A sudden wind blowing snow hit my place about 4 days ago pulling the power wire anchor out of the wall of the house. This wire goes to my shop and pump house.


The wire didn’t come down in the high wind which reached up to about 80mphbut the insulated anchor was ripped out of the wall. Using a ladder I mounted a pulley on to the wall and tied a rope to the insulated connector and down through the pulley. I then had a friend pull the rope through the pulley. I was then able to secure power wire to wall.


This is not a permanent fix but takes the stress of the wire until I can fix it properly. Just lucky it did not snap the wire initially.


We had an awesome summer and fall in the Okanagan Valley this year. It’s hard to believe it is mid October and we still are having days with temperatures in the 20’s. It has worked out well since this year has been so busy it allows me to catch up. My son, Ian, is coming out today to help me work the rototiller and get the garden ready for the winter. once that’s finished I have to work on getting the rest of the firewood split and in the building next to the shop which heats the shop I the winter.

we have been working the garden for the last three years and by next year it should be in the condition we want it. it has taken a bit of work since of the high amount of clay. Today we will be running the ’tiller through it once and then adding composted soil, loose soil, peat moss, and some sand, some bone meal, and ’tilling it again. This should loosen the soil up some more. Next spring I will be adding manure and tilling again. Should be a great and more workable garden next year. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day yesterday. It’s almost winter and time to get in tune with the upcoming festive season. Oh no, more money.


The weather has been hot in the valley for the past couple of weeks, hitting 40 degrees a couple times. Many new fires in the valley as well though out BC leaves heavy smoke in the air.


They are predicting it will cool down a little this week but no sign of rain. West Kelowna has a wild fire happening now and 1500 people have been evacuated.