Posted: Thu Mar 24 00:58:00 UTC 2022
NEW CASPER QUEEN BEDS
NEW DINNERWARE AND GLASSES
Beautiful and classy stoneware has replaced the Corelle plates. In addition, newly updated jam-jar glasses. A mixture of contemporary style with retro 50s influence.
Credit to Hyunjoo Lee for the beautiful food displayed on the new stoneware.
Follow Hyunjoo's Instagram/Dr. Girinssem to see more of her gorgeous and delicious plant-based food creations.
KIRKLAND HOUSE BLEND COFFEE BEANS
Posted: Thu Nov 19 01:30:00 UTC 2020
Most of our properties have air-tight, fireplace inserts, or freestanding wood stoves, providing cozy and efficient heat for the properties during our rainy off-season, October through April. The air-tight fireplaces are an alternative way to heat the properties saving on electric usage. Plus, with the right fire, an efficient burn then spews less smoke outside, making for better air quality.
Since most of our guests come from the city (me included), most will benefit from the tips below on building an efficient fire. The goal is to have it burn at the right temperature, not too hot and not too cold..... "just right," says Goldilocks. A too-hot fire will send the heat up the flue and burn the firewood too quickly. A fire too cool will smoke, leaving creosote in the chimney and pollute the surrounding air.
The fireplace inserts are an efficient way to heat the house, supplementing the electric baseboard heaters. In fact, the new Lazy Bowen Hideaway insert reduced electricity usage by 25%.
STEP 1: Open the damper wide open. The above picture is the Hideaway insert. Other damper controls will vary.
STEP 2: Starting with the first fire, light the newspaper, and let it flame up. This will warm the flue and help get a good draft for your fire. Watch for it to start to burn the kindling and then the larger wood below.
STEP 3: Once you see that the larger pieces of wood have a good burn, start to slide the damper control toward the closed position. You want to restrict the airflow into the insert to create a hot and slow burn.
STEP 4: When you have a good hot coal base, and your smaller pieces of wood have burned down, add another large piece of wood to the fire. Each log will last about 2-3 hours when burned properly.
Always secure the door in the closed position.NOTE: MY EXPERIENCE IS THAT THE DAMPER OPENING IS OPTIMAL WHEN IT IS SLID JUST TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER. The goal is to have hot red embers with blue flames on the logs, as pictured above.
THE FIRE IS TOO HOT WHEN THERE IS A LOT OF YELLOW FLAMES— You do not want yellow flames. The wood will burn too quickly, which isn't efficient. Slide the damper control toward the closed position to restrict the air flow, and then monitor the fire.
TOO SMOKIE—this means the damper is too closed, and the fire isn't getting enough air. Inch the damper control back toward the open position in small increments to add more air to the fire.
There is a fine line to balance the efficient burn of your cozy fire.
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|Vancouver International Airport to Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island, British Columbia|
|Vancouver International Airport to Bowen Island, British Columbia route|
|Walk east along Georgia, cross to the north side in front of Hudson's Bay for the 257 stop.|
Posted: Fri Oct 19 18:18:00 UTC 2018
|Photo by Greg Schecter|
|Black bear photo by Alan D. Wilson|
|Photo by Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife|
|Photo by Stuart Meek|
|Photo by Judy Gallagher|
Posted: Fri Jun 15 17:10:00 UTC 2018
|Emilie Kaplun, Pauulet Hohn, and Marie Neys. Photo by Marilyn Cote-Dupuis|
|Photo by Pauulet Hohn|
|A piece by local sculptor, Cathryn Jenkins. Photo by Pauulet Hohn|
|Photo by Pauulet Hohn|
Posted: Wed Apr 25 19:09:00 UTC 2018
|New laundry shed at Eastman Waterfront Cottage|
|New entry roof at the Eastman Waterfront Cottage|
Posted: Fri Apr 20 18:21:00 UTC 2018
|Sweet Stand unicorn cookies.|
|Lime and Moon Chocolate Banana Cream Pie|
and Ruddy Potato dessert case.
(Photos from respective businesses' websites).
|Jess Skett & Burle Konopa|
Posted: Wed Apr 18 20:36:00 UTC 2018
|Photo by Jan Stevens|
|Commuter lot by the RCMP station.|
Photo from www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/parking
|#2 on map is the commuter lot by the RCMP station.|
Image from www.bowenislandmunicipality.ca/parking
|250 Bus returning to Horseshoe Bay.|
Photo by Tawker.
|Translink 250 and 257 stops where they both occur. Photo images from Google Maps.|
|Express Bus Stops, returning to Horseshoe Bay|
Image from Bowen Island Bus (Express Bus) Facebook Page
|Walking directions from the Translink bus stop at the|
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to the Government Dock,
to catch the water taxi.
Image from Google Maps.