Multi Grain GF Bread Mix from the Bulk Barn in Canada 🇨🇦
This recipe is for a 2 lb loaf in a bread maker.
1-1/2 Cup of warm water
4 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (do not melt)
3 Cups GF Bread Mix
1/4 tsp Xantham Gum
2 tsp of Rapid (Instant) Yeast
Add to your pan in the above order.
Start your breadmaker on Basic Bread setting
2 lb load and Medium Crust( do not use the GF setting)
Using a spatula move the mixture around to help incorporate as your machine starts mixing.
This is where you will notice the gluten free dough appears very dry and dense. Slowly start adding more water until the dough starts to actually resemble bread dough.
I didn’t measure just kept adding. Guessing another 1/8 a 1/4 of a cup of water. Be your own judge.
Close lid and let machine do it’s job!
It’s not a matter of if, but when!
This past summer we had an unexpected visitor move into our Rv! We got the surprise one morning when we open up our cutlery drawer and surprise, something left us a turd!!
Yes, you guessed it, a fricken mouse!!
Grrr, now everything has to be completely cleaned and sanitized. These things creep me right out! Ok truth be told, I am scared shitless of them. Yes I know they are smaller than me, but nope not happening. I will scream like a little school girl, and I am not afraid to admit it.
Any plans Myron had that day were now put on the hold, as he now was on a search and destroy mission!
Aha, a section of our underbelly had come lose and allowed for a perfect entry point for the mouse to get in.
With traps set, it didn’t take long and snap…….. we caught the bugger!!!
We always knew it wasn’t a matter of if we would get a mouse, but a matter of when! We thought we had mouse proof our rig, but sometimes they just get in!
Not wanting them to ever get near our cutlery again. Myron came up with these sweet drawer covers.
He already had this clear heavy plastic material similiar to Lexan in his mobile shop, so he figured it would work perfect for the job.
Strong enough to hold my glass of wine!!
He used Velcro to temporarily hold them securely in place until we find the right fasteners.
They work awesome, another fabulous idea!
We thought we would show you what we do for drinking water.
This idea is just super cool! We can’t take any credit for it, as our friends Roger and Collene installed this in their Cougar trailer. We loved the idea so much that Myron got busy!
He installed a separate water tap next to my kitchen tap for our dedicated drinking water.
Then install a 12v pump and switch.
Finally he ran a water line that feeds to our refillable water jugs.
It fits neatly tucked away under our sink so we don’t have to trip on the jug.
Genius I tell ya!!
This past winter we did a few upgrades to our 5th wheel. Once the Shackles were complete it was time to upgrade from the factory installed WFCO converter to the new Inteli-Power 9260 Series by Progressive Dynamics .
The Charge Wizard constantly monitors battery voltage and battery usage then selects one of the following four operating modes to properly charge and maintain the batteries. Since we mostly boondock (Dry Camping), we are able to charge our batteries up faster with the generator on those cloudy days.
to access the converter we had to removed the electrical panel,
then remove the kitchen drawers on the other side of the cabinet.
Not the easiest spot to get to in the Cougar 337FLS, this took team work.
Out with the old, and in with the new!
It also comes with a remote pendant that we can manually control the charger.
Here are a few pictures we took of our tour in Ajo, Arizona.
The more time we spend in our RV, the more we find some of the design aspects of our Cougar are just not to our liking.
Our entry door came with a gas cylinder that was installed at the bottom of our door to keep the door open.
Great idea, at first we really liked it. Well, that was until a gust of wind came up and grabbed the door and snapped the cylinder head which caused the door to smashed up against the trailer! Thankfully we had a broom leaning up against the trailer so this stopped the door from smashing our big picture window.
We have removed the gas cylinder and installed the trusty old plastic door holder.
Myron also install a 3″ rubber door stopper.
Not only has this upgrade now allowed us to have our door completely open in a breeze, but it also allows a full view from our door and opened up our seating area to utilize the entire awning.
Road trip with Becky’s Parents. Lets see what kinda trouble we can get into!! 🤪
” If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchon
Today marks 1 year since we moved into our 5th wheel.
July 22,2017 we officially moved out of our house.
It was time to start the final demo on the last 2 rooms in the house.
We are pretty luck, we have 2 amazing and talented kids. They stepped up and helped Myron finish the renovations.
The master bedroom and bathroom were completely gutted and redone.
Our son Randy installed all our flooring, and he did an amazing job!
The only thing left in the kitchen was the completion of the backsplash. Our daughter Courtney picked out the tiles and our son Randy did all the installation.
Now with the inside done, the outside needed a facelift. Again our kids, son in-law Glenn and our friend Gwen stepped up. Without their help we wouldn’t have completed by the deadline as we were both still working full-time. For that we are thankful!!
Renovation now completed and it was finally time to purge our stuff.
We sold, gave away and donated whatever we didn’t want to keep.
