Around the House

Time and Space

Well after a month of living in a van I have to say that the coolest thing about it is outdoor yoga. Being as that there isn’t much room inside I have been forced to take my daily yoga practice outdoors and while it was challenging and odd at first, mostly for the fact that I felt like I was always being stared at, I have grown to deeply enjoy becoming rooted where I can feel the wind on my…

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“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening”

I will admit to not being much of a gardener. Honestly my problem is seedlings. The transplanting of this delicate little baby plant into the earth where it is left in the open to the elements and susceptible to drying out, drowning or any other random event is just not my cup of tea. So I am not lying when I say that my approach to gardening has always kind of been stick a whole bunch of seeds in the…

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Dreaming, discussing and doing.

I seem to spend most of my time on the first, more and more on the second and the least on the third. I think I’d like to aim for a little more equal proportions in life. One of the more common themes that comes up for me in my dreams is city or country. Which path do I want to follow? And, more importantly, how do I decide? One one hand I want to be in the city where…

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Putting Gardens to Bed

With the change of each season there is a new set of tasks and jobs and projects that arises. Shortly before the frost hit my girlfriend and I filled out pockets with paper bags and with a pencil behind my ear we wandered through her yard gathering seeds that will be planted next spring. I’ve come home on more than one occasion now carefully clutching a handful of seeds that I knocked off a flower head while walking the streets…

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Grey Water Collection

The water from our washing machine is going to be drained into a garbage can that sits beside it. There is room there because we don’t have a dryer. When I was hooking up the washing machine I discovered that what came out the back of it was a hose that I was supposed to shove into a tube that led to the sewer. What a waste! Not to mention that soap has long been touted as a gentle insecticide…

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Lawns

Until today I used to be able to say that I had never mowed a lawn in my life. And that would be a completely true statement. I grew up on a farm where mowing the ‘lawn’ consisted of getting a horse or pony and a book and laying out on the grass for a couple hours. As an adult either I lived somewhere that didn’t have a lawn to maintain or someone else took care of it and it…

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Random Quotes ::

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~ Ansel Adams"

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July 8, 2014