Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Our kitchen smells like food, not sawdust!
Ben is hard at work making verenike with his mom - all you Mennonite blog readers can appreciate what's going on there. It's so nice to smell cooking smells rather than construction smells. Not a whole lot new to report, but we've had some requests for pictures that show how the house looks as a whole. We don't have a wide angle setting on our camera, so it's a bit hard to capture. So you'll have to imagine... The loft covers the bedrooms and bathroom, and a small alcove. All the other space is open, with kitchen to the left and living space to the right as you stand in the door from mudroom to yurt. The bottom two pictures are taken from the loft, and the top two are from the main living area. For anyone who is challenged by imagining this, you'll just have to come visit and see for yourself! :) Glenn and Arlene can verify that there is indeed space for guests to sleep in the loft, or on the pull-out couch if you can stand sleeping that close to the stove.
The pictures show our Christmas tree - it's a bit scrawny, but you can sure see all the ornaments! It's actually a salvaged top from a felled tree for the pulp truck, so we didn't have to cut another. Dad suggested that maybe the skidder had already run over it, contributing to its flattened side. But it works well in our little house. Mom and Dad came to hike and find their Christmas tree too, and they were a bit more discerning in their choice...
I put up a few pictures from our snowshoe outing this morning, our welcome sign made by Uncle Will (who, with Aunt Tini, have dubbed us "the Yurtles"), as well as a happy boy who received his pedal tractor from Glenn and Arlene this morning. After an initial squeal of delight, he was in awed speechlessness.