• BATTENS UP

    Battens are up Last Thanksgiving we were jack hammering and removing (by hand) the slab of concrete in the backyard. This holiday season we are re-roofing our house.  …


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  • END ALMOST IN SIGHT

    Supplies! Supplies were delivered for the roof today and there’s a crew here to start work.   Like I said the roof is going be be finished sometime next week….


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  • LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD

    New Pioneers Forging Paths Towards a Sustainable Present & Future As our longtime readers know, PTF started in December 1999 as a very influentialfamily advocate site in one…


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  • THE HOMEFRONT

    Brrrrr Nighttime temperatures have been hovering near or below freezing. Last night it was a frosty 27 degrees. When I go out early feed the animals I dress warming with…


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  • A NEW WEEK

    Bike Ride to LA On Saturday we joined the celebration and many bike loving folks from the LA area for theLife Can Be So Car-Free event at the…


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  • ODDS & ENDS

    Roof update The guys spent most of the past couple days trying to finish the last bit of plywood on the roof eaves. First, they lifted up and leveled the…


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  • ODDS & ENDS

    Roof update The guys spent most of the past couple days trying to finish the last bit of plywood on the roof eaves. First, they lifted up and leveled the…


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  • THE LATEST

    Waterfall, natural pool. Justin, Anais relax. Sabbath-Rosh Hashanah Hike Yesterday was an absolutely lovely day for a hike – blue skies and nice breeze. We, along, with a friend…


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  • WINTER?

    Goats helping with the plywood, checking our their new ride Yesterday the sun didn’t come out at all and the same forecast today.   It’s damp chilly and…


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  • SLOW & STEADY

    Plywood stage almost complete. Cleaning up the attic We’re slowly and steadily working at putting the plywood up. The major “whole” pieces of plywood have been put up…


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