With the house emptied, now it came time for Myron’s shop. This was a challenge to say the least. He still planned on doing upholstery when we are back in Canada, so that meant he still needed to keep a lot of his supplies.
Anyone that knows Myron knows if you need it, he will have it!
It took about a week and a half and it was finally done.
And on October 31, we said our final goodbye to the house that we raised our children in and locked the front door for the last time, as the next chapter of our story began.
Just a few dinosaur pics from the area.
We decided since we stopped at Horseshoe Canyon, we would proceed to Drumheller and check out Horse Thief Canyon.
Located 16 km (10 Miles) northwest of Drumheller on the Dinosaur Trail .
With Myron on the waiting list for his knee surgery, we skipped hiking the canyons. But we did stop and have our lunch overlooking the Horseshoe Canyon.
Located approx 17 km (10.5 Miles) from Drumheller, Alberta
It was Myron’s night to cook, so he decided to skip the dishes and we had dinner at the Casinos Mid City Grill. It was a great choice as the food was fabulous!
Cost- Free ($17.88 dinner)
Stay Length – 1 night
- Must register with security desk
- Asphalt parking lot
- Parking zone G
- Good street lighting
- Security cameras
- Lot is patrolled by security
- Casino is very clean and staff are great.
We are slowly making our way to Sylvan Lake for a couple of days, and decided to overnight casino camp at Camrose Resort Casino in Camrose, Alberta 🇨🇦
Stay length: 1 night
- Must register with security desk and they will instruct you where to park. Signs say no overnight parking BUT they do allow it.
- Asphalt lot
- Good street lighting
- Very clean casino and the staff are great.
It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of June, and that means graduation parties, Canada day celebrations, and spending time with friends and family. Next week we have 3 graduation functions to attend, so we figured it would be easier to pack up and head to the Battlefords where we would be closer to the festivities!
We have been stationary for the last month at my brothers acreage, and it seems we have unpack a lot of our crap, so today we are busy preparing for transport mode.
We have an antenna that has an attitude problem, so we have to climb up on the roof to secure it, and at the same time the solar panels need a good cleaning.
This is usually Myron’s job, but with a major Meniscus tear and a partial ACL tear in his left knee he is out of commission till after his surgery! That means I need to step up and help with the outside duties.
Yes I know, Myron sit still?! Fortunately one of us is more stubborn than the other. 😉
I seen a quote that said
“Fear has two meanings…
Face everything and run, or Face everything and rise!”
Today I faced my fear of heights and climbed up on our 5th wheel to prep for transport mode!
The older I get, the more things I want to cross off my to do list! Today, I finally conquered my fear heights!
☑️ get over my fear of heights
With all our traveling this past winter, I’ve been slacking in the baking department. I had some ripe bananas staring at me, so I decided since it was a rain day, it would be a perfect day to test out a new gluten-free banana bread recipe.
I wish these pictures had a scratch and sniff, the smell is amazing!
It’s great to be back in our home Province of Saskatchewan!
The snow has finally melted, and the temperatures have now warmed up.
Farmer are busy getting their equipment ready for another season.
We made a quick overnight stop in Swift Current, SK on route to our moochdocking location with family near Saskatoon, SK. We spent the night Solardocking at Living Sky Casino.
Stay Length: 1 night
- Designated RV parking signs around perimeter of parking lot.
- Asphalt lot
- Onsite garbage bins
- Good street lighting
After crossing the border into Canada, we decided to spend a couple days at Casino Lethbridge in Lethbridge, AB 🇨🇦
Stay length: 2 nights
This would be a great location to use as a home base, lots to see in the area.
Note: Dump Station with potable water located at the Chinook County Tourist Association
Oasis Palm RV Resort in Thermal California.
Nights stayed: 7
Rates: $20/night with PPA discount
Amenities: FSU, free wifi, pool, hot tub, laundry ($1.50 wash & $ 1.00 dry), catch and release fish pond
When we arrived we only planned on staying a couple days, but we liked it so much we extended our stay.
🍷🍷 happy hour is located directly behind our site…..Bonus!
Gotta love California sunsets!Some of the crew we met at happy hour.
We had such a great time listening to Timothy and Kathy Dick of Auld Lang Syne
Overall this is a great place to stay, and we will return!
We usually only travel a maximum of 3-3 1/2 hrs a day, so today was a long day of driving for us heading north on I15.
Idaho Falls, ID to Shelby, MT 441 Miles or 710 km.
Some drive by pics from today.
Length of Stay – 3 days
Asphalt/ Gravel Parking Lot located on the west side of the casino.
Park in Lot #6 designated for RV’s.
Bluewater Casino just outside Parker Arizona along the Colorado River.
Length of Stay: 1 week
Notes: parking lot is not level, so be prepared to use your blocks.
Dump station and water fill is located down the road at La Paz Country Park for $10
On-site garbage and security
This was on our way down at Why, Az