In 2016 we needed a change. Wanting a simpler, quieter life away from the confines of a small city, we sold our neighbourhood home of 33 years. It was a daunting decision and one we have never regretted.
Through a mutual acquaintance and sheer luck – we found a small cabin nestled in pine trees on an acre just seven minutes from town. The cabin was cute, clean, a little rough and the property overgrown.
But it wasn’t hard to see the potential. Lakeview, a small creek and wildlife corridor in the back of the property, songbirds instead of sirens, hidden native plants, wildlife – we were all in.
At first, we didn’t have a clue other than to clean up the mass of debris. We are learning as we go to be thoughtful about ecosystems as we gradually restore to a natural park habitat. Only items salvaged from the property or from a lumber yard scrap bin have been used in the process. And no over raking!
So welcome to our home and workplace we call Yarrow Creek – we hope you drop in every now and then to see our progress or have a chuckle when we misstep!