Used to be a ‘new’ Jersey Girl   : now A Colorado Girl

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The cabin weaves its spell

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We finally managed to get our internet connection working last night. I am really sitting in our cabin writing to you rather than sitting on the hilltop. Magic.

In the crisp morning air all that can be heard is the whizzing, whirring sound of the hummingbirds as they go back and forth between our two feeders, the peewee is screeching its monotonous song, and the light babble of Bart’s Creek, still flowing with spring run off water. It’s very peaceful here. It’s taken some time but I think we are finally on cabin time. Time that passes slowly and sweetly, without you even noticing. It’s hard to explain.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We are “off the grid” here, meaning we have no one providing us with services. We make our own electricity, relying on the sun to spill its power onto our solar panels and down into the batteries, so we have to be mindful of our usage. We have a wind generator too, but we took it down when we moved to New Jersey. The wind is downright wicked up here and would have ruined it if we had left it up unattended. We do have a large propane tank and our refrigerator, stove and furnace are powered by propane. We have a well with deliciously cold water. Yes, we have running water and all the comforts that go along with it. Rustic but comfortable.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The dogs are certainly enjoying themselves. We take plenty of long walks.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

For now I will leave you with the sunset from the other night. More coming soon.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Welcome back to Colorado!

Awesome pictures. What’s a peewee!?

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