Living in Two Places

A LOT has happened since I wrote last, and at the same time, not much. I began our move into the little house in Forkland with grand permaculture ideas and ideals. Then, life happened. We began in the middle of winter by living in two back bedrooms of the house, as the rest of the house …

Chinampa Video

This is the only live coverage of a chinampa I have ever seen on the Net! A classmate shared it on our facebook page. I haven’t figured out how to embed the video yet, but here is the link to the Financial Times’ page:

Freaky Fukushima Vegetables

Check out this compilation of photos on Real Farmacy from Japanese citizens of their mutant vegetables due to the Fukushima atrocity. Can anyone say RESPONSIBLE technology? If this link breaks in the future, try going to and typing Fukushima in the search box.

Plans for Winter Hot Water

So here’s what I’m thinking for our hot water this winter: I love the calm, simple way “Hadley” explains his system. For the first couple weeks in our “new” house we will probably be heating water on top of the woodstove, but I hope to graduate to this system once we feel comfortable that …