Thursday, April 17, 2014


The Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC was this past weekend. We decided to attend this event rather than the one as Seven Springs this year. I'll try to get a blog entry up in a few days detailing the experience.

I spent the yesterday evening and night visiting a friend who is house-sitting an off-grid cabin in the next county over. It was a good experience, and I hope to spend more time there over the coming weeks. I found that I didn't miss the lack of electricity at all, although I realize that its much easier to spend a single night without electricity than live that way every day. I need to build my own off-grid cabin that I can visit anytime I want.

I plan to get outside this evening and work on some tasks that I've fallen behind on. It'll be nice to get back into the swing of things, assuming the weather cooperates. We had a heavy frost this morning, and just a couple of days ago we actually had snow. Its back into the 70s today, though, which is where I wish it would stay.

Friday, April 4, 2014


I have yet again been away for much too long. With the weather improving, things are starting to happen around here, which is great. Things are also extremely busy at work right now, though, which isn't leaving me a lot of time for doing updates. I need to do a better job of finding time, though.

Most of my free time in the evenings and on weekends is still being spent cleaning up the trees that we cut at the garden. That is going well, and I now have the existing garden cleared and will next move to the area we plan to plant this year.

We've also done our first spring planting of the year. On Wednesday we planted onions, including some onion sets I picked up at a farm supply store, and two varieties that Andrea started from seed. We plan to add some transplants next week, if the weather permits.