Saturday, January 23, 2016

Canadian Camp Blankets for everyone!! No sew fleece blankets.

For Christmas this year I made everyone a no sew fleece blanket.  Our family is BIG on the Canadian theme, so it was pretty easy to choose fabric.  There are a few other themes in there for the little ones.  Thanks for looking :)

I opted for the not-so-bulky fringes.  I like the way it gives the blankets a border of solid colour.
The method I used was found here:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1935 Findlay Wood / Coal Cook Stove

I am excited beyond belief.  I recently made a premature purchase for the camp (cottage) that we have not even built yet.  I have always wanted a wood cook stove, but was picturing one a bit bigger than this....but it will do.  We paid $120.00 on an online auction!  I feel like we stole it from the previous owner.  It needed a bit of restoration, but only took me a couple of hours.

 I spray painted the stove with semi-gloss high heat black paint - but left the doors alone,(just scrubbed them up) and did NOT paint the top at all.  On the top, I scrubbed with steel wool & vinegar, then neutralized with baking soda, then started a fire & seasoned with lard (I rendered myself). Pretty much the same process as I would do a cast iron pan. It smokes a lot, so I am glad I did this outside. I think I did about 20 layers of seasoning.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Outdoor Camp Kitchen

I loved the way my husband made this fire pit this year.  It was perfect for cooking.

Baking Bread!
mmmmmmm - Turned out fabulous!


baked potatoes


Cooking in the rain - It rained almost every morning & cleared up by noon.



Shepherds Pie

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Aubrey Lake 2014

10 Days off the grid...& this tiny trailer is our home!

The outhouse

The Archers bedroom

The road

 The Lake

The Archer

The Target

 The Musicians

The Fisher-people...

 The swimmers

The protection

 The Rest & Relaxation........................

The Rain......

I am not sure what this is...the creativity in the sand!

I think someone is in trouble!

The Jeep

The fireworks


Granny & Papa