Jun 272014
An Unexpected Benefit of Living Off the Grid

This is the charge controller to my 100 watt Renogy solar kit. You can’t tell from the picture, but the second green light is blinking. This indicates that the 50 watt, 12 volt, deep cycle battery I have connected to…

Jun 202014
Our First Muskmelon

Here is a picture of our first fuzzy baby Muskegon. Isn’t it cute?
It’s dusk, and Little Lotus and I are sitting out in our front yard. She is collecting snails from our garden. She’ll observe them for a day,…

Jun 182014
Urban Blight: Blight Of The Spirit

The house in the picture is across the street from our homestead. The yard is often overgrown, and the backyard is littered with garbage.
Last week I saw a beautiful and drunk young woman in a very short skirt go…

Jun 182014
Gunshots In The Neighborhood

We heard several rounds of gunshots when we came home tonight. Little Lotus was really scared. She said that trying to make a difference feels dangerous to her.
I have to admit, it is scary. There have been more gunshots…

Jun 162014
A Fence Patch: Temporary Prevention

People use the hole in this fence as a path. Some of the foot traffic is looking for a secluded place for illegal activity  or to use the bathroom.
I try to patch the hole in the fence when someone…

Jun 162014
My Trusty Low-Tech Mower

This is my trusty low-tech lawn mower. When I went to purchase it, the salesman asked me doubtingly if I was sure that this was the mower I wanted. With a smile, I assured him that I’d done my homework;…

Jun 152014
Adventurous, Earthy Girrrrrls!

Little Lotus had a friend over for dinner and playing.

They played with bricks, caught snails, and took a wagon ride.

I think they are the very best kind of girls: adventurous and earthy!…