet supply might be in when we got back were quickly wiped away when we saw that it still had half a hopper of pellets waiting to be dispensed into the burning chamber :)
Now, it's off to Lindberg Landing to visit our friend Sue at her awesome "offgrid" place & our dog Yukon who is now living with Sue, enjoying the freedom of no leashes & the adventures that arise with each raven, wood bison, squirrel, snowshoe hare, & pine marten that appears!
Looking forward to tramping/snowshoeing about with Sue & Yukon in the big snow that recently came our way :)