Monday, June 18, 2012

Funny place for the sign

A few weeks ago, we were walking down the Galloping Goose Trail in Metchosin.  If you haven't been on it , its a great place to get away and just go for a walk.  It runs from Victoria to just past Sooke a old gold town called leechtown.

Anyway as we were walking I spotted these stop signs and thought they seemed like a weird spot for them.  It was just a old hardly ever used driveway into a farm.  But I guess its better to be on the safe side.    I'm sure coming out of the farm you would look for people on the trail even if the signs were not there.  Anyway enjoy the pics.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Now after a delay

Its been getting close to a month since my last post.  So I guess its time for an update.  You have seen pics on here of trees cut down, wood split, and woodsheds built.   Getting ready for winter .  Now with all the outside work being finished and now that we don't need to burn wood to keep warm. It was time for the inside upgrade.

The wood stove above is the one we purchased back in 1985. It was a Wilks stove.  They stopped building them not long after.  It was a local Victoria made stove.   But after 27 yrs it started to show its age.  With a couple cracks in the inside firebox, it was time to upgrade.   That meant a new more energy efficient stove and of course a new chimney that brought everything up to code and of course looking new again.  
So I bring you the new Stove.  It also is a fairly local made stove.  It is made just up Island by Pacific Energy.  Its a lot smaller but a lot more efficient too.   We went with a smaller unit but added the porcelain touch for decorative looks.
Well do you like it.

  Too bad we have to wait till fall to use it.