Every year I pick raspberries from our family garden, which my wife and I use to make delicious jam that lasts us all year. In this video I take you on a tour of a process, and share my philosophy on boring jobs and why they're good to do every now and then.
Every year here on Manitoulin Island, my dad and I get together to split and stack the firewood we'll need to keep both our houses warm all winter. This year we had my brother around to help us out. Watch the video for a glimpse of our firewood production process.
I’m sometimes accused of placing too much emphasis on physical strength and training, and not enough on other pursuits. It’s worth noting that the majority of these accusations come from non-lifters who are arguing hypothetically, having never experienced physical strength themselves. Still, they bring up a valid question. Should all other feats in life pale in comparison to feats of strength?
As some of you may know, I own and operate a video production company on my home island of Manitoulin. A while back, I purchased a camera-equipped drone for aerial filming, and I've been very pleased with it every since. For some time now, subscribers have been asking to see more context around my rural home. That's why this week I launched my drone over my own place. Click below to see my surroundings from the air.
Lately I've been working on the cedar shingle siding of my rural home. A while back I shared with an article detailing the exact process I use to complete the job, right from shingle selection to installation. Now I'd like to show you what my installation looks like so far, and some details of my installation method that aren't obvious at first glance. Click to watch the video.
I’ve always loved spending time in the wilderness. Maybe it’s because I was raised in the country, where I could shoot rifles and bow and arrows, and the forest was just a few steps from my door. A young boy’s paradise. But when I was eighteen I decided I wanted to do some seriously self-reliant wilderness living.
When I decided to build a forest cabin back in 2009, I knew almost nothing about building. Over the next three years I learned a lot about construction, including how to create attractive, long lasting stone foundations for almost no money. If you’re putting up a building and think you’d like to set it on something more beautiful than cinder blocks or Sonotubes, this blog might just provide the inspiration you need.
Beautiful, durable, ecologically sound siding. That’s what cedar shingles can deliver. But the idea of applying small pieces of wood over an entire building can seem more daunting than it is. The truth is, siding with cedar is easier than you think as long as you tackle the job properly.
With such a high and growing number of overweight and obese people around, you’d think interest in weight loss would be at an all-time low. In fact, the opposite is true. Despite swelling numbers of swelling people, amounts of diet and exercise books sold, health clubs joined and personal trainers hired have never been higher. So why the disconnect?