• TAKING A HIKE

    Enjoying nature Yesterday was an ideal spring day to hike in the mountains, it’s been awhile since we been hiking since the past couple weekends has either…


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  • RAIN!

    Carpet of miner’s lettuce This morning, there was a flurry of planting activity as we prepared the garden for the approaching storm.    Obviously, transplanting is best right…


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  • THIS & THAT

    2 FEET AND 2 WHEELS Today was the first time we used our car in two weeks! Instead, we have either walked or used bicycles to make deliveries, run errands…


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  • THIS & THAT

    2 FEET AND 2 WHEELS Today was the first time we used our car in two weeks! Instead, we have either walked or used bicycles to make deliveries, run errands…


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  • HERALDING SPRING

    Simple beauties The apple trees have started to bloom with their soft pinkish-white buds, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. The bees are…


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  • SUN SHOWER

    Solar/greywater shower The sides were assembled and roof raised on the solar shower today. The shower will be heated by coiled black garden hose (bottom right pic) that…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Building a solar shower & salvaged wood If one path is blocked we try a different one. Another project has been started… and it’s a good feeling to…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Building a solar shower & salvaged wood If one path is blocked we try a different one. Another project has been started… and it’s a good feeling to…


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  • BATTLE OF THE BOWL

    The Best Laid Plans… The mood, I imagine, around the PTF homestead mimics that of the recently defeated USC football team at the Rose Bowl…. Over the past few days we…


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  • “ACT OUTSIDE THE BOX”

    We hear so much these days for us to “think outside the box.” But then what? Jules has for years come to a conclusion that it’s time for us…


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