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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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Door-to-door sales

We’re proud of what we haul by bike, but truck burdens are impressive, too. Water,...

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Missing the green

I believe it used to be that green, but I barely remember. When we got...

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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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Dry season thorns

I’m learning to appreciate the shades of green we see in patches during this dusty,...

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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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Desert mountain flora

Now that the landscape is bleak, the ground is dusty, the plants are bare, the...

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Brick city by drone

After we moved to El Terreno in April, a brick-building city war born on the...

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Gas shortages

Depending on who you ask, there might be a fuel shortage in Mexico, or it...

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More flowers of Mexico

In the part of central Mexico where we’re living we see some of the same...

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Using Solar Electricity

Continuing from the Off-grid Solar Electricity Overview this post describes the ways electricity collected from...

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Flowers of Mexico

I can’t wait to flood your feeds with better pictures of flowers, now that I...

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Cheap eats

There is so much good food to enjoy in Morelia - with all the fresh,...

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Terminal bloom

Agave is a fascinating genus. Know why some people call it century plant? There’s a...

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What planet is this?

When we hike up the hill in the mist we end up on another planet....

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Off-grid Solar Electricity Overview

Off-grid Solar Types Direct Thermal - There are many types of off-grid thermal systems. Some...

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Learning the language

I figured we’d be forced into Spanish language proficiency by living in Mexico. Immersion, right?...

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Brick city

On a recent bike ride we thought we’d find a different way home, and stumbled...

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La colina de la muerte

Virtually every time we go into Morelia we have to take the scariest hill, whether...

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Pools for pears

Good trade. A woman showed up at our gate a few weeks ago with a...

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Bike paths

There are few bike lanes or paths in Morelia. In the city center there are...

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Muddy ride

The rainy season continues. Thank goodness for bike chain cleaner. Actually we’re not taking very...

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Higher ground

We got fresh perspective by hiking up to the highest point we could find and...

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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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Pretty in Pink

El Terreno is pretty in pink. This land is slowly returning to “normal” after decades...

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13 pesos

Someday we’ll have a bike delivery business. We imagine selling coffee on beaches or in...

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The Right to Roam

This is a right to roam country - at least that’s the way the culture...

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Electricity off-grid

We don’t have electricity here. That is, we’re not on the grid. We do have...

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Then and Now

We arrived late in the dry season and three months later this place has bloomed!...

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Picadura escorpion

Here’s what I learned from my first scorpion sting: pre-emptive strikes have a place, even...

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Root bound

I’ve been moving trees. Trees that are failing to thrive, and a few that look...

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Good dogs make good neighbors?

I met a neighbor when his dog crawled under our gate. Uncle Stan thought an...

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