Our neighbor and friend (Jamie) dropped by on Sunday afternoon to see the new goats. After observing and fawning over them, Jordanne put their harnesses on and we walked them down the street to surprise her roommate. Jaime and Jordanne walked the goats around her enclosed front lawn. For fun we took their leashes off, closed the gates and let them romp and play. They were certainly a fun to watch. Fairlight gracefully bounced and darted deer-like. Blackberry, on the other hand, was a total riot.  She would jump and contort her body – doing a dance of sort.   Her funky dancing antics made us four girls bust out laughing.

After our hike on Monday, Jaime gave us a call asking us to come and let the goats play/dance in her yard again (I think she’s really fond of these goats!).   After allowing them to run and play, Jordanne and Jamie also did a few sessions training them to understand a few commands — “come” “leave it” “stand” etc,.

Justin & Jordanne go for a swim

Enjoying Nature, Family & Friends

Monday was a beautiful day for a hike – sunny and warm with a cool breeze. A few even took the opportunity to swim in the clear (and cold) “natural” pool.

Sun Cooked Meal

Before leaving on our hike, we put a black pot of black beans and homemade spanish rice in the oven. It’s a great feeling to come home to a sun cooked meal.


Bring On The $6 Gallon Of Gas/It would revolutionize America. It would make us all better humans. But could you handle it? {SFGate}

No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don’t you agree?
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What If They Gave a War…?{Wired}

The real voices of dissent and engagement are found on the internet these days, but the internet is simply too diffuse to effectively galvanize a revolution.And we desperately need a revolution.
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Green’ chemists swap oil for renewable alternatives{USAToday}

Look around you. What do you see? A computer screen, the print on this page, a pen, your shirt. Chances are there’s petroleum in all of it. Petroleum-based substances are in everything from lipstick to laundry detergents, clothes to computers to chocolate bars.
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  1. Cherilyn says:

    Thanks for the Wired post today! It’s great to see that people are finally, publicly starting to make the connection between apathy to an unjust war and consumerism. I’m ashamed at how my own role as a consumer keeps me from putting my money where I really want it.

  2. Nancy Kelly says:

    Including the “revolution” article is the closest I think I have seen you folks come to talking about politics!
    I tend to be very political but it’s so frustrating because it feels like there is so little one person can do on the political front. I admire you folks for focusing on what you CAN do and DOING it.

    THAT is the stuff of a true revolutionary!


  3. Cherilyn says:

    Here’s another link for info on unglazed clay urns, including how to make your own using regular clay pots!


  4. Anais says:

    Thank you for your comments. You are right, here at PTF we try to not venture too much into the political sphere. However, this article caught our attention, not because of it’s political slant (we don’t always agree with entire content articles we post) – but how technology is effecting our lives to such an extent that we are buffered in a virtual world.

    As the old saying goes “actions speak louder than words” and our homestead, we feel is a form of protest – a living revolution.

  5. Anais says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Cherilyn. Great article.

    “Old” is “new” once again.