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Cooking in a sleeping bag

Maybe we have to cook in a sleeping bag cause we’re living offgrid and it’s...

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Chayote culling

Remember when we biked home with bags full of pears, as payment for permaculture consulting...

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We have a water heater

Phillip made this simple passive solar water heater. He dug and leveled a 3” deep...

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End in sight

The rainy season is tapering! The end of constantly muddy feet, muddy bed, muddy pants,...

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Our favorite mistakes

Here’s an abbreviated gallery of mistakes we’ve made: We’ve been baking in our grill and...

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Swale success

The swale is working! Look at that water, slowed, sunk and supporting a green belt...

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How to do laundry by hand

If you live in a van, RV or otherwise without a washing machine, if you’re...

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Level ground

We live on a hillside so we’re digging swales. You might want to do similar...

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Swales

On a hillside in a dry climate, rainwater can slide so quickly that it doesn’t...

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First aid in the field

I have a splinter in the arch of my foot. At first I thought I’d...

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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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Clean

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

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Sink Success!

We’re sinking to new heights of permaculture harmony, as close to the easy life as...

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The Evolution of Showering

We’re on shower system 3.0. We’ve stuck with the same solar shower bags throughout our...

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Greywatering

We’re caring for about 50 trees on this 1.5 acre plot. Throughout the dry season...

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Wet Blanket

Follow-up on laundry: our bedding is too big for bucket washing, so I’ve been hanging...

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Laundry

Two buckets make up our washing machine. I got this navy blue one a few...

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