Each spring, Annie’s father harvests hundreds of gallons of maple sap, and boils it down to make maple syrup. This sugaring process takes plenty of time and tools, and this year, he wanted to expand his operation. Annie and I had the joy of helping raise a new barn/sugaring house […]
We got a Sprinter van! Now to turn it into a home… After a lot of work, we managed to pull out the screws and railings holding the floor in. We pulled up the floor, cleaned the filthy interior. We finally managed to remove the flooring… only to find the […]
Spring has been slow in coming this year, so it was with great enjoyment that I packed my lighter weight gear for this trip around the Chuck Keiper Trail. I led a group of six backpackers from DC Ultralight Backpacking, including some old friends and a new face. With a clear, […]
About a month ago, I received my YAMA Mountain Gear Cirriform 2-person double-walled shelter. It consists of an 0.8 oz cuben/sq. yard ghostly-white fitted tarp, and an inner bug netting with a 1.0 oz/sq. yard cuben fiber tub floor. The shelter sets up with two trekking poles, and the bug […]
Annie made this delightful dinner for her house today. The menu was: Whole-wheat linguine with avocado garlic sauce and cherry tomatoes Mixed green salad topped with mustard-cashew dressing, cashew “cheese” crumble, and roasted chick peas. Delicious!