December 10th

December 10th

Sitting in the dark, listening to the heavy, wet snow slough off the branches of the oaks. There is a steady drip from the trees. It was snowing a little bit ago, but for now it has stopped. I hear the crash of a shed collapsing not too far away. The rooster is...
The Tea Pot

The Tea Pot

It is a quiet morning, the light still dim. Everything seems calm and muted, even the birdsong heard through the open window. I turn on the light over the stove and set the kettle on for tea. We had a very elegant stainless steel art deco kettle, but the bottom warped...
Zodi Shower

Zodi Shower

I’ve used solar camp showers and never been happy with trying to wash myself under the dribble of tepid water they provide. The water doesn’t get hot enough, there isn’t enough of it and there isn’t enough pressure for a satisfying shower...