|Lindberg Landing Guesthouse (30 November 2012) |
... "off grid" perch #2 ...
We arrived at Lindberg Landing on Friday night, after winding down our "off grid" stint at Check Point, to enjoy a very tasty late supper, courtesy, of Sue Lindberg, the delightful & welcoming owner/host of the Lindberg Landing Guesthouse.
|carrot cake to help celebrate Lynn & Wayne's anniversary|
My blog posts this week-end will be a little different, since the electricity needed to power my laptop & post updates on the Internet are reliant on the battery back-up power that is created through the Solar PV array on the south-facing wall of the Guesthouse here. For now, I will post mostly pictures for this first update & I will add additional text to these posts later on ... the pic's in this update will introduce you to the large wood heater here at Lindberg Landing and the effort required to maintain & operate it ...
|Sue breaking up the ashes in the wood heater|
|breaking up the ashes in the wood heater|
|cleaned up & ready for another 4-6 weeks|
|cleaning out the ashes from the wood stove heater|
|20 litre (5 gallon) pail, mostly full of ashes|
|cleaned out & ready to light up again|
|we have flames ... 45 min. after starting to clean out the ashes :)|
|close-up large air circulating fan on the wood stove heater|
|time for a break out in the snow with Yukon, the wonder dog!|
|ahhh, enjoying the peace & beauty of the Winter wonderland around Lindberg Landing|
|Sue's annual Winter wood supply for the wood heater |
... measurements to follow
|kitchen stove firewood supply ... enough for 3 Winters|
|additional wood supply, around the corner from the main wood supply |
... used as needed if the Winter is colder or longer than usual
Pam had a great time pulling together a big pot of her awesome chili, although cooking next to such a hot stove, made for a very hot cooking experience! We enjoyed a very tasty supper Saturday night, later than expected, since the blue corn bread wasn't baking up as quickly as we anticipated on the wood heater stove. We thought we'd try making the most of using the heat coming off the wood heater for getting supper prepared, just made for a toastier effort as we took turns stirring the pot & Pam went back & forth to the kitchen nearby, to grab various ingredients to add to the pot ::
|"hot stuff"... Pam & her rosy cheeks as she perfects her wood stove heater chili creation|
|veggies sautéing on the wood stove before they go into the chili|