How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

High on my laundry list of things to do has been, well, laundry. We've been going to the laundromat weekly, which has been a) time consuming and b) expensive, costing us from $60-$80 per month, depending on how many turtle-catching pond adventures Giovanni's pants have been on that week. I've been working on getting our … Continue reading How to Make a DIY Rotary Clothesline

Our First Garden Success

We have grown our own food! Okay, so it presently amounts to a handful of fava beans and enough arugula to make one not-so-measly salad. But, hey, enough to make at least part of one meal. And that's a huge improvement for my brown thumb. Last November, we made some simple 4'x8' redwood garden boxes … Continue reading Our First Garden Success

How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert

We built the most awesome composting toilet, based on the Humanure Handbook, with some of our own mods. At first, we were skeptical that it would a) not reek, and b) not be disgusting to manage. But because we're working on the permaculture principle of starting with simple, slow, cheap solutions, it was a good … Continue reading How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert