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O WATER, WHERE ART THOU?(2)

May 21, 2013

This year is on tap to be dangerously dry. LA basin normal rainfall is about 12″ and thanks to a recent miracle it bumped up the inches to a little closer to 6″

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THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH OUR CLOTHES


Posted by Anais Dervaes | February 26, 2013

Have you ever watched period movies, or classic series and wondered: How on earth did they keep those yards and yards of fabric in their clothing clean?

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RAIN, RADIATION, RESTRICTIONS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | March 18, 2011

Appreciate everyone’s emails and letters of concern over the possible arrival of a radiation cloud that is “reportedly” coming our way. For what it’s worth, here’s what the UN Weather Forecast has to say.

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HAND WASHING


Posted by Anais Dervaes | December 14, 2010

Recently, we had an “episode” with our eight year old energy/water efficient washing machine. Although we do wash by hand, we do use our machine especially when things get a little rushed around here

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GRAY WATER RECLAMATION


Posted by Anais Dervaes | April 28, 2010

You don’t miss your water until your well runs day – country proverb FACT: An average American family of four generates about 70 gallons of graywater a day!  That is a lot of water going down the drain. For comparison the average African family uses about 5 gallons of water each day. What is Gray [...]

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WATER SAVING PROJECTS


Posted by Anais Dervaes | April 16, 2010

Water!  Water is vital to the all aspects of the urban homestead and, though we are dependent on the municipal water source for most of our water (digging a well is out of the question – looked into it), we do our best to conserve what water we do use. On the homestead in New Zealand, [...]

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AROUND THE URBAN HOMESTEAD pt 2


Posted by Anais Dervaes | March 19, 2010

We wrap up another busy week with a pictorial dispatch – highlighting our new grey water project and more! Goat Walk & Talk Student working on an profiling some local eco heroes for a NPR radio piece comes along on one of our goat walks.  Jordanne shows her some wild edibles that are popping up [...]

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WATER RELIEF


Posted by Anais Dervaes | November 7, 2009

Two blessings in one month! In October, not only did we get an unprecedented early rain storm (over 2 inches!) but we also got our water bill from the city and guess what?  We qualified for their water relief meaning we won’t have to be pushed into a bracket that would have us paying more [...]

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SAVING WATER, ONE DROP AT A TIME


Posted by Anais Dervaes | August 9, 2009

One of Farmer D’s “to do projects” has finally been implemented here on the urban homestead.  A couple years ago he drew out plans to irrigate the raised beds by watering below ground. There’s always ways to improve things here on the urban homestead and we’ve learned it’s all in the little steps that sometimes [...]

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PICTURE POST


Posted by Anais Dervaes | May 21, 2009

It’s been a busy week here on the urban homestead – working bees, planting summer veggies, preserving and more.  What more could a busy bee ask for but purposeful work that fills our days. The camera these days is my constant companion since there’s so much goings on everywhere I turn. So without further ado, [...]

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