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    Eliguk Journal – July 24, 2021.

    Mountain Man is finally getting to put all that collected solar equipment up. The cargo container that has all the insulated panels in it, is where the solar system will be. He spent a few days being a solar power installer. Our new solar fridge/freezer will make an appearance in the next few weeks - we need to be able to power it when it arrives! Between guests, he got to scratch a few things off his list, like a corner post for the Hudson cabin. Solar hardware The Solar Installer Platform above is where the outdoor bathroom will be on the Husdon cabin. I spent time picking wild mint…

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    Eliguk Journal – July 15, 2021.

    Cooling off We're halfway through the month and I haven't even made a July entry! Why?? Well, there wasn't one minute in any day that I could afford to sit half the day to put something together! We spent 2 weeks in a 'heat misery' where we worked and swam, worked and waded, worked and then splashed about in the lake. It became routine to sit in the water from around 2-4 pm; because you just couldn't get any work done outside or sit inside the cabin for any relief. The dogs were all encouraged to come have playtime in the water as well. Avoiding Heat Stroke... Pressure washing compartments.…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 29th, 2021.

    A years supply for 2 Just like that, the other heat came. I should have known better than to even mention it hadn’t hit yet! The sweltering heat hit like a wall of fire from an explosion. It didn’t slowly creep up; it was just in your face with the oxygen intake being hotter than the exhale. One day we woke up and it was 30C (86F) by 8:30am. It just so happened to be the day before our group of 10 was arriving. The day I was supposed to bake, cook & prep. Thank goodness I had just finished sifting all that pollen and jarred it. It feels good…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 19, 2021.

    Keeping baby girl away from the boys... The heat is finally over! No, I'm not talking about the heatwave of Summer - that's not even shown itself in British Columbia yet. Brook's heat started May 1st, then her estrus on May 29th. She stopped being physically attracted to the furry males only a couple days ago (June 16). Forty eight days. A month and a half of our lives revolving around those chastity briefs and melted brains. This is going to happen every 6 months? That's 90 days out of 365?? (Give or take, but still...ugh!) It got so bad that we couldn't even put them in the same cabin together…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 10, 2021.

    Socked in Ilgatchuz Mountain Range. The storm clouds came and parked themselves over the Ilgatchuz range; not letting up for days. They still haven't. On average we're getting almost an inch of rain every 24 hours. We've even hit the freezing mark overnight every other day with a frost, the odd hail or snow squall, with the greenhouse wood stove going day & night. This is June in the Chilcotin. Some local first nations have been using the trail from Anahim to Walt's during all the wet weather and have turned our travel route into a trail of mud soup. We were waiting for things to dry up before we…

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    Eliguk Journal – June 4, 2021.

    Just like Mountain Man had predicted, the water receded within a few days; he was more optimistic than I was about it. Together our next guests made their way into the resort following behind the Jeep on quad. The Hoy's have been here several times now, and it's a visit I look forward to. They eat mainly Keto (basically veggies & meat) so they brought in some extra supplies for me. If guests can, I get them to pick up a few things that are their favorite's and I will cook to order. They got some R&R, and then when the urge to do something hit - the guys got…

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    Eliguk Journal – May 21, 2021.

    Leaving the Resort I was pleasantly surprised when I got up that morning; that I actually felt the urge for adventure. The weather was perfect for boating and the whole trip should take no longer than 6 hours (if all goes well). It was the type of day I could open the greenhouse up and as long as I made it home by 6pm to close it up, everything would be alright. To make things even better, Mountain Man headed out across the lake to do a few repairs on the Jeep bright and early, hiked the 2.5km and brought the Jeep right to the shoreline to make it easy…

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    Eliguk Journal – May 14, 2021.

    Tree down in the overflow... Mountain Man is home for a long while now. He made it just on time for Mothers Day. The roads were pretty wet and there was lots of overflow. There’s even a detour on the Kluskus Forest Service rd that goes around a big wash out. Once he got to Walt’s driveway he had to clear about a dozen trees. The frost it out of the ground now, and with it being so wet it only takes a moderate windy day to topple dozens more timbers. The biggest tree laid right in the midst of a big swamp that overflowed onto the road. Looks a…

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    Eliguk Journal – May 2, 2021.

    A silent heat. At least that's what a quick internet search told me. Brook showed no signs of her estrus coming on what-so-ever! It was the males of the household that told me something was up. I've had females before and this event has been on my mind everyday since she hit her 6 month mark (she's now 7 months). Thankfully I never let her out of my sight. She showed signs at 4 months old, and the male dogs also showed interest at that time...but nothing like what they are telling me now! Keeping 3 intact males away from Brook is my new job for the next 18 days…

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    Eliguk Journal – April 27, 2021.

    The room filled with steam as the hot water sprayed over head. I closed my eyes and supported myself with both hands leaning on the confined space of the shower stalls wall. My hair now drenched & dripping; stuck to my body outstretched at it's full two feet in length. I stood there letting the hot water hit every part of my body; taking deep breaths from my pierced lips as the water ran down my face. I turned the hot water tap up a slight bit more until it almost burned, I have 15 minutes of hot water - and I will use every second of it! Six and…

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