• URBAN HOMESTEAD REPORT

    Baking day Oh dreary days. Each day seems to be a carbon copy of the other – cool, foggy mornings, clearing to hazy sunshine. However, for…


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  • THERE IS A SEASON

    Late summer snapshots The backyard garden is looking nice and lush once again as late summer beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash and other colorful green crops fill the…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Fo-ti vine screen Passive Cooling To keep our house cool during the brutal summer months, the guys erected two passive cooling, living-trellises a few years back which runs along…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Fo-ti vine screen Passive Cooling To keep our house cool during the brutal summer months, the guys erected two passive cooling, living-trellises a few years back which runs along…


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  • PIZZA PARTY!

    Pizza Party Hey guys:Thanks so much for a great night at the Cob Oven Pizza Party. I learned so much in a compressed time frame from…


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  • UNEXPECTED WAKE UP

    Early this morning (4:50 am) we were all jolted wide away by a massive explosion that was scarily close by. Justin ran to the backyard to see a huge pillar…


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  • RAIN

    Fall tomatoes, guavas, strawberries and carpet of mustard The storm that blew in Monday night, lingered all day Tuesday dumping heavy rain at times throughout the…


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  • FINISHING TOUCHES

    Sunday cobbing Sunday was a nice day to work outdoors. The guys spent the day in the garden, Jordanne took care of the animal chores and…


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  • ANATOMY OF A COB OVEN

    Cob-rocket oven Here’s a brief anatomy of the cob-rocket stove to give you an idea how the oven functions. Q. How long does it take to heat to cooking…


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  • COB PIZZA

    Bon Appetite The past two days we’ve enjoyed cooking tasty mini pizzas in the cob oven. We used fresh tomatoes, peppers and squash from our garden,…


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