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Mother's Day Gratitude Project

My mom spent two nights and a day alone in El Terreno. She could’ve been...

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Is that a fawn?

The last time we crossed the border one agent asked “Is that a fawn?” She...

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Crossing the border with pets

Ever crossed an international border with pets? If you were driving, you probably faced more...

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Who we're not taking

We’ll miss our neighbors (especially the humans, but the dogs, too). We miss Booker every...

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Border security

We love the neighbor dogs! Ever since Torce introduced us to our wonderful neighbors we’ve...

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Butterfly food and babies

Not only do the caterpillars depend on milkweed as their sole food source, adult monarchs...

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Roaming the drylands

We have freedom to roam out here, and I’m learning to see the beauty in...

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Keeping Gris company

Isn’t it a gift to return to “normal” life and be grateful for small blessings?...

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El Terreno, Incomplete

We’ve been house/dog-sitting in the city, so our vanlife is on hold. The dogs are...

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Happy trails, happy tails

The best thing about living en El Terreno? Hiking. (Avocados are on the list, though.)...

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Time for that bottle of wine

We had a lousy day last week, beginning with my running the truck off the...

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Saying goodbye to Booker

Since Booker died in the middle of a long roadtrip, we haven’t had “normal life”...

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How's the dog retirement home?

You may recall that our dog retirement home gained two kittens but lost one dog...

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Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead, like virtually all holidays, is an excuse to eat extra...

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Going camping

Why go camping if you live in a van? I’ve wanted to pitch a tent...

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Getting stuck again?

We left San Antonio Monday morning. We expected something would go wrong, since our last...

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Booker's last stop

Our longest driving day (hopefully) was Saturday, leaving Morelia. We stopped for bathroom and gas...

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11 chickens...but counting

Phillip puts a lot into our chickens, from crawling around in their poop to fix...

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Hannah

Hannah proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks. She’s changed more than...

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Booker

Booker is a constant cuddler. He and Max lived together virtually their whole lives (though...

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Max

Hannah greets us with a face lick, Booker climbs in our lap, Max cuddles with...

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Who is the cutest pest in the garden?

Turtle? Is it some form of ladybug (and therefore welcome) or some bad tortoise bug?...

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Giving dogs medicine

Not the same realm of challenge as getting cats to take medicine, but depending on...

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Hiking with old dogs

We love hiking but our old dogs can’t keep up. But we put hiking on...

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Cut out the middle man!

Thankfully, Max is better (for now) and sleeping through the night! Poor old fella has...

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We're stuck

How did we end up living in a van? Well, first we decided to live...

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Dog retirement home

Do you ever feel like you’re not doing enough? Look at the clock and realize...

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Blogging and couching

Blogging about our permaculture adVanture shares a few laughs, groans, and insight connects us to...

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Stuff we have to do before breakfast

wake up before dawn to Max puking (must’ve gotten into some cat food yesterday and...

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I sleep with six

For two days the kittens hid under the shed. For the next three days they...

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Mass murder

Whoever thinks organic farmers are touchy-feeling pacifists doesn’t know any. There’s a lot of killing...

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Clean

The day I tossed a (firm) dog turd out of our bed, finished making that...

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Family trip

Sometimes we all need to pile into the truck and go to the vet. Vacunas...

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Wind

All the elements feel more extreme here - the sun is stronger, hotter. Afternoon wind...

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Granizo

The rainy season started early this year. Every day, usually late afternoon, we get a...

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Chicken tractor

Phillip has almost finished this chicken tractor! Max loves it. With styrofoam roofing it’s not...

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