Monday, December 30, 2019

Safe Cleaning

At this time of year, some of you may be doing a bit more cleaning than normal due to the residue of family visits and holiday parties. In any case, I'm guessing that most of you do some cleaning, at some point in your life. As a society we seem to have been sold the idea that this needs to involve a lot of expensive and toxic

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Night Time Noises

The most frequent night time visitor we see here is a fox. Probably more than one as there are quite a few in the area, though I don't usually see more than one at a time in our yard. I love having them come through as they are great at putting a dent in the population of small rodents. Last night Burley and I were awakened in the middle of the night by a very different sound though.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Winter Decorating with Pine

As you probably know, I really enjoy the flowers surrounding my house, garden, wild in the woods, and seeing their beauty all summer. With our long winters, there are many months of the year with no flowers growing outdoors here. So, I do some winter decorating with

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tiny House Cooking - Christmas Caroling Chili

With the frigid cold weather we woke up to this morning, with temps a little below zero F, a good hot hearty soup was on my mind. Chili seems to be another of those dishes that most people have passionate opinions about the correct way to make. I never order chili if I am away from home because

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Deepening Snow

Over the past week or so, the snow pack on the ground has deepened a good bit. From the above photo to just a little deeper now than

Friday, December 6, 2019

Winter Crystals

It's continued to be cold, with little new snowfall over the past few days. Though there is more in the forecast which is

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Tiny House Coloring Book!

If any of you enjoy coloring, check this out! A brand new Tiny House coloring book featuring many people's tiny homes, including Fy Nyth (and Burley!). See a couple pages below. Put together by my fellow tiny house dwelling

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Finally Snowy

So as you may know, this winter has started out unusually dry. We've had a few inches of snow several times, since late September. And overall cold temps, down to -10F. Actually setting the record for the coldest October in the area. But even when it's cold, when the sun comes out and you have dry air, the snow just evaporates. It's called sublimation - the process of a solid turning

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hello from Burley and I in the snowstorm which is finally blanketing the area is a permanent coat of white for the year. (It's about 6 inches deeper since snapping this photo) I hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving Day! You might have seen this before, but thinking about this kind of thing always makes me more

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Stretching, Ice, and Flashes of Blue

The photo looks sunny, but it's been pretty cold. Just a few flurries that have all evaporated except for the shadiest spots. But lots of pretty ice crystal patterns everywhere. And Burley loves spending his mornings snoozing in the cold sunshine or practicing yoga in front of the house. I wonder if we people all stretched as consistently

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Welcome & Follow by Email

Hey folks. If you just found your way over here from Youtube (or anywhere else!) welcome from me and Burley at Fy Nyth!

 I just got a heads up that the subscribe to the blog by email link was not working which I was unaware of. I believe I've fixed it, please let me know if it's still not working. Find it near the top of the right hand side, and please do subscribe so we can stay in touch no matter what the FTC, Youtube, or other media companies decide to do. We're very glad to have you here and trying to stay in contact as I figure out what all these rule changes mean for my ability to share info

Some Interesting and Different Meals

As you probably know, I very much enjoy cooking and sometimes am asked, "what kind of food do you make?" I never know how to answer this question. I make a lot of things. :) I think one of the wonderful things about preparing your own food is not only the quality and knowing what is actually in it, but being able to experiment with different ideas and flavors to make things exactly the way you prefer. So I rarely make two things exactly the same. Above is something like an open faced "egg macmuffin."  The biscuit made with freshly hand ground einkorn wheat, grass fed

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Winter's Firewood Prep Etc.

Winter is well on it's way here. The snow isn't deep yet, but the temps plummeted weeks ago. Burley and I as always, are cozy in the house. And the way we stay cozy, is with the little mini

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Canning Summer Bounty

This summer and fall I was able to preserve a lot of wonderful food for enjoyment through the next year. Canning is one of the ways I store bounty for later enjoyment, and I love looking at rows of beautifully colored canned foods on my pantry shelves! Growing and eating various and sometimes unusual colors is so much fun. The above photo is all carrots

Monday, November 4, 2019

Summer Backpacking Trip to the Wind River Range


One of the fun things I did this summer was a 5 day backpacking trip with Burley and a good friend Beth in the Wind River Range. Of all the many backpacking trips I've done over the years, I think this one was my overall favorite. 

So here's a few photos from some of the wonderful

Attempting to pick Blogging back up....


Hello all. It's been a while. My life (this is scary to say publicly) looks as if it might have a bit more free time in the next little bit. So... I'm going to try to catch up on some blogging here! It's crazy how much interest you all have in my tiny house life that even with well over 200 blog posts here and 500+ videos on the channel, I still get more questions all the time. 

So to pick back up here. Burley has grown up a lot in the past year! And turned into an absolutely wonderful companion. The above photo is my tired puppy crashed in

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Welcome to 2019!

Hello all! It's been a while since I've had time to write here. If you have just landed here for the first time, welcome! If you scroll back through posts, you will find most of the history of the first three years or so of life off grid in my tiny house here. And I am still very much happily living here, in my fifth year now! 

But more of my time these days is going to videos rather than blog posts about life here. Since, a bit sadly to me, most folks seem to prefer to watch rather than read. So head on over to for most of the latest updates. There's usually a new video every few days. Or find me on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Minds/Gab/Steemit/GooglePlus as Fy Nyth if you'd like to follow posts there. 

We're having a pretty average winter so far. Which means it's looking pretty white around here as the new year begins. 

Over time, there has been a few changes to the interior such a whitewash on the walls and the addition of upper kitchen cabinets.

Summer was full of lots of adventures with friends and family including an 80+ mile backpacking trip in the Sawtooth range with a good friend. 

I continued to garden and grow as much food as possible here in the very short summer.

Plants, flowers, food, and growing things remain some of my favorite things to spend time with. 

One morning there was a just after sunrise rainbow over the house!

My life here has been joined by Burley, a beautiful young English Shepherd who has rapidly become a wonderful companion. 

All aspects of life off grid continue as well. I'm settled in with a good supply of firewood for the year.

And like I said, for all the detailed updates on all those things over the past months, head on over to where there are currently almost 400 videos detailing most aspects of off grid life here in my tiny house along with just some fun and adventures. Thanks for following along!