One year ago (more or less), we were snugged-up in Gertrude while the snow piled up outside; an "early" snowfall on Halloween brought freezing temperatures and a foot of snow, just when Adrian was away in the UK. I had a moment there when I thought I'd have to be the one to take Mr. … Continue reading An Update: With Winter Closing In
Mama bear here again. Greetings from the snowy lands of Highland Bear, where the beauty of the wintry landscape is offset by the coziness of Gertrude...yes, that's right, we are still in the RV, and have celebrated the nine month anniversary of living in a space roughly the size of one of the bays in … Continue reading It’s 2018 and we (nearly) have a house
Greetings from the Mama bear-in-residence Mama Bear here – Baby Bear (Jordan) is up to her schist in geophysic-y stuff (did I mention she’s a geophysics grad student at the University of Alberta?) and being the gullible trusting sort, has kindly given me the keys to this blog, and even left the motor running. I’m … Continue reading Mama Bear at the Wheel
The house has leapt ahead in progress (still a ton to do though!) and we see a lot of snow up on the mountain.
In which I show you a preliminary roof! And some other stuff.
Getting up to speed with house developments, insulating Gertrude for the winter, seeing some new wildlife, and just enjoying the scenery.
Beams for the second floor have been installed, the garage floor has been poured, parts of the upper floor have been delivered, and now we're just waiting on finishing the second storey!
Some more house related stuff, some more animal bones, and some scenery.
In which I give a massive update with a ton of photos on how the progress is going in building the house.
An update on all the critters at the watering hole in the last little while.
Introducing: Batfink! Also a partial solar eclipse.
In which we can see the basement walls of the new house (yay!) and several large piles of wood. Also, some smoke...
In which I share photos of recent visitors to the Highland Bear property.
The road continues to improve, and we discuss heat - both present and future.
In which I display a few of the many types of flowers and other plants that call Highland Bear home.
A little of this, a little of that... House and property updates, hello from Bandit and Farley, and talking about fire season.
Things are moving along! The road is continuing to improve, and the house is starting to go up!
In which I visit Highland Bear and encounter flora, fauna, and more than a little rain.
Read all about the different creatures around Highland Bear!
Welcome to the beginning of the story of Highland Bear!