Monthly Archive: July, 2013

More Time to Notice Things

Since we moved out here three weeks ago, one of the things I’ve noticed is that we’re all actually doing more noticing. Back in the suburban, middle-class scramble, there was no time for… Continue reading

How to Make an Outdoor Shower

What with our RV water pump not working so well, showering has been an issue (though the daily creek swim is working just fine for the kids). See, I usually shower twice a… Continue reading

Gearing Up for Living in the Sticks

After spending the last year or so downsizing, decluttering and not buying, it doesn’t sit quite right to be in a phase of getting and spending. But the stuff we needed in the… Continue reading

How to Identify Coyote Tracks (We Think!)

From what we can tell, a coyote visited our pond last week and was kind enough to leave a few perfect tracks behind in the mud. The only indicator that it’s not a… Continue reading

All Systems Go. Kinda, Sorta.

Nobody said this was going to be easy. Our first week on the land was all about getting our systems up and running. Shelter, check. Water: We have running water from our 10,000… Continue reading

Home, Sweet RV

One week after leaving our home and living between hotels and Mauricio’s parents’ apartment, we went with anticipation and relief to pick up our RV. Reality check. It was still a body-wilting 100… Continue reading