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Trip Report, Santa Lucia, May 2015 (Part 1) Bone Collecting

We spent our first overnight as a family at the bus since we installed the wood stove.  We managed to keep temperatures on the 50s all night.   627 more words


Seedlings aren't for the faint of heart

Let me start by saying I am by no means a professional when it comes to growing food. I am however very passionate about it and eager to learn whatever I can from whoever will teach me. 675 more words


Yard Rabbit Follow Up

Bibi is doing fine.  Daryl decided that she didn’t want to be a janitor anymore, so she escaped to the wilds of the yard as well.   225 more words


Homesteader Blues and running water.

According to one authority, Alaska has six times as many people living without running water as the rest of the nation. Given that 1.6 million Americans lived without running water in 2014, according to the Washington Post, that’s quite a few. 281 more words

Selling Out

The time came for us to get rid of a few chicks.  We packed up eight of them and six bunnies on Saturday and headed to Earthdog in Denver for their monthly chicken swap.   269 more words


DIY laundry detergent for a YEAR

Being a parent is awesome.

You think you appreciate your parents before but once you have a child you really really appreciate them and may even make a phone call like, “Mom, I’m so sorry for what I ever put you through!” like I did. 297 more words

Ikea Solar Lamps

Lighting in the bus can be tricky.  Ideally, the overhead lights powered by the bus battery provide the best lighting, but I’ve been trying to take it easy on the battery until we can figure out the best way to recharge it, should it go dead.  358 more words