Tree Census

Craig counted all the trees at the cabin yesterday. 150 of them. We have 150 trees on our property! Wacky. You can tell I’m city born and bred … I’ve never thought of having more than a handful at any home where I lived. Damn, it’s beautiful up here! Advertisements

The kindness of neighbors

This morning, we woke up to our own little winter wonderland, with snow everywhere. The trees look like they’ve got powdered sugar on every branch, the ground is covered in sheets of cotton. This includes, of course, our driveway … a few inches of snow, but more than we’ve ever driven in. Well, we figure…

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Last night there was 100% chance of snow and for once, the weather report wasn’t wrong. We’ve experienced our first true snow fall up here in the mountains. We watched the snowflakes coming down all evening; it’s so quiet compared to listening to raindrops on the roof. The best thing was taking Philo out for…

From Autumn to Winter

Oh, how lovely everything is with a light dusting of snow. It’s early November and when we came up to the cabin this weekend, there was just enough snow on the ground to make us city dwellers be a bit giddy. Most if it is gone now — it’s just the first snow of the…

Won’t you be my neighbor?

At our “home base”, we live on a fairly busy street. We know our neighbors by name and do the “hiya” wave when we see them, but don’t always stop for a chat. Up in the mountains, though, it seems like people are more inclined to come introduce themselves, tell their stories and share their…

So many houses, so little time

Choices, choices, choices. How do you really find the right house for you? There are so many types of houses, so many sizes … and of course, so many prices. Luckily, we’d done our homework so we were prepared with a “what can we afford” range. (BTW, it pays to be fully prepared before you…