Summer goes by so quickly, fall is here, and before we know it winter will be upon us. We were blessed with beautiful weather this past week in Ontario. It was more like early September than November. The weather turned cooler and a little rainy for the weekend, but we didn’t want to put off making one last trip to the Hideaway with the trailer for the season.
For our meals, I brought a variation of Elana’s granola that I make in the dehydrator, deviled eggs, coleslaw, leftover Tamarind and Coconut-glazed Chicken Thighs from Bonnie Stern’s Friday Night Dinners, sweet potatoes, leftover soup, Garlic Crackers from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, baby carrots, ingredients to make apple salad, apple pie, and Christmas cake. I must say, at this point, that I am a big fan of Elana Amsterdam of elanaspantry.com. Hers was one of the first blogs I found when I went gluten-free. I have bought her cookbooks and continue to follow her blog. Her recipes are totally grain-free and easy to make. They don’t usually require many ingredients. I don’t like to leave much food preparation to do at the Hideaway because we have a very limited water supply for cleaning up.
Charlie wanted to close in the eaves on the bunkie. We decided that rather than have aluminum soffit and fascia installed, we would use cedar for a more rustic look. We are leaving the existing cedar fascia as is and adding cedar soffit (the horizontal part) to keep little critters out.
Charlie also added to the rail fence and wired in some support posts to keep it from being pushed over by heavy snow in the winter.
I snapped a few more pictures while we were there.
When the sun came out, Charlie noticed that at this time of year, we will not get any sun in the south-facing windows of the house we plan to build here. And I just had a drawing fine-tuned so that everything seemed to be working so well! Oh well, that’s all right. I like drawing house plans! I’ve drawn up another plan on graph paper with pencil and eraser (a lot of eraser!) for a house of a different shape and placement on the lot. I think I’m liking it even better than the last one!
It was a lovely weekend! …now to the task of thoroughly cleaning and winterizing the trailer.
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