Time lapse: Breakfast on the mountain for a whole year. Bacon and eggs. 240 breakfasts in 365 days.

Bacon and eggs on a plate

What did we eat for breakfast? Bacon, eggs, sriracha, grapes, avocado, blackberry, raspberry, pancakes, sesame seeds, bacon, blueberries, lettuce, banana, almonds, seaweed, bratwurst, Italian sausage, breakfast sausage links, breakfast sausage patties, cantelope, watermelon, pineapple, waffles, fried potatoes, garlic bread, sweet… Continue Reading

Our journey in Buying a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Mini Split to replace Jotul F3 Wood Stove as Primary Heat

Mini split air conditioning unit with hand operating remote control

Our mountain cottage We moved to the mountain a half decade ago.  Sounds so long. As I write, it will be our sixth winter.  It’s a small cottage.  About 800 square foot on main floor, with an 800 square foot… Continue Reading

Review: Best Solar Installer in Western North Carolina, Hendersonville, Asheville area

13 solar panels on top of house

Lots of folks wonder about solar, but few take the plunge.  We did, twice.  With the once 30% Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit, and about 30% Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate Program, our cost was significantly off-set.  But even with… Continue Reading

Review: Love our DuroMax XP12000EH Generator, built hard cover & oil change

DuroMax Beast Portable Generator

Our electricity goes out often, at least once every 2 to 3 months.  All the outages are to be expected, given our location, but Duke Energy has been impressive with response.  We’re typically without electric for only a day or… Continue Reading