Tiny House Adventure

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August 2016

Living In A Tiny House Space

Dog Sitting in a Tiny House

My daughter and her friend Chris planned to be out of town for a week, so they needed a place for their medium size dog to stay.  I’m familiar with the dog, and I’ve had both of my poodles at their apartment before, so I figured we could manage for a week. The good news is that all the fears that their dog would be depressed and anxious at being left behind did not happen.  There was also a fear that Roxy would whine and cry all  ...

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Changes inside the tiny house, and work around the farm

Next week, my one piece of furniture is to arrive.  I ordered a rocker recliner.  That will make my downstairs space much more livable for me.  Of course, that means the cedar chest with cushions  on top will need to find a home in the storage shed for now, and that means I need to address that space as well.  I have unloaded some of the stuff from the shed that I didn’t have time to sort before my move, but I still have plenty of  ...

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Hot days, Dog days of August

For the next three days, we are in a heat wave here in the Northwest.  The temperatures will reach the triple digits, soaring over 100.  I did note that I will get a few degrees off that high mark because we are in the foothills of the Cascade Mt. Range sitting around 4000 ft., but those few degrees won’t bring much relief. For the last couple of days, I’ve laid low for the most part, though I ventured out to accomplish  ...

Living In A Tiny House Space

The challenges of a loft bed

Some days, I wonder what I can blog about, and other days, I’m outside, doing things on the farm, or being incredibly lazy and hanging out in the loft streaming movies.  Lately, I’ve been streaming the Olympics (yes, I’m one of those Olympic junkies).  Without a TV, I am not getting nearly as much coverage of the Olympics as I would like, but I do enjoy the highlights and watch some of the live and replay programs on my  ...

Living In A Tiny House Space

Living in the space

I’ve spent a great deal talking about the farm recently.  That’s because summer is the best season in Oregon.  It’s  the season when the sun is out most often, and you have the best weather.  It’s also the time you get projects done on the farm, that have taken a back seat due to weather or just time. I’m getting ready to do a rearrangement in my tiny house.  I had thought about that one piece of furniture I  ...

Life on the farm

Something to do, everywhere…

I mentioned before that the State Fair is coming up soon.  In preparation, there is more activity toward getting the Gypsy horses ready.  The horse trainers visits to the farm are more frequent.  There is more attention paid to getting the horses washed, a little at a time.  Gypsy’s have lots of hair on their mane, tails and down their legs to their hooves.  Their legs are built more like a draft horse, and they are very gentle horses.  ...

Life on the farm

Pepper, The Wonder Poodle

For some reason, I feel compelled to write about how my adopted poodle is adapting to farm life. Pepper was named “Feather” as a puppy. My mom and her boyfriend, picked him up at a pet store when someone walked in to return him. They had purchased the poodle a week before, and they returned him to the store like damaged goods, declaring that they didn’t want him. My mom had enormous compassion for him, and she bought him on  ...

Life on the farm

Things are getting busy on the farm

I find that a few days have passed without any updates from me.  For that, I apologize.  Especially since I just figured out how to add subscribers to my blog, and some of you have subscribed.  Thank you. The Oregon State Fair seems to be around the corner.  Labor Day weekend is the time the Gypsy Horses are shown, and we are gearing up, getting ready to take the horses down the road to Salem, Oregon to the Fair.  Once we’ve decided on  ...

Getting set up and started

Inside my tiny house

I chose to order my Tumbleweed Tiny House, Cypress 20′ model from the good folks at Tumbleweed Tiny House in Colorado Springs, CO.  I had been thinking tiny for the past 6 years or so (yes, long before it became a thing!)  I continued my research, and I took a 2 day workshop offered by Tumbleweed.  After those two full days of every detail you can imagine, along with pros and cons to consider, I came out of the workshop with a pretty  ...

Life on the farm

The Adventure Continues…..

So, it was always my plan to blog about my tiny house adventure, downsizing into my 20′ tiny house on wheels for my retirement.  What I have realized since then, is that, true to my nature, I have chosen to multi-task once again.  My life adventure isn’t just about tiny house living.  It’s also about living on a farm.  Two adventures in one!  For me, they seem compatible, though I find myself having to adjust things in my  ...