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It’s moose season and each year while we’re hunting in search of a legal moose we find projects around the cabin that need to be done. Today we hauled the wood stove out into the deck to sand it down and put a new coat of stove black on it.

The “new to us” stove when we installed it this February.

Since we keep two large water pots on the stove there has been quite a significant exposure to moisture on the stove top. We had a lot of rust to remove. Dean and Lil Mister set out to get as much of it off as possible without a sandblaster.

Sand men

Once we had the majority of the rust removed we wiped it down and allowed it to dry completely before coating with stove polish. Once the polish dried I buffed it in and we wrestled the stove back into place.

Looks like a new stove!

It looks amazing! I’m thinking I’ll not keep the water pots stored on top anymore I’ll just set them on when we need hot water.

I’m glad to have this chore completed before winter!


It’s been a couple Sundays since I’ve posted. And for good reason, it’s summer and we’re wasting daylight. We’ve been putting in the hours. Winter is coming!

From house decluttering and moving the boys into their new shared bedroom, to tearing out damaged fencing around the goat barn and replacing it, we’ve been doing the things.

We still have some chicken wire to put up, the new electric fence and charger to install. A covered hay feeder to build. And a house to finish. Grass to mow. General maintenance to perform. Normal every day stuff to do.

Plus, there’s other projects to get done, some side jobs and company is coming! And projects to finish at the cabin.

I need a clone of myself.

Doing all this farm stuff for these guys.

I picked up a bale of “local” Delta hay last Tuesday and it cost just over $30, one 60# bale. And that’s for the rabbits! It should last well into the winter tho. These goats, they can put the hay away. They cleared out the barnyard in like two days. Time to start staking them out around the place.

Gotta watch for bears tho.