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Mushrooms, cloth porch and wood stove

In eight days I am heading to THO again.  I am hoping that the heat that we are now experiencing will have subsided somewhat.  The time has come to get the mushroom spores inserted into the logs that are the correct point of curing.  I will write a full blog post about the mushrooms soon!

Waiting for the spores

Waiting for the spores

It is hard to see here, but I also have to replace the front panel on the cloth porch.  It has several tears in it so sitting in the porch makes you a perfect mosquito buffet.  The porch feels more open now because I re-homed the big metal chairs after I plucked these two tiny chairs from a dumpster.  Sadly the wicker chair broke through – but I had picked that up from the side of the road about ten years ago, so it did not owe me a thing.  Now the plastic footstool from inside has taken the place of that, so we have three seating spots still.  Even though these changes will be happening, or have happened… I think, it is time to do some work on the cloth porch.  So it is likely that there will be more changes there this year as well.

I really have to get the wood stove in!  Not just so that visiting there in the cold weather is more comfortable either!  I am sick of it being in my porch!!!  I don’t want to start this job during a heat wave though… not just because working in the heat is miserable but because it is not ideal for drying mortar when it is so hot… Late August or early September, maybe???

Cloth porch

The ever so humble, and practical cloth porch. It needs some work!

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Arrived at Tiny House Ontario and made great time.  No problems on the 401 today.  Woot!

Cold here when we arrived.  When you arrive in a cold house it takes a long time to warm it up but then once THO gets warm it is easy to keep that way.  It would be great to have a wood stove so it would be faster to get it warm.  It turns out that there is one that might actually work.  I will keep you posted on this.

As soon as I got there, I lit the propane camp stove and lots of candles too.  I wanted to get it toasty warm so that I would be able to leave THO for a couple of hours to attend a farewell event for my cousin and his family who are jumping countries – Canada to Australia.  Turns out we could not get it warm so the dogs came along.  I left the heat on and hope it will be toasty when we all get back.  Wish us luck!


Here it is at THO this afternoon.  Everyone had coats on, including the pack.


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