Heavy Lifting Alone! Building an Off-Grid Log Cabin Alone in the Wilderness, Ep6


New Homestead, a new location November 26, 2021.

Rain and snow slow my progress as I use a treetop cable system to hoist heavy logs into place on my off-grid log cabin. I have to spin one 24 foot log from end to end to fit it onto the back wall of the cabin.

My Self Reliance


I started watching this excellent YouTube Series by Shawn James several months back.   The series follows Shawn as he builds his Homestead (sans power tools), in the Canadian Wilderness.  The work ethic, resourcefulness, clean camerawork, minimal narration had me from the start.   A calming meditation suggestion is to allow one of Shawn’s Videos to roll while you sit in meditation on a chair or on a cushion.   Since Shawn’s narration is judicious (the heart of brevity) there is a quiet rhythm to his work around or in the cabin.  Callie, his faithful canine companion is always at his side, intermittently prompting him to take a break and throw her favorite red retrieval toy for her eager fetch.





The New Porch on
My Off Grid Log Cabin is My Favorite Spot on the Homestead




Magnolia on Hook place in full bloom


With winter winding down, I’m eager to get started on building my summer kitchen, but first I need to finish the root cellar under the cabin and install drainage and fresh water plumbing to the indoor kitchen.

Heat in the Cabin, Building and Off-Grid Log Cabin Alone in the Wilderness, Ep 8

Dec 17, 2021


I uncrate the woodstove and fire it up for the first time to keep me warm and for cooking while I continue building the walls of the log cabin and install window and door frames.

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The first steps to creating a food forest in the wilderness.


Have you ever been interested in shaking a swarm of honey bees? Lots of folks are doing so these days or are interested in doing so. In this video, I talk about how to go about it & the fact that you don’t really need fancy equipment to temporarily house a swarm of bees. Sure hope you enjoy the video & are having a fantastic day!


Is the BMPCC 4K still worth it in 2021? | STOP ASKING


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BMPCC4K 2022 | Best budget cinema camera for filmmakers


Should you buy the Black magic pocket cinema camera 4k in 2022? Well, it depends. This is my journey and process on how I came to decide that is was the best camera for me and my budget. I’ve been using the BMPCC4K for over 6 months now so here are my thoughts.

A budding filmmaker like you needs the Blackmagic Pocket 4k VS Hollywood Movie Camera | Red Dragon


BMPCC 4K Review – I spent one year with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K, am I still in love?

BMPCC 4K Review – I spent one year with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K, am I still in love? Another BMPCC 4K Review?! I didn’t just buy the Pocket 4K and use it for a week. I used the BMPCC 4K for a full year before producing this in-depth camera review on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K to provide my fellow filmmakers with the knowledge they need before you purchase the Pocket 4K. Find out why in 2020, I think the BMPCC 4K is the best value cinema camera for filmmakers like you. Learn how I put this entry-level cinema camera to the test when it comes to filmmaking and videography work in the field. In this 1-year review, I also show you some BMPCC4K Footage that I’ve shot, as well as show you some low-light footage from the BMPCC 4K.