phew … long day … again … thank god the days are getting shorter … otherwise we would probably be working even more hours. food preservation is an intense and focused effort … much produce is needed simultaneously … so there is a sudden wave of work that can’t be put off … otherwise the […]

Went out early this morning to do the second layer of finishing on the kitchen sink cabinet. Then most of the day went to more food preservations. More peppers were roasted (~3.5kg) and then cooking. Andreea’s intentions were to make our first Zakuska (a generic Romanian name for a diverse range of cooked vegetable mash […]

Another long day gone bye … great stuff today too. Our neighbors are separating (we think they were a great couple), she is staying here (which makes us happy) and he is going back to his home-village. We purchased from them one of their hay piles .. and this morning he brought it over to […]

Super long and fruitful today for us … we are beat but extremely satisfied: In the morning we drove to pick up fresh milk and carry over large quantities of freshly picked vegetables (tomatoes, eggplants and peppers) from our neighbors. Then it was humanure-hacienda time for me … we had a full load (4 buckets) […]

It’s 5:30am and sleep has left me … actually it left quite a while ago … it’s just that now I have surrendered to it being gone 🙂 Day before yesterday:  Started off as a great router-work day. I managed to do some half-decent routing work on the posts of our soon-t0-be kitchen sink cabinet. […]

Good progress today. All the pieces for the sink cabinet have been planed and cut to size. Amazing to see the transformation of junk wood into something functional and nice 🙂 The pieces of the base of the shower stall are in finishing … initial layer is drying and looks nice. Gypsy performance was way […]

Today I put the shower-stall project on hold since I couldn’t go much further without doing some finishing and assembling (which I couldn’t do because I didn’t have the finishing materials) so I dove into another woodworking project – also water related – a cabinet which will support our sink. Yes water related projects are […]

Yesterday I started more woodworking … but got tired after a couple of hours. So the rest of the day yesterday and today have been days of rest (as much as possible … since even cooking and washing dishes are still not obvious tasks). I know my life life has changed when I find myself […]