The thing about having a giant memory card in my camera is I can get slack about downloading the pictures. I think there are about five hundred on there right now! I really need to get on that. But anyway, I found this pic on the camera today, left from some mid-summer photos.
Sometimes, when the wind gives a gusty laugh, I look up through the yurt’s dome and see the tops of the pines heaving around like God is mixing a salad. Pine trees with vinaigrette, coming right up. Yikes. A few were particularly crazy-leaning-over trees, so we decided they had to go. Sorry trees.
Turns out [...]
Paul and I were having a fight one day, I don’t remember what about, something stupid probably—aren’t most of these fights about something stupid? It’s too bad you only realize that after the fact. Anyway, the fight reached a head and we both stomped off dramatically, as one is wont to do in those moments. [...]
We love our yurt. I am really glad we decided to go this route.
But no space is perfect in all ways, and yurts are no exception. After nearly four years in ours, here is the unvarnished truth to living in a gigantic, glorified tent.
If you put up your yurt on a mountaintop, [...]
I thought the yurt looked very pretty this morning.
All the bushes in front are blooming with tons of these crazy white flowers. I can’t remember the name, something about ‘bride’ or ‘maiden.’ Typical.
Fancy was happy to see me. Ma-a-a-a.
Two years ago, we ran across an old Taylor Waterstove for sale (great heater, really awful website). Heating with propane that first winter in the yurt broke the bank and we were looking for a wood burning option that didn’t put a wood stove in the yurt. (The reasons for that were [...]
Six thirty this morning the kids are jumping all over me, “It snowed! It snowed!” A few minutes later I hear Sophie saying, “No Luc, you can’t go out into the snow in your underwear.” And I think, Okay, time to get up!
But their excitement is so infectious. If I [...]
I just realized I never finished posting the yurt raising pictures. Here is the last page, plus a bonus page of yurt interior shots, from that day.
This picture shows the last part, installing the walls. The interior panels have canvas on one side and insulation (the silver stuff) on the [...]
The top photos show the roof going on. This huge, cone-shaped piece of heavy-duty vinyl stuff weighed a ton. The first pic on the top left shows the crew raising it up, one grueling inch at a time, to get it through the skylight. The picture on the middle right shows [...]
After lunch it was time to put up the the fabric layers, or the yurt skin. First came a layer of cotton canvas, which is what you see on the inside, the wall covering that shows behind the lattice. Next came the roof insulation–you can see that being lifted up to [...]
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a few greatest hits
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- living the tie-dyed life
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
- bad things come in threes. or fours. (or maybe fives?)
- cool felt picture fun for kiddos
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- flying kids
- crafts for karma
- screen time for fun and profit
- remains of the play
- lucille ball moment
- the 13 year visitation of the demon red-eyed cicada
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- the way of the bento
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- writing without pencil sharpening
- spike and buffy got screwed--now with proof! (part 1)
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