• LIVING OUTSIDE THE BOX

    Edible “forest” garden “layer” example It’s another rather cool & somewhat cloudy morning here on the homestead. Yesterday morning we had a bit of drizzle. We didn’t do the…


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  • ODDS & ENDS

    New soil The guys recently emptied the “green monster” composter of rich, black soil full of redworms filling up almost 2, 55 gallon drums. Today we gals will also…


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  • ODDS & ENDS

    New soil The guys recently emptied the “green monster” composter of rich, black soil full of redworms filling up almost 2, 55 gallon drums. Today we gals will also…


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  • WHAT THE MAILMAN BROUGHT…

    We got mail! We received a very thoughtful surprise and “thank you” note in the mail yesterday. What a pleasant gesture of appreciation receiving a copy of the…


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  • BOOHOOO

    GASP! Our fave, natural toothpaste (“family”) company sells out to a mega company, corporation ! I guess that means we’ll have to find another toothpaste brand or perhaps this…


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  • PLANS & MORE PLANS

    Part of front and back yard Good news, more rain is on the way Monday, into Tuesday and more chance on Thursday!   Around 6 am this morning…


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  • PLANS & MORE PLANS

    Part of front and back yard Good news, more rain is on the way Monday, into Tuesday and more chance on Thursday!   Around 6 am this morning…


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  • WATER RECLAMATION

    Sun shower Here’s a few pictures of the almost completed solar shower (made with salvaged wood). The water drains into the adjacent compost bin and also waters…


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  • THIRSTY FOR WATER

    Unfortunately, it looks like it’s going to be an abnormally dry year, no thanks to the developingLa Nina — resulting in ocean temperature drop of the water…


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  • DRAFTING "BLUEPRINTS"

    Designing a new backyard garden Now that there’s more space since the concrete’s been removed, now what? Just kidding, there’s been some progress, we’ve added three new…


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