Winter Warming

Winter Warming

Happy Winter Solstice!!  On this, the shortest day of the year, it is only natural that we have turned our attentions to ways to beat the winter chill. A few weeks ago on our facebook page, we did a little survey to see what people prefer:  a sauna or a hot tub.  The...
The Covered Patio

The Covered Patio

A vine-covered pergola is a wonderful asset in any garden, providing a shady seating area and visual interest, and if a deciduous vine is chosen, the area becomes a sunny seating area in winter.  There are so many wonderful deciduous vines to feature on a pergola,...
Introducing…a DISHWASHER!

Introducing…a DISHWASHER!

This week was the week of ADDING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES TO OUR LIVES, one of which was a DISHWASHER. In other households, this is no big deal- buy, plug in, away you go, but on our off-grid set-up, every new electrical appliance is an experiment and a potential source...
The Deluxe Pizza Oven

The Deluxe Pizza Oven

Well, friends, it is complete. Allow us to present The House That Worked Out Deluxe Pizza Oven! Let’s get something straight- this is far more than a mere pizza oven.  It is capable of baking roasts, casseroles, bread, pies, and much more.  But since we already...
Queen of Berries

Queen of Berries

I read somewhere that blueberries are the Queen of Berries.  Every year at this time I am reminded of blueberry’s royalty status and I am in total agreement.  Last year, I was so impressed with the generosity of our one year old blueberries that I insisted we...
What’s in Store for 2017

What’s in Store for 2017

Happy New Year’s from the House that Worked Out!  We realise a photo on our property would be more appropriate, but it’s raining, so a holiday snap from a couple of weeks ago when we were happily nowhere near the House that Worked Out will have to suffice....