Category: Daily Life

Fresh Off of Travel Status

By , July 23, 2017

It’s time to confess: I’ve been away from the homestead for about 10 days. I just got back yesterday.

I arrived mid-morning on Aly’s 24th birthday, got home in the afternoon (the ferry was late, I missed my crossing tide), and have devoted most of my time to setting up her birthday party for this evening.

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Too Close for Comfort!

By , June 16, 2017

Aly made an extremely disturbing discovery Thursday: scorch marks on the cabin!

A couple months ago, I found a jug of partly full of white vinegar washed up on the beach. At the time, this seemed a valuable find; we use white vinegar often, so we welcomed this free windfall.

I transferred the liquid to a glass jug and set it on the shelf outside the front door. As it had been in the ocean for an unknown time, we kept it separate from our other vinegar, and limited its use to cleaning. We soon learned that it was contaminated with sea water, which reduced its usefulness, prolonging its stay on the shelf. It didn’t seem to do any harm there, and got seen often, to remind us to use it.

“Didn’t seem” is the operative phrase here. As Aly discovered, it could have destroyed us utterly.

Sunlight through liquid in jug scorches cabin wall

Scorch marks, and the jug that caused them (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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