This is a story I have been researching and wanting to tell for quite some time. In October of 2020, Sandpoint lost a vital and important community member of 104 years, the JC Penney Store. I briefly document the story in the video, which I hope you find informative, fascinating, and hopeful. What James Cash … Continue reading Mourning a 104 year old Community Member
Recently amidst all the world's ails we were challenge to a collaboration with another channel, Breaking Free Off Grid. Generally, I don't usually do collaborations, but given the times we live in, I have a strong desire for a sense of community. It has been fives years since we started blogging, and our world has … Continue reading Fifth Year Blogging Anniversary and 10 Probing Questions
Today is the 28th of September, and we have snow flurries. I don't expect much to come of it; I'm just not ready for winter to start this early. The first official day of fall was just last week, and our leaves haven't even changed colors yet. That's just life in Northern Idaho. Expect the … Continue reading Snow in September!
Two weeks ago we had a winter storm that caught everyone off guard. Looking at the addition feet of snow to the roof of the old cabin, I knew I could not ignore it for long. I climbed the roof each night after work and began shoveling trying to beat the possible collapse. Putting the … Continue reading Why roof pitch is important when building in snow country
During the weekends and the winter break, we found ourselves sledding quite a bit. When we need to walk the dog, we drag along the sleds and hit the hill on the road near our house. The snow season this year has not been as deep as we are use to in the past We … Continue reading Time to go sledding…
For the past few years, we have been coping with our dirt road. Anyone who has lived on a dirt road may possibly relate to this. In north Idaho the local joke is there are 5 seasons, summer, fall, winter, mud, and spring. During the time between winter and spring we have what we call … Continue reading Road Warriors: The Last Battle Against Mud Season