Monday, January 19, 2009

our winter house


This is the view from the compost bin; it's a walk through knee deep snow to get there.

We have now spent half a winter in this structure, and it has been good. The snow slides off the roof at unpredictable times, making mini avalanches. If we keep the stove stoked, things are warm. The birds at the feeder cheer me up. I really want things to be more finished, but that will come with time. and money. What really matters is, we have the space to be ourselves.

12 comments:

Lynne said...

IwishIwishIwish I could live at Hasty Brook. That's a fabulous view.

RuthieJ said...

That's a great picture of your house. I don't remember seeing it painted before, but that red color looks lovely against the snowy landscape and I bet it really contrasts nicely with the blue roof.

jan m said...

Your photo is a picture postcard! How pretty, your home, your land, and that blue sky.

Deb said...

Lynne- I don't miss the city stuff at all, even though it means longer distances driving kids to basketball, etc. :)

RuthieJ- I wish we had gotten it all done before winter! I would have gone for a slightly more muted shade, but it looks nice.

Jan M- Thank you.

cindy said...

Beautiful pics, Deb! Tonight I'm envying everybody. I envy Lynne going to Sax/Zim festival[and you]. I'm envying Ruthie getting repolls at her feeders and you and your beautiful home. I'm tired of envying and I'm going to bed! Ok maybe I'll count my blessings, too.

forest wisdom said...

And a fine space it appears to be. Good for all of you. I confess I'm a bit envious too. :)

barefoot gardener said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!

I bet it feels like a mansion after being in the cabin for so long. Gosh, Deb, I am so happy for you!

jozien said...

Lovely!! I have basketball practices to consider too, and we have always maintained a workable balance. And i am happy to say that most kids here, like mine, are very proud and happy to live in the 'bush'. We live an hours drive away from the nearest town. And now this very moment i listen to Aretha Franklin, being close to you, Americans.

Floridacracker said...

It's beautiful and as a long time fan, it is so neat to see you guys in it!
Don't worry, the sun will mute the stain over time ... at least it does here ... a lot faster than I would like too.

Of course, OUR sun is turned on ...

Deb said...

cindy- do count your blessings. And I'll try to send a couple redpolls your way; here are more of them than I have room for at the feeders!

forest wisdom- I love this house. We keep saying we're going to have a housewarming, and if we end up doing it this spring you're invited. :)

Barefoot gardener- Yes, it does feel like a mansion. You should see Starflower and Mr. Attitude's rooms, the lofts on either end. I would have loved having something like that as a child.

jozien- Wow, an hour away? You have me beat by about half an hour. Kudos to you. And I would not live anywhere else.

I was crying during the oath of office and the inaugural speech. And wasn't that piece for violin/cello/piano/clarinet just lovely? And the poem...okay, I'm crying again.

FC- Our sun is in the process of re-booting.

cherylhotton said...

Deb ,what a beautiful place to live and to raise your children . Are you doing your cooking there too ? It is a beautiful in the winter as in the summer . I love your blog .

Deb said...

Cherylhotton- Thank you for commenting! Yes it is beautiful, although a bit cold at times. I've been cooking in there since about September. Which reminds me, I have a cooking post to write.