• ALL IN A DAYS WORK

    Nitty gritty Another sweaty, dirty, dusty, filthy day for the guys. This awful humidity makes an already dirty job even worse – the dust just sticks to the…


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  • UPDATES

    HOT TIME IN THE CITY It’s another hot and sticky day. Frankly, the humidity is getting a bit tiresome; we aren’t used to that kind of weather here.   From…


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  • THE HEAT IS ON

    100 mile potluck & film screening. Blue Vinyl Plastics. One part of your diet you may never break.. . .you may want to but it is utterly impossible. Over 40…


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  • WATER WISE

    Toilet lid sink. “Spanky” inspects the job (yep that’s handmade soap you see.) This past weekend the guys installed the new toilet lid sink (on one…


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  • HODGE PODGE

    Blooming artichoke Muggy & humid.   It feels like our old home state of Florida – not your typical dry So Cal weather, that’s for sure. Yet, unlike…


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  • 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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  • ROCK-POT BED

    Clay pot irrigation bed The raised rock bed which we semi-buried three unglazed pots to “drip irrigate” has finally filled out. The herbs are ready to harvest and…


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  • BUSY

    Solar shower & sun oven Sorry for the lack of postings this week. It’s been just too nice outside and too many things to do around the urban…


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  • AFTER THE RAIN

    Snapshots from the backyard Here are the latest photos from the backyard right after the rain storm yesterday.   You can see the new rock bed, lodge pole…


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  • RAIN

    It’s raining! What a tremendous blessing this late in the season.   By storms end, we could get anywhere between 1-4 inches. The plants (and people – well, gardeners mostly)…


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